Allende has clearly enjoyed providing rich elaborations that don't particularly advance the story . . . Each of her characters finds ’something different . . . the same may not be said of readers who enjoy Allende’s fiction.
Bestiality is a running gag: "There's nothing wrong with fucking a male sheep, because if I did find something wrong with it, that would mean I was insensitive to the needs of the gay sheep community…"...It's hard not to feel revulsion for everything while reading this book – certainly the human body, sex, thought, animals, and life itself.
Maybe Someday captures the reader right away with an insightful read. It stretches beyond normal relationships and makes the reader question, what if? What if they had a chance? Where would they be? A fantastic read, Maybe Someday is an breathless adventure you won’t forget.
Once again, Coben has brilliantly used a current trend, in this case Internet dating, to create a can’t-put-it-down thriller.
Suspenseful yet routine, with oversized bogeymen who seem more menacing than they really are, ethical dilemmas that dissolve under pressure and an ending that tests your tolerance for coincidence. Below average for this splendid yet checkered series.
Briggs continues to surprise and intrigue readers with Mercy’s inventiveness and intuition under duress.
Those elements aside, the novel is weighty without being ponderous, and delivers a satisfactory story despite being part of an episodic secondary world fantasy series.
Mallery ends her Blackberry Island series with a story that should please her fans and win her some new readers. If you like women’s fiction that includes romance threads that end with HEAs, I definitely recommend this book.
The reader does wonder when the next shoe will drop but even when it does it is more like a slipper. There is not a lot of action...I enjoyed the story. I liked Eric and like Laine. They seem to fit some how. It’s just this is not my favorite in the series.
I absolutely adored Take a Chance and I'm sure that you will too, especially if you're a long time Abbi Glines fan and if you happen to be a new one, welcome, young Padawan. Take a Chance is Abbi Glines at her best...
There’s a general sensation of closure and imminent climax as Harrison maneuvers toward the end, and patient readers are promised a substantial payoff.
Not every story in Bark is so memorable — in fact, I'd say there are even numbers of clunkers and keepers here.
...the romance was really disappointing and quite weak in comparison to what I’ve come to expect from this author...and while it becomes clear who the bad guys are, this issue is left open which was also disappointing.
Fans of smalltown contemporaries will savor this delicious and heartwarming story, a refreshingly realistic romance between two great characters.
All superb storytelling aspects combine to make Concealed in Death another intellectually engaging and emotionally satisfying novel. Loyal readers will finish Concealed in Death eager for volume 39.
The Martian is true in that sense to the genre, in its manufacture and resolution of suspense carried on to the final pages.
The plot is every bit the thrill ride it sounds like. But the best part is that you don't have to feel too guilty about it. The operatives and lowlifes alike are well drawn.
In a well-balanced narrative that interweaves historical detail with the lives of servant Clara Bell and her employers, Peggy Shippen Arnold and her husband, Pataki successfully captures an infamous act in American history.
I enjoyed the book but not as much as The Bat. The violence quotient was higher in this book and I found the ending unnecessarily twisted. Harry is coping with his private demons but not addressing them whether he is drunk or sober.
Intensity, as well as Anna's voice, make reading this book a challenging but ultimately uplifting experience.