In a book of this scope, the narrative is inevitably top-heavy in spots, and the plot wears thin toward the end, but this is storytelling at its most seductive, a brash historical adventure.
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.
Overall, I loved this book every time I read it. And I've read it three times. Each time I've read it, I find just one more piece of their story that makes my heart sing even more.
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.
I love the romance between Mercy and Adam and I think there is a lot of it for romance readers in Night Broken.
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’s immensely entertaining, intensely emotional novel is a vividly descriptive, locale-perfect, stand-out story, starring an eclectic cast of unforgettable characters who will warm hearts and confound, and heroines that readers will champion.
I do have to say, The Chance is the weak link in this series. I loved it...but it wasn’t as good as the rest of it’s counterparts...All in all? A greatbook and I’m looking forward to book 5...
The story is fast paced with sexy romance on the side. The characters are well drawn and there are a few twists thrown into the story line. I can't wait until Grant and Harlow's next book is released...
In this latest crisis, waves of wild magic are flowing from Rachel’s ley-line, causing charms to misfire, often with devastating results...A great ride in and of itself, rather than simply a buildup to the finale, which is sure to be whiz-bang.
The good news, mathematically speaking, is that the stories are pretty much 100% brilliant...Since the stories are also, as always, extremely funny, Moore has come to enjoy the unusual distinction of being just about the darkest light writer around.
Marco is up this time around and it is his job to find a long lost family member. Things don't go as planned and it is mainly due to Basha's life experiences since she went missing all those years ago. The story unfolds slowly with small pieces of information about Basha's past being added along the way.
Fans of smalltown contemporaries will savor this delicious and heartwarming story, a refreshingly realistic romance between two great characters.
All the In Death books have their mystery and their more personal parts. I thought both these aspects were well done here, so I’d recommend Concealed in Death...I’d say this comes in at a solid B on the strength of the mystery and the Mavis backstory.
Weir displays a virtuosic ability to write about highly technical situations without leaving readers far behind. The result is a story that is as plausible as it is compelling.
“The Counterfeit Agent” is a rollercoaster read and the violent denouement in Istanbul leaves enough loose ends for a sequel. Bring on volume nine.
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.
Nesbo references the clichés directly — he knows we know — so that when a hung-over Hole initially questions whether he should take the Bangkok job, the head of crime squad tells him, “Cut the Philip Marlow stuff, Harry. It doesn’t suit you.”
Intensity, as well as Anna's voice, make reading this book a challenging but ultimately uplifting experience.