Ms. Roberts’s character’s Irish dialect is subtle in this book but no less charming. Readers who know the Boonsboro Trilogy set in her own town will be thrilled to read another story in a series set in her favorite place: Ireland.
At 398 pages, The Longest Ride is a hefty tome, but in the hands of this master storyteller it has a lightness of touch. Is it sentimental? Absolutely. Is it predictable? Without a doubt. Are you too cool to read it or see the movie? Of course you are, but you probably will anyway. And when you do, don't forget to bring the Kleenex.
Once again, the first person immediate narration troubles me. In my head I think, "Is the character writing this down or dictating into a microphone?" That's how it feels to me. It's as if I started typing, : I start to type. Do I like this book? Hmm, hard to say. I wonder if I can finish this post before dinner."
Abstract comedy, it turns out, just isn't that funny, and Rush's plot never really congeals. That's not a fatal shortcoming in itself, but unfortunately all the reader is left with is these sad, petulant clowns talking past one another in a series of awkward encounters.
By the time you finish Styxx, I can guarantee at least one bout of cathartic crying, more likely several. One scene in particular will rip out your guts. It makes the happy ending all that much more potent.
...bottom line is I loved Dark Lycan and the fresh feel to this series, which is an unbelievable feat this far along.
The Hero was a very readable book, although the credit goes to Ms Carr's writing and the cast of characters she has created in Thunder Point more than the story itself.
She makes us want to be part of the characters' world, and we get to visit it over and over again in this series.
Regency best-seller Balogh once again takes a standard romance trope and imbues it with heart, emotional intelligence and flawless authenticity.
If this is your entrée into the series, it may be rough going at the start but, luckily, the book can function as a stand-alone. Just don’t be surprised if you want to start the series from the beginning!
While Liv’s more pedestrian story is less romantic than Sophie’s and far less nuanced, Moyes is a born storyteller who makes it impossible not to care about her heroines.
Despite the fact I didn’t see the end coming when it does, nothing takes away from a Sylvia Day book. I love everything about this short story, and November isn’t that far away to wait for Aftershock.
...readers will find the emotionally impactful storylines and sweet, redemptive character arcs for which the author is famous.
I so wish I could give Rock Chick Revolution even a marginal recommendation, but the truth is, unless you’re an avid fan of the series, you’re most likely going to be disappointed. I know I was.
Garrick's friends Rowland and Graham were a hoot to read about and maybe Garrick's mom isn't as bad as we originally thought.
Masquerading as melodrama, "The Infatuations" gradually unmasks itself as a philosophical crime-scene investigation, in which Marías' scalpel-like prose and microscopic observations...By savoring obscure motives and absurd turns of fate, he dispels facile explanations of why people commit extreme acts of love, anger, mercy, betrayal.
The story itself is tightly written and features some extremely tender sex scenes that I really enjoyed.
There are also just too many setting changes. We have Texas, Minnesota, California, Washington D.C., and Florida and none of them place the hero and heroine in the same state. Despite these quibbles, the book works.
It was written perfectly and developed at a great pace. It was so much fun reading about these two and watching them fall in love. I haven't laughed this hard while reading a book in so long!
...I really wanted to love The Darkest Craving, but I just didn’t connect with the hero/heroine for more than select moments. I felt that there were too many side stories that detracted from the central characters...