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review 2017-07-26 12:02
Drip (a gothic bromance)- Andrew Montlack

   

    I laughed a lot. I’m inclined to that with all vampire books- I mean, they can’t be real. But Montlack can make the macabre funny, frightening, possible, stupid, and yes, scary, all within a few sentences. Drip is a good book, whether one reads with a focus on pure comedy or as satirical horror/speculative fiction. The words are well put together. I’m glad this was written as a straight book, rather than an adult comic, as books are always better if one is free to paint one’s own pictures. Films have damaged so many good books. Montlack is very much out of the multi-media suite; being a jack of many trades doesn’t always work, but I’m pleased to report that this is great entertainment.

 

    There are some great characters. JD and George apart, I have to say, I was quite drawn to Cerri. If I feel through the proverbial rabbit hole into the plot, her relative sanity, and certain attractive qualities, would have made her my go to person. This book has loads of the old vampire stuff in a fashionable modern environment, mainly that of big business. Think bloodsucking bankers, except that they are not bankers, in what is on one level an often-seen story of business greed. On other levels, it’s one that quickly slips off the path of sanity.

 

    Reading this had me in a sort of split hemisphere frame of mind, one side, left or right, up or down, whatever, was laughing at every other line; the other was all, “This is getting quite worrying, almost scary”. There are few original ideas, are there ever, but Montlack puts those he uses together in a very individual way. What’s to say?-  Except, read it!

   

    Now, how did I write all that without a gulp of coffee?

AMAZON LINK

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review 2017-07-06 02:23
The Mistress...a 180 degree fail
The Mistress - Tiffany Reisz

There was so much of this book I loved and at 90% what could have been an absolutely beautiful moment for three amazing characters turned into some of the most out of character actions I have seen...EVER. I had thought I was being punked honestly and that things could not possibly be how they appeared. 

 

 

But the joke is on me...because shit was fucked for real.

 

This series ran way off course with the actions that took place at the end of this book and this relationship was cheapened beyond repair. I'm devastated.  

 

While I finished the next book in this series I should have stopped after book 3. Not sure I can trust this author again. Very sad because she's quite talented. 

 

 

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review 2017-07-05 19:31
The Saint
The Saint - Tiffany Reisz

 

My love is being destroyed ever so slowly.  I am at a complete loss over what is happening at this point.

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review 2017-05-22 18:50
Mixed Doubles by Annie46fic
Mixed Doubles - Annie46fic

3.5 stars An entertaining fanfic in which a reclusive deaf Jared signs up to Jensen's dating agency. Jensen would really like to date Jared himself but it is against company policy.

Source: archiveofourown.org/works/859023
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review 2017-05-19 17:06
Family Jewels
Family Jewels - M.J. O'Shea

So this was my second by this author and what a different journey this one was. Corkscrewed was such a surprisingly fantastic read (see review here) that I just expected more here.

 

I really enjoyed how this booked opened and my only initial complaint was the continuous time jumps and therefore lack of relationship development that I felt could have really enhanced what was taking place between them.  I mean we get an initial hookup and then miss the next SEVEN dates.  SEVEN!  Really?

 

But they came together for me and while I knew the shit would hit the fan at some point, I enjoyed not knowing how the hell this would ever work out.

 

Well...

 

Well...

 

After about 70% this book took a tailspin into another storyline that just left me wondering in the end what the point even was.  And the mysterious murderer...smack me upside the head...that came out of nowhere and made zero sense.

 

I probably would have landed around a 4 had things not gone this route so like I said, I enjoyed myself...but good grief. This last bit drops this to a easy 3 star book.  

 

So unfortunate, as I feel that had there been some structure at all or editing in this it could have been so much better.  But maybe it's just me.

 

 

After sitting here for a few more hours thinking on this and getting further commentary from Marco, I just can't with the stupidity of some of this.  And that ending...

 

*drops rating from 3 to 2*

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