This is my second book in a row where excessive drinking leads to the "morning after" comedy of errors. I think I need a shelf for that.
The story is quite enjoyable, but the characters can be extremely frustrating at times, especially Will. He is whiny and he doesn't express himself very well outside his "mafia relations".
I don't understand why Present Tense is necessary in this book. I don't love it to begin with and failing to see how it supports the story or adds to it, I have no choice but to remove one star from my rating.
Final score 2.7
I have a soft spot for poor princes in distress. At the same time I have a soft spot for mean revenge. Not having it was a cause of great disappointment where my meanness is concerned >:|
...something else bugged me, but I don't remember it now, so it must not be important.
Ah! I remember now:
all the good people have survived and all the bad people have perished (except for a character we don't really see much of or care anyway).
Those two problems even combined caused less drama in this book than I had hoped for. I was looking for epic proportions angst...
Hence 4 stars
PS And Kian. Very childish more often than not.
I am honestly not holding the following faux pas against the author: ;)
I am very happy with this series so far. Except maybe being stuck in Aaron's head a bit too much, but hey, if it brings me to this, who am I to complain:
"He lay sprawled face-down on the sheets, blankets kicked off down by his feet. He had pulled off his T-shirt and jeans, but still a light sweat slicked his skin again. He shifted restlessly, and looked over at me in the doorway..."
"He lay there blinking up at me, his eyes heavy with sleep. His hair was a tousled black halo around his head on the white pillow. He slept nude."
Imagine that baby kitteh puppy, only nude =)`
Some time later:
"I spun Zach in my arms and shoved him against the wall by the stairs. The sweatpants he slept in slid down easily and he was bare to my hands. For a moment I lost myself in the glorious curve of his ass under my fingers."
But then, but then!!!! Just brace yourself here... Put away all your beverages, hot or cold. Because - displaced modifiers! *rolls eyes*
"Reaching around, the unexpected size of him filled my hands."
And there it was, the gif I pinned not a day ago, popping up in my head:
Йаду мне, йаду!!! I mean Bleach for my brainz, bleach for muh brainzzz!