This is a really quick read, could be read in one day, so it suited me nicely to finish off my TBR reading challenge. As a novella series opener, there’s little world building, but enough to get a good grasp of what’s going on. Most first books get bogged down explaining the different creatures, their history and politics. Cole does it quickly and when necessary so it flows smoothly with the story.
Easily one of the dirtiest books I’ve ever read (not that I’m complaining), lots of sexy times. The plot doesn’t suffer for it, though, and we still get a good understanding of the characters. Myst is protective, independent, and surprisingly modern despite her age. Wroth is honourable, (insanely) possessive, and surprising old fashioned despite his age. They’re both very likeable characters that I would love to read more of. I’ll definitely continue this series.
The beginning of the book was a bit strenuous. I hated Lachlain and Emma was annoying. He was way too pushy and possessive and she was super wimpish. They do get better throughout the book but I still think Lachlain is just a bit too possessive.
Emma grows into a formidable character, though. She learns to hold her own against all the controlling bullshit that gets thrown at her. Lachlain tries his best to reel in the alpha crap but I’m still not all that impressed with him.
Despite my misgivings about Lachlain, I was rooting for the two of them. The story was captivating, thrilling and sexy.
What I really love about this series, is the world Cole has created. The mythology of the Lore is fascinating. I’m really excited to find out more about the various creatures inhabiting it.
I can’t make up my mind on this one. I enjoyed it. The story was really good but I wasn’t into the relationship between Kell and Lex. Lex annoyed the crap out of me. She was overly stubborn and repeated the fact that she’s a cop to every character and herself constantly.
The lore of the world is interesting. The witches seem to be like werewolves but they don’t shift. They got the whole long life and mating thing going on.
There’s a few instance where they try to explain the magic via science. I hate when they do this in fantasy books. You don’t need to explain it, it’s magic! But that’s just a pet peeve of mine.
I found the first 140+ pages boring, the pacing was slow and action minimal. It picks from half-way point, though, and is worth finishing.
It was good, not great, I’ll probably read the next one but I’m not in a hurry to read it.