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She's already suffered enough, right?
Slavery fiction is important in dealing with our past as a people in our United States. That being said, why do authors of slavery fiction seem to be intrigued with the pain of its heroes/heroines? What does having Jane whipped show or accomplish? Don't we want to go back in time and prevent this pain? This slavery fiction is a way to do this--to give us some peace over the things we really wanted for our ancestors. I like this book and want to read the series--still trying to wrap my head around how I feel about the whipping. As much as we try to describe it, there is no way we can really understand the devastating long and short-term effects of it. I just don't think I can go for the suffering of Jane again.
A Case for Forgiveness???
As far as adaptations go, this was really well-done. My thoughts is that rape by one's mate is not forgivable. The rape of Hermione was just too graphic and a turn-off. However, Jeanette Winterston is in my heart as a writer and this work, although in the "eye" of Shakepeare, does really work well as a rounding out of her other novels. Soooo connected.
Mia & Korum Sitting in a Tree...
I must confess that I was excited by the deal with 30 hours of pure heavenly listening. What a deal! Yet, unlike other readers, I found that my interest piqued with second half of the book two and book all of three. This story was a decent listen.
Korum used bullying to get what he wanted and used less than moral (by our standards) means of doing so. He didn't have to abide by human laws so he did what he liked. Korum is not without a devastating sex appeal. He is ardent, arrogant, and demanding. He knows what he wants and makes it a duty to tell Mia what she needs—ALL THE TIME!!!! I have a problem with a man telling a young lady that she must do as she is told. It felt like she was under lock and key. She could not visit her family or leave when she wanted to. I was understandably sympathetic to Mia and her choices. She is 21, has saved her virginity, and has led a sheltered life. Now she’s being forced to be with a man who she doesn’t know well--Let alone his autocratic ways. She eventually betrays Korum. But since he has done nothing but take a young, innocent adult, and confine her, how could Korum be hurt at her betrayal in book one? (It’s Juicy) The only time he really gained my trust was in book two when he told her she could leave and he would let her. She then really had a choice to stay or leave. Prior to that he was a D*%#head!
The real problem I have with this book and romances in general is that the woman HAS to be virginal, the guy is a master in the bed! What I REALLY had a problem with was—the constant misinformation. No matter how it is done, having an orgasm the first time one has sex with well-endowed man (let alone alien) an orgasm is the last thing one should expect. He never checked on her, or took his time to make things easier. His member is larger than human males, so unless he has a Prince Albert, or extra massager on him, this is just unrealistic—never-mind ‘mind shattering’!
I was a little taken aback by the preachiness of the book. I love meat! I will not stop eating meat! I will add more vegetables, but come on—vegan? That was a turn-off. Despite my rant, I liked the world the authors built. The description of the Great Panic, how the change in stewardship in the government and country helped me connect to the K.
All-in-all, I enjoyed this story and plan to read these authors again. Roberto Scarlato was an decent narrator--just slow reader. I have found that this book is creative gut-wrenching storytelling. I am not a professional reviewer. I purchased this book with my own money. I am just trying to write a good review to help others decide if they should purchase this book.
25 of 27 people found this review helpful
Paging Dr. Matt Smith...Solid Series Addition!
What a treat. We FINALLY get to hear what some of the men in Mercy's life are thinking! This is a sound kick-ass book that adds to the Mercy Universe.
WARNING!!! The story unfolds in a nonlinear fashion so it jumps around a little and you must pay attention. This book that sucks you in revisits the time when Mercy was unclaimed and constantly underestimated. Her allies are still in place, but the pack is too far for her to make a connections. Mercy does what she does best--Kick Booty (unless she's playing a pirate game with the pack).
From waking in a strange room where she has to run a werewolf over with a bus. To brining a ghost into being, and thwarting a Golem and Vampire, and Kill off an enemy Seethe, Mercy does it all. I've always considered Mercy to be a strong, resilient and crafty heroine! This proves it!
Many readers did not like the reading of this book because of the narrators. I saw Mercy's thoughts of their speech patterns as her interpretation, not how Adam & Co talked. Yet, Adam (& Matt Smith) are integral parts of this book. It was nice to see exactly how the men thought of Mercy and how they saw & tackled their roles. They both have very important roles to play in this book.
I did not get the whole 'Matt Smith' angle until the end, but the clues are there! I love the new setting for this series. Filled with a great plot and lots of layers. I'll listen to it multiple times.
I purchased this book. I am writing this review to help others decide if they want to buy it. I hope this review has helped you.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
Why is it that most BWWM covers seem like two different photos of the protagonists thrown together haphazardly? Destiny Wilson sounds so much like Audrey Lusk, I am sure they are the same. There is nothing funny or even amusing about the narrator's reading. She sounds like some stuffy woman that tries to poorly enunciate the way she thinks Black People talk. The story was not that good either. It's under $3.00, but I urge you to keep it.
I purchased this book with my own money and have tried to write an honest review that will help others.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This story was really sweet. I would like it to be longer. The one sex scene was hot, but shorts like this one needs less story and more sex or tell the whole story and make the story worthwhile to purchase. Veronica Maxim has a great and poetic writing voice--I'd like to see a longer book from her. Jodi Hockinson did a credible Southern Accent. Stories like this one, though, need two narrators.
I paid for this book and am writing this review to help others decide whether to purchase or not. I hope this has helped you.
Drama is Such a Turn off!
This books is filled with 'skanks', bi***es, jealous spiteful women--ALL quotes from the book. This is how the women talk about other women. I love Suzanne Wright. This was just not very sexy. The drama between the women was more important than almost getting murdered. On top of that alpha's talking to other alphas rudely, the inability of wolves to understand each other, or even intuit lies makes no sense.
Worst line, "I'm an Alpha and you're a Beta. That means I am more." How do packs let other people walk onto their land and challenge pack members.
The sex was great and energetic and hot, and the price was great! Just not enough to counteract the lack of a good quality story.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Dude, smarten up! Gets hurt way too much for me.
As always, James Patrick Cronin always does an excellent job with narration.
There was definitely a great ride with adventure, magic, suspense, and even love! As usual, Everson finds himself embroiled in multiple investigations at one time. On one hand, he's trying to help Detective Vega! On the other, he gets lured into making poor deals. I kept asking myself why he hadn't shored up his inventory to be prepared for meetings with Arnaud, the vampire. It just makes no sense to me. (If I go where bad stuff is about to happen, I prepare.) He never prepares and seems to get lucky instead of skilled. He keeps getting his ass kicked. Is he supposed to be a young learner or just incompetent???? Why walk into the lair of a vampire who has almost bested you and tried to rob you without prep????
The matter of Caroline, who has long held a place in Everson's heart, becomes part of an intersecting puzzle. Croft leaves her BY HERSELF with a man she DOES NOT TRUST when on their first date!!!!!!!!! (Definitely a Beta Male) Only Beta male would leave someone he REALLY likes by herself and not physically check in on her to see if she is ok. (This idiot keeps calling).
There are plenty of injuries for Everson (as usual) and lots of that push--exhaustion--pain. This to me, is just plain annoying. He seems like a bumbling idiot at the mercy of everyone else. Come on, when are we going to see him as better--it's been 10 years since he got 'owned' by the incubus. When does he win some confrontations?
It may seem like I did not enjoy this book, I did. I just enjoy my male leads a little smarter and less of the butt of every confrontation. I enjoyed the new, wholly original characters that cropped up. I am not sure that I liked that there were times that various forces caused Everson's magic to be grounded or weak so that he was not invincible--it's like he hasn't gotten better from the last book. The lore of his world is also expanding with new creatures, demon types, potions, etc. Despite that he gets hurt too much, and makes poor decisions, the story felt fresh and honest. In addition, I love the the intrigue and intersection of events with exquisite conclusion.
I purchased this book. I am writing to inform other readers of my thoughts. I hope this review has helped you.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
This book spends too much time on the set-up. It's 46 minutes and only 7 minutes of this includes actual sex with her men! What's up with that??? The premise is great, but for a quickie, too much time on the set-up. I love the narrator's voice, but she fails to enunciate at places. This makes the book a turn off. Pass it by.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Jury is still out...
I'm not sure how I feel about this book. It certainly has its sexy moments. There are also some cringe-worthy moments. Here is the synopsis.
A poor woman answers an ad for a a free bottle of perfume where she has to take a survey. Because she is a virgin and poor, she is invited to become the concubine of seven men. Each one has the name of a color. For each night she spends with the man of that color, she has a corresponding name. For Mr. Blue, her name is Sapphire--Mr. Red, her name is Scarlett--and so on. If she makes it through the entire week, she can pick and choose a career or lifestyle she wants.
I was intrigued by the idea, but some of the nights, I just cringed. This made it hard to get into the book itself. Because if I am gong to imagine myself int he place of the heroine, I want her to enjoy the moments she takes on. One night she spends in a brothel- - and only makes 160 pounds and is made to service Mr. Yellow, in public, who is a sadistic coward--as his color implies. Yet, the author shows her growth where she stands up for herself, gains a friend, and even falls in love. There is definitely growth and courage in this woman.
The narrator rocks. Great voice, good pronunciation and quality sound is evident here.
See why I am torn? I am just not sure I want to listen to this book again. I did enjoy it and I recoiled at moments. However, I am not sure I can, in good faith, recommend spending a credit on this. I bought it on sale. Lena Foxworth is definitely a writer to watch--intense violent moments, tender loving ones as well. I apologize for being on the fence here, but I tried to give an honest review.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful