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The basis of this book was fascinating, but it did not live up to it’s full potential. Initially, I was not impressed with the squeamishness of the heroine, and her view of herself (she has scars). In addition, I was turned off by the Heroine’s name. I really saw her more as a “Claire” rather than an “Amy”.
Amy’s is bit of a recluse and illustrator for graphic. She has a vivid imagination which has helped her novels. Yet, Amy has been plagued with nightmares of being in hell. She thinks this is partially because of her father and mother dying in a car crash. It is not clear why she had the nightmares, but she also dreams of a white tiger. Those dreams (white tiger) are pleasant.
She has only one friend, who convinces her that they should visit a traveling carnival. Yet, the minute they get there, her friend acts weirdly. I really dislike passive heroines. Amy seems to accept everything that happens to her—because she is “ugly”.Amy is lost for hours and loses track of time. When she wanders into a tent with a carousel of exotic animal statues she climbs on the tiger. (SMH).
The carousel spins and Amy holds on for her life. She wakes the next morning in bed with the man of her dreams (Roric) and has sex with him, thinking this is a dream (I’m still SMH). When her “friend” (whose really a demon working for Hades) insults her, she takes it. I was ready to throw in the towel and say—no more.
But then demons come on the scene and attack her and Roric! Amy takes a splitting maul and decapitates a demon. She really starts standing up for herself. In fact, she makes some decisions that I would have been quivering over. Because she illustrates graphic novels, she has gone to Comic Cons! Who, I ask, can go to a Comic Con and not sword fight????!!!! So there! In addition to a splitting maul, our heroine ends up with a sword. She totally kicks ass. Roric is no snowflake himself. This is when I got serious about the book and looked for more by the author.
Yet, I kept rolling my eyes at the use of sexual words like— “his member” and “her tight channel”. It’s a P*&&!. His shaft is a C*@#. These are beautiful words and very appropriate for erotica. USE THEM N.J. Walters!!!
Despite wanting more graphic sex scenes, I did like this book and hope to hear another book from this author. It is a promising beginning to a series. I would like to see where a few more of these go.
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I loved this story. It was well written and I loved the characters and the plot. The narrator was great. I hope the rest of the series will be made into audiobooks!
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