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OK, so I'm not claiming this isn't a quality book but there was very little in it that appealed to me. I simply didn't like it. More often than not, the characters reacted to stimuli in ways that made me cringe and/or ignored the things I thought would be important in those same circumstances. My frustration level remained high for almost all of it.
To start with, Dom was a straight up jerk. He kept spouting off about how he loved Felicity and would do anything for her, when he very clearly wouldn't...didn't. Even the change of circumstances that finally allowed them to be together wasn't at his impetus and it's pretty obvious that he would never have done it if things were left to him. Then when that change did occur it wasn't at all clear that it wasn't just another political machination. (What it was however was predictable.)
Further, he spoke disparagingly of his father's tendency to keep mistresses while SIMULTANEOUSLY trying make the same arrangement with Felicity. He gave not one thought to the fact that if he got his way he would be selfishly consigning his mate to an eternity married to a man who refused her even the barest emotional (let alone physical) connection. Ash hat! Ash hat. Ash hat. Ash hat. And if I can't bring myself to like, let alone sympathise with the hero there isn't much chance of me liking the book.
Felicity wasn't much better. I found her to be a weak-willed pushover. But even worse, she said repeatedly that she wouldn't be with Dom until he was no longer with Julianna. Note, not I won't be with you BECAUSE you're with Jasmine, but until you're not, which substantively isn't much of a moral improvement over just being the mistress. It's still destroying someone else's relationship. The only real difference would be to HER pride and if in the long run, she has to play first or second fiddle. Witch! Witch. Witch. Witch. And if I can't bring myself to like, let alone sympathise with the heroine there isn't much chance of me liking the book.
I'm afraid my dislike began on page one, when it started with a dubiously consensual sex scene between two unknown characters (and I mean paragraph one, page one starting). I almost didn't make it past that first chapter before tossing this on the DNF pile. I just didn't care about the characters yet. Heck, I didn't know the characters, circumstance, history, etc. So how exactly was I supposed to care? This was also problematic because since it was stated in this anchorless sex scene that it was their first time having sex together, in all of the subsequent almost sex scenes I knew it wouldn't come to fruition. Totally ruined the sense of suspense.
I also had trouble with the writing. Again, I'm not saying it was bad, just didn't appeal to me. I found the onomatopoeias (thump, boom, thwack) annoying, even more so since they were sometimes italicised and sometime capitalised. Either way I found they broke the flow of the narrative.
There were a lot of editing mistakes--typo-type/grammar mistakes, but also the more annoying content errors. For example, Felicity was said at one point to be 75 years old, at another she was said to be 118. She's said to be short at one point and then tall for a woman at another, etc.
I also found it repetitive, in terms of using the same phrases again and again (I thought I might gag if I read "the look" one more time), using the same word more than once is a short amount of time (often in the same sentence) and telling the reader the same information numerous times.
Lastly, and I'm not sure how to make this make any more sense here than it did in the book, I had a lot of trouble with the use of the word 'were' as an abbreviation for werewolf. The problem was that when stranded in a sentence it was read as were (like were you there). Which means I often read it as the past subjunctive of the word be, then finished the sentence only to then have to go back and read it again once I realised it was supposed to be werewolf. Even after that I was stricken to hear it pronounced in my head as were instead of where, as if said by some strongly accented person. IMO, it would have worked better if the author had used the full term, werewolf, or if an abbreviation was necessary, wolf, thereby avoiding the confusion of terms.
I know people like this book. I've seen all the good reviews. I'll even admit that the world it presented was an interesting one and I did appreciate that the author broke away from the norm by letting her hero fail on occasion Unfortunately, I found myself procrastinating about picking up my kindle, while normally I'm picking up my kindle to procrastinate about other things. Almost nothing about the story or the characters made me happy. It's mostly all personal preferences, but I'm happy to be finished with it.
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"I'm a Blackmoore, Felicity. I get what I want."
Gah!! I can only give it 5 stars?!?? That's not enough, nowhere near enough!!! I am totally in love with TA Grey & I'm pretty sure this is now my new favorite book of hers (sorry 'Midnight Sex Shop', you've been knocked to second place Lol)
'Women, they were tricky business. A man had to step carefully lest he find himself in a pit of despair, longing after the one he wants and getting nothing but scorn in return.
What was it about her that drove him crazy? He'd never had such a wild and instantaneous reaction to a woman before.'
I've come to expect certain things from a TA Grey novel & this book definitely delivers ;)
1) fast-paced, pulse-pounding, thrill ride? Check!
2) feisty, smart-mouthed heroine with a strong backbone but knows when to submit? Check-Check Lol
3) Hott, bada**, possessive Alpha who can easily take control & craves it, Knows when he has screwed up & actually admits it, Has a heart of gold beneath the gruff exterior that allows him to show his soft side occasionally? Oh & sexy as all hell??
Oh. My. Gawd!! CHECK!!!
4) Smokin-hott, panty-melting, you-will-need-a-cold-shower, STEAMY love scenes? Can I get a HELL YEAH!?!
"Because from the moment I saw you, I knew. I knew you were perfect for me. Everything about you drew me to you like a moth to light. I'm going to have you Felicity...many, many times."
Felicity Shaw has just landed the job of a lifetime as event planner for the mating ceremony of Dominic Blackmoore & Julianna Greenwich. There is just one problem. From the moment her & Dom meet, there is an insane sexual attraction between the two. Dom makes it perfectly clear that he wants to indulge in their chemistry & often, but Felicity puts her foot down. Aside from the fact that she's flat broke & desperately needs this job, she refuses to be the "other woman".
"Tell me what I have to do to get inside you and I'll do it. Name it. Anything."
Her heart constricted. "I-you're getting bonded to Julianna Greenwich."
His jaw clenched, eyes turned flat. "And?"
Just like that she felt cold. Awkwardly she pulled her hands out of his hair. "And I don't mess around with non-single men."
"I can't give you that. I need her."
She winced. Why did those words feel like a blow straight to the heart?
"Yes, well, I'm not going to be a home wrecker. You can't touch me anymore. We need to keep our distance."
He turned his head away. Anger bounced off him in waves. Their arousal still saturated the air around them with that mouth-watering scent.
"She means nothing to me. I only met her for the first time the night I met you."
"Yes, but she's still going to be the one you're bonded to a month from now."
As long as he's to be mated to Julianna, she won't get involved with him. Dom has no interest in Julianna personally, she's a political pawn to help him in his race for presidency of their counsel. For those reasons, he cannot choose to stop the bonding & be with Felicity. She lacks the social standing & background he needs to win. That doesn't stop him from wanting her & he always gets what he wants. He pursues her with the determination of a drowning man searching for the shore line.
'Everyone had their limits. It looked like he'd have to find Felicity's. He understood her trepidation, really. But Julianna was nothing to him. A political pawn. That's all. He and Felicity had something unique. Something he couldn't remember ever feeling.'
The harder he pushes, the weaker Felicity becomes. Besides the election & Julianna, deceit, crazy ex's, murder attempts, an unstable Alpha & so much more stand in their way & threaten to tear them apart forever. Throw in some steamy encounters, catfights, Alpha brawls, sexual tension & lots of humor. What. A. RIDE!!! I cannot wait to see what comes next in this series. With three more hott-as-sin, issue-riddled Blackmoore brothers, the possibilities are endless Lol =)