A few weeks back I read No Rest For the Wicked. Admittedly, I loved the world but I came in without having read book one and the heroine wasn’t someone I ever connected with. I thought her resistance went on too long and then her turning to the hero felt too sudden and with her resistance lasting so long, I didn’t find myself convinced. Aside from the Bride aspects, I had to wonder at times just why he was attracted to her. In fated mate stories, which I quite like, I still want to know they’d be together at the end despite the magic of the bond. If not, it seems like their connection is suspect and you’d always be doubting it. Still, I liked the hero and like I said, I think Cole’s meta story about the Lore is a really interesting one.
I hadn’t planned on picking up A Hunger Like No Other but it came into my hands and I thought I’d give it a look and I was hooked instantly. In A Hunger Like No Other, Cole gives us an uber alpha male (literally) we can sink our teeth into (and we want to). He’s bossy and arrogant but there’s a reason for it. I LOVED the way Cole dragged out Emmaline’s reluctance to give in to her feelings. She has reasons and that was important. If Emma had just flopped her thighs open and given in on the third day, I’d have put the book down. It’s a hard line to walk and I think Cole did it perfectly. The chemistry was wonderful, the hero was oh-so-delightfully tortured and the heroine has major self esteem issues and she comes into her own through the hero but not because of him. Anyway, I loved the book and I’ll be back for the next installment.
Kitty Takes A Holiday I love this series so very much. I love that at the end of every book so far, I’m never where I imagined I’d be but I like where Vaughn takes me anyway. It’s creative and smart and with each book, Kitty grows as a person and as a wolf. I was very surprised with several directions the story took but Vaughn kept me fascinated at every turn and of course I’ll be rushing out to grab Kitty and the Silver Bullet. What I absolutely love is when the end of a book comes and I want to weep that I’ll have to wait months and months for the next one. These are not romances so Vaughn gets to take more risks and break some rules. I loved every page.
April 9th, 2007 at 2:26 pm · Link
I totally agree about Kresley’s two stories. No Rest For The Wicked, was okay, but ended up in my giveaway pile. While A Hunger Like No Other is on my keeper shelf. I have to admit that I haven’t ever read any of the Kitty books, but I think it might be time to change that. Is it important to start with the first one?
April 9th, 2007 at 2:29 pm · Link
Cathy, definitely start with the first Kitty book. She really grows as a character and a person and she’s very much a product of everything that happens in the first two books in the third one. I would heartily encourage reading from book one.