I enjoyed this book enough but for me it just didn't have the same appeal as book one. I'm not sure if that was because Michael, the lead male protagonist just wasn't written quite as well as Luke, the sexy hunk from the first book, or if it is because the first part of this series hinted at *something* of a plot and this book was merely ALL monster porn!
This book finds Michael, the second of the three monster friends, `helping' screen writer Jane with the forthcoming movie screenplay, which is set to dispel the human myth that all monsters are evil. Michael doesn't want to form any particular attachment to humans and tells himself that his attraction to shy Jane is merely sexual- the only trouble is, he isn't quite sure if he believes that himself...
Like I've said, this book is basically all sex scenes, but unlike some of the tender scenes in book one, these have very much of a `caveman' feel and are a bit aggressive in places- so be warned! Also, I don't know if its just me but I did notice that this book seemed a bit overly heavy on the description of things, including setting of scenes, when perhaps it didn't need to be. There were also a few more grammatical errors I picked up on, though it didn't spoil my enjoyment of the novel.
I didn't find Michael to be as appealing as I'd hoped either, if I'm honest- and whilst I liked Jane enough I felt that as a reader I never fully engaged with her the way I wanted to. There were also a couple of random red herrings dropped- for example Jane being able to suddenly `understand' the old monster language, which wasn't really expanded upon and seemingly was thrown in there for no reason. Hopefully this will be cleared up in book three (Which I'm moving onto shortly).
This was still a good read, just not a great one, so I'm curious to see how Henry (friend no.3) will come into things since he hasn't had a massive appearance in the series so far. Still, I think these books should be read in their intended order and if you have already read book one and enjoyed it then it would be a shame for you to stop now! Oh yeah- and don't read these books anywhere somewhere disapproving might catch a glimpse of them over your shoulder- there may be a lot of raised eyebrows and tuts of disgust!