L. MacDougall

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (15 of 18)
Location: Scotland, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,771,463 - Total Helpful Votes: 15 of 18
Lover Unbound: Number 5 in series (Black Dagger Br&hellip by J. R. Ward
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Although other readers of the Black Dagger Brotherhood may disagree - and even feel slightly offended, so I apologise in advance - these novels are really a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. I do love vampire novels, but I come very much from the Anne Rice school, and as a consequence I'm slightly conflicted about JR Ward, and never more so than with this, the fifth novel.

It's not difficult to summarise the plot, because it's effectively the same as all of the other books: vampire meets girl, circumstances are engineered in order for them to spend time together, a bond forms between them which the vampire resists due to his traumatic past, girl breaks down vampire's defences,… Read more
Dark Prince: Number 1 in series ('Dark' Carpathian&hellip by Christine Feehan
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pitiful, 19 April 2008
I bought this based on reviews I'd read here, and because I'd read Kresley Cole and was looking for something similarly entertaining but not too challenging ... but I definitely got it wrong here! The major challenge was actually in keeping going: this was a boring, boring, boring book that took itself far too seriously, was really stiffly written, and had two of very wooden central characters . And the sex scenes were awful. I ploughed on with it but in the end I decided that life is too short - and I always finish books, even the ones I find hard going.

Stay away from this - there have got to be better vampire books out there!
Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, Book 1&hellip by Kresley Cole
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
My husband bought me this book (and the two others currently available in the series) because he knows how much I like vampire stories (I wrote my undergraduate thesis on gender and sexuality in vampire fiction). I have to admit I'd never heard of them before.

Having said that, though, I did really enjoy this first one (and the two others to a lesser extent). To be honest, my first vampire loves are Anne Rice's, and I think if you start off with Lestat and Louis you'll find Kresley Cole's fairly disappointing. Despite that, I warmed to the two main characters in the novel (being Scottish myself, however, I have to say that the Scots in the book was totally laughable - I've… Read more

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