Top positive review
Good book although less of Cam and Blair
on 4 November 2015
I'm behind the times with these books, only discovering the Honour series a few months ago, which has given me the great fortune to read them back to back without waiting for the next book to be released. Having read the reviews, I noticed it took a while for Radclyffe to write and release book 8 - around 4/5 years. What's quite interesting, is you can certainly see that in the writing. In the earlier books, at the start Radclyffe would recount, only slightly, the end of the previous book with some missed information about the previous few days or weeks. In this case, the book is set a mere month or so after Cam and Blair's wedding, however there is no reference to the events of the day or any greater detail of what happened afterwards etc. That was quite disappointing. We see far less of Cam and Blair in this book, and all of there friends - I don't think Renee is mentioned, neither are Dana and Emory who had such a huge part in book 7, Valerie isn't in it much and Diana barely makes an appearance. I think Stark maybe has two lines. Cam character has changed a bit in the small time frame too - gone is her neurotic obsession with Blair's safety which was written about so eloquently in the former books. And there are a lot more male genitalia sex references - which I hadn't expected. I suppose Radclyffe wishes to broaden her audience?
That all said, the book is still hugely enjoyable - we see two new characters written in - Loren and Skylar - both awesome. The story is really about these two, with Blair and Cameron taking a back seat until roughly half way through. Typically when Radclyffe has written in new characters, they still revolve about the main leads - reside new them or work closely, are friends etc, which keeps you close to B&C, however, with these two characters being so far away from our heroines, it really changes the focus and dynamic of the book. There are heaps more new characters in the book too. It really is a great read - but I will knock off 1 star for all of the above reasons. Enjoy.