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It has potential...,
This review is from: Jacob (Nightwalkers) (Mass Market Paperback)
The story of Jacob the Enforcer and Isabella has all the ingredients of a great paranormal romance tale: a tall dark handsome hero, a feisty heroine, action, adventure, steamy love scenes. But despite all this, reading through it I kept feeling something was missing. That elusive spark that very few authors capture brilliantly wasn't there for me. Nevertheless I did persevere and read it through to the end. The beginning seemed promising although I didn't particularly like Isabella (I found all the hands on hips stuff really annoying) and I didn't think that Jacob was all that convincing. I felt that the author spent far too much time meandering around; building up to the end scenes through most of the book then rushing headlong into a semi-conclusion adding additional characters you will probably be seeing in other books as an afterthought. I don't feel that I got to know any characters very well and therein lay the problem I had with this story. They were all just characters in a book - they never jumped out of the page at me. Perhaps that will change as the series goes along. Perhaps I simply lack the necessary imagination needed to fill these characters with life. I don't know.
Having said this I must admit that Ms Frank does have a lovely lyrical way with words. She does not lack talent as a writer; she simply didn't draw me in like other writers of this genre have. Maybe I've been spoiled by J R Ward, Feehan and Kenyon - Ward in particular cannot be equalled or surpassed in my eyes.
I would recommend this book - if only to help fill in the gap between BDB novels.