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Not bad but not great.
on 25 October 2012
I liked this book enough but it wasn't amazing. I read so many good reviews that at times I wondered if I were reading the same book. The sex was okay but got repetetive after a while and at times the different names the characters called one another by got me confused.
I also found that the thriller plot just added boring details that I didn't really want. All in all I didn't really get along with this book that well and nearly gave up on the author as its the first of hers I'd read. I'm so glad I didn't and that I read Tin Star because I really enjoyed that book. Maybe this one just had too much going on for me.
Also - there's the whole thing that shifter romances seem to have where the family is just a bit too close and discuss sex and mating with their kids in a way that I often find a bit weird and squicky. Doesn't matter if its gay shifters, straight shifters or bi-shifters. I've yet to read a shifter book that doesn't have this weird dichotomy. It's a dark supernatural idea, with hot sex and then these really overly sweet and cutesy family relations. It's really kind of odd.
Having said all that, it sounds like I hated this and I didn't. It was enjoyable enough and maybe it's just because I want someone to write a darker, less 'we're all happy families together' shifter book that I sound so irritated.
I definitely enjoyed Tin Star more though.