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Loved it until....
on 9 September 2012
This is the third book I have read of Suzanne Wrights and I have enjoyed the other 2 enormously. This one I had huge hopes for especially since both the main female and male character were strong, well crafted and very funny. You sympathised with both their back stories and why they acted the way they did without yelling at the book. Their interactions wern't corny and the bedroom scenes were amusing and steamy enough to protray the passion between the lovers. UNTIL!!!!! SPOILER!
I thought the book was totally ruined and is still leaving me annoyed was the totally random group orgy towards the end of the book. I thought it was really hypocritcal of the characters of Trey (especially)and Taryn. The book implied up until that point, that once you were mated, the bed hopping stopped. Later proved by Trey not being able stand another male scent on her or near her for that matter. He was jealous of Tao and hated their nearness and that of her uncle's- possiveness in overload, they were mated understood! But then he welcomes his Beta and his henchman into their bedroom to be involved in some kind of orgy with rules. Following the same logic in the book, no way would Trey have allowed his Beta and henchman to touch her like that and basically treat her like a piece of meat or a reward package since they had been so loyal. That group orgy scene was not partaking in her exhibitionist side as Taryn was thinking to herself. The exhibitionist parts were after the mating ceremony and in the woods by the lake when Tao watched- those scenes made sense. Trey was showing to the pack that she was his- his alone and they were a mated pair of Alphas.
The prinples and rules set by Trey at the orgy were ridiculous and totally out of sync with the book (his Alpha wolf should have been going mental- no one touched his mate that way unless it was him) and Taryn character as Alpha female wolf would never have agreed to that. The group watching possibly (unlikely in the context) but not joining in. The beauty of her and Trey love making scenes was the fact that they slowly learned to trust each other and she finally let down all her walls and submitted to her mates Alpha wolf. Her Alpha wolf would never have allowed herself to be used in such a manner- Trey rules included. Wolves dont share their mates, it is strongly implied in the book as well as being fact since they are one of the few mammels that mate for life.
The scene didnt make sense, it was weird and made me feel a little sick the fact that it kind of ruined all the flow of a good book. Even the ending though a bit predictable was enjoyable. Those several pages should have been omitted they were not needed and felt like they were added in as a 'what the hell moment.' It would have made more sense in the 'Here be Sexist Vampire' book.