Summary Via Goodreads:
“Abigail Montgomery was happy with her life. She was independent, strong, and had managed on her own for a very long time. That was, until the dark, handsome Desmond LaGrange showed up at the bar where she worked. How could she know that this mysterious man would end up saving her from the evil that she didn’t even know existed? And why was she so drawn to him? Why did he make her body heat with just a simple look? Desmond LaGrange was fighting a past he was trying hard to forget. But when he see’s the beautiful Abby working behind the bar – something deep inside compels him to get closer. The only question is why? And when he saves her from danger – can he resist the strong pull between them to let her go when the time comes? Or will the passion that she ignites in him be his end?”
My Review: (This got a 3 out of 5 stars from me)
So i am just going to jump right into this song choice “Almost Lover” by A Fine Frenzy – and no this isn’t how it ends, with them almost being together or what nots, it does have a HEA, but they are so ugh i will get to that later in the review.
Kay so first and foremost, i think that this was a pretty alright book, but after awhile things were getting on my nerves, and it felt a little tedious and redundant…there was so much that could have been done with this book and i think that is what kind of bothered me the most, was when i went into this book i was thinking, alright this is going to be a romance, then when we learned more about the paranormal world they live in i was like HELL yes lets learn about this, and have some adventures! but it didn’t want to go that way but the romance just started to piss me off to be honest. and again i will explain why in a little bit.
Plot: um. hmm…well there was more than i expected when i started the book, some interesting twist that could have been again expanded on but just weren’t…with that said this is how i saw the book in a simplified version: beginning = meeting each other, getting to known each other, middle of the book = SEX, and the last part = a little bit of action…oh anticlimactic…and some more going around in circles like before yay THE END!. i promise i will get to that circles thing that i keep mentioning in relationships but its going to be a good rant so i want to get this out of the way first. It really was more of a “romance” than adventures/action like book which is fine but i think that for me at the moment i was looking for more action than romance, so that is why i am trying to be fair at the moment and give a 3 stars because i think mostly it is the mood that i am in, but before you totally blow me off because you are like she is being bias and rude, let me tell you why i know EXACTLY why this book would have gotten a three from me in the first place anyways.
Relationship. OH MY FUCKING GOD. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Oh he doesn’t love me, he can’t love me, because i cannot love him because i need to stay distant from everyone. – that is Abby. oh i can’t love her, i need to stay away from her i need to stay distant from everyone because i am SUCH a monster for killing evil beings! – Desmond. Yes i just went there. i am sorry but these two really needed to get over themselves and talk to one another. i think that is what bothered me to no end is that these two didn’t EVER really talk, they talked about the past and what nots but how they couldn’t figure out from THOSE conversations that obviously a)the other is opening up to you like they have not anyone else and b)they probably have some type of commitment issue, or the idea of being with someone because they are scared they will be left behind is beyond me because i figured it out without having the narrators telling me all of the time. yes all of the time. Now if these two had actually voiced what they were really feeling before the very end of the book so much more could have happened in their relationship, they could have loved each other, TOGETHER and not separately and crying on the inside/sometimes on the outside. UGH ITS CALLED COMMUNICATION!!! go to a therapist or something.
And there is something else about the narrators thing, it was in omniscient POV and if you don’t know what that means for some odd reason, it means there is this figure that can go into everyone’s head and knows everything, well this was like limited version stuck to the “good” characters, but the thing is i hate omniscient like almost all the time because it feels sloppy and it can become confusing, sometimes i do this really weird thing when i read and i pretty much force the book into first person without realizing that i am doing it, which it okay most of the time but when it comes to omniscient books i start to wonder who the hell is talking, especially if you change it paragraph to paragraph. not cool. i am sorry maybe that is just me but i really do not like omniscient and i think there was only once that i didn’t totally and completely hate it but i can’t be for sure on that one.
Abby: God dammit i was ready to kill her at the second half of the book. i really liked her at the beginning of the book. i thought right off the bat the moment we meet her that she was going to be this really strong lady who could hold her head in the mist of a fine looking gent, nope. dashed my hopes pretty quickly about that but than i was like alright, i can deal with that, obviously sometimes we lost ourselves around smoking hot gents its alright, we are just human. then i was like okay she is about to be attacked and yeah she is scared – normal reaction but she does try to fight back, win win in my book. but than i don’t know somewhere in the middle of the book she starts acting like she isn’t this strong woman that she claims she is in the beginning of the book, and i can forgive some stuff because she feels heartbroken at times, and that i will allow but when she doesn’t ever tell him how she feels, what does she expect? and come one eavesdropping NEVER results in a good thing. i mean come on. Okay she also had this “catch phrase” well two of them really that she always said and she was going to drive me up a fucking wall if she said it ONE MORE TIME, and it was “Cripes!” and “Holy Hell” just stop it. stop. Des calls you witty but you repeat yourself a million times over….so no. stop.
Desmond: I could see right from the beginning this was going to be a “kindred souls” love affair, and i think i am more of an opposite attracts kind of girl maybe that is why i was so mad because he had a lot of the same problems as Abby. Because he does finally realize he is in love with her you know what he decides to do? wait and tell her later because that is such a good idea. *rolls eyes* He was BEYOND annoyingly possessive, maybe not so much possessive as jealous and it was mostly in his head, and i mean i am just like almost every other girl and i love possessive men they are the greatest, truly but seriously Des was just annoying about it, if she as much as talked about this best friend in some type of compassion because he had a hard life too he would get all upset and start calling him a cur, or mongrel, (best friend is a werewolf) and i am just like whoa there BUDDY calm the fuck down, she is just a compassionate person is that so wrong? and you should feel pride that she cares about your friends who have become like family to you. asshole…what? i didn’t say that, then at the end he was so back and forth i was like excuse me i am getting dizzy stop. He had a catch phrase too which was “for all that is holy…” and i swear i think he said it almost every time he opened his damn mouth so yes i was ready to kill him for that as well. Okay i know i should stop just ranting about them obviously she brought this new side of him which was really cute and i really liked that.
The ending, well it ended so i am assuming that this is going to be a series that jumps to a different character, which YAY cause i love those, and if it is about Luke (werewolf best friend to Des) and Kat (best friend to Abby) i might actually give it a shot and a half because i liked them. But we shall see, we shall see.