This book bored the everliving shit out of me. BORED ME! College classes, midterms, tests, homework … All I wanted was something hot! Something sizzling .. something that would distract me from the apparently endless number of dense students that attend my college. But .. no.
When I found this author …this series, I was excited! I lovelovelove Anita Blake and hot damn this series is similar and just flat-out does it for me. Unfortunately, every writer has his or her moment and Arthur had hers while writing this book.
Did I mention boring? Ok, let’s see, shall we?
Plot! Sexy Riley Jenson, wolf chick who has a thing for Kellen (Alpha werewolf dude) and Quinn (oddly seductive with a side of soul mate vampire). How can you possible have a paranormal romance series without the inevitable lustful triangle? To put it simply … You can’t.
Women are being slaughtered, mutilated and raped by some finger devouring demon who somehow manages to brutally kill his victims and dumps their bodies with a shameful yet satisfying smile.
We have the devious and evasive Gautier who … is irritating. Although there is a tremendous amount of back story for this character, I find him hollow and unworthy of my attentions 🙂
Searching for an archaic dark god who accompanies a three-headed dragon known as death, pain and desperation, Riley finds herself with a sadist (dragon head dude of pain hah) who finds Riley quite appetizing. *rolls eyes*
There are a few, brief moments of intrigue, but other than that … I suffered my way through this book.
The short conversation below may seem boring, but the progressing relationship between Riley and Sal is hilarious. Two strong-minded females, one vamp, one werewolf .. It’s downright comical 😉
“For weres, or for vamps who have the hots for their boss?”
“Humans, asshole. Anything else?”
“Nope. Such a pleasure talking to you again, Sal.”
“Bite my ass, wolf girl.”
This book displeased me until the last 20%. With that said, I give this author and the Riley Jenson Guardian series a two thumbs up. I find it fascinating and I sincerely hope that the next book does not leave me wanting.
I recommend this book to mature adults only. Totally rockin awesome violence and sadomasochistic sexual and violent content. Read this series sequentially or it will not make a bit of damn sense.