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- Print Length: 330 pages
- Publisher: Via Star Wings Books (August 27, 2018)
- Publication Date: August 27, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07GWMHKT7
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,628 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Promises: The Next Generation (Bounty Hunters Book 5) Kindle Edition
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As far as the story goes, I didn't love it. I didn't like the way Ty came off. Kell was a little too ... not present inn the book, even though he's one of the main characters. I absolutely hated the fact that the term of endearment Ty decided to use was "shorty", I get that it's an African-American term, but to someone like me, it doesn't really sound endearing. Here is a man who grew up thinking he would have a queen, prepared for her, only to realize that ok, he loves a man and he has NO issues or reservations at all, not a single one. That being said, his "Knight" actually comes off as woman anyways. He wasn't written like a strong male character, but rather a supposedly very deadly yet utterly delicate man. Ty also is apparently a natural at performing oral on a man. Something he has never done. There were just too many things that kept me from loving this book and thinking the $7 price tag is worth it.
I honestly do not think this book fits in with the rest of the series. Not when Ty sits there thinking the men he is now working with are basically weak because they haven't married their partners, so yeah, a week into a relationship he marries his. I mean really. Nope, sorry, not for me.
Then Kell’s character is drawn like some delicate, virginal woman substitute, with all the glorious hair and covering himself all up like an Islamic woman would wear a hijab and it was just *weird*. Okay, so he’s supposed to be a martial arts expert, whatever but it didn’t help the characterization. They were a very strange fit with the crew from the first few books. The Promises series have never quite achieved the same appeal for me as the Nothing Special series. Lastly, although it wasn’t too bad, I really wish the editing was better. It kind of annoyed me with missing words, erroneous punctuation and sentence structure. However, it was readable and definitely in her style and I kept reading just to see if it would improve or get stranger. It was sort of both. Just wasn’t one I liked too much.
Ty was an arrogant jerk who came across as thinking he was better than everyone else. If someone didn't think or act like him, then in his opinion, they weren't a real man. I love strong men, but real men are strong, yet compassionate and respectful. Ty was disrepectful to his team members. I can't believe Duke or another team member didn't check him on that. He also had no compassion and didn't appear to believe people deserved a second chance. I kept waiting for something to happen in the book that would teach him humility/compassion, but it never happened.
Another thing that bugged me...Kell was a master in several fighting styles and was a much better fighter than Ty. Kell was trained by Quick for many years for crying out loud! Yet he was type-cast in the "needs to be protected by Ty" role. Didn't make sense.
There was very little action. I hope future books in this series bring a lot more action, as well as strong, down-to-earth "real" men.
While the love between Tyrell and Kellam was sweet, Tyrell dominated the story. I really would of liked more about Kellam.
I can't believe that I paid over $7 for this book. That's a lot of money for poorly written books. The first 4, I only paid $.99 each, and that's (in my opinion) all they were worth.
While I do enjoy the story line, I won't be buying anymore unless the prices are dropped drastically, or the quality improves.
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That triggered me completely, it bought back all of the controlling possessiveness that was the worst times of my life.
I also felt extremely uncomfortable with the religious aspects of the book. I find it difficult to comprehend why you would use religions that have denounced gay people as ‘sins’ and abominations in a book about gay people!
I’m only approx 60% through the book, and I’m not sure I want to read any more. From the controlling and religion, to Ty’s misogynistic views towards all females he came across to the creepy way he liked Kell’s black head and face coverings, like he was a covered muslim woman with only her eyes showing (which in itself I found degrading to muslim men, like they’d only be interested in someone who would cover up for them?)
I apologise for the rant, as I said at the beginning, I usually really enjoy AE Via’s books. But so far in this story it’s rubbed me up the wrong way, on multiple levels.
Not for me I’m afraid.
This book specifically (Promises: The Next Generation) - throughout it, I was a bit hesitant about the character's relationship with each other - it seemed a bit unhealthy and conservative, but I'm believing that it had more to do with Ty's culture than a desire to control. By the end, it seemed to have balanced out more.
I found the links to Catholicism and to the Muslim faiths to be sensitively portrayed. I am not in any way religious and am constantly amazed by the cult like fanaticism of organised religions. I liked that the MC's versions of spiritualism enabled them to find their inner peace without my being sledge-hammered by the author.
Can't wait to see how the next generation gets on.
Keep up the great story arcs and character development!
These two hit it off from the beginning bringing a new energy and awareness to the team showing off some mad skills, I believe there is a lot more to come from the Bounty Hunters.