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WOW!!!!!!! 10 STARS
on August 22, 2015
This is the first book I read of this series, and it was a wow! The story was great, fast paced, with many twists and turns, but never neglecting the intense romance of the main couple. Both hero and heroine were wonderfult, and together they were magic, I particularly enjoyed their psychic/emotianal connection. I did not mind one bit their almost instant love, as a matter of fact I am always delighted when the hero falls hard for the heroine quickly, and is not in denial about it either (it is a matter of personal preference). There were so many aspects of this story I loved, for example I love how the hero loved the heroine, how invested he was in their relationship and how eager he was to fight for it. Another thing about this book that had me over the moon, was the fact, that for once, it was the He who was so insecured about his appearance. I'm so sick and tired of reading about women who feel they don't measure up in the looks department to the "gorgeousness": of the hero. I also very much enjoyed that there was a lot of his point of view in the story, especially during love making, it was not all about what she was feeling. And I was very grateful that the heroine's every other thought was not about her body's lustful reactions to the hero. Yes, I wish there had been fewer love scenes, and definitely less explicit, but those are easy to dismiss for me (by glossing over them). What I cannot dismiss is a jerk of a hero, and Nathan was just about perfect for all his imperfections. I was shock when I realized that the author was Maya Banks. I have read other books from this author (but not from this series) that I absolutely hated. But this one is a gem.
However, I will not be reading "When Day Breaks", even though I am a sucker for a Beauty & the Beast theme and I like it best when the heroine is very beautiful, as in the case of this book. The reason being that I can't stand when the heroine does the persuing (regardless of the reason), and by the reviews I read, she not only does all the pursuing, but she does so aggresively. And when I read one of the reviewers state, that even though Eden was a virgin, she forgot all about it, because she was so turned on by the hero, I was completely put off. This scenario (for me) falls into the, please, don't insult my intelligence category.