I have been waiting for this for so long and highly enjoyed it, but it is probably my least favorite in the series. I wonder if the wait and expectation of greatness is a setup for disappointment.
I just love the brothers, all of them. They are truly masculine and just so yummy. In the previous books there was a buzz from those who felt the story was approaching into homosexuality. I did not get that vibe and even if I did I would be A ok with it. The reality built by Ward is still fresh and so great to follow. She has a great imagination.
Why I didn’t like the story. The peppered slang gets on my nerves. Occasionally throwing in urban slang seemed to get on my nerves. It reminds of when your mom tries to be with it and uses a modern slang word. It is just painful to hear. I am now that mom and know I sound stupid when I try to talk “urban speak”.
I have read others hate the added h, but I think they are mildly clever. However, there was one that was so cheesy I really wanted to launch the book against the wall – Phearsom – term referring to the potency of a male’s sexual organs. Literal translation something close to “worthy of entering a female”. Marissa is eyeing Butch’s package and lets him know he is phearsom. WTF!!!
I got tired of the constant name brand dropping. I hate it when constant references to name brands are used. The characters are not a company strewn NASCAR, lay off the advertising. Maybe others like it but it is sufficient to just state they are wearing an expensive garment; it doesn’t have to be commercialized. Maybe I am sensitive to this because I into marketing.
Butch and Marissa made a good couple and the story has advanced along nicely. I am still looking forward to the next ones. I hope it is V’s story. I love him – and call me sick, but it would have been cool to pair him up with Marissa and Butch into one big happy brotherhood menage.
I rate this as an A-. I would have liked to say B+ but I am planning on keeping it so it gets a higher rating.
The cover is so hot.