I’m over at Dear Author with a review of Kiss Hard by Nalini Singh. Another strong entry in the Hard Play series. Danny and Catie’s fake relationship doesn’t stay fake for long!
I’m over at Dear Author with a review of Love Hard by Nalini Singh. Oh so delightful.
I’m over at AudioGals with a review of Rebel Hard by Nalini Singh, narrated by Justine O. Keef. I loved the story and, leaving lack of a New Zealand accent, the narration was very good too.
I’m over at AudioGals with a review of Rock Hard by Nalini Singh, narrated by Justine O.Keef. While I like Ms. Keef’s narrations, I can’t help but think a New Zealander would have been a better fit, given the setting.
Why I listened to it:
A friend loaned me a copy to listen to while I was waiting for my print copy to arrive from the Book Depository. I felt the need to get in quick to avoid spoilers.
What it’s about: (from Goodreads) A dangerous, volatile rebel, hands stained bloodred.
A woman whose very existence has been erased.
A love story so dark, it may shatter the world itself.
A deadly price that must be paid.
The day of reckoning is here.Warning: Spoilers as to heroine’s identity – if you don’t want to know look away now.
What worked for me (and what didn’t): I liked this one but I think it may have worked better for me in print. Nalini Singh has a number of writing tics – in particular, she repetition of certain words – in this book it was “obsidian” “adamantine” and “entombed”. She also phrases things a little strangely sometimes – eg “in the bed that was her own” – and both of those things are easier to skip over in print than on audio, where I cannot skim. In fact, Angela Dawe’s narration style tends to emphasise these tics if anything.
with a review of Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Storm. I’m a busy girl today! (I gave it a B+)