My rating: 4 stars
Browsing through audiobooks on my library’s website, I came across this book. So of course, I had to read what it was about…The book review information was so funny, I decided I had to listen to it.
First, I want to say, if you get embarrassed easily, don’t listen to this book with your mom. Second, if your mom gets embarrassed, don’t listen to it with her. In any scene where there was some form of innuendo (and there are plenty), I received a bruise on my arm while I was driving…each time some sexual word or phrase was used, I received a bigger bruise on my arm…while driving. I can’t decide if it is because my mom was listening to it with me and maybe she was just embarrassed or if maybe the scenes themselves were embarrassing. Either way, it didn’t bother me, except for the receiving bruises while driving. As soon as it was done, my mom screeched that she was ready for the second book. In fact, she is trying to push us through a different audiobook just so we can continue on with this series QUICKLY because she enjoyed this book that much.
I don’t have a lot of “Bad” with this book. The only reason why I didn’t give it that 5th star is because the main character was CONSTANTLY trying to feel like she had to protect everyone and that she couldn’t tell anyone anything…but c’mon…seriously? Her sister is a werewolf and you seriously try to hide her smell when you are around other were-animals to keep her safe? Yeah…c’mon…I am sure we have all read enough paranormal books to know how effective that is yeah? After a while, this does get annoying.
Other than that, the characters were great. I figured it out, mom it took a bit. (but to her credit, I read a lot of similar books). The story line was enjoyable and creative. I do think that the character sketches could have been a little stronger, but they weren’t miserably horrible.
As for the narrator, she wasn’t bad, but she wasn’t the greatest either. I feel like over the last year I have come an audiobook snob. I have heard some REALLY BAD narrators, but I have heard narrators so amazing, I wanted to re-listen to the books over and over and over again, or I find myself searching out every book that person narrates so I can listen to more. In this book, some of her voices were just kind of “meh.” My mom didn’t like her voice for Beau but I did. It just fit some how. Overall, I wouldn’t go out of my way to not listen to a book by her again.