Hold Me If You Can
Stephanie Rowe; Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Expected publication: January 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Stephanie Rowe is an acclaimed author whose high-octane romances are attracting a growing readership. The third in a paranormal romance series packed with danger, sensuality and clever twists features Nigel Aquarian, a warrior with an artistic bent, and Natalie Fleming, a chocolatier who has a new lease on life. But her freedom comes with a dangerous gift she doesn’t want.
Nigel and his fellow warriors have only just escaped imprisonment when an even worse threat emerges. Natalie is the only woman who can help Nigel—but she’s also the one most likely to bring him down.
This is a first for me (when I’m writing this; it’s November, lol); finding a book that’s part of a series that just makes me feel like I’m too out of context from not reading the rest of the book. Many books I’ve read made more sense if read in the series order but did hold their own well enough by themselves, too.
In this case, I went for about half the book before finally giving up. Just too much “Huh?” going on in my head to keep going. I liked the writing, it was fun, and the characters were likable not overly charming for me and I attribute that greatly to the fact a lot of them was directly referenced to something I didn’t know about. It piqued my curiosity, this book, and the cover looked totally lovely, but I wouldn’t go through the first two books to make sense of it, it didn’t really grip me that much.
So I didn’t finish it. Sorry…
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