book club - review day


Thanks for stopping by. My name is Cyndi and each week, myself and my two best book friends forever Ann and Karen jointly blog together on Book Club Thursday (BCT). To learn all about BCT please click here

If you're a regular reader, you are going to see some fresh changes to each of our BCT blogs for 2017. We are very excited and hope you will participate in our events. 

This week we have: 

Today we are all reviewing the same book as chosen by yours truly. 

I've had this book for what seems like forever and have always meant to read it: 

Named a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Fall Romance for 2016!
"Dark and delicious."―Kerrelyn Sparks, New York Times bestselling author
Her voice haunts his thoughts; her whispers fill his days
But when he discovers the woman of his dreams is real
He'll race the clock to save her before she's lost to him forever
Scarred by lightning, burdened with a power that gives him no peace, criminal investigator Xander Stone struggles to maintain his sanity against the voice that haunts him day and night―the voice of a woman begging him to save her.
Isleen Walker has long since given up hope of escape from the nightmare of captivity and torture that is draining her life, her mind, and her soul. Except...there is the man in her feverish dreams, a strangely beautiful man who beckons her to freedom. And when he comes, if he comes, it will take all their combined fury and faith to overcome a madman bent on fulfilling a deadly prophecy.

As I mentioned above, I have had this on my TBR mountain forever. And to be completely honest, when I first got the book, I tried to read it. I don't mean just a few pages either, I'm talking at least 80 pages or so. 


I thought it was just WEIRD. And I couldn't stand Isleen.

A strange comment coming from me considering my reading tastes- as I usually LOVE odd/strange and yes, WEIRD books LOL. Also, I'm completely flighty in my reading, often abandoning books after a handful of pages, only to read them later at a breakneck speed, totally in love and enthralled.  

But I've gone way off topic here. 

I think I like the idea of this book more than I actually liked the book. There is some good stuff here (but not enough of it)- dark humor and verbal sparring.  Now, that said, I've got her other books and I may try them.

But this book for me was way too much at times and not enough where I needed/wanted it. 

Xander is pretty much an asshat at times but that didn't bother me too much as sometimes the best male heroes can be. There was something I didn't care for though - (I'll allude to it only so no real spoiler) I get he and Isleen were "fated" but Xander pretty much acted like 10 years was a one a stand...

Isleen- UGH- for everything horrific she went through (and boy howdy is it ever!) she came out of it remarkably unscathed and ready to jump into bed with Xander without thinking twice.

The villain? WTF... total disconnect and an unrealistic  180 from the onset to end. 

Did I make sense? If you read the book are you nodding in agreement or shaking your head? 

I can't wait to see what my best friends thought!

Again - there were some promising aspects of this book, and maybe my initial negativity tainted me when I actually read it this time. 

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