Mar 272012
 

Shades of Desire (Jude Magdalyn #2) by LM Pruitt
Source: Review copy for blog tour
Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website

All I wanted was a little peace and quiet. Instead, I’ve got dead Covenant members and a steady stream of letters from the new guy in town. His beverage of choice? A 2002 Merlot, with a shot or two of powerful virgin blood.

 On top of that, I’m breaking in a new police liaison, failing at playing matchmaker, and fighting nausea like it’s a full time job. Did I forget to mention that I’ve also got enough girls living at the Crossroads to start my own boarding school? Peace and quiet? Out the window. 

One of the most difficult things to get right in a book is dialogue. Too often it is stilted and not like people actually talk. This is not the case with this book. The dialogue is golden! This book is filled with witty banter, sarcastic stabs and amusing anecdotes. Each character’s individual personality shines through their speech.

Some of the best dialogue occurs later in the story between Jude, Theo and Rhett. One such conversation has references to both Dude, Where’s My Car and Back to the Future. How do you even combine those two movies into a hilarious testerone-filled discussion? You’ll have to read to find out.

The only downside that I didn’t enjoy as much was the constant making out that Jude and Theo engaged in. Everytime they were alone, and sometimes even when they weren’t, they seemed ready to rip each other’s clothes off. It got to be a bit much, but since the other characters seemed to feel that way too, and even many comments about it, it didn’t get overly annoying.

Overall, this was a highly amusing book that is definitely worth reading. It is a great addition to the series, and I hope there is a third on the way.

Challenges read for:

Speculative Fiction Challenge 2012

2012 Ebook Challenge

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