Narrated by: Xe Sands
Published by Kensington Books on Aug 7, 2012
Genres: Adult, Paranormal
Format: Audiobook from Library
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In the first of a dazzling new romantic trilogy, one woman’s courageous search plunges her into a millennia-old supernatural war—and an irresistible passion…
Nurse Kayla Friday has dedicated her life to science and reason. But for her, Seattle is a place of eerie loss and fragmented, frightening memories. And now the only clue to her sister’s murder reveals a secret battle between two ancient mythologies…and puts Kayla in the sights of lethally-sexy werewolf mercenary Hart. He’ll do whatever it takes to obtain the key to the Gate of the Land of the Dead and free what’s left of his soul. But seducing the determined Kayla is putting them at the mercy of powerful desires neither can control. And as the clock ticks down to hellish catastrophe, the untested bond between Kayla and Hart may lead to the ultimate sacrifice.
Do you ever read a book and think “I should DNF this, why don’t I DNF this?” because that was this book for me. The whole time, I kept thinking that, and yet I kept listening. I don’t have a good explanation as to why I actually finished it, but I did.
Everything just felt super cliched and predictable. There were no surprises, no twists, no depths. This was a simple story that follows a very predictable plotline and features a weak female and stereotypical bad boy. Cue eye rolling that almost hurt. I kept hoping for something to make me sit up and think “yes, this is why I’m reading this”, but it just never happened.
I listened to the audiobook, and it helped to pass the time, even if I eye rolled and snorted my way through the story. The narration was… forgettable. Honestly, I can’t remember anything about it, whether it was good or bad, even though I finished the story not too long ago. I have no intention of relistening, or listening to the next book in the series, so I guess I’ll never know what I thought.