I read this on the trusted recommendation of fellow romance audiobook readers, and it didn’t disappoint! With master narrator Kate Reading at the helm, I knew it would be good.
In this story, Faerie Princess Fiona decides to slip away from Faerie and the pressure of the Faerie Court ruled by her aunt, Queen Mab, and take a little punk vacation in Manhattan. She wasn’t counting on the demon at the gate trying to eat her heart out, or the Lupine Tobias Walker rescuing her and stealing said heart in a werewolf-mating.
Warren’s story-telling is good – she manages to get the world building details tucked in during dialogue and narrative, generally unobtrusively. The plot was suspenseful and I didn’t figure out the bad guy too early. The relationship, even with the whole soul-mate-for-werewolves theme, built nicely – great chemistry. There were still a lot of Others details to absorb though. I think my main problem with this genre is how much attention I have to pay to the audio, because I can’t flip back to answer my questions about why or how something happened. That detracts from the experience for me.
I could and probably should go on and on about the incredible Kate Reading’s fabulous narration. She curls up next to you and reads into your ears as though she is creating a wonderful story as she goes along, as though these were her words, like you’re at the best sleepover ever and being told a ghost story by the most talented storyteller.
So, 5 stars for Reading’s excellent narration, and 4 stars for the story from me. And I’m still not a paranormal convert.
Narration: A- Kate Reading is def on my Narrator Dream Team
Book Content: B – it was good, not great
Steam Factor: Glad I had my earbuds in
Violence: Escalated fighting – well, it is a paranormal with demons and stuff, so that shouldn’t be a surprise.