I’d heard so much about this series that when ARe had a sale… Nuff said.
Dislike/like (ending on a high note):
Dislike~ One of the many things I’d seen written about this series was the fact the editting – or lack thereof – left much to be desired. Sure it could be annoying at times, but I got so caught up in the story that I didn’t notice these kind of issues unless they were amazingly bad. Even then, it was pretty easy to dismiss because I was too interested in what was going to happen next.
Like~ The main character, Jory, was an absolute delight. I’m not sure I would have liked this series as much without him. In many ways, this character is what made it all work, which, in all honesty, is what you would hope since the books are written in the first person from his POV. 😛 He did occasionally come across as TSTL as well as a being a bit too good to be true because everyone adored him; however, he was extraordinarily appealing and just a downright engaging character to read.
Dislike~ More of a warning~ I’ve also seen comments that describe this series as being – for wont of better words – a dumbed-down version of Josh Lanyon’s Adrien English series. There’s no doubt there are parallels, in particular in the first two books, but quite frankly how many stories out there do you know where one of the main characters is a closeted cop and his love interest is out and proud?? Yeah, there are slightly less then a gazillion. Case closed.
Like~ I dis/liked the fact the books in this series were more along the lines of ‘stay tuned for the next episode’ as opposed to self-contained sub-plots within a larger storyline. Let’s put it this way, I’m glad ARe had the sale otherwise I would have been seriously pissed off I’d only bought the first book given the way it ended. On the plus side, it gave me an excuse to have a reading marathon. What’s not to like about that. 🙂
So, what I think: I totally recommend this series, especially if none of the issues outlined above are things that will get your goat as a reader. If you’re anything like me you’ll be able to shrug these off pretty easily and just enjoy this series for what it is – a great read.
‘Tasting’ is my version of a mini-review where I talk a (very) little about what I liked and disliked about a book as well as who I think the story will appeal to.Oh, and I’ve added a bit about why I picked up the book in the first place – sometimes this can be interesting to know.