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Smash & Grab Audio CD – Unabridged, March 1, 2021
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- ASIN : B08ZBRJZN8
- Publisher : Tantor and Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (March 1, 2021)
- Language : English
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8200181339
- Dimensions : 5.2 x 5.7 inches
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I loved Simon's childlike wonder when talking about dinosaurs. The discovery of dinosaur shifters and The work they do to preserve their ancestors. The side trips.
Looking forward to learning more about RELIC and the 'brothers'. More road trips please!!
It's a fun story and definitely my first dinosaur shifter read. It’s well-written, but the storyline would need some more work. Sure, the story isn’t meant to be plausible but, dinosaur shifters aside, it would have been nice if the rest of the plot had been slightly more believable.
As for the characters, both Simon and Dalton were endearing in their own way. Also, they couldn’t have been more dissimilar. Opposites may attract according to some, but I wasn’t actually convinced of their attraction to each other. I couldn’t feel the spark. And with Simon’s somewhat square personality, it grated how easily Dalton convinced Simon that a road trip to Dallas was the solution to his cartel-problem.
Smash & Grab is a short read. Really short. So despite the cuteness, despite the delightful whimsy, there’s no room for either character or plot development. The storyline’s straight as an arrow with no surprises. So as cute and fun that it is, Smash & Grab isn’t particularly memorable.
It’s perfect if you want a couple of hours of distraction and some laughs though.
Dalton's team with RELIC were exactly what I was hoping for. Ms. Maddox, I need book 2 now. Please.
If you enjoy crazy, snarky dino-shifters and sweet nerds, lots of crazy fun at roadside tourist traps, fighting bad guys after priceless archeological finds and watching two men losing the battle against love, you really have to grab this book!
It was a treat reading a book with dinosaur shifters, they’re definitely a species I’d never encountered before. And the amount of dinosaur facts that I may or may not remember in a few days were pretty fascinating, especially reading about them through Simon’s passionate narrative. I also enjoyed the romance though things were definitely a bit forced in the beginning, it made me less invested for awhile.
I gave the book 3.5 stars because, after I put it down, it was easy to forget about though I would find myself engrossed again when I did resume. But I rounded it up to 4 because dinosaur shifters and their backstory.
I don’t think I’ll move onto the next books just yet. But I’ll definitely keep them in mind for the next time I’m in a reading rut. I’m sure I’ll be entertained by the antics.
The action plot is mostly good. I'm willing to suspend some disbelief in the service of plot.
So, what's bad? The romance. I didn't buy them falling for each other, especially Simon. Smoking isn't sexy. Also, there were a lot of little inconsistencies that I think could've been cleared up by a round of editing. For instance, they declared a route through New Jersey south to Virginia, then somehow they're in Pennsylvania?
It could've been fabulous and wasn't, but I read it for the dinosaurs, so it was worth it.
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Simon and Dalton are perfect together - Simon is nerdy and kind of mellow, Dalton is over the top craziness, but they balance each other out, connect on a deep level, and love genuinely.