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romantic suspense -- little too heavy on the suspense
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2010
This review is a reprise of previous book in the series, and more or less an indictment of the whole:
I love Stephanie Bond's style; her books are fast-paced, funny, filled with red-hot passion and lots of excitement, but this series has left a very sour taste - I raced through books 1 through 4, barely able to wait to crack the next cover to find out what mysterious/romantic adventure would befall Carlotta. Each book is written as a cliff-hanger; there is not a "temporary" ending to help soothe the wait. All well and good, as long as there is relief on the horizon. However, book 5 seems to do more unraveling than weaving the plotline, book 6 even more so, and... Horrors!! The rest of the series appears to be on more or less permanent hiatus, awaiting a possible TV series that doesn't actually seem to be in the works. I am very disappointed that the publisher and/or Stephanie Bond have opted for the same anti-reader ploy of Charlaine Harris's Sookie series. I'm not sure that I wish I'd never started this series, but I am indeed sorry that I'll probably never get to see how Carlotta's tale ends. Since I do wish I'd been warned beforehand, this is my caveat to all readers desiring an eventual plotted (and definitely foreseen) finish. You'll get sucked in, you'll love it, - and then you'll hate it...