Dead Ice (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #24) by Laurell K. Hamilton
This is an adult paranormal romance novel (Rated NC-17)
(Four Sexy Hearts)
(Four Sexy Hearts)
Anita Blake has the highest kill count of any vampire executioner in the country. She’s a U.S. Marshal who can raise zombies with the best of them. But ever since she and master vampire Jean-Claude went public with their engagement, all she is to anyone and everyone is Jean-Claude’s fiancée.
It’s wreaking havoc with her reputation as a hard ass—to some extent. Luckily, in professional circles, she’s still the go-to expert for zombie issues. And right now, the FBI is having one hell of a zombie issue.
Someone is producing zombie porn. Anita has seen her share of freaky undead fetishes, so this shouldn’t bother her. But the women being victimized aren’t just mindless, rotting corpses. Their souls are trapped behind their eyes, signaling voodoo of the blackest kind.
It’s the sort of case that can leave a mark on a person. And Anita’s own soul may not survive unscathed . . .
I didn’t read Jason because of the many reviews. I don’t normally go decide based on reviews. But in this case due to the price for what I was getting, I needed to know. And I decided after, I didn’t want to only read about an orgy while talking relationship advice. I’d hoped we would get more of Jason’s story. But for the price of the book and audible, I’ll take the advice of the reviews and stay away. If it ever goes on audible or book sale, I might pick it up.
So, I remember all the things I didn’t like about this series while reading. The first thing is the repeating of the same information. While the first time to give past information as a reminder to the reader is okay. The seventh and eighth reminder in the same book gets annoying. Also, the four chapter discussion about a relationship (talking about beating a dead horse) is also annoying.
I have to say the downfall in this story is not an overabundance of sex. (There are only 2 sex scenes in the entire book, IKR). It is the talk me to death about relationships. There is an opportunity to really go with the mystery/crime solving portion of the book. But it just never takes hold of the story and gets lost in the relationship minutia.
And I’m sorry. I’m a little selfish. And I don’t often say this, but I didn’t want the reality that the many guys might want to add another girl to the mix. I get it. It’s only fair. But one of the few times you’ll hear me say this, I’m like, this is fiction. I want all the guys to myself (and Anita, lol). No more girls allowed.
Still, I heart so many of the characters, I found myself still enjoying it just enough that I could give it four stars and feel good about my rating.
Kimberly Alexis does a stupendous job with this series. I can’t imagine listening to anyone else do it. And I have and thank god she’s back.
My book boyfriend Nicky.
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