“This series keeps getting better & better. I thoroughly enjoyed this book - the relationships between Merit and Ethan, Merit and Mallory, Mallory and Catcher are all developing with some fabulous twists and turns. This book came complete with sexy steamy moments and heartbreaking ones....”see full review » see other reviews »
“This series keeps getting better & better. I thoroughly enjoyed this book - the relationships between Merit and Ethan, Merit and Mallory, Mallory and Catcher are all developing with some fabulous twists and turns. This book came complete with sexy steamy moments and heartbreaking ones.
In Twice Bitten the shapeshifters are meeting to decide whether or not to stay (and as a result potentially come out to the public) or to run away to their retreat in Alaska. Tensions are high among the packs and not made any less tense by the invitation extended to Merit and Ethan to participate as security for their convocation. This book has lots of action, a few surprises, and ends leaving you begging for more!”
“Was a great read!!”Shanell H wrote this review Wednesday, April 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“These books get better and better. I really liked this one. I liked the involvement with the shifters, i love Gabe and Jeff. Ethan and Merit got to work together a lot in this and they finally got together, even it was very short-lived. Ethan was killing me in this one! Now he will have to work to get Merit again. I was glas to see Morgan make an appearance, I still feel bad for him. I am glad Merit made up with Mallory, that was killing me. It was overall a good book, the right mix of a good plot, action, and romance. ”Tracyseb wrote this review Friday, March 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The series is growing on me with each installment and now I can't stop reading them despite the occasional annoying element and the fact that Cynthia Holloway's narration is not the best.
The developments in Ethan and Merit's relationship are what makes this a worthwhile read. Yes, Ethan is an arrogant jerk but I can't help loving him anyway and it seems neither can Merit. Neill obviously invests a great deal of effort into building the tension between these two characters and to a large extent this is what keeps me interested. For this reason, the twists and turns in their relationship are not surprising and even endear them to me - Ethan is a commitment phobe who fears losing control of his well ordered life while Merit is wary of giving her heart only to have it trampled on - again!
The plot changes direction with new characters and a new conflict. The mystery surrounding the attempted assassination of Gabriel Keene, the leader of the shifters, has potential but the identity of the villain is somewhat obvious and his motivation doesn't make a lot of sense.
The dynamics between the vampires and shifters are very interesting and add an extra layer to the overall story arc. That said, the shifters are not portrayed in the best light. They are similar to shifters in other series with their focus on pack and family loyalty, but they are different in their history of turning tail at the first sign of trouble - this is quite cowardly and when compared to other series, such as Kate Daniels, it is disappointing.
All in all, a solid story and I am eager to continue on to the next book. ”
“Merit, now as one with her vampire self, is becoming more formidable. After her last showdown with Celine she knows she’s got her work cut out for her but Merit’s brain is still her strongest asset. Nick Breckenridge’s debacle has led to his Alpha leader, Gabriel Keene, asking for her help and protection as he prepares for the shifters convening in Chicago. Ethan’s helping with her combat training sessions, which are starting to look like foreplay.
This book was the most exciting, and frustrating, so far. There’s mistrust between the vampires, the shifters are at odds with each other about whether to stay and support the brewing unrest between the humans and the vampires and someone’s trying to kill Gabriel. Merit’s relationship with Morgan deteriorated and she’s still on the outs with her best friend, Mallory. Throw in Ethan’s mixed messages and you’ve got the makings of a very strange brew. Merit is really coming into her own, in spite of the chaos around her. Actions taken by Ethan have the unintended consequence of helping Merit to bond with her fellow vamps at Cadogan House and she becomes that much closer to becoming one with her vampire nature. There was so much going on this story it was hard to put down.
I’m so itching to start the next book because of circumstances that happened at the end of this one. There are still more mysteries to uncover and new ones that will develop. You’ve been forewarned that you should be prepared to read this and the next book back to back.
“This story becomes more interesting as it moves forward. More questions of how a minority group presents itself to the majority, the ethics of secret societies & how personalities & politics color everything warped in the story of the vampires of Chicago.”Celtic_Witch wrote this review Sunday, December 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Better than the last, but I'm not sure if I'll continue on with the series. We'll see if I get bored enough.”Felicia wrote this review Monday, November 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Oh, Ethan, Ethan, Ethan...you are getting on my nerves! This story keeps getting better and better. I really like the way the author includes stories for those secondary characters. The conflicts are believable and not just thrown in for the sake of having them. ”Angela S wrote this review Friday, November 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great series but the ending of this book was a shocker. ”Dawn and KiKi wrote this review Saturday, October 27, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No