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Amy and Jennifer ARE Seduced by Books. We’re both in our 30’s, moms, close friends, work together, and share many of the same interests including our love of reading. Amy grew up in Maryland and has been obsessed with Vampires for as long as she can remember. Jenn grew up in Florida and loves the furry, the fey, and the fangs, in that order. Currently we are both in Orlando, FL. When we can be pulled away from books, Amy loves to bake and Jenn loves to take pictures and scrap.
We decided to create a place where we could direct friends, and acquaintances for, book suggestions/recommendations (Jenn’s been known to talk to strangers on the train while traveling in NYC). Once we started out with a simple page, we evolved from there. Now we are sharing our book reviews, fun comments, recipes, and giveaways. We try to give reviews on new releases, pre-releases, and oldies but goodies that we read, or are reading. We’re going to be adding author interviews for established and up and coming authors soon.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Taken by the Others by Jess Haines

Taken By The Others (H&W Investigations)Once, New York P.I. Shiarra Waynest's most pressing problem was keeping her agency afloat. Now she's dealing with two dangerous, seductive vampires who have been enemies for centuries. The only thing Max Carlyle and Alec Royce agree on is that they both want Shia - for very different reasons. Max is determined to destroy Shia for killing his progeny, while Royce's interest is a lot more personal. That's not sitting well with Shia's werewolf boyfriend, Chaz. As the feud between Max and Royce gets ever more deadly, a powerful vampire-hunting faction is urging Shia to join their side. Shia has always believed vamps were the bad guys, but she's discovering unexpected shades of grey that are about to redefine her friends, her loyalties - and even her desires.(courtesy of Amazon)

If I had 1 word to describe this book it would be Stellar!

Haines has taken H&W investigations right smack in the middle of the world of the Others.  You all should know by now, I (Jenn) LOVE me my weres!! Only Haines can give us the love triangle where I want the vamp over the were, I want to just rub up all on Royce…I love how Haines has shoved Shia into the world she fears and longs to be uninvolved with the others – yet that’s hard to do when your boyfriend is a Were and they just keep coming back for her!

Adventure and Action meet the love triangle and Shia has no choice but to mingle with Royce to survive, but she's help bent on doing things her way!  Haines' writing is all around 'on the level' she doesn't overdo the dialogue or the description and you still feel like you are right in the middle!

I have it on personal convo with Haines that we can only expect more from Chaz and Royce in book 3 Deceived by the Others.  I know I want more of Royce *wink wink* We'll have to see if Ms Haines can come visit Seduced for some 1 on 1 time with her next book!

5 Slices

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I enjoyed this series as well when I thought I might not. It was really interesting and compelling. Royce is definitely an interesting character and I can't wait to see more of him and Shiarra!