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Just a bit too far for me.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-2020

This one became just too ridiculous for me. I'm all for multiple partners and mateing bonds but I think in this story, with these characters, it just went a bit too far. I felt everything was just a bit too aver exaggerated. Couldn't finish it which is a shame because I really liked the start of this series.

Quite good.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-2020

Probably my favourite of the NFU series so far. The lore is only borderline different from the original series. The romance, while not in-depth, can still be considered an actual romance. And the plot has a few turns that kept me interested. I felt left hanging with the lack of closure with the bad guys but then remembered that Nyte has a follow up to this one. Something I'll be following up in the very near future.

I really tried to like this.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-2020

I promise I really did try but I just couldn't get there. **possible mild spoilers below**
I guessed what was possibly going on half way through, but the explanation at the ending was incredibly disappointing. I can think of much better ways this could have ended without it ending up a ridiculously exaggerated love at first sight cliche. Infact I honestly think the whole story would have made more sense is that was not how it ended up. Sure have the end up in love, that's what we're here for, but this was just silly.
Also disappointed in the divergence from the lore of the original series. There were MANY references, in MULTIPLE books, as to why half-vampires can't be a thing. In fact it's a HUGE point in the FIRST book! And no mention of a horde at any point left the dragon lore lacking too.

Good but not as good.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-2020

***** On Roarke's integration of her characters into Painters world. With familiar locations, details and characters(who were even mostly in-character) it really felt like part of the series.
** For Roarke's character depiction and development. While most of the characters had interesting backstories the uncanny habit for her characters to meet and suddenly be unable to look at their precarious situations with any logic or really just look at their life changing situations at all, instead of looking into the romantic interests eyes, was disappointing. Also the fact that all three main female characters basically become swooning damsels in the arms of their men despite all being described as skilled warriors more than once was even more disappointing.
The expansion and more complex story in the third book was a nice surprise and unfortunately probably the only reason I was able to get to the end.
If you liked the original series, I'd say there is a good chance you'd like these. But they definitely didn't leave me hungry for more at the end.

Cute and sweet for something so heavy.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-08-2020

Definitely in the flavour of the series. I was thrown when I realised that the characters were teenagers and I felt the story was a bit too heavy for that age, but it worked. A lot of sass and snark and I'm sorry there wasn't more of a three way with Owen but that probably would have been too progressive for this series. Also keen for more of a story with Owen, there's a lot open there.
Hank and Ivy's daughter was missing from this story too. Maybe that's a time line thing but it's not obvious so it could be something that was missed.
A wonderful continuation of Harrison's work that made the change in author not so obvious.

Much more adventure.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-2020

A paranormal romance adventure story. Not what I was expecting from this series.
I guessed to Fox was very early on so that was a bit of a let down, and the end was a but too sickly sweet (even for this series) but the relationship dynamic and the treasure hunt was wonderful. Like in the previous book, the relationship was much more natural than many of the others and Koras self development was quite endearing.

Better and better

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-08-2020

That Last line!!! So much swag!!
This has been what felt to be the most naturally developed romance of this series. It's always irritated me a little how a lot of the relationships in this series ended with a marriage proposal after a week or less but there was always so much action that it felt longer so I could deal with it.
But this, while following a similar flow, was just so much more organic ...... I am only just now wondering if that's because of the nature of Marigolds green magic? 💐😘

Very satisfying

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-08-2020

I was worried that the more people were added to her circle the more ridiculous this story would get(something I find in most harem stories) but really it's not. This is still as hot and wonderful as it was when there was only 3 of them.

Raw and sensual *drools*

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-08-2020

I'm relatively new to paranormal erotica but this is definitely more like what I was expecting - blood, fluid sexuality, darkness, magic and a monarchy to be brought into submission - Much better than the clean, watered down and romanticised things I've found so far.
As much as this is about the sex, I liked the flow of the plot. The heroine is pulled down a path that she grabs by the balls and makes sure it keeps going. She doesn't simply waft the way her men push her but neither does she fight to hold onto an old path that no longer makes sense.
I have no real issues with the narration but I think this series would have been better done by a single person. There is often an echoing quality to the voices at times too. But like I said, no real issue.

So much better than I was expecting!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-08-2020

It seems to be the running trend with this series that if I'm kind of lukewarm about the blurb I thoroughly enjoy the story and if I'm excited about the blurb I find the story lacking.
This is definitely the former!
The creative use of lore in these stories continues to entertain me. I'm glad there was an explanation about Korras origins too. I was bugging me for quite a while.