The long-awaited sequel to Rejar. He was full-blooded and untamable. Sensual and sinuous. Erotically magnetic. A uniquely beautiful creature who could make himself irresistible to women. And he was feral at heart. With his glittering green and gold eyes, silken hair, and purring voice, the stunning captive chained to the wall was exactly what Jenise needed. And he was hers to take...Or so she believed. But she had never heard how dangerous it was to lie down with the cat.
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"Dara Got It!"
It is a remarkable story to read and Rebecca Cook makes a good listen.
I am sorry that there are 3 additional books that have not been recorded.
Get the other 3 books!
"Try It You'll Like It!"
The male characters in this series are seriously delicious. They know what they want and go after it with a confidence that can't be matched and a will that brooks no argument. Like the two books preceding this one, the storyline in this book is quite entertaining. The intimate scenes are sexually arousing, yet tastefully descriptive. I've thoroughly enjoyed all three books in this series thus far!
"Keep them coming Dara"
I love this series, the characters are great, the many different character's lives and there destiny's brings so much scope for a continued series with so many options i will be always looking to see when Dara brings out the next one. It's refreshing to have a new book to a series that includes and continues the previous series books as this series so far has, Rejar was fantastic and so is this one. I absolutely loved the little alien guide, the humor in this series is quick and refreshing also. Narration is great also, which makes the difference alot of the time. Keep them coming Dara.
"I am hooked"
I am hooked on the Matrix of Destiny books. I think they are wonderful. Hope to see book 4 soon.
"Cat ladies fantasies in writing"
Dara Joy's series creates a fantasy world that all " Crazy Cat Ladies " dream of . You'll find yourself wishing you could find this world in your real life
"Best series ever"
One of my biggest disappointments in reading ever is the fact that Dara Joy does not write her fabulous books anymore. They are all wonderful, exciting, and are the types of stories that you can read and listen to repeatedly.
I enjoyed the twists and turns of the story. the narrator brought out nuances that enriched the experience
"Lackluster and Pedestrian"
The book lacks real depth or conflict, the characters are one dimensional, the overarching plot for the series distracts from what little story there is, and the fictional world the author is attempting to establish is trite and confusing.
Perhaps something by Julie Garwood or Karen Marie Moning, who are both able to mix a good plot with a fun romance.
Cook did a good job with the material she was given. Her voice is pleasant and easy to listen to.
I was highly disappointed with the quality of the story. The characterization was nonexistent and the hero and heroine fell flat. They are both paragons of virtue, capable of miraculous feats, but lacking in any sympathetic, humanistic traits that make them believable or likeable. The story was poorly written and lacked depth. It relied heavily on the intimate scenes to carry it. It felt like poorly written fan fiction.
I would never recommend this author.
"Oh What a Cat"
Hot, sexy, great
The hero, feline character
When they first meet.
I waited a long time for this to come out in audio, so yes I did. In the 90's this was a very popular book at romance book stores.
It is a shame, Ms Joy never, that I know of, wrote the story of the cat that gets beaten.
"sophmoric writing, cheesy eroticism"
I've given lots of 4 and 5 stars and go thru a lot of books each month in the various romance genres, but even surviving several hours into this book, I was cringing at the dialogue, and after a while gritting my teeth.
There was so much 3rd person pre -commentating, eg "because of familiar' superior sense of [pick any superskill insert here] he was able to leap tall bounds/run at top speed for a full day/make her come with an exhale/tell someone was lying/detect intruders a mile away/decipher strange new languages" and so forth, that I started rolling my eyes.("Familiars" are the male lead's cat-like species).
I'm sorry to say it was very high school level writing.
The consistency of that simplistic phrasing-that conditional explanation before each narrative segment (I do not know what this is really called), had me irritated enough that I closed the book at 3.36 hours when 'he could make out something on the mountain..' [because] "familiar's eyesight was especially acute".
The other disappointment was the constant introduction of new people, things, entities that I just couldn't keep up with it. The author loves the sound of foreign words and it was so constant, I just started to ignore them to wait for the storyline of the two leads to continue.
Patricia Waddell does an excellent job with this kind of SciFi romance (altho without so much steamy sex), and she doesn't saturate the reader/listener with ridiculous names/titles/fake language speak for the sake of the sound.
If you enjoy Larissa Ione, Nalini Singh, or other top fantasy/paranormal, you may find this a let down in terms of sophistication of writing and plotline. There is much overlap in subject and elements like foreign worlds/planes of existence, foreign "species", paranormal abilities, and steamy sex, but the work of Ione and Singh aren't as self-consciously foreign and exotic as this book was.
This book relies on sex to drive a plot and all the characters and hides behind immature writing. Even though I'm an avid reader of steamy bodice-rippers, this really missed the mark if you are used to reading good stuff.
The narration was merely ok. Various of the evil character's voices were grating but likely consistent with the author's description. It just didn't, or couldn't help overcome the writing.
I cannot recommend this book.
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