Series: Others of Edenton, Book 1
Publisher: Brandy L Rivers
Date Published: April 16th 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Urban, Urban Fantasy
Audiobook Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
Audiobook Narrator: Kelley Hazen
Source: Provided by author for honest review
Description: Fallon is a brilliant tattoo artist with inherent magic. Tired of men and their games, she climbs onto her Harley and leaves her old life behind. Brody is a talented motorcycle mechanic and werewolf stuck in his painful past. It’s just another depressing night until he’s attacked by vampires. Thinking he's killed them, he runs into the night and crashes into Fallon. Unwilling to walk away from anyone in need, she heals Brody and then takes out the vampires who aren’t as dead as he thought. Her past collides with the present, and she finds herself stranded in Edenton, Washington where an old friend lives. With no ride and no real plan, she winds up staying in Brody’s empty apartment. Feeling alive for the first time in years, Brody is determined to claim Fallon’s heart and keep her safe from the shadows in her past. However, she prides herself on her independence and would rather keep him safe, even from herself. With the impending danger from the group of vampires and dark mages, they will have to work together. The closer they get, the harder it is for her to fight her attraction. Be prepared for monsters, magic and lots of ink.
I was given a credit to review this book on Audible.
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Yes, I would say listening to the book was time well spent – I did listen while driving so I was already going to be spending that time on an audiobook. I enjoyed the different voices the narrator had, even though some of the voices and accents for the villains were on the obnoxious side. One thing that bothered me was the narrator’s pronunciation of werewolf. She kept saying “we’re”wolf but it should be “where”wolf. That kept tripping up my listening.
Would you be willing to try another book from Brandy L. Rivers? Why or why not?
Possibly, this being a first in the series means the books should improve over time, right? I can’t say I was super impressed with the writing, pacing, and plot structure though.
Have you listened to any of Kelley Hazen Storyteller Productions’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This is my first performance by this narrator.
What would have made this romance irresistible?
Maybe if it wasn’t so formulaic it would have been better. I wasn’t completely sold on why these two were more special for each other than anyone else would have been.
Any additional comments?
My general impression of In Too Deep was that it was just alright, and quite a bit formulaic in the romance department. I feel like I’ve read the romance before many times – they meet, there’s sexual tension everywhere, they fight their feelings, they get together, they have a misunderstanding and it causes a problem in their new relationship, they work through it and they end up so strong that no one can break them. I do have to say the plot was good – once it got to it. I really have a hard time when books are so focused on the sexual tension that the dangerous creatures they are fighting/hiding from take a back seat until the last bit of the book. About ¾ of the way through we finally get into the action that I was waiting on, so the book finally got exciting.
Characters: The big bad is quite creepy in this book, a manipulative vampire working with the heroine’s ex (who is really messed up in the head and obsessed with her). I liked the kick-ass heroine with her magical tattoos and red hair. The hero, he was alright. I didn’t think he was anything unique or super special, but he was good for her.