Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Review: Delicate Freakn' Flower by Eve Langlais

The Particulars: Paranormal Romance, indie, available as e-book
The Source: Free read during downloaded during AllRomance 12 days of Christmas
The Grade: B
The Blurb:
Naomi doesn’t want to follow tradition and settle down with a violence-loving, chest thumping shapeshifter. She grew up in a household with five, testosterone laden brothers where none of the dishes ever matched, the ugly-as-sin furniture could withstand any catastrophe, and where crazy glue was bought by the case.

When fate—with a snicker—makes her meet not one, but two mates, Naomi digs her heels in and refuses to do what her wolf—and her body—demands. No way is she voluntarily allowing herself to get hitched to a pair of dumbass—totally hot and muscled—lacrosse players.

Can Ethan, the towering Kodiak bear, and Javier, the sexy, tanned jaguar convince this she-wolf that life with them won’t be all chaos? And can this delicate freakn’ flower unbend her prejudices enough to recognize she needs a pair of men who can handle her thorns—and her passion?

The Review:
I noticed this one when it was released, but I never bought it, so when it was offered as a free read I downloaded it. And I am glad I did. I loved this book in so many ways. It was funny, filled with snark and snappy comebacks. I loved Naomi, Her snarkiness, her determination to keep her independence. She was scarred by the past, and her reasoning made sense. She knew exactly what she wanted- which was to not mate with a shifter. Thank you very much. Ethan and Jared are determined to show her she is wrong. And how they do it. They start a sensual feast. A long courtship, that lasts until they have convinced Nicole that she needs a shifter.

But now for the things I didn't like.  When it comes to the plot, the suspense subplot felt tacked on and unnecessary.  I didn't feel that it added anything to the story.   There were a few minor typos, but the thing that  annoyed me most was the formatting... I have no idea why, but the spacing was 1,5 lines Why? Since it gives an unprofessional impression. 

Will I get more books? Oh definitely.  I loved this book, and the major flaw is fixable. 

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