Zane coughs from the doorway because the swan king, the wereswans, and representatives for every type of shifter are here. Oh shit, the plot’s arrived! Everyone hide! Anita is surprised and wants to know why they could possibly be here.
Oh, I don’t know, to see the single most important person in the universe. She tells Zane to keep them out until the guests get angry because she’s busy whimpering while crying over things she’s done a million times before. I know I must sound heartless, but this happens every single book. It’s plot development by numbers. Then she thinks she can’t start a fight so she better so greet them with Micah.
Micah kisses her on the hand and she thinks of JC. Micah picks up on this and Anita tells him she’s worried how JC will react. I don’t think JC will care, seeing as he gave you the ardeur when you were being raped by Micah because he wanted you to enjoy it. It’s painfully obvious that JC enjoys humiliating Anita for kicks. Anita puts her hand over Micah’s heart and thinks about how he’s naked under all those clothes.
His voice comes out a little breathy. “I told you, I want to be your Nimir-Raj, whatever that means, whatever it takes.”
Even if it involves making your skin into an easily wearable Anita suit.
I felt a frown forming between my eyes. “You know what they say about things being too good to be true, don’t you?”
It’s remarkable how different our definitions of ‘good’ are.
“Am I too good to be true, Anita?” He whispered my name against my lips, and we kissed. Gentle, soft, wet.
Anita says that this is too good to be true and Micah says ‘I love the way you look at me’. Yes, the look of fear in her eyes. SO SEXY.
It may me lower my eyes and I blushed, even though I wasn’t thinking a damn thing that was sexual.
WHY IS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH SEX WITH YOU
He laughed again, a surprised burst of sound that held so much joy. He laughed the way children laugh before they learn to hide how they feel.
WHAT IS YOUR BAGGAGE? My god, that’s the most pretentious ass line I’ve read! That sounds like it should be coming from a book about a victim of genocide or a character like Katniss Everdeen who’s lived their life under a brutal oppressive regime that subjects people to random acts of brutal cruelty! How has anyone ever tried to oppress you Anita? When has anyone ever tried to stop you feeling what you’re feeling? You had a really great childhood! Who beat it into you to hide your emotions?
Donovan Reece – swan king, if you can remember, it’s been so long since he’s been in – comes in and says he made promises about Anita helping people. Poor fool.
He had obviously decided not to wait outside.
“Help you do what?”
He shrugged. “Nothing important, just find some missing alphas and try to convince the Kadra of the werecobras that her Kashyapa, her mate, isn’t dead, just missing with the rest. Trouble is,” Reece said, “I think she’s right. I think she’s dead.”
Last quarter of the book. The actual plot actually arrives.
I’m trying very hard to not get very angry. This is just so lazy. There has been so much pointless bullshit in this book. The plot should be about the missing leaders. But we’ve just had chapter after chapter after chapter of mind-numbing shit about oooh Anita’s a bit sad and she’s got to rape Richard and ahsdjdjrjrrjjjjj
This is not right. This is just the worst writing. If you ever need an example for writing students of HOW NOT TO WRITE A BOOK, just give them this shit.
Marianne tells me that the universe/deity loves me and wants me to be happy. So why is it every time I get a little happy all hell breaks loose? The message seems very clear, and it’s not about love.
No, it’s about love. It’s about how much a certain someone loves themself.