3.5 stars rounded up.
Why 3.5 stars instead of the 5 stars I gave to Blacque/Bleu?
- Pack dynamics beyond Travis' immediate family were never really brought to light.
- The packs war was completely obscured and on the sideline.
- The sudden BDSM scene between Dylan and Travis... what on earth was that about? It seemed completely out of place, like it belonged in a club scene.
- I expected to fall in love with Travis and Dylan, and I never did. I felt for both of them, but never really connected.
- The abrupt scene/time changes did not work for me. It simply felt like a bad editorial cut and I felt confused and wanting.
There were parts of this story that were wonderfully written. I like Belinda McBride's style of writing. But this story felt disjointed at times. Questions were left unanswered and chunks of information seemed missing. Admittedly I haven't read the first two Arcada stories, but I still don't think this one is of the calibre of Blacque/Bleu.