I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad). The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.
9/3 - Why are all the shifter women so CRAZY? Constantly attacking each other, tearing each other apart (literally and metaphorically) - it makes it hard to like any of them except Jessi(ca)e Ann (for unexplained reasons dogs don't get violent with each other or other species like the wolves, hyenas, bears, lions, and all the other shifter species in Laurenston's supernatural world). I can't stand Smitty's sister Sissy Mae and can't imagine enjoying her story, if there is one. She, and Ronnie Lee, were so horrible to Jessica when they were younger nothing Laurenston wrote would ever evince a sympathetic response from me towards her.
Hot and steamy sex scenes galore and lots of highly amusing "Why doesn't she call me?" (or some variation on that theme) angst from Smitty. I just love the plot lines where the big, bad alpha male who is known for loving them and leaving them finally meets his match, only to come to the realisation that she doesn't find him as fascinating as he does her (or, at least, that's what she's trying to tell herself, to begin with). To be continued...
11/3 - Not sure I get the appeal of being grievously scared in the same place over and over. The amount of fighting that goes on between the Smith Pack and all the other packs should cause enough scarring without encouraging your mate to add to them. My heart surgery scars get itchy and are irritated by the littlest thing (and they're 25 years old). Having someone frequently open up the scar (through precise surgery or imprecise biting) would, I can only imagine, create a dreadful mess - damaging nerves and causing numbness through the repeated damage. That whole scenario does not work for me, it doesn't engender a feeling of sexiness at all, it just makes me wince in sympathy for how bad the scar will be after a few years of being torn at repeatedly.
I want to read Kristan and Johnny's story - a story of young love (they should be in their late teens or early twenties) with Kristan the firecracker wolfdog and Johnny the sensitive wolf growing up in the care of dogs (doesn't the story just write itself?).