Timber by Tate James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Kicking ass and taking names!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 🤐🤫😍🥰
Narration Type: Duet Narration
The heroine: Hayden Darling Timber (a.k.a. Hades, a.k.a. Daria Wolfe, a.k.a. Dare) – she has been fighting against an old foe who keeps sabotaging her businesses and the people closest to her. The end of the last book had some big reveals that seemed way to implausible to even happen in a work of fiction. But hey, it did complicate things for Hades, so why not?
The Heroes: Lucas (a.k.a. Gumdrop), Cass (a.k.a. Grumpy Cat), Zed (a.k.a. Zeddy Bear) – Lucas is a genuinely nice guy and working toward getting certified as an EMT to help out more. Cass is a former gang leader that was dead and needs to be resurrected. Zed is Hades right hand man who betrayed her in the worst possible way.
The Story: Everything is falling apart from the events at the end of the last book. It is unknown how Hayden will come back from it and be cleared of all the allegations against her. Her nemesis always seems to come out on top and now it seems he may have won. Dare wasn’t the only one that was betrayed, Zed was betrayed as well.
What I liked about this book is that Hades and her men finally started to make plans and play offense with the man that is out to get her. They ultimately began to make some moves against him and get some wins under their belts. I have been waiting for this and even mentioned in my review of the last book that I wanted them to start scheming instead of just reacting to everything their nemesis had done.
This series was told in Hades point of view via duet narration, and narrated by Noelle Bridges and Lucas Webley. Noelle has the perfect voice for Hades and though I don’t like Hayden’s personality all the time, Noelle does a fantastic job at portraying her in all her fierce glory. Lucas Webley also does a terrific job, he has a deep sexy voice for Zed, and rough growly voice for Cass and a sincere guileless voice for Lucas.
I do love the duet narration, but I also wish that the book and series was told in multiple points of view so I could get more of a feel for what the guys were thinking at any given time. Though we know they love Hades, I still like getting the male point of view in a romance novel.
I was afraid that the part where they finally defeat their enemy would be anticlimactic and I found that I really liked the way it all worked out. The only thing I can say I sort of disliked was the amount of intimate scenes. It seemed like nearly every other scene was a sex scene and I just really wanted to find out what happened. I think the book could have definitely been shortened a bit by taking out about half of those scenes.
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