on Aug. 26, 2011
via Love on the Bookshelf
I really like the premise of the book, being a recovering theater geek myself, and it’s obvious that the author knows how a production runs. The plot device is a pleasant change from the typical romance novel plots out there (though I love those…). The main characters are likable and suitably developed for a light read.
The Three R’s
Rating: X For some wicked hot sex scenes. They’re not overly elaborate, and not full-on erotica, but the descriptions are vivid and will definitely raise your blood pressure.
Recommendation: This is a pretty straight-forward romance novel and tends to follow the archetypal route. If you want a light romance with some steamy sex scenes (you can tell that this author also writes erotica) without feeling totally awkward for reading something dirty, give it a read. If you’re a theater geek, recovering or otherwise, you’ll really appreciate the author’s knowledgeable descriptions of acting in a Community Theater production.
Re-read: Unless theater really really turns you on, you can probably pass this one on to a friend when you’re done. Just not your mom or grandma or anyone that you don’t want to picture getting all hot and bothered, because those sex scenes will send you right out of the kitchen and into the bedroom. As in get out of the kitchen if you can’t stand the heat – and then go to the bedroom where you can do something about it!
This book had me at post-apocalyptic. I admit, I’m a sucker for post-apocalyptic stories whether they’re books, movies, or just a good yarn. Now, Human Nature didn’t have Kevin Costner, but it was still a really good story. The real theme in this book is growth. The human race is growing stronger against the aliens. As she works on patching people up, Dawn grows more confident in herself and her skills – both as a doctor and as a leader. And, an unexpected love grows between Dawn and ________. Well, I can’t give it away, can I? I'll keep it on my reader because I may go back to it later when I need a post-apocalypse fix and don’t feel like watching The Postman or Legend. I’d definitely recommend it to a friend – they just may need to get their own copy!
I love me some action and suspense, and boy does this book have it. Close quarters fighting, bullets flying, creeping around in abandoned warehouses, bodies piling up… the only thing it was missing was a high-speed car chase, but that doesn’t exactly work so well in book form so I’ll let it slide. (Jason, you should totally put a car chase in your next book) AND it’s set in alternative universe/futuristic Phoenix to boot. I’m totally lovin’ that.
I absolutely recommend. If you’re into action movies (I LOVE action movies) and/or cop shows (hells yeah) and/or alternative universe/futuristic novels… well, you’re totally in luck.