on Oct. 30, 2015 :
The story of Roni and Dr Frost unfolds over a series of intensely hot short novellas, each revealing a deliciously sexy new twist. In each volume the characters slowly unfold and gain new depths, new characters are introduced and the intensity builds. Some questions remain though…
I loved the hell out of Roni. She has a sarcastic and self-deprecating voice and she’s very imaginative. I found myself giggling at her thoughts and awkward daydreams more than a few times. She’s quite closed off in the beginning but as the story progresses we find the reasons why and though she is quite awkward and shy she has an admirable inner strength to chase her dreams, do what needs to be done and stand up for herself.
Dr Frost… Oh man, Dr Frost, the epitome of an alpha hero. Mysterious, hot as fuck, emotionally closed off and incredibly intense. What this man can do in only a few words and icy stares will send tingles right down all your happy places. Throughout this series it’s impossible to gauge what he’s thinking and that just makes him that much more appealing as an H.
The whole series is filled with odd and interesting secondary characters and as the story progresses we learn titbits here and there that add depth to the characters themselves as well as generate interest into their various curious sub-plots.
I felt this story was excellently paced. Because I enjoyed Roni’s inner monologue so much I enjoyed running thoughts through her daily actions. The several twists and turns didn’t bother or overwhelm me because they are stretched out over the various volumes and I felt the characters all got the needed attention to their issues and problems. I absolutely love the slow build of sexual tension between Roni and Dr Frost, the slowness of it only added to the intensity, anticipation and angst.
Holy hot prologue, batman! We get thrown into some hot as fuck sex from the first page as Roni and Dr Frost go at it like bunnies.
This is a promise of what’s to come, and in the first chapter we get to meet Roni in all her awkward glory. She’s sarcastic, funny and self-deprecating. Her past has made her afraid of love and relationships and she’s emotionally closed off but her imaginative thought tangents made for quirky and hilarious reading.
Roni has pain in her abdomen which flares up each time she tries to sing. It’s because of this that she decides to head to the medical centre to have it checked out. It isn’t until her scheduled physician is unable to see her, that she meets Dr Frost’s icy blue eyes and is surprised that a man can make her feel something, however confusing it may be .
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on Aug. 9, 2015 :
******* 5 INTRIGUING STARS!!! *******
The first volume of this series deserves 5 STARS for its interesting characters, intriguing plotline, almost flawless storytelling, and promises of steaming hot scenes to come…
Ramona “Roni” Gallo is a 24-year-old music student who is in a desperate financial situation. Aside from her grandmother (who lives miles away) and best friend, she basically has no one to depend on—money matters or not. It doesn’t help that she has been worrying for an upcoming group performance or that she has been feeling ill for the past month and that being sick costs a lot. As if all these troubles aren’t worth worrying enough, her past she can’t deal with seems to resurface. Part of this past leaves her with the fear of falling in love. She used to have no difficulty with avoiding commitments and ignoring her attraction to the opposite sex. Then, there was a last minute change of physician…and then there was Doctor Dexter Frost…
"My greatest fear isn’t dying broke or starving to death or being alone for the rest of my life. Not even the thought of having maggots crawling out of my nose makes my system shut down like the thought of being deeply in love with someone." -Ramona
I read this knowing that it is the first volume of a series and that it ends in a cliffhanger. I usually avoid reading books ending in cliffhangers unless I have secured the second book. I have made an exception with this one, obviously. Even If I am now dying with excitement to get a hold of that next volume, I can’t help but gush! This book will totally intrigue you and keep you so involved you wouldn’t want it to end!
That prologue is just awesome! Everyone is talking about Epic Epilogues (I include myself here) but what about Panty-melting Prologues??? The prologue is hot and all, but by the way that it was written, the author was clearly aiming to capture our interest and devour every page.
Short reads usually lack a well-paced story progression, which is vital in setting the mood of the narrative, and is linked with character development. I love that this one doesn’t sacrifice character development in order to stick with the intended length. I get to know a lot about Roni’s character by the end of this book. I decided early on in my reading that she’s definitely going to make it to my not-so-long list of favorite heroines. I still have questions about her, sure, but those questions just get me more and more curious, hooked, and intrigued. The characterization is just so powerful that even the secondary characters capture my interest. I crave to learn more about them in the coming books. My “literary instinct” rarely fails me so I believe this series is going to have endearing secondary characters as well. Although Doctor Frost’s character is only introduced by the last chapter, his literary presence is intense.
All in all, what makes this a great, short read is the good writing (how I love the word choice!) and characterization. If this first volume is just a taste of what’s yet to come, then I would definitely read the next volume!
"I look up to meet his eyes, and my breath catches in my throat as the iciest, coldest pair of eyes settle on mine. They’re beyond intimidating, and they seem to pierce through my very soul with their frosty, pale blue color. They give off this strangely intense vibe that I’ve never experienced before, and I can’t seem to look away from them. They’re alluring and enticing and frightening all at once. It’s almost like looking into the eyes of a beautiful serial killer. You know it will be the end of you, but can’t for the look of you look away." -Ramona
I highly recommend this book to all the true-blooded New Adult lovers out there! As long as you can put up with a cliffhanger, this one’s for you.
Lyka, Reviewer-THE SCHWARTZ REVIEWS
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