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Crystal Cove

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

4.5 STars ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Cover

4.5 STars
~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

“Once I started, I was compelled to turn the pages and know what happened next.” ~Under the Covers

I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating. Lisa Kleypas has a way with words. The ease...
4.5 STars
~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

“Once I started, I was compelled to turn the pages and know what happened next.” ~Under the Covers

I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating. Lisa Kleypas has a way with words. The ease of her writing is astonishing every single time. She can truly write a novel that flows almost effortlessly and draws you in until you are living and breathing in her world.

CRYSTAL COVE was no different. I devoured this book in less than 24 hours. Once I started, I was compelled to turn the pages and know what happened next.

Other than the beautiful writing and sweet storylines that she’s always known for, CRYSTAL COVE has again an amazing set of characters. Justine is a spunky heroine that believes love is out of her reach. But truly there is a curse in her family and the men they fall in love with are destined to die. So she’s preferred to stay alone. Better NOT to have loved and than lost.

And Jason is the typical millionaire that is so popular nowadays in romance books. He’s all powerful, has all the money in the world, lives a very methodical lifestyle where everything goes according to his wishes, and …. he also has a dark secret.

“The fissure of a crescent moon gleamed white and clear like a claw mark in the sky. A night made for magic.”

CRYSTAL COVE is also a bit different from the rest of the series in that Ms. Kleypas does delve into the paranormal and magical aspects that were previously just hinted at or where not the main focus of the story. Although, ultimately, this is a story about Justine and Jason, this is also very much so about magic for both of them. In the previous books that was less prominent. However, being a reader of paranormal, I didn’t have a problem with the deeper exploration of these topics.

Another surprise in this one was the addition of some BDSM. To be quite honest, that’s the main reason this book didn’t get a 5 star review for me. I read BDSM normally, it just didn’t quite work to where it needed to be for Kleypas. It didn’t feel like real BDSM, it just felt like she wanted to put the characters in that position and then didn’t know how they should act once they were there. Yes, he ties her up and all that. And yes, this makes sense with his character because he is very controlling in every other aspect of his life. I’m just not sure if BDSM works for Lisa Kleypas. Ultimately, I couldn’t wait for that scene to be over and done with so they could get back to more sexy loving. And this book did have quite a bit of hot, sexy loving.

This may not be my favorite book in this series, I still think nothing can compare to DREAM LAKE, but it was definitely a great addition and it has me wanting LIGHTNING BAY that much more.

posted by Under_The_Covers_BookBlog on February 5, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

21 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

I normally can't put down a Lisa Kleypass book; having said that

I normally can't put down a Lisa Kleypass book; having said that, I had to make myself finish this book. The character development is weak and the plot is weaker. It's almost as if she tried to mix ingredients from "Beautiful Creatures" with "50 Shades ...
I normally can't put down a Lisa Kleypass book; having said that, I had to make myself finish this book. The character development is weak and the plot is weaker. It's almost as if she tried to mix ingredients from "Beautiful Creatures" with "50 Shades of Gray" and brought none of the Kleypass magic. It’s as if she didn't write it at all- it is as far from the Friday Harbor characters as was that horrible "Christmas with Holly" Hallmark movie.

There are no mentions of the other characters from the previous books, which is completely off character for this author with her other series books. I was so looking forward to more of Alex & Zoe, and hoping she would even pull in Sam & Lucy (since Lucy is Justine's bff) and then maybe even Mark & Maggie. No such luck. Alex & Zoe get a couple of sentences. Instead, the reader is subjected to supernatural and people-born-without-a-soul nonsense. As if that is even possible... if your target audience is American women with a romantic notion, then taking away the concept of SOUL MATES is not the way to have them buy more of your books. This book will definately impact whether I purchase another Kleypass novel.

posted by Readerofmany on February 11, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    A SHECAT

    Waits for toms to start first.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Tom

    Walks in

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    Posted November 11, 2013

    Hey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Crystalstar

    Crystalstar purres "oh you."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    To Honeykit.

    Hi this is Lilystar leader of WaterClan. Please join I will bring you up with my four kits: Dewkit, Cloverkit, Tawnykit, and Peachkit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Great book

    I went crazy reading it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Mysteryou Mysterious cat

    Jumps and attacks blackfoot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    $%&&**

    SUCK MY DI.CK YOU MOTHER FU.CKING SHE-CATS

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    Posted August 8, 2013


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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Honeykit

    I am a little lost kit in need of a clan. My mother died from greencough when I was only two moons old. A loner found me and raised me as her own for two moons and then left me.May I join your clan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Mistypaw

    I need a mentor too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    Lionkit

    Whined hungrily.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    To Hawkstar

    Dont advritise in my clan ever again!<p>
    Swiftstar of FireClan at flaming tree all results.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Wow.. just wow..

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    Posted August 11, 2013

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    Dapplefur curled up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Reedpaw to everyone

    I needa mentor

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    Breezestar to Hawkstar

    Please don't advertize on other Clans territory.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2013

    The loner

    "He's gone...he's...gone...you're never going to find him...give it up..." she whispered to herself as she walked slowly away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    Mask

    I gtg *kissed mr M* "bye my love!"

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    Posted August 11, 2013

    Ferndapple

    Hi stellakit.

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