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Posted July 4, 2013
I'm torn about rating this series as 1 star because the stories are fantastic.
But I wanted to warn readers not to get started if they don't want to shell out $14 for a regular length (barely) book.
There are apparently 7 books in the series, each with continuing chapters from the preceding book; about five chapters per book.
At $1.99 each. By the time you get rid of the copyright/table of contents/following material each one is only about 45 pages.
I'm stuck, since I live them an have to know how it turns out, but I wouldn't have started if I'd known how short they were from the start and how many the f-ing publisher would force me to buy if I wanted to know the end of the story.
I hope this practice doesn't gain a lot of support. I don't mind serial release but the cost for the total number of pages should be comparable to other full-length novels in the genre.
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Posted July 19, 2013
Posted July 10, 2013
This was only 40 pages long. Why even bother? For a few dollars more I could have bought a book that had more to it. I will not be buying any more of these.
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Posted July 5, 2013
Posted June 17, 2013
How many pages is this? Is it one of those short short stories that really isn't a book yet? Where the writer gets my money and I am left dissapointed?
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Posted March 6, 2014
If you are willing to give $25 for these books go ahead. There are 13 books which only make one book and each book is only 40-60 freaking pages. The writing is great but I wish I had known how much money I was going to blow once I got hooked. Before you read it think if you are actually willing to spend outragiously on it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted December 3, 2013
This was one of the best stories I have ever read, I literally could not set the book down. The only issue I have is that its not one large novels and every 4chapters you have to buy the next book for $2. Other than that, I recommend this book for anyone who loves to read and is looking for something quick and easy to read to forget how bad your love life really sucks.. Where is my Ian Foster!!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2013
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Posted August 1, 2013
Are you kidding me under 50 pages for $1.99? I don't understand why authors do this, i'm not buying any more. Too bad this could have been 1 great book.
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Posted July 17, 2013
Rating: 3.5 Star Review
Please note, first of all, Until You Dare by Roni Loren is Part 1 of an 8 part Not Until You e-serial. Now, I'm not exactly sure what an e-serial is, but I'm guessing that it's an e-novella that is going to be released in smaller parts.
NUYD1This first installment is about 63 pages so it will barely whet your appetite if you're looking for a sexy AND short read. Well, it's certainly short and I suppose its sexy but there is no Sexy Time. But it is definitely a great start and I enjoyed reading it!
We meet Cela and she's JUST graduated from Veterinary School (awesome!). She's coming home and is trying to juggle too many things in her arms when she happens upon her delectably hot neighbors in the entryway of their apartment building, who offer to take her out on the town to celebrate. I liked Cela well enough but I wouldn't say I fell in love with her. You can tell right away that she's a good person and that she studied hard while getting her degree, since this first part is from Cela's point of view. We also see that she was raised in a pretty strict Catholic household and that she's pretty sheltered. She actually decided on this college because she would be able to move away from her stifling family. She loves them very much but she also realizes that she wasn't able to do much living with them around. Her upbringing is so ingrained into her thinking that she realizes that even though she moved away so that she could live a little hasn't worked out because she hasn't done anything. She lived as she would have lived at home: doing what was right and doing what her family would have wanted her to do. Its a little sad, actually. But once Cela sees a problem, she wants to fix it. So she decides to take her sexy neighbors up on their offer to show her a good time and to celebrate her graduation... and then, the REAL fun begins!
Ian Foster (Foster) and Pike are Cela's super sexy neighbors. We get a little insight into Foster since some of the story is told from his point of view. I really liked Foster and Pike. They are a lot like Yin and Yang but I suppose that's how the author wanted it. Pike is jokey and light and fun, in addition to being blonde and kind of a bad boy. Which makes sense because he's a drummer in a popular local rock band (cool!). Foster, on the other hand, is all dark and mysterious. Dark looks (glances) and dark looks (hair, eyes). And he's always wearing a suit so he's definitely not laid back. He is Mr. Buttoned-Up! What I really liked about Foster is that he's looking for more. He and Pike can get pretty much any girl they want (and regularly do) but Foster wants more than a one-night-stand and threesome with his best pal/roommate. The difficult part for Foster is that he's a dom. He has a membership in the area's exclusive BDSM club and loves it there. But he's looking for that special someone who he can be with and who he can be himself with. I can't explain it but I really like when the smokin' hot guy is looking for love and just can't find the girl he wants. I guess I like going on that quest with them, plus, it's nice to know that hot dudes don't always have it all together!
The three of them (Cela, Foster and Pike) together are pretty great. They all have a great dynamic. Cela is sweet and normal and a little shy. Foster is quiet and intense but very confident. Pike is gregarious and funny and likes to joke around and tease a lot. Things are a little awkward between them at first but they quickly smooth everything over and start getting along really well and Cela is able to really open up to them.
Again, there is no Sexy Time in this installment but when the three of them go to a club, it gets a little steamy. I think that once we actually get to some action between these people, that this will be a really hot book. I would recommend this but only if you can buy all of the sections together. This first part wasn't hot enough to keep my attention but if I could just continue on into the next one, I'd have been pretty happy. As it is, this first one is a great introduction to the characters. I hope I get to see what happens next!!
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I've read Roni's books from the very beginning and have loved all of them. I find that I can always relate to her female characters in some way, which sucks me into the stories. The fact that there is always a sexy, dominant male doesn't hurt either. :)
This serial promises to deliver more of Roni's talent for writing compelling, sexy, fun, and hot stories!