ebook: 164 Pages
Series: The Crescent Chronicles #1
The only argument in my defense is this book is like a train wreck, you can’t stop watching. In this case, reading.
Allie, the MC, along with her friend, Jess, accepts a job working in her father’s hotel, in New Orleans.
Having previously said that she’s done with guys – first or second page of the novel – of course the first thing she notices, when arriving at the hotel, is the hawt guy at the bar, Levi.
By now, I was pretty sure they were meant to be. Because I’m psychic, obviously. Shh.
Levi is the most obnoxious, infuriating, arrogant and frustrating jerk ever. He also can’t take a bloody hint. Sure, she wants him. Yes, she’s lying to herself when she says she doesn’t. The lady doth protest too much, you get me?
But you know, OUT LOUD, she actually says no, repeatedly. What more does he want?
Moving on. He orders for her, embarrasses her in front of her parents, lies to her and eventually puts her life in danger, but let’s circle back to that later.
I didn’t like Jess any better. She starts off as a ditzy kind of friend, a total flirt and an irritating drunk. Guess what? By the time she’s out of the picture, there’s no character development whatsoever. Shocked? I know, baby, me too.
Characters and a proper, good, enjoyable characterization, really make a novel, but I can still partially enjoy it if, at least, the plot is interesting.
Sadly, Flight has little plot to speak of. Moreover, it doesn’t rear its ugly head until close to the end.
I liked the lore, unbelievable as it was (bird-shifters at the top of the supernatural chain? Color me skeptic), but the way it was handled and the execution were poor and lacking.
Levi, Owen, Jarred and Hailey are all crow-shifters. After spending a couple of days with Allie, Levi decides to bring her in on the secret, because..I don’t know. Because she’s “beautiful” and he wants to get in her pants, I s’ppose.
Allie reacts like a normal person, freaks the fuck out and gets the hell out of dodge. ~The End~
Gotcha! No, I wish that was it, but no. She thinks it’s cool.
A couple of weeks pass and Levi gives her a gift, an old family heirloom, a ring with rubies. Which, of course, means she’s been tricked to be his mate, can’t take off the ring and can never leave New Orleans again, because people want her and she’s in mortal danger.
She runs, she gets kidnapped, she gets saved.
I did appreciate Allie’s character, for standing up for herself when it comes to calling out Levi on his lies and not forgiving him off the bat. My psychic powers tell me it’s going to happen in the second installment, though.
Levi’s response to Allie accusing him of putting her in danger?
“I didn’t put you in danger, you put yourself in danger by running away”.
Jerk.Jerk.Jerk.Asshole.Possesive, asshole-y jerk! Oh, and liar.
He asks her for one more day, to try to convince her to stay.
Naturally, Allie – freaked and shaken as she is – says no and gets the hell out of dodge. ~The End~
She really doesn’t.
..aaaand, venting finished!