Series: Otherworld Stories #1 Publisher: Bantam Release Date: January 27, 2009 Reviewed by: Amber R Book Info Author Info
For those of you who followed my journey through the last month, you know that I read through the last part of the Women of the Otherworld series in just a few short weeks. And I loved the ending. I never thought of reading or needing anything additional from the point of view of the men of this series. I was wrong.
We started out with learning about the circumstances surrounding Jeremy's birth. Malcolm's point of view is not something I ever wanted. And reading of it didn't redeem him in my eyes at all. He's a total bastard and that's all we really need to know. He's underestimated Jeremy from conception and that never changed. It was very interesting reading about Jeremy's mothers family though. We have always known Jeremy was "more", there is a definite distinction there and a vague understanding of where he comes from.
From there we move on to seeing Clay's beginning up close and personal from the start. It's hilarious. Well once Jeremy finally gets Clay to Stonehaven, it's hilarious. While still in Louisiana the true level of Jeremy's patience is highlighted. At the same time we see the true level of Clay's distrust. As we go on with the story, we get to see first hand the way that Clay's mind works and who he is at the heart of things. There were quite a few different things that happened that I laughed so hard at. And I loved seeing the progression of Jeremy and Clay's relationship.
At the end we get a glimpse into Jeremy's life with Jamie. As I was reading, I realized that while Jeremy is involved in all these books, we really don't get anything from his pov. In some of the books we get Clay here and there or Lucas but Jeremy is an enigma and so interesting and we get nothing. For me being able to read about him and see his way of thinking was really interesting.
Like I said, I didn't think I needed this book or even wanted it. But once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. I know that these characters can't go on forever but I really wish they could. Having the guy's stories is just as interesting and endearing as the women. I really need to see the process Kelley has for developing these stories and these people. I can't say characters because they really feel real to me while I'm reading. If you haven't checked out this series yet, you're really missing out.
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