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Good but the MC is Turning Into a Special Snowflake
7 August 2018
Don’t Cheat Me starts a month after the events in book one. Nora is still living with Terence under the bridge, and the beginning chapter sees her take him up on an offer of employment at his nightclub, Underworld. After being attacked (again) Wulf the werewolf offers to take her to his pack’s gym to teach her self defence. Cue werewolf drama and an investigation to undertake and we have ourselves another RH feeling more like an UF.
All the main characters from book one are still present in this book but many of them don’t have as much impact as in the first one - seeing as Nora both lives with and works for Terence the troll, we don’t get to see much of him which is a shame. There are plenty of werewolves though, luckily I’ve always preferred werewolves to vampires so I was happy with that development, plus Rook is an awesome addition to the story - makes much more sense than Wulf if you get what I’m saying. Now unfortunately Parker is still very much present and it doesn’t appear like he’s going anywhere anytime soon, which is a shame as I can’t stand him. The other character that is starting to really annoy me is Nora. We had a bit of a Special Snowflake situation in the first book but Don’t Cheat Me sees her embracing that title. And every man either wanting to have her or kill her is actually starting to get old.
I actually felt that Don’t Cheat Me was better written than the first book; the writing flowed better. And the authors were once again very diligent in ensuring that there were no errors. The big reveal at the end of this book wasn’t much of a surprise (guessed it in book one) but I’m glad that it’s finally out in the open and hope that the third book will see Nora come into her own a bit more. This series is definitely slow burn. Most UF books are light on in the romance side of things so it would be okay, if there weren’t such an emphasis on the romance side - only two kisses in this book and who’s going to be in the harem is still iffy with some characters. Again, there’s a trigger warning but it is more due to things alluded to have happened in the past.
I liked this book about the same as the first one and it would of gotten 5 stars if Nora wasn’t becoming so annoying. Saying that, I will be reading the next book when it is out.