Review: Lord of Rage by Jill Monroe

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Review: Lord of Rage by Jill Monroe
Lord of Rage
Book Info

Released: September 20. 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Royal House of Shadows #2
Pages: 282

Lord of Rage was a UTC group read for us so instead of writing a group review, we decided to use our IM chat as our review. Note that this is a real IM chat between us three, so we will be more candid and you can finally see how much abuse I receive from *jerks thumb at Francesca and Suzanne* these two. You have been forewarned! This is UTC, unscripted.

Annie: Okay let’s do this!
Suz: So Breena and Osborn…
Annie: What did you think of Breena?
Suz: I like her better the Jane
Annie: Me too! She’s much easier it relate to, I felt bad for her.
Suz: She also has cool powers
Annie: Actually, I didn’t feel too bad, she got a sexy berserker.
Fran: Yes her powers were cool but I really liked her personality. She was tough but still easy going.
Suz: Yeah no stupid moments, or worse maidenly ones!
Annie: What about Osborn? I loved him, I loved reading about his background
Annie: Sexy sexy man!
Fran: I thought he was adorable and hot
Suz: I loved him, and he bought her present!
Annie: Definitely sexy, what was your favourite scene with him?
Fran: Hmmm, when he changed the energy at the lake.
Suz: Oh yeah! Where he goes down on her to save the day! I wish that happened in my life
Annie: LOL ME TOO! *pouts*
Fran: Me three!
Annie: So what didn’t you like about the book?
Fran: I didn’t like that there was no big battle.
Suz: It didn’t feel like it had finished, it like it had just started and then it ended!
Fran: Nothing ever really happens
Annie: I agree, I felt like it built up a lot and then…it was just okay in the end. The timeline confused me as well, it was weird especially from the first book.
Fran: Yeah the timeline throw me off.
Me: Yeah, because Nicolai isn’t saved until years later but this is set almost straight away. Apparently it is all explained though.
Fran: Another thing, there wasn’t enough sex and steam!!
Annie: The sex was good, but I want more!
Fran: lol!
Suz: Another thing I didn’t like was how easily Osborn stopped hating the Eldens after Breena just said “it isn’t us.”
Fran: Yeah that was too easy.
Annie: Oh yeah. After all that time hating Eldens, he was like *shrugs* okay cool.
Suz: LOL!
Fran: He had this hate inside for years and all it takes is one word from her and everything is okay.
Annie: Pussy whipped.
Fran: Totally!
Annie: Where’s my whip?
Fran: Breena has it!
Suz: LOL!
Fran: Okay one thing I loved.
Suz: Yes?
Fran: The Goldilocks reference
Annie: Oh yes!
Suz: Yes! That was funny I loved that
Annie: I liked the very end, that excerpt thing, it was very cute. What did you think of Jill Monroe’s writing? This is the first one of hers that I have read.
Fran: Me too, I loved it
Suz: I liked it, it was simple and to the point.
Fran: Very easy to read.
Annie: I think it was a very fast read for me, very easy to read.
Suz: It wasn’t trying to be all poetic and all that.
Annie: Exactly, enough description and it didn’t lag.
Annie: How’d you like the Berserker reference and backstory?
Suz: I liked it, I liked the idea of Berserkers
Annie: I thought it was pretty badass. I love the Berserkers.
Fran: I liked it too.
Suz: I loved it when he shagged her in his bearskin LOL!
Annie: ME TOO!
Fran: Berserkers are hot
Annie: Man I want that!
Suz: Me too, against a tree trunk yum!
Annie: yummy!
Fran: Double yum LOL!
Suz: Double yum! TWO BERSERKERS! At once!
Fran: His brothers were cute too
Suz: They were sweet, when they are older, there are your TWO BERSERKERS!
Annie: Excited about the next book?
Suz: I am
Fran: I am!!! This series is sweet light fun, entertaining
Suz: It is, I can’t wait to see what happens in the end and how they bring it all together. So the most important question! Nicolai or Osborn?
Annie: OSBORN!
Suz: haha me too!
Fran: Osborn
Annie: I want a Berserker baby!
Fran: Lol!
Suz: Lol!
Fran: This couple wins hands down
Annie: I think so, what do you think about the Elden world?
Suz: It is good but we aren’t given that much info. It is in bits and pieces. We don’t know how the world works as a whole if you know what I mean
Annie: yea it’s still up in the air after 2 books.
Fran: Yeah I agree.
Annie: Okay cool question. If you could write a series like this with 4 authors, who would you pick?
Suz: Good question! JR Ward, Kresly Cole, Christine Warren, or maybe Jeaniene Frost and ILONA ANDREWS
Fran: Ward, Kresley Cole, Nalini Singh, Gena Showalter
Annie: Ward, Kresley Cole, Nalini Singh, Larissa Ione
Suz: So we all pick JRW and KC, How about Lisa Kleypas?
Annie: YES!
Fran: That would be cool
Annie: Lisa Kleypas doing a PNR. AWESOME!
Suz: I think LK would write a great PNR.
Fran: What about Jennifer Ashley?
Annie: Oh yes for sure!
Suz: So basically all our favourite authors! Lol! So what fairy tales? I think JRW would do an awesome Beauty and the Beast
Fran: Yes!
Annie: What about Cole?
Fran: What about the Little Mermaid?
Annie: That would be cool!
Suz: Or, Little Red Riding Hood, with LYKAE! *swoon*
Fran: Ione should try that one
Annie: the wargs!
Annie: For Kleypas?
Fran: Cinderella?
Annie: Yesss!
Suz: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, a bit of ménage a 8 going on! LOL!
Fran: OMG!
Annie: LOL!
Suz: Sleeping Beauty, Frost I think.
Annie: Yeah I like that! Wow we are making a new series right here!
Fran: We gotta contact the authors
Suz: and collect the profits KERCHING!
Annie: Jackpot!
Fran: SO back to Lord of Rage, anything you want to add?
Suz: Just that I liked it, it was a good quick read that I would read again
Fran: Hot hero; cute heroine and a sweet story
Annie: Can I have Osborn?
Suz: No, sorry it’s my Birthday so therefore he is mine lol!
Fran: I’ll take the two brothers in 10 years time.
Annie: LMAO!
Suz: lol stealing my idea, 2 Bersekers are better than 1!
Fran: You have Osborn
Suz: I want a matching set!
Annie: LMAO!
Fran: Lol! Sorry no can do! Take Bones out to play!
Annie: VLAD!
Annie: Oh Vlad! He makes me burn
Suz: I would see a doc Annie. Burning is NOT a good sign!
Fran: Yeah seriously Annie, get that check out! LOL!
Annie: I meant….never mind. I hate you. *glares*

I hope you enjoyed our review! It isn’t edited AT ALL because of course we always have correct spelling and grammer and we NEVER go off on tangents. (*whispers* don’t worry, Annie and saw a doctor and all is well! She just had hussyitus).

*eARC provided by NetGalley

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About Jill Monroe

I credit my interest in writing romance to my grandmother. She gave me my first Harlequin to read during the hot summer days I spent on my grandparent’s acreage in rural Oklahoma.

Immediately I was hooked!!!

Over the years, I would pick up a pen and write down ideas. The first two books will never, ever see the light of day. (I should probably destroy these so no one accidentally reads them!)

On December 18, 2003, I received “The Call” from Harlequin. Actually, my answering machine received the privilege. Never Naughty Enough was published as a Harlequin Temptation Heat less than a year later.

I make my home in Oklahoma (where many of my books are set) with my husband and two children. My hobbies include reading, pinning things I never plan to make, composting (yeah, I know) and watching OU play ball. I also had to learn all about NBA basketball when the Thunder moved to OKC! The least domestic thing I like to do is cook, which is why I try to avoid it as much as possible.

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