First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost
Source: Personal Bookshelf
Grade: 1.8 stars out of 5
First Drop of Crimson picks up immediately where Destined for an Early Grave ends. What readers have come to know about Frost’s novel—action packed, tension ridden romance, and a bad-ass villain—is what you’ll find here…just somehow more extreme yet unfulfilling.
Denise has just recently become a widow but she doesn’t get much time to grieve. Instead she’s playing a high stake game of cat and mouse for her life and for love. Spade has always been interested in Denise, but never tried to get anywhere with her incase it might anger his best friend’s wife who is best friends with Denise. Now these two are thrown in together for better or for worst.
Denise does not make a strong heroine that we first saw in Cat. She’s the typical heroine in the past: whiny, distraught, annoying, and darn I say, stupid? I’m talking about in a classic horror movie where the audience screams RUN and the girl either just stands there or traps herself stupid.
And then there’s Spade whom I really have nothing against. On his own he’s quite tolerable but throw in Denise into the pot and I’m gagging with the sickly sweet, forcible cheesy scenes that will put any Fabio cover to shame.
The actual plotline and execution may be dandy (though it appears not from some reviews), but I honestly cannot recall most of it because I am traumatize by the relationship of Denise and Spade. Really, this paranormal romance is generic that I am getting concerned with this series: Will it continue to only go downhill?
The “sequel” to the novel will follow Mencheres, Bones’s and Spade’s sire. And I am pretty confident that I will not read that addition to the series. The age of Mencheres is gasp-worthy. Edward from Twilight is pushing it, but no no no—Mencheres is just crossing that line for me.