The theme: Paranormal or Romantic Suspense. As I inevitably seem to do with this theme, I got a two-in-one!
Why this one: I’ve been listening to the series on audiobook and the timing was perfect.
This is another book that I’d started before and not finished. Having now completed it, I can see why it’s one of the most popular of the series. All the books so far have had a basic hero type — uber alpha/possessive/protective — but Judd also has some complicated issues; he literally can’t access emotions without risking lives, including his own. And the world-building is really starting to get intense, making me interested in continuing the series now, even though it’s not entirely my thing. (An excellent audiobook narrator really helps.)
As I blogged earlier, I find the sexual politics in these books rather annoying, and this one in particular bothered me, since it was so much less justifiable than the others. Brenna is so… blushy, not at all the image of Changeling women we’ve been given previously. I’ll be interested to see what happens when/if we get another Changeling heroine later on, but so far the series is kind of conventional for my tastes. (Which was also my impression the first time I tried it.)