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First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World Series #1)

First Drop of Crimson - Jeaniene Frost My Rating: 3.0 First Drop of Crimson was an "eh, the author could do a lot better" type of book for me. Sure, no hero and heroine can match up to Cat and Bones after reading the Night Huntress series, but First Drop of Crimson didn't reach up to my usual standards of Jeaniene Frost's books. First, let's talk about the cover. Spade is supposed to have black hair, but the guy in the cover looks like he has very dark brown hair. The guy on the cover also does not look sexy. Instead, he looks like a weirdo/creep. Ahem, moving on. The beginning was exciting. It started out quick and just pulls you in. However, once Denise reaches the situation, it starts to slow down. Denise is too insecure for my taste. When I read two-thirds of the book, Denise was still thinking that Spade doesn't even like her at all, when it's glaringly obvious that no, he likes her a lot. (He sacrificed his oldest property to a man he dislikes for her, lost thousands of dollars gambling for her, gave her an endless supply of food, and is risking his life for her. If that's not love, I don't know what is.) If Denise actually spend more time thinking and less time analyzing, First Drop of Crimson would be an amazing book. I'm glad to learn more about Spade's personality and his past. If I had to go through what he went through, I would be completely destroyed. Knowing Spade's past makes everything that happened when he appears in the Night Huntress series make sense. I'll probably read Eternal Kiss of Darkness, the next book in Jeaniene Frost's spin-off series, but not anytime soon (I think). I don't want it to disappoint me like First Drop of Crimson did, although I do want to learn more about Mencheres. ohdamnbooks: first drop of crimson