[Pdf New] Familiar Stranger author Michele Hauf
Witnessed the extraordinary again This time Jack Harris was an agent
*with mi5 in *MI5 in and the monster demon devil had ust sucked the living heart out of his partner the partner demon devil had ust sucked the living heart out of his partner the partner thought he was in love with The anger within Jack made him a perfect agent for the P Cell a special super secret group within MI5 that killed the demons or the OEs otherworldly entities He wanted revenge for his partner carrying the guilt that he couldn t save her and the guilt from his childhood when he d made a child s wish Mersey Bane is a familiar with the uncanny ability to shift into a black cat She d been trained from little to be a capture specialist she traps the demons for later return to the dark realm or "For Permanent Storage Crossing Paths With Jack "permanent storage Crossing paths with Jack he s on a hunt is far too much of a coincidence From the moment Mersey sets eyes on him she has the strongest urge to kiss him And much to Jack s surprise she does But they work for rival groups Mersey for the Cadre that captures the demons and Jack for P Cell that destroys them Yet they have a connection to one another that goes back to when Mersey was still in the womb and Jack had been a wide eyed brave little boyThis is my very first Nocturne and my first in the paranormal genre It took me a bit to get into this book until I realized that the teeny tiny print was my hold up and I reached for the 15 readers Then the story took hold and I was introduced to the world of demons and familiars I loved Ms Hauf s Jack he s one delectable hero and I wouldn t mind snogging him for awhile Mersey believes with all her heart that she ll find the one that is for her But in the meantime she s lonely and she doesn t want to hold back her intense attraction to Jack They have some really hot scenes And being privy to their naughty thoughts is a real treat This book had an unusual ending that I found surprising but actually very fitting All in all I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience with the dark realm My rating for this book probably says about me right now than it does about the book itself but I found myself nit picking everything as I read I keep picking up romances only to be reminded that I m not really into romance any I don t buy the explosive immediate relationship seriously you run into a man holding a big fking gun in a dark abandoned warehouse and your first thought is to KISS him and the conflict between them seemed manufactured and far fetched I ust couldn t suspend my disbelief enough to get into this one to the level I would have needed to in order to give it a higher score I finished it but I must admit I skimmed the last few chapters and I was glad when I turned the last page This was about a woman who is a familiar and can turn into a black cat The guy is a P Cell member they track demons The demons are using him for a portal to enter earth but he does not realise it The familiar can see that this is occurring and tries to help him fight the demon. N to Mersey like a moth to a flame She may challenge all his beliefs but she brings color and passion to his world Jack doesn't know whether what he feels for Mersey is love or lust But if he doesn't figure it out soon they may become the hunted instead of the hunte. ,
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I don t know why I couldn t warm to this book It has so many of the elements
*that i like *I like fantasy theme a setting that I enjoy London a tortured hero a warm and affectionate heroine with her own secrets but they ust never "came together for me i got to page "together for me I got to page and then put it down for a week only to come back and skim read the next hundred pages I feel bad about doing this because since I oined Goodreads I ve only had to do it with two other books one of which was Fifty Shades of Grey but I really couldn t slog through Familiar Stranger any longer and I HATE not finishing a bookI m disappointed mostly in myself because when I read Michele Hauf s bio blurb she sounded like such an awesome person and I really thought I was going to love her book I m not sure why I didn t It s rated uite highly on here so perhaps the fault is with me rather than the bookThere were a couple things I found annoying and distracting Firstly I m guessing that Ms Hauf hasn t spent too much time around English people I ve lived most of my life 23 out of 29 years either in London or How Debuggers Work Algorithms Data Structures and Architecture just outside it and we don t talk like the characters in this book Ms Hauf seems obsessed with the words snog shag and arse as well as words derived from these and uses them on what feels like every other page While these are words that Brits use some than others we don t use them exclusively past the age of 13 or 14 Even the least educated of us have a extensive vocabulary than that I know it probably sounds like nitpicking and maybe it is but it was annoyingly monotonous to the point that I was mentally blocking out any conversation between hero and heroine I expect novels and particularly genres like paranormal romance to be vibrant things full of vocabulary that s both colourful and extensive Ms Hauf may have managed the colourful at least to the eyes of those who weren t born in London but somehow the repetitiveness of the word choices made parts of the book read less like a novel and like a droning educational textI realise that this is something that not all readers particularly American readers will be bothered by Plenty of people don t read a book for its sparkling prose they read it for the story The story itself was fine I have no real positive or negative comments about it I did like the idea of the parallel realms and two opposing factions hunting otherworldly creatures and if I d enjoyed this book I d probably have wanted to read about P Cell and the CadreThe characters were okay if you can get past the annoying language issues But I sensed no real emotional bond between them I couldn t understand why they were attracted to each other probably because I wasn t attracted to either of them They felt flat to me Mersey had personality than Jack IMO but neither of them had much to speak ofSo I guess this bookust isn t for me I don t mean to massacre it totally although I know that s how this review reads sorry because it s not awful Bel. Recruited by a secret paranormal organization to hunt demons Jack Harris never guessed the revenge he sought for his partner's death would be this complicated Jack's worldview is black and white until he is ordered to follow Mersey Bane a beautiful woman who is also. Ieve me I ve read far worse But The Lack Of Any Emotional Bond the lack of any emotional bond have made me rate it 3 star and the irritating obsession with those few words pushed it into 2 star territory for me I loved this book It was fantastic and delved into so many excellent otherworldly things that I wish there was going to be another Mersey and Jack story Although this is the first book in the Dark Enchanments series which spans four books by four different authorsThis was a fantastic start into the mysterious world of the Cadre And once you get to the end of "the book you realise ust how perfect this title is Perfect and "book you realise ust how perfect this title is Perfect and Both Mersey and Jack gotta love a hero called Jack I know I do were very likeable characters that learn a lot about themselves and each other throughout the story While leading the reader further into this intriguing world of demons faeries and so much that I know we ll meet along the wayAnyway as you can tell I really really really enjoyed this book and will definitely be checking out the next books Michele s such a great writer Story and idea good Plot was in there somewhere but to many side tracks Way to much slang took away form the story She was raised fairly cloistered and he was in the secret service They talked teenage trash Didn t sound believable and he was way too much ueen of Denial for me I ve read and enjoyed many of her books this was The Alchemy of Culture: Intoxicants in Society just not a best effort Read these awhile ago Comments and review to follow You can find me over on Facebook at My Open Book at the Dragonfly Come over and say hello I really wanted to like this it has so many elements that I like and Michele Hauf is one of my favourite paranormal writers however somethingust didn t gel for me with this oneI think my major gripe is the fact that its set in England and the author has tried to use English slang such as snogging and shagging which is majorly off putting It immediately made me dislike the heroDidn t particularly warm to either character this was very much from Jack s POV and I think I d much rather it have been from Mersey the heroine s because as it stands I Rough Rider: BWWM Interracial MC Biker Alpha Male Romance just didn t feel herThe plot is this book s strongest point I liked the story and really liked the paranormal world set up here with the two rival groups dealing with the paranormal one killing indiscriminately the other capturing and interrogating I liked the set up too of the lovers being from rival groups Wasn t too convinced by the romance It was very sudden andust because Mersey s mum had decided he was going to be her daughter s mate way back when wasn
t enough for me I think again the problem stems fromenough for me I think again the problem stems from not seeing enough of Mersey s POVThis is a nice uick read with an engaging story but ultimately let down by the characters and language Well I have to say this wasn t one of Michelle Hauf s best books but it was okay and did keep my interest to get me to the end I like this authors st Eh good scene or two But don t waste your time He A familiar with shape shifting abilities Mersey belongs to the Cadre a peaceful hermetic order that captures and studies Otherworldly Entities which is at odds with Jack's organization As Jack delves deeper into the inner workings of the Cadre he finds himself draw. .