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Don’t Rush Me

Nora Jacobs Series, Book 1
Written by: Jackie May
Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Most humans have no idea that a dark and deadly underworld, filled with magic and monsters, exists. They wander through life blissfully ignorant of the supernatural world around them. Nora Jacobs is different. Nora knows exactly what kinds of hellish creatures haunt the streets of Detroit.

Thanks to a unique set of psychic abilities, Nora has managed to steer clear of the underworld most of her life. But all that changes the night the most powerful vampire in the city discovers her gifts and decides to use her as a tool to find one of his missing clan members.

As if that's not bad enough, Nora believes she's cursed. All her life, people, especially men, have been drawn to her - some to the point of obsession and violence. Underworlders, it seems, are not immune to this curse, and now she's caught the attention of some of the most dangerous monsters in the city. Neck deep in an investigation only she can solve, Nora quickly makes as many new allies as she does enemies. Her biggest problem is staying alive long enough to decide which is which.

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Kelly Oram (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Bunty
  • 29-08-18

GOOD. INTERESTING STORYLINE.

Good plot. The protagonist have problems but luckily she met up with some allies/friends to support her. Fast paced action from the start. The storyline is good and leave room for further development. Hollie Jackson's performance/narration is perfect. She brings out the different characters well and her male voices are acceptable. The first book in this series turned out very well. Worth a credit. I will continue with book 2.

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  • Kourtney
  • 01-08-18

Pleasantly Surprised

I go through a lot of fantasy books a month, so I tend to try many different authors. I was pleasantly surprised by this story. It is shorter than I prefer by was entertaining the entire time. The characters and plot were built quickly so the beginning didn’t drag. The narrating is well done, no annoying quarks to her voice. I am looking forward to more from this series and author.

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  • Jessica
  • 12-02-19

Good story but the men turned to boys

I liked the book until the end, when the exhausted heroine had to boost the men’s attitudes. It began to feel like a reverse harem book and made the “men” seem like boys that needed a mother figure.

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  • Cait B
  • 19-09-18

Like the narrator did not like the story

struggled to finish. Story line and characters seem very forced. Ended up just getting annoyed with the main character

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-08-18

lead Character Whines to Much.

lead Character whined throughout the book about
how she doesn't take charity and how she doesn't date. It was nauseating to the point that I put the book down 3 times and walked away.

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  • novel-ish
  • 25-08-18

didn’t bother to finish it

I agree that the cast of characters and personalities are excellent and the story premise well designed but the poor logic used to explain the heroines’ actions devalued the book just when it should have become most important. Also the monologues for everyone internally dialogued by the mind reading heroine are shallow and underdeveloped. I honestly believe this author can get there, and I will keep an eye on her but this book didn’t stand up to the reviews it’s been getting. The narrator’s tone indicates she was just as bored as I was and the sing song pattern annoyed the eardrums. OTOH I did move on to the second book in the series and found it improved in most of the areas that this one was lacking in.

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  • Steph
  • 30-08-18

loved the book, looking forward to more!

kind of a sad start to the book but ended up being a great book. No verbal porn, just a great story, good action, and loved the characters!!

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  • Janel Marcelino
  • 06-08-18

Interesting Story

Absolutely enjoyed this book. The main character has a pretty sad backstory... but for the most part, the actual plot was fairly lighthearted and a fun listen. I can’t wait for the second audiobook and the third book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-10-19

A great find

I'm so glad i tried this author! Well written and very well read, this book has a believable plot, interesting characters and written in a genuinely entertaining style. I'm buying the next in the series as soon as I put a period to this review!

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  • MEGHAN
  • 23-08-19

best book ever!

I love the story and all of the characters. I laughed so hard sometimes! I must finish this series!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-08-18

Finally a story to get lost in

Spent the last couple of months trying to find a new series to immerse myself in. Found some interesting stuff but this is the first one I’ve listened to almost none stop. I will definitely read the second book and hope to find more in the series. Not been so involved in a story since reading Deborah Harkness last summer.

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  • Jessica Wolfe
  • 20-08-18

Quick read, fun but a bit slight

I really enjoyed the Demon Hunter series so I thought I'd give this a try. It's similar in tone, but feels a bit thin compared to the other series. The characters aren't as well developed. The main character has such a horrific past which also casts her gift in a very scary light, it makes it hard for the rest of the story that feel like a fun caper.

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  • Will McC
  • 26-06-20

poor writing, poor storytelling, trauma-porn...

Hollie Jackson's performance was pretty great. she's a wonderful performer, clear and emotional.
Other than Hollie Jackson's performance.... I don't have much positive to say.
If you want a example of a book that only tells and never shows feeling, this is the book for you.
If you want a book where the MC knows everyone's thoughts and feelings at all times, this is the book for you (Nora is a touch telepath/empath but she doesn't need to be touching people to know EXACTLY what they're thinking and feeling all the time).
If you like books where the MC has been so thoroughly traumatised that you become numb to the very notion of assault, then this is the book for you.
If you want a book where sketchy behaviour varies from creepy to adorable purely based on how attractive the perpetrator is, this is the book for you.
I wanted to find something positive to say, I really did. But I have nothing positive to share about this. I am utterly shocked this book has made it into a series and I regret spending my credit on it.

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  • Rara
  • 06-10-19

Trollific

Loved this!!!
The story focuses around Nora a not so normal human and the madness she gets involved in due to her special uncontrollable abilities. This audiobook is filled with sexy men and a different take on the whole underworld scene, which is sooooooo refreshing. A must read for those who love the paranormal world and the differing species and charms. Highly recommend !!!
Also it’s not full of heavy sexual context the way some paranormal romances are, you can genuinely feel how all the characters are getting to know each other and see how each bond is developing with meaningful interactions.
CON: I have run out of credits this month and can’t get the second book yet!! It’s going to be a long agonising wait 😿

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  • Shannon
  • 07-05-19

Fantastic start!

Fantastic start to the series! Very slow burn but lots of intrigue and I'm curious to see where the story takes me. I'm not 100% loving the narrator. I feel like her voice doesn't quite match Nora or the situations but I'll be listening to the next two books on audible as well.

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  • Felicity
  • 09-07-20

Great read

Surprisingly, there is no proper romance in this book but it is still an amazing read. This book is about a human girl who has the ability to read minds and past experiences with touch. In a world where the supernatural exist, she is not viewed as one. Nora (the female protagonist) also possesses what she views as a curse, causing people around her to be attracted to her for as long as she could remember. Going into foster care at a young age, Nora didn't have the best life, causing her to view men as revolting and causing her to never experience pleasure with touch. When she is thrown into the supernatural world though and used because of her curse to find missing underworlders, Nora finds that not everyone is out to get her and there are people in the world who are worthy of her trust. The ending to this book does leave questions for the reader, however it does not end like some books do where the cliffhanger is so extreme that you feel like you have to read the next book. I listened to this as an audiobook and loved both the narration in it, and the story as a whole. If you think you will like this book, definitely give it a go and see if you will like it as much as I do.

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  • VampKitten
  • 11-04-19

great story

loved it but sometimes the narrator was hard to understand and some words sounded like totally different words and I had to go back and listen again.

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  • Debra McKay
  • 20-03-19

Great characters. Great story

Read it and also listened to audibe. well worth it both times. Tune in either way.

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  • Imee_Benz
  • 20-10-18

***Don't rush me***

I love this book Nora Jacobs is amazing mc, I read it but listening to it brings new level of entertainment. It's a fast paced read and very funny in some parts. Five star an the way.