Don’t Rush Me

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Pros: interesting protagonist with a different sort of power than I have read before. However, this novel reads like a very young, YA novel. This is mostly due to the reactions of the main character and those around her. Now not an inherently bad thing if it was showcased as a YA novel, however the prevalent sexual abuse themes were disturbing to think of being read by young teens. It is pervasive in both the past and present. I think the author needs to skew her style to a more adult version with these thematic elements. SThe dialogue to a more adult level of interaction and using more realistic character development. Right now there is more fantasy, than any sense of believable reality to...

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ARC/e-book/Fantasy: For me to like a paranormal book means a lot because I have read so many, I see other's ideas in most characters and plots. This book just came out so no spoilers here. I would like to thank NetGalley for a copy in lieu of an honest review.

If you want a summary of the plot, read the one offered on the web. I read it and chose this book because it sounded interesting. The beginning of the book is hard to read as a predator, who is human, preys on our heroine. The beginning hurt my stomach and I wondered if this book was for me and contemplated not finishing it. I put it down for a couple of days and read the majority of the book on what I call...

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What a great book!  This book had me from the beginning.  Nora is a great character!  I enjoyed this book so much I can't wait for the next one. All the character in this book were surprising and unique, I think that made me like this book even more.  What a great book!  *This book was given to me for free at my request to Netgalley and I provided this voluntary review.*
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The book overall was a pleasant read but I found that I did not like the romanticized abuse that the male characters put the heroine through. It was like a complete sausage fest at some points and everyone wanted to pursue her even if she said no.
Henry took Nora hostage and tormented her in every way imaginable and it seems to be “okay” because she was so handsome. Parker does everything in his power to control her and is always scheming. He is like a slithery little snake in the grass that I hope meets a nasty end. Perhaps not as nasty an end as I hope for Henry but yeah… I know that the book is trying to push boundaries and be different but there are just some things that I feel...

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​It is hard to find a new take on urban fantasy, and very easy to make some cliche story. While Don't Rush Me builds off a lot of familiar elements in urban fantasy, it also brings in its own. For one, the main character is a human. Although, she is not quite human and her unique gifts have her thrown into a middle of a missing persons investigation.

Nora entered foster care when she was seven. Her natural ability to attract males made her a target for sexual abuse. If this is a trigger then I would highly suggest that you stay away from this book. The main character is constantly dealing with the trauma of her past. While it builds up her character I do wish that it was dealt with a...

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An exciting urban fantasy about Nora a human who doesn't fit in with humans and avoids the creatures that hide in plain site.but she is drawn into the world of vampires, trolls and mages when danger comes calling.  A fun fast read that will leave you wanting more.
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This book is very entertaining and fast paced. 
The main character Nora Jacob's is one badass psychic.
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This book was everything that I want in a book and didn’t even know to ask for. The characters were phenomenal and I absolutely cannot wait to see what happens next for this band of paranormal misfits! From start to finish, I couldn’t put this book down, sneaking in some reading sessions even when I had only a few minutes break. If that doesn’t say something about this book, I don’t know what does.

The main character is Nora. She’s been through some seriously dark business in her past which has shaped her into the woman she currently is. Because of her emotional baggage, there really isn’t a big romance element in this book, but the story and characters kept me hooked. To make...

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A really fun urban fantasy read set in a recovering Detroit that features Nora,  a protagonist with baggage and unexpected talents.  One of the things I like most about the book is that the authors have given Nora real world, serious problems  (she was orphaned, raised in foster care and was the victim of abuse) and they don't ignore the repercussions---Nora deals with PTSD and other issues as a result. Despite her background, Nora is not a victim, but is a strong and independent heroine.
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I received a free copy of this book through Netgalley and voluntarily reviewed it.

Ever since I first heard of this book I knew I wanted to read it and was eagerly awaiting the release day. When I saw it pop up on Netgalley I didn't hesitate and hit that request button as fast as possible. I really enjoyed this book. It's a great urban fantasy read and is marketed as having a slow burn reverse harem. I love a good slow burn romance! There is very little romance in this book, but I am curious to see how it will develop.

Don't Rush Me is a well written fast paced book. It follows the story of Nora Jacobs, who always kept her distance from the underworld, but at the start of...

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This is the first in a new series. I have to be honest, I really wasn’t sure I was going to like this book at first. Nora had a very violent past with numerous rapes and sexual assaults, and her first long interaction with a supernatural character (I don’t want to spoil too much) almost made me put the book down. However, I kept reading and I am so glad I did. By about 25% of the way in the book, I didn’t want to put the book down. Well-written characters, great plot, and fun action scenes really made this book a good urban fantasy read. I do want to caution readers who are reading this because the book is going have elements of a reverse harem: there is very little to no romance in this...

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What a charming book! Can an urban fantasy be charming? This one was. 

Interesting concept, with plenty of mystery to explore in future stories. Including a diverse cast of characters who I can't wait to know more about. Decidedly well written and edited. 

My only quibble would be on the romance. The potential reverse harem feels more like a family of siblings or good friends. Which is not a problem at all for me, I rather enjoyed it. But if you are looking for something more PNR you might be surprised.
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Trigger warnings: multiple descriptions and recountings of sexual assault, plus the equivalent of mental rape.

Also, while I try to be spoiler free as possible, there are certain scenes and characters I need to discuss, so there will be some spoilers in this review.

The blurb warns that this is a “reverse harem” romance, which I took as multiple men falling for one woman, though I’m not sure that’s the correct definition. It’s apparently pretty popular in Japanese anime and manga, but initially the only thing this made me think of was Anita Blake, after that series went off the rails. So, initially, I was very worried about where the book would go, but I was pleasantly surprised. As a...

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I received a copy of Don't Rush Me by Jackie May from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review of the book. The following review consists of my opinions and mine alone.
Nora Jacobs is not your ordinary human. She has a certain allure to her that makes her more and more irresistible to men which has given her more than her fair share of troubles and she has a serious case of psychometry, psychic powers centring around her touch. When her spidey sense starts tingling on the bus ride home on her birthday, she assigns it to the sketchy gangbangers at the back of the bus. When she nears her home, it is revealed that the gangsters were not the source of danger she needed...

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Nora, abused in the foster system, lets no one get close to her. To touch her. Human, but not human. Nora has visions from touching objects and persons' skin. An encounter with a creepy neighbor leads her to the magical underworld where her gift can be used to find the missing paranormals. Mystery. Gritty, dark, with paranormal creatures. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book from Netgalley.
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It's one of those book, you can't put down until you are finished. I read it in one sitting. The writing style, the characters, supernaturals, plot twists... I love everything about it. It's the ultimate urban fantasy book. :)

Nora grew up in foster system, suffering form abuse from man, time and time again. She has trouble connecting with people and forming relationships because of it. There something special about Nora, she can read anyone mind, just by touch and get feelings of premonition.

One day, going home form work, she gets that feeling, that something bad will happen. Walking home, she is stopped by her neighbour, who can't take no for an answer. By touching...

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DNF at 17 %

Spoilers!

I can’t read a book where the main male character forces himself on a main female character. He mentally raped her, even when she was begging him to stop. Big No.
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This is the start, I hope, of a long series of books following the apparently human Nora Roberts. She has the decidedly non-human ability to read minds of those that she touches, and replay events associated with places and things. She knows that there is a lot out there but has managed to stay under the radar. Whilst trying to avoid a sticky situation, she ends up enmeshed in the supernatural world, and suprisingly may not want that to change. Good emotional depth, enticing back story and many unanswered questions. I don't always like books that are written by 2 authors in tandem but this is a definite exception. Really good, can't wait for more.
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Fun, fast read. Kept me interested. I did feel like if this person was so attractive and had been fighting off men all her life she might have gotten a little better at defending herself by that point.. like maybe carry some pepper spray? I liked the world-building. I liked the side characters. I just wanted her to be less a victim waiting to happen, and it made the ending kind of frustrating...why didn't she do that all along? Why can she suddenly do that?
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I have some really mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand the world was really interesting, the storyline had plenty of action, mystery, and some potential for romance, and I liked the friends and family that was built. But. And for me this was a pretty big stumbling block. The constant references and flashbacks to her repeated rapes and sexual assaults was over the top, and quite frankly, a little bizarre. And the victim blaming of herself! What is that! She says she is too alluring and men just can't help themselves around her, and she wishes she could control it. Excuse me? No, just no. This book almost seemed to have split personalities, because one minute our heroine...

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