Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: May 20-21, 2013
Angelia Sparrow & Naomi Brooks
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On the Nightside of Memphis, werewolves teach college, zombies load trucks and private investigator D.J. is hard at work finding missing persons, solving cases and drinking herself into an early grave. Then Bran walks into her office, asking for help in destroying the demon Oeilett, and everything changes.My Thoughts: Well, hello, Mr. Sexy Combat Mage. I must admit that I'm a little taken with you. It might be the kilt. Or the accent. Or the fact that you can kick seven kinds of ass and woo a lady with one hand tied behind your back. That's just... impressive. Very impressive.
Something about the battered, scarred combat mage ignites all the lusty feelings D.J. thought she had successfully drowned in rum. The mana he exudes weaves a web of desire over her, clouding thought and making the sultry summer even steamier.
Bran’s body and face may be marked by his previous battles, but everything under the black leather kilt works perfectly, and D.J. learns there are more things in Memphis, the hell-planes and her own heart than she had ever imagined.
*ahem* Okay. Moving along.
I have to talk about the world that's been built here. It's dark and noir-ish and absolutely fun. D.J. has the hard-drinking PI thing down like a champ. Oh, and hey! Bran has great legs under his kilt. The genders may be flipped on the PI/foxy dame characters but it just gives the book a little extra oomph!
Speaking of extra oomph, I do love that D.J.'s reason for being on the fast track to hardcore alcoholism makes SO MUCH sense in the scope of this world. Bran's wicked cool magical abilities cut through to the heart of what's causing D.J.'s issues. And between bouts of hot, hot sexin', he manages to help her find her place in this world. Do you see why I like this guy? He's a peach! A scarred, burly, well-hung peach.
The world is very gritty and dark, the sex is smokin', and the bad guy is really, REALLY nasty. I must say that I enjoyed this book A LOT. Because sexy, dark battles against the forces of darkness are totally my thing. *thumbs up*