Monday, February 29, 2016

The Incubus Job by Diana Pharaoh Francis [Review]

 The Incubus Job by Diana Pharaoh Francis
The Incubus Job (Mission: Magic #1) by Diana Pharaoh Francis
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: January 24, 2016

Mission Magic
1. The Incubus JobKindle

Diana Pharaoh Francis
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
It’s tough to have a conscience when you kill for a living.

So six years ago, Mallory Jade gave up killing. Now she’s a fixer. Got a problem with a demon? She can help. Infestation of pixies? She’s got you covered. Kidnapped by an undead lich? She’s on her way. Anything you need, so long as she doesn’t have to kill. It’s her one unbreakable rule.

Aside from a few near-death experiences, her new life is good, until her job dumps her in the lap of the man she walked out on six years before. Law Stanger, her former partner and lover, wants her back in his life. He’s not above playing dirty. But Mallory knows it can never work. She has secrets Law can never understand or forgive.

All Mallory wants now is to finish her job–track down an incubus and the precious box he stole–and get the hell out of town before Law shatters her heart again. But it wasn’t fate that drew her and Law together after all these years, it was cunning calculation. Now they must face an enemy more powerful than they can imagine, one that has no intention of leaving anybody alive.
Thoughts on The Incubus Job: Well, this exactly what I was in the mood for when I picked up this book. Tangled history between our hero and heroine wrapped in a very real danger in the here and now made for a good read. Mallory had good reasons for disappearing six years before and being thrown together with Law stirs up all the emotions she's been trying to bury.

Might I just say that Mal and Law had some very potent chemistry. Law was a wee bit overbearing (understandable given the circumstances under which Mallory disappeared before) and Mal was equal parts turned on by it and discouraged that he didn't trust her to watch her own back. Their push and pull was very fun to watch. and maybe a little sad because Mallory had no clue what was driving Law's actions until it was spelled out for her. Even then, she had a hard time believing it.

I liked the ghosts. I liked the world. I liked that some of the actions Mal witnessed weren't entirely black and white. I'm very curious to see how Mal's arrangement works out in the future.

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