But while Paige pitches her vision to uptight 30-something witches in business suits, a more urgent matter commands her attention. Someone is murdering the teenage offspring of the underworld's most influential cabals - a circle of families that makes the mob look like amateurs. And none is more powerful than the Cortez Cabal, a faction Paige is intimately acquainted with.
Lucas Cortez, the rebel son and unwilling heir, is none other than her boyfriend. But love isn't blind, and Paige has her eyes wide open as she is drawn into a hunt for an unnatural-born killer. Pitted against shamans, demons, and goons, it's a battle chilling enough to make a wild young woman grow up in a hurry - if she gets the chance.
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"Breakneck action...intense sensuality and considerable humor." (Publishers Weekly)
This book is very good. I loved the characters, the story was well paced. There was plenty of action and twists and turns. Its very different from other books in the series, which keeps the series fresh. I love the dynamic between Lucas, Paige and Benicio. I hated the voice of the narrator. She sounds like an old woman with a smoking habit. Not a bad habit, just a light one. I wish I hadn't bought the next book in the series until after I had heard the narrator.
Laural Merlington has a way of bringing the characters to life like no other narrator I have yet listened to.
I'm going to go find what else she narrates.
My name is Irene and I'm a lifelong bookaholic. A few years ago, I started adding audiobooks and I'm so happy I joined Audible in 2015 :-))
This story is way more satisfying than Dime Store Magic. The characters' actions & dialogue are more intelligent & consistent within the world Armstrong has created. Paige only has 1-2 TSTL moments. She & Lucas work to solve a murder mystery & have the beginnings of a partnership in investigation. We get a more in-depth look at the Supernatural world & the Cabals. Merlington does a decent job with narration.
Another reasonably good addition to a fun series, but you have to have a high level of tolerance or an abnormal boredom level to rate the narrator as anything other than annoying. the fake "laughs" are enough to make you cringe over wanting to see what happens next. I eventually grew accustomed to being annoyed for sake of the story, but wow, really... get somebody else to perform.. This poor girl is painful.
I loved the book. The narrator Laural Merlington did a great job. I enjoyed the book. I enjoy following Paige and Lucus on adventures. I love the story and the characters. I think this is a great series.
As the continuing story of the romance of Paige Winterborn and Lucas Cortez makes it's way into a second novel the supernatural mayhem abounds. It is a very engaging tale of magic, supernatural beings, and mystery!
In some ways this reminds me of The Hollows series by Kim Harrison because it features a strong female lead, good humorous undertones, and quite a bit of adventure in the supernatural world.
I particularly liked the scene where Paige first met Jamie Vegas.
Nope, it was just a light enjoyable tale about murder and romance in the supernatural world.
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