From New York Times and USA Today best-selling urban fantasy romance author HP Mallory comes The Lily Harper Series! If you like your books steamy (this is an adult fantasy romance, not for kids or teens!) and you aren’t easily offended by potty-mouthed, crass guardian angels, have a listen!
The Underground City is the second book in the Lily Harper urban fantasy series. The first book is Better Off Dead.
The Underground City: Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.…
Lily Harper narrowly survived her first mission as a Soul Retriever in the first level of the Underground City. After that harrowing trip, she wants nothing more than some downtime, but as with most things involving the afterlife, nothing ever quite works out the way Lily wants it to. Her newest mission will see her traveling to the sewer aqueduct of the Underground City and later, the prison. But, luckily for Lily, she’s got the hunky yet antisocial bladesmith Tallis Black by her side. And quite possibly unluckily for her, she’s also got her guardian angel, Bill, who’s up to his old, foul-mouthed antics. Between learning how to wield her sword, personal training with a hot-headed demon, traveling to the Underground City not one but two times, and discovering that the leader of the Underground City harbors a curious fascination with her, Lily’s hope was abandoned a long time ago.
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I love HP Mallory and this series is fun and entertaining. I have a little trouble with the narrator though because she sounds like a little kid and seems pretty inexperienced. Her Scottish accent is actually not bad but I really think this series would benefit from a more mature or reader.
I prefer urban/para romance right now for the fantasy aspect, but I listen to other genres as well.
Its a fun book. This definitely is not a "high brow" Rom/Com book, nor was it meant to be one. Its a fun romp through a story with likeable characters. Its easy to listen to with a few giggles here and there. The book is about a woman dying at the wrong time because her guardian angel wasn't paying attention when he was supposed to so an afterlife company offered her a job retrieving lost souls in hell.
I don't want to sound like this is a poorly done book, because it isn't. H.P. Mallory is one of my favorites. I just don't want people to get the wrong idea when they purchase this and think that its silly and want their money back. The book is well written and the characters are charming. This is the second book in the series and the characters are hitting their stride. The uneasiness/sexual tension between the two main characters is ramping up while the "guardian angel" is becoming a little less crude and a good bit funnier.
As much as I hate to say it, Bill was pretty funny in this book. Funny as in that little brother who won't shut up and you wish you could have left him at home but your mom said you had to take him and now he is embarrassing you in front of your friends but deep down your laughing your buns off at the things he's saying.
I think she narrated the first book in this series so now your used to her narrating all the characters. This make it easy to tell who is who. Bill's voice is a little annoying, but so is the character so it works.
It gives you the giggles here and there.
Give the series a chance if you want something cute and light hearted. It has enough plot to keep you engaged, but you can put it down pretty easily and come back later. Its creative and well written. I like it a lot. If you like other H.P. Mallory books, you know her writing style so you will like this. If you are unfamiliar with her style, that's ok. Give this a shot. I think you will like it.
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