On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is…different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only permanent guest is a retired Galactic aristocrat who can’t leave the grounds because she’s responsible for the deaths of millions and someone might shoot her on sight. Under the circumstances, “normal” is a bit of a stretch for Dina.
And now, something with wicked claws and deepwater teeth has begun to hunt at night….Feeling responsible for her neighbors, Dina decides to get involved. Before long, she has to juggle dealing with the annoyingly attractive, ex-military, new neighbor, Sean Evans—an alpha-strain werewolf—and the equally arresting cosmic vampire soldier, Arland, while trying to keep her inn and its guests safe. But the enemy she’s facing is unlike anything she’s ever encountered before. It’s smart, vicious, and lethal, and putting herself between this creature and her neighbors might just cost her everything.
This was another fun book by Ilona Andrews. So far every book I read by them I loved, this book was no exception.
I have the special paperback edition so it also has some Black and White original illustrations, which I believe were fan art, but I could be wrong, either way it was a nice touch and I really enjoyed them.
I really liked the story and the spin they put on magic and the creatures, like Vampires and Werewolves and so on. It was something different and it makes me curious to see where it still will go from here on.
I also really enjoyed the idea of the Inn and the innkeepers and the history of them but also her Family. Another thing I really enjoyed was that we get to see the Inn grow with her throughout but also still learning about it. It was nicely done and was easy to read and enjoy.
I loved Dina, and I cant wait to learn more about her but also her family. I loved that she was strong and stood n her own two feet and stood her ground, oh Beast was just too awesome all together.
I also really enjoyed Sean, and I think we will of course see much more about him, I’m also curious to learn more about him but also the shifters in this universe and to see what all he learned on his travels.
Arland, is another one I think we will see much more of, I liked him but he was not my favorite and I really hope we are not getting a love triangle here but we shall see.
Overall I really, really liked this book and I think I might start book tonight.
I rate it 4 ★