Looking back on the wish she made on Midsummer’s Eve, Maddy Niteclif should have been more specific. She only wanted to escape the shadowy nightmares that plagued her nights, not to be thrust into a completely altered reality.
If a strangely familiar, sexy dragon-shifter named Bahlin, who causes a never-to-be-mentioned-again fainting spell, isn’t enough to make her question her sanity, his insistence she’s the Niteclif ought to do the job. Prophesied super-sleuth of the supernatural world—a world that desperately needs her help—isn’t a job she’s remotely qualified for no matter what her family tree says.
Catapulted into a very different London ruled by dark mythology, mystery and murder, Maddy makes a few startling discoveries. Paranormal creatures exist. Getting shot really sucks. And her body responds remarkably well to dragon magic—in more ways than simple wound healing.
But in this kill-or-be-killed world, reality bites. And Maddy must choose to go back to what she knows…or stay and fight for the man she knows she can’t live without.
Most of you know by now that I’m a sucker for Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Books, so it should not surprise you I read them any chance I get.
This book surprised me, it was different than I thought it would be, but in a good way.
I loved the twist with Sherlock Holmes, the whole murder mystery tied in with some paranormal. We get to meet a variety of supernatural beings, Fae, Vampires, Shifters, dragon or otherwise and much more but all that is ties into a newat little twist with the original Sherlock Holmes we know.
At first I thought we will have love triangle for sure, but after I while that showed not to be the case….. so far 😉
I loved the characters, well the ones that were meant to be liked. Maddy is great, she has some issues but overall she is a great strong female charters that can kick butt if needed. She is also pretty darn funny.
Bahlin is also pretty great, though sometimes I think he moved a bit fast when it comes to Maddy and him. Although that might not be the case for him.
The story has quite a few twist and turns in it. Every time I thought I figured something out, something or someone else came along .There is also some pretty gross stuff happing and that was great. I love some gore sometimes.
Overall, it was a great first book for a new series. It had a little of everything, a little mystery, gore, romance, supernatural things, plenty of humor, action and some pretty steamy scenes. Everything is nicely balanced into one great book.
The end … OMG what a way to end it….. I can’t wait to find out what will happen next.
I rate it at 4 ★
Some of my favorite quotes:
“Ma’am? I’m sorry. I can’t call security on Bahlin. I can only ensure you that, unless provoked, he won’t hurt you. Thank you for choosing the Pemberton. Have a nice evening.”
“Bloody woman, crashing to the floor with every shock. You’ll never survive this….”
“They have great streak, too, so I’m cool. Eat anything you want but the guests.”
“Ah, you’re shitted. No, wait. That’s not right. Hmmm. You’re pissed. That’s it. You’re pissed,” Tyr said, look pleased with himself for getting the slang right.
*I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!