Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Review: Deceived by Others by Jess Haines

Deceived by the Others (H&W Investigations, #3)Deceived by the Others by Jess Haines
My rating: Frigging Amazing! Why did it have to end?!
Synopsis:They're here, and they're real. . .werewolves, vampires, mages, and other creatures of the night. For New York P.I. Shiarra Waynest, taking care of Others business started out as a way to stay solvent. But now business is getting very, very complicated. . .

Shiarra's relationship with sexy werewolf Chaz may be somewhat unconventional. Still, after a few bumps, Shia is finally ready to get serious. That means meeting family—or in this case, bringing Chaz's entire werewolf pack along for a rollicking full-moon weekend in the Catskills.

Soon after they arrive, threatening notes appear, warning Chaz to go home. Then their cabin is ransacked. Shia starts digging to find out whether it's the work of upstart teenaged werewolves or something more sinister. Yet as rumors about her vampire connections arouse the pack's hostility, Shia has to contend with other dangers. Not just from an adversary about to make his fatal intentions known, but from a threat that's even closer than she knows. . .

Wow. It's been a while since I read the previous book in this series, so I was a bit confused with where things were. After I looked back and back into the run of things, I was on board for a fast ride. The start of this novel was good. I loved the "camping with werewolves" aspect and that she got to have some face time with Chaz. As the story went on, more mysterious things popped into place and set the peak into motion.
By the middle to end of the book, I was at the edge of my seat, rotating from anger and tears for Shiarra. Man, she may have gotten the rounds in the previous books, but I think this one takes the cake.

The characters, as always, were great and entertaining. It's hard to say, but even knowing it was in pure need for Chaz, I'm not liking him right now. I'm 100% behind Shiarra. Alec wasn't a huge aspect in this story, but he had some face time and it was perfect and what Shiarra needed.
Minor Spoiler** Highlight to see.
When Alec offers friendship to Shiarra when she was expecting a much more unwilling way of paying for her stay.  There was one scene where I truly felt what Shiarra did. Her tears and heartbreak of his kindness made me tear up, uncontrollably.

Over all, this story was one for all you mystery and suspense buffs. Yes, it had romance, paranormal, action and gore, but I really loved the "who did it" aspect. Good guys turning bad, and vice versa. It was thrilling. I'm so very excited for the next instalment.

Pick this series up! You won't regret it.

Likes: Almost everything. It truly was a great read! 

Dislikes: The model on the cover. She looks plastic and it turns me off from what could have been a great cover.

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