shame on me for having to do this half-ass review but i want to do at least two reviews a month and i'm past my deadline for this one. it's kinda like trying to have a meaning conversation while drunk, you know you're not gonna make sense but who cares because you're drunk, you gotta say what you gotta say.
in this spin-off book in the Cat universe, Mancheres gets to sow his oats with the headstrong Kira. she is a very likable character. she doesn't take anyone's BS but she isn't a bitch either. she reminded me of Cat in the early Night Huntress books. they're both capable women who love their men and can kick some ass. i thought it was a little unrealistic that she adapted to being a vampire so quickly but in a romance novel, you're allowed a few stretches.
Mancheres was shown in a whole new light in this book. in his other appearances, i didn't find myself attracted to him at all. no sexual thoughts were going through my mind when Bones and Cat had to deal with him. but when Jeaniene Frost is writing about his long luscious hair and his ripped body dripping with water from the pool, then homeboy gets a sexy makeover that i was loving. the enemy of this book had a great story with Mancheres. sometimes the villain can seem to come out of thin air and the conflict is shaky. but the feud between Mancheres and Radje felt heavy and real. the way Radje is dealt with in the end is by far one of the best death scenes in this series.
this is it for the Night Huntress World spin-off. i'm caught up in the first series, patiently waiting for the new installment. and now i can finally start the Night Prince series. so excited for that one :)
3 STAR RATING