Under Wraps (Underworld Detection Agency #1)
Call the Underworld Detection Agency.
As a human immune to magic, Sophie Lawson can help everyone from banshee to zombie transition into normal, everyday San Francisco life. With a handsome werewolf as her UDA boss and a fashionista vampire for a roommate, Sophie knows everything there is to know about th...more
Hannah Jayne’s light-hearted debut Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles Under Wraps centers on breather Sophie Lawson a seer (who has yet to come into her powers) and who works in the rather unusual UDA, 37 floors below the San Francisco Police Department. Beneath the hilly streets of above, the UDA handles the immigration, immersion, law and enforcement, inter-species disputes, and general hub of the Underworld population. Think MIB but for the Underworld or the civil servant offic...more
Well covers can be deceiving ,there was a redheaded chick and there was a sword but that is all she is no Kate Daniels I can tell you.
The story wasn't that bad but the heroine cries ALOT I mean she is 32 going on 12 it is like she's in a constant case of PMS really .it was annoying .And since the story was told from her POV it was rather confusing to get what she really feels about some people and she did somethings that did not make sense at all.( like the scene in the club with the 2...more
I'm at the shooting range scene where Hayes is teaching Sophie to shoot. And all I could think as he whispered against her ear was... "Where's the...more
The main character, was for me so unlikeable. She does stuff that doesnt make sense, and whines way too much. It felt like she was constantly crying or drooling over men, or angsting about her life. When shes says that shes 33 i was shocked. Im 20 and i just felt like she was so immature, most of the time i felt like i was reading a YA book, except the characters in that are actually more mature! Her age just was not convinxing.
And the cliff hanger! Dont even...more
This is the first chapter of The Underground Detection Agency Chronicles. We meet Sophie Lawson, the only human at UDA. She is working...more
I am tempted to take Under Wraps to town for its bland title, throwaway drama, annoyingly plain narrator, and revolving door of side characters which come off more as caricatures. But that would be to waste gas. Under Wraps excels at shining light on the little guy, specifically a troll by the name of Steve, who refers to himself in the third person, dresses like a porno agent, smells funky as rotten potatoes, cheese, and rotisserie chicken, moves furniture in Sophie's o...more
But I couldn't get into it, because the characters were awful. I didn't like any of them, except occasionally in passing. The heroine in particular drove me up the wall. She was vapid and annoying. In fact, she felt much like the comic relief in her own story. Parker I equally disliked, but mostly because he was a hu...more
Under Wraps was lacking in all three areas. First of all, the cover is wildly misleading--I expected a strong, kick-ass heroine and some kind of end of the world disaster looming. What I found was a lightweight, chick-lit character, which is fine in and of itself, but has no place in this genre. I never really felt a connection with the heroine or the side...more
Finally a female lead that is not good at everything. I mean when she gets her gun from the freezer to attack someone in her bedroom does she shoot it like she was taught that day (mind you she usually hit the ground and the roof.. and finally hit part of the paper) no, she threw her gun at the intruder. I loved that part I laughed. She is definitely on the list of my favourite characters. after all she gets taken out by the food that she is eating, throws the gun (cla...more
On first glance from the cover, this seems to be a relatively run-of-the-mill underworld fantasy, but I have never known a book to have such a misleading cover before. Sophie, our heroine is exactly the opposite of the woman in the cover, in fact. Sophie is the only human who works as an executive assistant to the kindly werewolf head of the Underworld Detection Agency, Mr Sampson. Think of the agency as underworld bureaucracy in one place. Her b...more
Sophie Lawson is an administrative assitant in the Underworld Detective Agency. Which is a DMV for the undead and magical beings. Most humans do not know the existance of the agency let alone work there. Sophie is a human in which magic has no effect on. When a series of murders take place in San Francisco leading to t...more
Moves on to show the dragon in her office is breathing angry fire on a "Gestalt witch and UDA Accounts Payable shark" or possibly Nina the vampire, settled in an overly-dramatic sitcom-style fight. Then: "I looked over the counter and did a sweep of the UDA waiting room. It was crowded, shin to shoulder, with the usual eleven o'clock crowd of minotaurs, gargoyles, Kholog demons, and trolls...."
Where I stopped reading?
Next page, page 5. There's a qui...more
1. In case you've ignored all the other reviews, the cover is completely and totally wrong.
2. The 'hero' is a complete and utter asshole. Not bad boy asshole, but very racist and crude, drunk, Republican brother in law at Thanksgiving asshole. And the author seems to think that the readers should overlook this and root for him to get laid by the heroine because he is so hot. Seriously.
Sophie Lawson joins the legions of other red-haired heroines of UF chronicles, except that...more
What I liked about this book was that this book had a mystery in it. I'm a sucker for a good mystery. The mystery starts off like any other mystery would. Detective Parker Hayes comes to the UDA which is short for the Underworld Detective Agency, where our heroine Sophie Lawson work...more
That doesn't mean Sophie gives up easily, or that she's the usual low-level office worker, either. Her day to...more
This is definitely a light...more
"So, not only do I not do magic, magic can't really be done to me....more
Under Wraps is urban fantasy lite. There’s a life-or-death element, bad guys, mystery and an intriguing world where few humans know of the vampires, werewolves, etc. living alongside them. The difference here is our main character isn’t your tough chick who is ready to wield weapons to fight the good fight.
She spends her days pushing papers as an administrative assistant. Granted, her boss is a werewolf and the UDA is a regulatory commission...more
As others have mentioned this book is not like the cover. The cover is fantastic and one of the big reasons why I picked up the book in the first place, it makes it seem like Sophie is going to be a kick butt fighting chick which isn't the case. The book is light, fun and filled with a fantastic cast of different paranormal creatures. Sophie is the only mortal with the UDA and gets involved in a case with a sexy detective from the mortal world...more
So, without giving too much of the story away. I'll tell you how I feel about this book now that I have finished it.
It was a slow start for me, because as it has been stated by others . . the cover and story don't match 100%. So, that in itself threw me for a loop. However, once I got past the first few chapters . . I was hooked. At one point I was laughing so hard, my 3 yr old told me to quiet down. I myself, never felt like I had the book fig...more
Favorite Quote: “Anyone under three feet tall gives me the creeps; including my kids.“
Sophie Lawson is an “executive assistant” for the head of the UAD-Underworld Detection Agency. Considered a “norm” or “breather” in this all supernatural word, Sophie’s claim to fame is that she is a null. Meaning nothing magical works on her or against her. So Sophie spends her days wrangling all that is supernatural into neat productive beings. Rath...more
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