Another good book from Kim Harrison. This is the 6th book in the series. In this instalment we get closer to finding out who murdered Kisten and what...moreAnother good book from Kim Harrison. This is the 6th book in the series. In this instalment we get closer to finding out who murdered Kisten and what Trent's father really did when he cured Rachel as a child. We get to meet Rachel's mother who has been keeping a secret all of Rachel's life which has been affecting her mental health but once it's out in the open she seems a lot better. Rachel seems to think that her mother is harmless would be mortified if she knew anything about Rachel's life but in fact she's fiesty and surprisingly understanding.
There are a couple of threads to this book, one where Ceri falls pregnant and to ensure the child is born healthy they need a pure sample of elf DNA which can only be found in the ever-after. And the other is about Al being summoned out of his prison cell in the ever-after and set free to reek havoc every night. He comes straight for Rachel and attempts to kill her. She has to find away to keep him from hurting her and her family and friends.
I really enjoyed this one especially when we get see Trent so helpless despite all of his money. (less)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's witty, fast-paced and sarcastic as hell. It's the second in the series, the first being Once Bitten, Twice Shy. A...moreI thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's witty, fast-paced and sarcastic as hell. It's the second in the series, the first being Once Bitten, Twice Shy. A CIA assasin, the main character Jasmine Parks (or Jaz to her friends), is a cross between James Bond and a supernatural Stephanie Plum (Janet Evanovich series).
I'm impressed with the way the author handled Jasmine's relationship situation - her fiance was killed in the line of duty and she feels it was her fault beause she was the team leader, and ever since she hasn't cared too much about her life (or possible death)until she met her new vampire boss Val, though she isn't ready for another relationship as she's still grieving. Though they are not a couple, Jaz and Val flirt and Val gets a little jealous from time-to-time. It sort of reminds me of the TV show Alias. I'm really looking forward to reading the next installment - Biting the Bullet. (less)
Don't get me wrong I LOVED the story, the humour, the growing relationship between Jaz and Vayl, Cole's eventual acceptance that he can't have Jaz but...moreDon't get me wrong I LOVED the story, the humour, the growing relationship between Jaz and Vayl, Cole's eventual acceptance that he can't have Jaz but there was one thing that left me a bit flumoxed. Jaz's dad Albert, he never discovers that Vayl is a vampire. He overhears that Vayl's a vampire a few times, he even sees the evidence for himself, Jaz hints at it as well but he never realises it. I kept waiting for the lightbulb to go on inside his head and for him to make a big thing over the fact that Vayl is undead. It never happens and I'm a bit disappointed about it.
I also really missed Bergman as did Jaz but that was deliberate, bloody politicians trying to strip Jaz of her allies making it less likely for her to survive her mission but hopefully we'll see him in the next book. I really liked seeing more of Jaz's parents, why her mother deserves to be in hell and Albert finding out why Jaz hates her so much. All in all, a very entertaining read. I'm looking forward to seeing what Vayl's solution is to the political problem in the next book, BITE MARKS which may get both him and Jaz either fired or dead. (less)