A very adorable story. Pia and Dragos decide to take a vacation in Bermuda that involves some treasure hunting. The treasure hunting brings in some co...moreA very adorable story. Pia and Dragos decide to take a vacation in Bermuda that involves some treasure hunting. The treasure hunting brings in some conflict as a group of men are also looking for the ship. The conflict is handled pretty quickly and easily. This is OK, though, because we got to spend more time with Dragos and Pia as they dealt with little Liam's too fast development. He's a cute little dragon.
Solid mythology. I really liked the idea of Valhalla and all the high-bloods with their different powers hanging out there. I like paranormal worlds w...moreSolid mythology. I really liked the idea of Valhalla and all the high-bloods with their different powers hanging out there. I like paranormal worlds were the mundanes know about those with supernatural powers. In this one there is quite a bit of prejudice against them and that is addressed in this story.
The hero and heroine already know each other when this story starts, though they've only interacted when Callie is called in to consult on a case Duncan, a Kansas City cop, is working on. Of course, there is a mutual attraction between the two and it only grows as the two work very closely during this case.
I wasn't completely enamored with Duncan. He rubbed me the wrong way in the beginning with his cockiness. But he got better the more I was in his head. I also wish we could have spent more time with Callie before they started the investigation. I would have liked to have seen her life more in Valhalla and her interaction with more of that community. I felt like we only got to know her through Duncan and surrounding the mystery they are trying to solve. What I saw of Valhalla I liked very much, so hope we spend more time there in the next book.
I am happy Ivy has started a new paranormal series and look forward to seeing were she takes it.
*Swoon* Eamon is such a lovely character. He's brawny, clever, and sweet, and not engaged to Lady Luella. Luella is promised to Eamon's older brother,...more*Swoon* Eamon is such a lovely character. He's brawny, clever, and sweet, and not engaged to Lady Luella. Luella is promised to Eamon's older brother, Aidan, as teenagers by their parents. And for reasons, his brother asks Eamon to write to Luella as him. Eamon does and ends up enjoying it so much that he continues throughout the years as they all turn into adults. They fall in love through these letters. I loved the letters. They were brilliant - sweet and funny. But Luella thinks she is writing and getting to know Aidan. And this becomes a problem once Luella comes to marry him. She's confused and a bit hurt because Aidan's nothing like the letters and she's a little intrigued by his giant of a blacksmith brother.
This novella is part of the Darkest London series, so there is a paranormal element surrounding Eamon's blacksmithing. And it turns out Luella has her own secrets. If you enjoyed the other books in this series, I think you will really enjoy this one. If you haven't read the other books in the series, you can read this one to get a glimpse of Callihan's awesome story writing.