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Motor City Mage by Cindy Spencer Pape
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May 17, 12

bookshelves: urban-fantasy
Read in February, 2012

Here’s another great title from Carina Press, and another terrific fantasy romance from Cindy Spencer Pape. This urban fantasy should satisfy lovers of traditional fantasy as well because the story takes us through portals into totally different worlds populated by some delightfully bizarre creatures.

Des is a mage and a cop who keeps paranormals in line. The league of Mages he works for has a history of mistrust/predjudice of the other paranormals and though Des has a family who embraces the other races more than most, he has a hard time trusting them. Even so, he has the hots the beautiful werewolf Lana, someone he’s pretty sure he can’t have – not if he wants to keep his job.

She's sexy, gutsy, flamboyant and no ones pet moggie. He thinks she’s not his type but he can’t stop lusting after her. Lana admires Des, but she can't be with someone who won't take her seriously, no matter how much she'd love to rip off his dress shirt.
A nasty new drug turns up in Detroit, Des is sent to investigate, and Lana insists on coming along. But they end up in a cell in a demon dimension. To get home, they must break out of prison and escape through a series of unpredictable alternate realities – together. In true romance fashion, their relationship develops after it starts with hot sex when they can’t deny their mutual attraction. By the time they get home Des is wondering if keeping his job is worth giving up Lana and they still have to bust the drug ring. The end is in keeping with the romance genre and though some might say that it ties up a little too neatly, I like a happy ending.
I give it 5 stars and recommend it for all fantasy romance lovers.
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