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In a Fix (Ciel Halligan) Paperback – September 4, 2012
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“A fast-paced, sexy romp with characters as original as its intriguing premise!” ―Diana Gabaldon, New York Times bestselling author of Outlander
“Linda Grimes's fast paced supernatural debut is fresh, fun, and sexy, and heroine Ciel Halligan faces both the outlandish and the deadly with a perfect balance of equanimity, irreverence, and nerve. I can't wait to see where her wild adventures lead her next!” ―Vicki Pettersson, New York Times bestselling author of The Signs of the Zodiac series
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LINDA GRIMES is a former English teacher and ex-actress now channeling her love of words and drama into writing. She grew up in Texas and currently resides in northern Virginia with her husband.
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Ciel's latest assignment as Mina Worthington takes a big swerve from easy-peasy to dangerously explosive. When Mina's fiancé-to-be goes missing and more dangerous factors arise, Ciel's assignment is taken over by her two overprotective friends: Billy Doyle, her best friend, and Mark Fielding, her childhood crush. Ciel's relationships with Billy and Mark provide more than flirty entertainment and down time between all the action and mystery building. The bantering and sexual tension that coils around her interactions with both men will take the edge off the plot and give readers reasons to laugh and hope Ciel's story is more than fiction. The challenges Ciel faces throughout the plot make for an exciting and adventurous read. Add in the ploy of modern day Vikings and the story takes on a new level of interesting.
If you're thinking the aura-adapting storyline will be a complicated, dragged out affair, you're in for a treat. In a Fix is quick-paced with a not too complex plot. Grimes' light writing style will keep you flipping through the pages of the story and eagerly awaiting its sequel, Quick Fix!
adaptors don't like that. Nonetheless, this small clanish group can
assume the shape (and voice and mannerisms) of anyone they come into
contact with, and keep those "auras" on file indefinitely.
It's obviously a talent with commercial applications, especially as it's
unknown or unbelieved-in by the world at large. Ceil's idea for making
money is to act as a stand-in/body double for her clients. If you pay
her enough, she will play you as "you" go over life's rough spots.
Don't interview well? Ceil will get you in like Flynn. Need to get out
of town while still keeping commitments you can't get out of? Ceil will
show the flag for you. Need to get your boyfriend to propose? Well,
that's where Ceil starts this book: aura adapted as a beautiful woman
on a tropic isle vacation with her hunky boyfriend. It's probably one
of the less convincing hooks for her applying her talent once it's explained,
but it gets the book off to a pretty good start.
Just as Ceil has started to implement her plan for seducing said
boyfriend into a proposal (she conviently has her client's permission
to have sex..), all hell breaks loose as their cottage is blown up,
and Ceil is snared in hunky boyfriend's secret CIA life and enemies.
Quickly on the scene to bail Ceil out are two other aura adaptors, both
childhood friends and both potential (and more than potential) love
interests. We gradually get more of Ceil's backstory and how she is
desperately trying to forge a life of her own independent of these two
(and of her meddling brother) or at least get them to treat her as
an adult instead of a brat, and how as she becomes emeshed in their
schemes, that becomes more and more difficult.
Along the way, Ceil will be captured by modern Vikings, be shot from
a catapult and pee on someone's head...
With Ciel Halligan Grimes seems to be going for the "Urban Fantasy
as Sex Farce" territory occupied mainly by Karen Chance and her
Cassie Palmer stories. She hits the mark more often than she
misses, but she does miss more often than Chance. Chance has a
way of putting likeable characters in real danger amidst the general
absurdity which Grimes has not yet quite mastered. She also misses
some fairly obvious uses Ceil could put her talent to. The most glaring
is making a point of introducing Ceil to a champion swimmer a little
bit before she is nearly drowned and not having her adopt his aura
when needed. The modern Viking plotline is also very forced and their
plan is so ludicrous that it's hard to take them as a real threat.
Still it's a good start for a series that doesn't take itself too
seriously, and I will check out the next book when and if.
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