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Shady Lady: A Corine Solomon Novel Mass Market Paperback – April 5, 2011
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What a surprise Kel was in this book. When we first met him in BLUE DIABLO, he was this crazy, zealous warrior. Barely human. An enemy. A tenuous alliance was formed between him and Corine, but he was still terrifying at best, and homicidal most times. And yet, Ann changed him in a very gradual, subtle way throughout SHADY LADY. Or maybe she just changed my perception, because by the end of the book, I'd basically called the race for Corine's heart and the two other guys from the previous book weren't even close. I loved how my expectations were completely turned upside down and yet I never once felt cheated.
But even though I may have declared a winner, that doesn't mean that Corine (or Ann has). I had some issues with Corine's indecisiveness in the previous books, and she's no more resolute this time when it comes to the men in her life. In SHADY LADY, she mentally commits to each one before waffling on to the next in the space of only a few chapters. Talk about whiplash. Yes there are circumstances that prompt each decision, but I would have expected her to maybe take a little time to think things through before moving on to the next guy. But that's my only complaint in this otherwise excellent urban fantasy.
There is so much good stuff packed into this book.Read more ›
The beginning reminded me of how the first book in the series, Blue Diablo started out pretty slow and meandering, and while Shady Lady doesn't exactly meander, it does take a while to really pick up. Big Exciting Things happen at the beginning, when we find out that Montoya, the drug dealer Corine pissed off in the first book, is gunning for her, and Kel, the slightly creepy Hand of God, shows up saying that he's on a mission from God... er, has been assigned to protect Corine. They, along with Shannon, Corine's roommate and the gifted girl she rescued from her old hometown in Hell Fire, set off to find out how to break a hex that was meant to kill Corine.
The more I think about it, the more Shady Lady feels like two novels mashed into one. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but it does lead to a slightly disjointed feel overall. The first half involves Corine and Kel running around, dodging snipers and trekking through jungles. The second half involves Corine turning into a seriously tough lady in Texas, trying to take out Montoya and stay on the good side of Montoya's rival and her new, er, patron, Escobar. In terms of how the story flows, story one segues into story two pretty well, but it did take a while for me to really feel like the ball was rolling.
Once again, characterization is the strongest point in this series. Corine continually grows as a character, learning things about herself that scare her.Read more ›
So Shady Lady finds Corinne back in Mexico, I was already cheering from the beginning of the story. And there are some positive things that develop in Corinne's love life that were much more tolerable and enjoyable than in the first few books. The quest/challenge is interesting and not predictable at all. So where does this leave me with the series?
I love Aguirre's Sirantha Jax series. That is one of my all time favorite series - a character driven story, amazing setting and hard choices. Aguirre never takes the easy way out as a writer and I love reading those kinds of stories. I wish that the first two in the Corinne Solomon series were automatic wins for me, but there is enough meaty stuff there that encouraged me to keep going and I am glad that I did.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wow, apparently Corrine can be in love with one guy, and in the next breath, forget about him and be in love with another guy. I love Ann Aguirre, but really?Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
Corine Solomon wants nothing more than to return to her Mexican pawnshop and do what she does best--match objects with their rightful owners using her gift. Read morePublished on November 29, 2013 by Lanine Bradley
I enjoyed this from beginning to end. I can't wait for the next book to find out how Corrine remakes her life.Published on October 19, 2013 by Georgia Hawley
I have read this whole series, and it is a totally unbelievable fantasy, but has some fun characters and twists. I am not a romance person, so that was a bit distracting at tiems.Published on August 16, 2013 by Training Department
A good read. Not complicated, but fun. It's a fun distraction, but it isn't Robert Jordan. Good characters. Easy to enjoy. I read about 150+ sci fi/fantasy books a year.Published on March 11, 2013 by FDP
The problem with this series is a bigee, the main character is selfish and willfully ignorant. She completely lacks self-awareness of any kind. Read morePublished on September 4, 2012 by Bobbee
Shady Lady is the third book in the Corinne Solomon Series, each book titled after a cocktail with a dangerous name. Read morePublished on August 18, 2012 by Amazon Customer
This book is a Paranormal mystery, romance, and fantasy for adults. It is finely written and the characters, are entirely believable, even though they bridge fantasy... Read morePublished on April 26, 2012 by J & L Rigod