Welcome to Book 4, oh mighty long term fans of this series. I know a few *cough* were a little disgruntled [okay, okay..itching for it!!] at the incredible SLOW burn that the author put us through with Jessie and Austin but, come on, what’s the title of this book and my little teasing book review title? Oh yeah, it’s on and it practically oozes sensual scenes the whole way to THE chapter.
However, this is quite an action packed book, in and of itself. We actually progress in our timeline quite a bit with book four without having to hear about the day to day minutiae of this or that character and rehashing conversations which I find quite refreshing. At the end of the last book, Jessie had sent out a summons for more help and. It. Is. Answered. This time, though, the creatures answering the summons are not thrilled at their invitation and make Jessie prove she is worthy of them. After this, we have a mage coming to town who wants to meet with Jessie and offer the proverbial olive branch. What could go wrong?
This series is in full gear. So much so, that I was adamant that this was book five. More cameos by past side characters, including the creepy dolls that I can only say are in here, not what they’re doing to whom. Those scenes are too precious to give away. Can’t have a book without them. *Evil laugh* Ivy House showing more of a snarky personality. I could totally see myself start talking to my house. I already do to my car and he totally answers. I think there’s a little Jessie in all of us. Then we get to see more family interaction and my personal favorite is Mr. Tom’s reaction. He tries so hard. He just wants to dote on someone who appreciates it. Come live with me, Mr. Tom. *smile*
Here’s one of my favorite teaser’s from the book:
“There’s no point in pretending anymore, Jacinta. Not after what happened at the bar.” I meant to ask for clarification. I ended up begging for more.”