I said in my review for the previous book that I have mixed feelings about this spin-off series, and the pattern of ups and downs continues because I liked this one more than the last.
There are still problematic and frustrating things in regards to sex, gender, stereotypes, etc. I still hate that Kelsey’s inner she-wolf literally NEEDS sex to not go berserk. I still am just not feeling this romance. But there was less focus on sex this time, at least, so I wasn’t as bothered.
As for what I liked, there was lots of Little Lee—he’s so cute! And the plot was good. I definitely got more into the book as we got deeper into the plot and mystery. In addition to having its own plot, this one also set up a bunch of stuff to come, and I’m happy to know that the open threads from Thieves have not been forgotten since I really want to know how those things will turn out!
Overall this was a middle of the road book for me with a fairly balanced amount of likes and dislikes, but I still feel too invested in some of the characters and the overall story to stop reading, and I really am looking forward to the next book.
*This is a spin-off series, and I highly HIGHLY recommend starting with Steal the Light. The original characters have a heavy presence, and I don’t think this spin-off series will be as enjoyable if you haven’t read the original one.*
Fans of Lexi Blake's Thieves series and Books 1-3 in her Hunter series. Anyone who likes laugh-out-loud hilarity, heart-wrenching emotion, complex and flawed but still lovable characters, action, heists, sex, supernatural creatures (especially vampires), and lots of adorable relationships of all kinds (Thieves). Anyone who likes alpha males, menages, and paranormal/urban fantasy with significant romance and sex (Hunter). Anyone who likes feisty heroines, lovable characters, polyamorous romances, and complex, long-game plots (overall series).
More Books in the Series:
On the hunt for a vicious killer, Kelsey discovers that the true threat lies closer than she could have ever imagined.
It’s been months since Trent Wilcox was sentenced to exile, but Kelsey hasn’t given up on finding a way to bring him home. Grayson Sloane doesn’t share her enthusiasm. Loving two men is challenging enough without them being at each other’s throats, and she is unwilling to compromise on the future she knows is meant for them.
Kelsey’s only hope for bringing them all together comes in the form of the Hell lord who insisted on Trent’s exile – Gray’s father. Lord Sloane is willing to acquiesce on Trent’s punishment if Kelsey will do one little job for him. A stray wolf is on a killing spree in Wyoming and he’s killed a number of witches in Lord Sloane’s service. The situation is made all the more complicated by the presence of a sinister werewolf cult in the area. Lupus Solum is known for being cruel to their own kind, and even worse to outsiders.
Caught between a craven wolf cult, a brutal killer, a Hell lord, and a mounting pile of bodies, Kelsey is going to have her work cut out for her. But if she can solve the case, she might have a chance to earn her happily ever after.
Book Author: Lexi Blake
Publisher: DLZ Entertainment LLC, Self Published
Series: Thieves, Thieves: Hunter
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 3
Series/Standalone: Part of a Series, Part of a Spin-Off Series