Jake & Dean Investigations #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Series
February. The month of cold weather and hot romance. At least, that was the plan.
Despite the busy nature of their lives working as Paranormal Investigation Agents (PIAs), and being fathers, Jake and Dean are determined to have the soppiest of Valentine’s Days. Romantic dinner, red roses, a stroll by the canal, then some snuggle time to cap it all off.
Too much to ask?
Complication #1: The mutilated body of a goblin turns up on their doorstep.
Complication #2: Some humans have been murdered by an unknown supernatural entity.
Complication #3: Those same murdered humans get back up again.
Looks like the romance will have to be put on hold.
Death is the end. Right?
The second instalment in Jake & Dean Investigations—a kick-ass Urban Fantasy tale with an established MM relationship.
I love this series and enjoyed this instalment as much as book 1. The opening scene is fabulous, and has a couple of visuals that will stay with me for a long time. Totally brilliant, and a wild start to the story.
I love the world building in this series. It’s well thought out, and the setting of the Netherlands adds a different flavour. I also like that this world is populated by different kinds of supernaturals as well as humans, and how they interact. The pods are creepy, and kept me guessing as to what effect each one was going to have.
I love Jake and Dean as characters, both as individuals and together. The family they’ve made with their daughter, Louise, is very sweet, and I like that it’s important to them to make their home a safe haven from the nasty things they fight as part of their job. I also like that they’re both flawed heroes, make mistakes, and are still trying to put their pasts behind them. They’re aware of each other’s flaws, they see each other at their worst, and although they argue at times, their love for each other doesn’t waver. Their relationship feels very real.
This story was quite creepy with the dead bodies not saying dead, but I thought the reason behind the necromancy was very bittersweet and I felt for those responsible. I liked the different take on how and why it had happened and the difficult decision that had to be made to move forward.
Although the story with the necromancy is tied up in this book, I liked that there are still loose ends going forward, and can’t wait for the next book to see what happens next.
5 out of 5 stars.