Supernatural Consultant #2
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Series
A life full of children and mysteries to solve doesn’t leave much time for relaxation or each other, something Lumie wants to help fix for Dane and Mercury by way of arranging a picnic. But good intentions and life rarely cooperate, and Dane knows it’s only a matter of time before all hell breaks loose.
Hell turns out to be someone using Quicksilver’s name to destroy buildings, but there’s no way to tell whether the enemy is an impostor or a trap. Hopefully it won’t mean missing the picnic.
I love the mix of feel good found family, romance, and supernatural mystery detective in this series. The world building is fabulous, and a little different, and the characters are coming into their own with this new story as the kits grow older, and we get to see Mercury at full power.
I’m enjoying Dane and Mercury’s relationship and how it’s progressed in the five years since the events of the last story. They feel very comfortable together, and their personalities fit and complement each other. Lumie’s far older than his years, and always gives the impression of knowing far more than he lets on, which makes for an interesting read.
I like how the supernatural part of the plot is progressing with a mystery solved in this story, but threads still hanging of the overarching series mystery.
I liked Valerie, Mercury’s new work partner. She’s no nonsense, capable, and an interesting character. In the previous story Mercury was still recovering from his injuries. I enjoyed his POV scenes in this story, and the insight into his mindset, and the slightly different world view. I liked seeing Dane through Mercury’s eyes too, and vice versa. Nickel is already a force to be reckoned with.
The magic in this world is interesting and I like the idea of the Federal Bureau of Supernatural Investigation, although I do wonder what their agenda really is. I thought the author balanced the different facets of the story well. I found this story an easy and enjoyable read, and I’m looking forward to more.
5 out of 5 stars.