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Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea…Police Chief Delaney Reed is good at keeping secrets for the beach town of Ordinary Oregon–just ask the vacationing gods or supernatural creatures who live there.But with the first annual Cake and Skate fundraiser coming up, the only secret Delaney really wants to know is how to stop the unseasonable rain storms. When all theCaught between the devil and the deep blue sea…Police Chief Delaney Reed is good at keeping secrets for the beach town of Ordinary Oregon–just ask the vacationing gods or supernatural creatures who live there.But with the first annual Cake and Skate fundraiser coming up, the only secret Delaney really wants to know is how to stop the unseasonable rain storms. When all the god powers are stolen, a vampire is murdered, and her childhood crush turns out to be keeping deadly secrets of his own, rainy days are the least of her worries.Hunting a murderer, outsmarting a know-it-all god, and uncovering an ancient vampire’s terrifying past isn’t how she planned to spend her summer. But then again, neither is falling back in love with the one man she should never trust....

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devils and details Reviews

  • Mara
    2019-05-20 12:32

    I had hoped book 2 would be an improvement on 1, but to me it was definitely a step back. It had all the problems of the first upgraded to armageddon. I simply couldn't believe it.I have no idea if this wants to be romance or mystery, what I know is it spectacularly fails as both. It's ridiculous on both counts. But then it deals with 'tragedies' trying with humour. Not. The town's quirkiness lost any appeal, and so did the valkyrie and her volunteering. Above all during a man hunt to save someone's life. Characters could be defined as dumber and dumbest, squared. Things happen on the author say-so, because that small world building you may find is totally inconsistent to my eyes. Reeds' role is stupid, but never as much as the character. The Reeds sisters should be late 20, early 30 yo and sound and act as NA (really early 20). It's infuriating, and offensive. The heroine lacks any professionalism, and most of times any brain. I couldn't believe it. Why make her Chief of Police if she can't find her nose? If she's unprofessional to the extreme. I don't see a woman in love, one who is struggling between conscience and duty. She's just plain stupid. She trusts without reasons, gives away clues, details, secrets she's supposed to keep.His role is even worse. Basically this book is one hot mess. With a wide open ending to boot. Steer clear, if you would.

  • Mandapanda
    2019-05-05 19:30

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  • Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2019-05-01 15:53

    4.5 StarsI’ve been highly anticipating the release of this book because I really enjoyed the first installment in this series and I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. DEVILS AND DETAILS definitely did not disappoint. It brought the story tighter together for sure and a lot of questions are answered. It was still a hell of a lot of fun to read!Our heroine, Delaney, is left investigating a couple of supernatural events in this book. First, the disappearance of all the Gods powers. And second, a dead vampire killed using an old blood ritual. I really liked that we get two things to focus on as part of the plot of this book. One simpler to solve than the other, but I loved to see them multi-task on more than one thing. It kept things interesting for me for sure.I am fascinated by the mix of mythology and creatures in this series and this book interconnects them all quite well in the plot. We get to see more of the werewolves and vampires as well as the Gods and now more humans that know about the supernatural. The big bad in this story was not a huge mystery, I think as soon as it’s mentioned you are lead to believe that’s the unlikely culprit, but it was certainly entertaining to see it unfold.This series doesn’t take itself too seriously and that’s one thing I love about it. The fresh humor continues in this installment while presenting the serious cases our heroine needs to solve. It makes this such a fast and enjoyable read and I find myself turning the pages with pleasure. I find Delaney charming and I love being in her head. She makes me laugh and smile and I’m always rooting for her.This book will address more of the romance that we were left hanging with in the previous book. Ryder continues to be a character I love reading about and, although in this book he was a bit unsteady because of the muddy waters he was treading, I am so very intrigued by the turn of events and I’m looking forward to seeing it all unfold in the next one. We are left with a cliffhanger again as one of the cases is not completely solved. That just means I’ll be anxiously awaiting the next one in the Spring of 2017.If you haven’t picked this up yet and you want something different and highly entertaining then give this series a shot. I am so happy I took a chance and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!Favorite Quotes:“Gods could be such drama queens.”“Little known fact: a room full of angry gods sounds a lot like a bingo hall fight.”“One grouchy god. Check. One pouty god. Check. Silver lining? Starting a Monday out this bad meant it couldn’t get worse. — It got worse.”

  • Aarann
    2019-05-07 13:49

    This book...I'm actually writing this about a week after finishing this. After really loving the first one in spite of some very serious issues, I immediately bought this one. Huge let-down.I'm not sure I've ever seen a character as wishy-washy as Delaney (that's a lie - yes, of course I have, but a bit of hyperbole just really appealed after the let-down that was this book). Ryder dumped her in the previous book as she was lying in a hospital bed... after being shot! But does she grow a spine and keep her lusty feelings to a minimum when he's around? Nope. It's just he really hurt my feelings, but oh, his lips are so pretty and making out with him after he broke up with me the night after sex as I was recovering from a gunshot wound is really rational for me. Screw Ryder, but also really, screw Delaney.We get several different mysteries in this book. 1) Someone has stolen the god powers from Crow. 2) Someone has murdered a vampire. 3) What's up with Ryder's wacky split personality? (I couldn't care less about #3 and it took Delaney waaaaaay too long to catch on.) So Delaney has to calm down a severely pissed off god population, not to mention the equally pissed Old Rossi, the head of the vampires, while solving double mysteries. Plus deal with Ryder and his nonsense and ruin any possibility of getting any good angsty stuff out of that. Seriously, good reasons or not (spoiler alert: NOT!) Ryder should have had to work for a second chance after the crap he pulled in the first book. But no, Delaney is too busy staring at his mouth or whatever.Also, the book ends on kind of a cliffhanger. We do find out the answer to the three mysteries I listed above, but the answers lead to more problems and the book didn't feel like it was meant to stand on its own. It just sort of ended.Like this review.(See? That feels unfinished, doesn't it.)

  • Olga Godim
    2019-05-15 12:51

    I didn’t like this book as much as the first one in the series. The main reason I didn’t like it – the novel ends with a clear cliffhanger. The book contains only half the story, and no conflict is resolved by the last page. Usually, I don’t continue with such books. I don’t like being cheated of my ending, but for this book, I’ve made an exception and bought the next one. I like the heroine. I want to know what happened to her.

  • Ami
    2019-04-24 15:49

    ~*~* VERY SPOILER-Y OPINION ~*~*So many things I want to take note about, so I am not going to even put them under spoiler tag (just in case, you miss the spoiler warning). You've been warned...WHOA ... when sh*ts hit the fan!!! Okay, so two major things happened here ... two majors and a couple of almost major ones as well. There were two cases that Delaney needed to take care off. One, someone managed to steal ALL (yes, ALL) of the gods' power from Crow. Apparently because Crow had broken one of the rules in Ordinary, another god decided that he must be punished. While taking care of this, Delaney found out that Ordinary had demigod (Poseidon's kid! Hello Percy's sister, haha) and well, Ordinary now had a warden, thanks to Mithra (God of contracts. Judiciary. All-seeing protector of truth) as well as Ryder. Which I would get back to that later.Two, a very old, VERY VERY old vampire was targeting Rossi's back by killing one of the new vampire, broken Jame, and kidnapped Ben (hiks!). Apparently Rossi had a brother-in-arms who wanted a book of dark magic and ready to bring war to Ordinary.Apart from that ... Ryder apparently worked as freelancer for Department of Paranormal Protection (reenacted under the Homeland Security Act to make communication with paranormal creatures and protect them), later found out about magical creatures in Ordinary, and well, was made as Mithra's warden (An overseer. A supervisor of contracts, deals, and agreements) which meant that he could act as judge and jury aside of the Reeds family.YEAH. I know. SO MANY THINGS happened in this book!! My head was still reeling. I honestly thought that the book was better than the first. Sure, Delaney might need to get her head in check because whenever she was in Ryder's vicinity, she seemed to be losing all capabilities to think clearly ... but then the revelation of Ryder being an Agent, and later became the Warden sort of kept my anger in check. It was interesting to see what would happen next. Delaney was pretty capable heroine (again, except when she was with Ryder hah!) and I loved all the gods here. I was sad that since Crow broke the rule he had to leave Ordinary, considering that he was a hoot! But we still had Than (or Death) who amused me to no end with his unintentional dry humor. Odin was fun too.And now with the war coming, brought by Lavius, as he still kept Ben with him (I hope he is not dead!! Poor Jame!!), seems like it will be all out fights in book three, which is aptly titled "Gods and Ends", coming Spring 2017. Bring it on, Devon Monk!

  • Cat Wright
    2019-05-04 19:41

    I love that this world the author created is based on the town I live in. It's such a kick to know the tackle shop is right by my sons house and which casino she's talking about. That said, it was a good book but there was a bit too much internal dialogue going on in Delaney's head at some very inappropriate times. I do like Ryder and the twist she put in his life is going to be interesting. I'm looking forward to the next one.

  • Mandy Silman-Herbert
    2019-04-24 14:47

    I have no idea how this series went from enjoyable brain candy to are you fucking kidding me. There were less gods in this book so that took a lot of enjoyment out of it. But sweet baby Jesus the main character who was semi annoying in the first book zoomed down to you are dumber than a box of hair and a complete fool when it comes to the also annoying lying man you are so in love with. The whodunnit was ridiculously easy to figure out ( except for our main character who was too busy swooning over the idiot who was obviously involved in the whodunnit side ). And then because even though our main character is supposed to be the badass police chief holding the town together, obviously she is a damsel in distress so idiot boy completely ignores her instructions and does exactly what she told him not to because he had to save her. And of course instead of telling him what a complete ass he is and drop kicking him to the curb she professes her undying love and swoons into bed with him ( could my eyes roll ANY HARDER ). We end with an unfinished book ( so of course you have to buy the next one to find out how it all ends ) which I will not be doing because frankly I could give a frogs fat ass what happens to any of them.

  • Elusive
    2019-05-20 15:53

    Not much improvement from book 1. I still feel it lacks originality and the world building is extremely lacking. I have to say a lot of the plot felt like Devon Monk was just filling pages for no real reason. Plot could have been over and done with half of the amount of pages. While the MC isn't as stupid in this one as she was in book 1. I still feel like she doesn't have a handle on anything that is going on, and while that can make for an interesting read. In this case it is one of the main deterrent about the series. Overall the Romance is complicated but in a really stupid way. Still it was interesting enough and good enough to earn 3 stars. So on to what was positive about the book. Clear character build for the MC. More fun stuff and comedy in this. You really get a better feel for many of the characters in this book. While it clearly isn't the action packed epicness one might hope for, it's still a good read. It has romance as I said but it is always "complicated". So remember how I said the MC not being stupid was an improvement? Well instead of her being stupid it is now Ryder who is being an idiot. I won't say why because that would spoil it. But there is still many intrigues and plots from different people in town. New favorite character is Crow a.k.a Raven he is a trixter god, so ofc he is up to no good and looking to stir things up in Ordinary. Other than this I have to say it seems to be a really weak series and doesn't have much going for it.

  • Gwen
    2019-05-08 18:36

    I don't know it must be me, I gave the second book a go, but my heart still isn't in this series. It should be perfect read for me, a great writer, a interesting storyline and characters, but for some reason I just can't get into it, I found everything about the book just flat and boring.Oh well I tried, so good luck to the rest of you who carry on with this series.

  • CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
    2019-05-09 21:00

    3.6I enjoyed this but there were some things that I couldn't get over.1.Laney had some extreme "DUH!" moments because there were things called leads that she should have followed up on. Ex. Piper. Ryder/Seattle. Rossi's past.What I wanted to say to Delaney : I get it, new to the police chief thing - but is observation really not your strong suit? Why are you getting side tracked with your romantic life? Don't get me wrong, I love Ryder, but you have one job and you should be focusing on that just a little more. Maybe you should use those listening skills that cops are supposed to have and pay attention to what people are saying. Heed the warnings of the Gods and listen, please please listen, when someone says that they have something to tell you. Also, sometimes reading between the lines is something you have to do./rantAlso. Ryder? All he had to do was keep his trap shut. Did I love the exchange right before he did the opposite of what he was told? Yes. Yes I did. But seriously? One job. He had one job which was to shut the fuck up.Another anomaly - why is no one freaking out about what happened with Ryder? Why are the Gods sort of raising brows but the Reeds' are calm? Didn't we just get a paragraph a chapter ago about why we should be worried?I'm wondering if the story might have been better served if the Dad had died during the first book so that we get a better sense of Delaney struggling in this position. I know she's young, I know the town doesn't really deal with this sort of stuff but things like ' locking your door ', 'remembering what a ring looks like' and just generally heeding warnings, seems like common sense.I still enjoyed this book, I think that's why I'm so frustrated at the lack of common sense and just obliviousness that Delaney displayed throughout most of the book. I did love the secondary characters, I want to know more about the sisters (yay for the novellas coming out) and I wish we had more of the Gods but the ones that were there were awesome. Does anyone feel like (view spoiler)[ maybe the bigger plan is to create issues so that the Gods have to pick up their powers and leave town so that the big bad can come and crush everyone? Or maybe it's just coincidence?(hide spoiler)]I'm on to the next one but Delaney better wise up.

  • Alison
    2019-05-12 15:33

    Another great nstallment, although beware it ends on a cliff-hanger. At the end of the first book Delaney had been shot and she had been dumped after a one night stand with the love of her life. But now she has bigger fish to fry, somehow Crow has 'lost' all the god powers that he has been storing whilst their owners holiday in Ordinary and Delaney needs to get them back. Then one of the vampires is found murdered with strange symbols drawn and n his body in blood which appear to be an invitation/ message to Rossi, the head vampire in Ordinary.I lov d this second instalment, there are mysterious government agencies, ancient vampire feuds, Death takes a vacation, there's a Cake Skate competition and so much more.Heading into the next book right now!

  • Melissa Bowman
    2019-04-28 12:52

    In the second book in the series, it picks up about 3 months after the first book. Someone steals all the vacationing gods powers. Then on top of that, a vampire is murdered. So, Delaney and her 2 sisters are on the hunt. You start to learn a lot more about all the gods and creatures living in town piece by piece. You finally get to find out what her childhood crush is hiding too. It keep the book interesting, and who doesn't enjoy a good murder mystery with a paranormal twist. Delaney and her sister's also try to figure out why their father, the old police chief, ran off a road he's traveled for many years. It was well worth the read, I've started book 3. The war Hera warned Delaney about in the end of the first book, has now hit them full force. So, I'm looking forward to learning more about the towns inhabitants, and how all of them are going to have to work together to save their town. Not an easy feat.

  • JoAnne
    2019-04-29 12:49

    loved it!!

  • Robin
    2019-05-18 14:53

    More like 4 1/2 because there is some unanswered questions at the end. I don't mind quite so much since the next book ia already out. I'm really enjoying the characters and the world she's put together. Granted Delaney doesn't always make the smartest moves but I still like her and her sisters.

  • Amy A
    2019-05-19 14:46

    Originally posted at Vampire Book ClubAs Ordinary, Oregon gets ready for its first ever Cake and Skate event, Police Chief and “bridge” Delaney Reed, besides still trying to work out her feelings for mysterious Ryder Bailey, has quite the full plate of her own.Firstly, after Thor took up his powers three months ago to help Delaney close the murder investigation of the god Hemidall, he was forced to leave Ordinary for one year. He’s not very happy about it, to say the least, and he’s been letting his petulance show by way of constant downpour. Hey, on the upside umbrella hats are on trend again. Were they ever actually on trend in the first place?Secondly, a vampire turns up dead, well un-undead. Dead again? This killing seems to be sending a message to Old Rossi (the prime vampire in town), and getting the vampire to open up about his past will be no easy task.Thirdly, the god powers are stolen. Apparently when Crow also took up his powers three months ago he was supposed to leave town along with the others. It seems even without his powers Crow (Raven) is still the trickster, and he managed to make everyone believe it was ok for him to hang around. Apparently not, and this breach of contract was just the opening someone needed to swoop in a take the powers.It was great to be back in Ordinary again. The setting, the characters were so delightful in Death and Relaxation I was happy to delve right in. This time around, I liked that Devon Monk devoted more time for the other creatures in Ordinary, namely the vampires. The gods still get their time, but it was really nice getting a closer look at other supernaturals since they make up Ordinary’s colorful atmosphere just as much as the vacationing gods.I do have to say, though, that I felt the up-in-the-air relationship status between Ryder and Delaney took center stage here. I immediately drew comparisons between Ryder and Delaney with Buffy and Riley from Season 4 of Buffy. You know Riley’s part of The Initiative, and Buffy’s the Slayer. Agendas with common goals on the surface, but they’re both keeping that secret from the other. Just like with Buffy, we know what Delaney’s secrets are, but in the beginning Ryder’s are still a mystery to readers. I will say that we somewhat learn what Ryder’s involved with. I say somewhat because I felt as though the depth of his implication is still a bit hazy.After reading Devils and Details, I understand why so much page time, and headspace, had to be devoted to Delaney figuring out where she stood with Ryder. Some pretty big events take place in this one. But because of this, I felt like things with the two investigations get a little too sidelined. As I was reading, and as the story is getting down to the wire, I knew things weren’t going to get a hundred percent resolved for both investigations. It just couldn’t happen. So while Devils and Detail was still a quirky, fun read, it felt like a transition book. There will be a lot of consequences from this that pop up in the next book Gods and Ends which I’m now anxiously anticipating in the spring.

  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    2019-04-27 14:34

    I've been highly anticipating the release of this book because I really enjoyed the first installment in this series and I couldn't wait to see what happened next. DEVILS AND DETAILS definitely did not disappoint. It brought the story tighter together for sure and a lot of questions are answered. It was still a hell of a lot of fun to read!Our heroine, Delaney, is left investigating a couple of supernatural events in this book. First, the disappearance of all the Gods powers. And second, a dead vampire killed using an old blood ritual. I really liked that we get two things to focus on as part of the plot of this book. One simpler to solve than the other, but I loved to see them multi-task on more than one thing. It kept things interesting for me for sure. I am fascinated by the mix of mythology and creatures in this series and this book interconnects them all quite well in the plot. We get to see more of the werewolves and vampires as well as the Gods and now more humans that know about the supernatural. The big bad in this story was not a huge mystery, I think as soon as it's mentioned you are lead to believe that's the unlikely culprit, but it was certainly entertaining to see it unfold.This series doesn't take itself too seriously and that's one thing I love about it. The fresh humor continues in this installment while presenting the serious cases our heroine needs to solve. It makes this such a fast and enjoyable read and I find myself turning the pages with pleasure. I find Delaney charming and I love being in her head. She makes me laugh and smile and I'm always rooting for her. This book will address more of the romance that we were left hanging with in the previous book. Ryder continues to be a character I love reading about and, although in this book he was a bit unsteady because of the muddy waters he was treading, I am so very intrigued by the turn of events and I'm looking forward to seeing it all unfold in the next one. We are left with a cliffhanger again as one of the cases is not completely solved. That just means I'll be anxiously awaiting the next one in the Spring of 2017.If you haven't picked this up yet and you want something different and highly entertaining then give this series a shot. I am so happy I took a chance and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!Favorite Quotes:"Gods could be such drama queens.""Little known fact: a room full of angry gods sounds a lot like a bingo hall fight.""One grouchy god. Check. One pouty god. Check. Silver lining? Starting a Monday out this bad meant it couldn't get worse. --- It got worse."Reviewed by Francesca❤ ♡ Don't want to miss any of our posts? Subscribe to our blog by email! ♡ ❤

  • Melindeeloo
    2019-05-07 12:42

    3.5 stars = I liked it with nits. Wow this one ended pretty abruptly and the next isn't out until Spring. I did like it though, despite the fact that Police Chief Delilah focuses a bit to much on her crush even when those feelings pose a conflict of interest in a murder investigation - and he should also be groveling more after dumping her in the last book.

  • Sandra
    2019-05-07 14:40

    A few niggly things but overall a terrific read. The niggly things include our Police Chief Delaney Reed, not locking her front door despite people continually just walking in; going for a lone run along the beach when she knows someone is possibly out to get her and knowing when she has a wrong one in sight but doesn't even check him out.Really looking forward to the next one!

  • Lyndi
    2019-04-25 18:00

    I was disappointed in the last book because the romance was built up and then horrifically squashed. I wasn't sure I'd be able to forgive Ryder for his callous behavior, but this second book has helped. Until he did something epically stupid in this book and now I'm just not sure about anything.I'll pick up the next book when it comes out, but I'll keep my expectations low.

  • Debrac2014
    2019-04-19 14:40

    Good read! Liked the Cake and Skate!

  • Marsha
    2019-05-12 17:50

    "Devils and Details" is a great follow up to first book in the Ordinary series. This time Delaney and the gods are called to an emergency meeting where they learn the gods powers have been stolen. Crow is at the root of the problem and he is place into custody before he is ripped to shreds. Before Delaney can even begin her investigation the body of the vampire Sven is found. It is clear something deadly is in town. Delaney and Ryder have come to a somewhat cordial relationship but she is keenly aware that he has been keeping secrets. Those secrets have the potential to blow the peace in the little town like a nuclear bomb. Meanwhile the town is planning for a new fundraiser, Cake and Skate. Of course the sisters have been "voluntold" they will be working 8 hours each. This read was much darker than the previous one and leaves us with the clear understanding that there is an impending war coming. The question is will Delaney and friends be on the winning side. One thing that truly bothered me and was the reason for the four star rating versus five was a major shift in power that occurs towards the end. Just when I was so pleased to have a female police force there is a major kink in the plot. No. I will reveal what it is. You will have to read the book to uncover this mystery. At any rate, the series is still incredibly unique and enjoyable. I highly recommend that it be added to your to read list.

  • Kat
    2019-05-15 20:44

    Basic Plot: The powers of the gods vacationing in Ordinary have gone missing, a vampire has been murdered in a most unusual way, and Delaney Reed has to figure out what's going on.I continue to like the concept of these books, but I'm more iffy on the author's execution of her ideas. I like that the concept of gods giving up their powers to vacation and that they could be stolen was a great idea. The way Delaney found out what happened was a bit too deus ex machina for my tastes, which is ironic considering the number of gods running around the town. Her reactions to Ryder piss me off, to be honest. She is a WAY more forgiving person than I am. There is a lot packed into this book, and it felt like the author was trying so hard to shoehorn in so many plots that she forgot to fully develop them and let the characters react to what was going on. It all felt very half-finished by the end. I'm giving this series one more book to see if I'm actually fully invested in it or not.

  • Sarah Leenart
    2019-05-10 17:57

    What I expected to be a fairly light hearted affair following on from the first book was not, and in the best way! This little world has grabbed and now won't let go, very much on my have to read shelf now. The direction this story want in with it's over reaching arc took me completely by surprise and now I am very impatient for the next instalment! I love this small town of vacationing Gods and wild assortment of supernatural folk. It was great learning more about the vampires this time round and I loved all the little science bits explaining why who could do what.I loved Delaney and her family and I'm looking forward to her love life getting off the ground ;-) And whilst I felt things got more serious this round, all the fun and humour that was present in the last book was still there. A wacky and hugely enjoyable read. Highly recommended.

  • Darcy
    2019-05-08 18:51

    So much was going on in this one, it seemed like trouble followed all of the factions. The things with the gods seemed like that would be a big deal, instead it was a bit anti-climatic. I did like the new person that was involved with this. Things were much more interesting with Ryder and all that we learned with him. You knew he was up to something, but I didn't expect to learn what we did. I also didn't expect Ryder to make the choices he did. All of that makes me not trust him. The drama with the vampires and werewolves was a bit crazy. Crazy in how the past came into play and how much people are affected by things. Delaney and Rossi seemed to be in a battle of wills, not sure who came out ahead and hate that things weren't settled.

  • Chanpreet
    2019-05-07 15:56

    There was no way possible I was going to be able to read anything after Death and Relaxation other than Devils and Details! I also devoured this book and I must say I love how Devon kept it fresh and interesting! Really this series is a must read for every paranormal and fantasy lover. I loved the camaraderie between the citizens of Ordinary. I also loved how gung ho Delaney was about protecting her people, immortals and mortals alike. I can't even describe all the feelings I had while reading this book. And the story is just so well crafted! Everything ties together and I hate to say it's magical, but it truly felt that way! And that ending! Eek!

  • Maria
    2019-05-08 18:53

    Delany finds out that there were consequences from the events of Death and Relaxation. And the vague threat of a war brewing... she discovers and must investigate it's first victim, a vampire.Why I started this book: I bought the whole series before finishing the first book... and I'm not going to waste my money.Why I finished it: This book is best enjoyed at a good clip. If you slow down for anything, a potty break, a sneeze, you will have time to realize how ridiculous this is... how clueless Delany is as a police officer. (Like Trump asking Putin if he meddled and then accepting his answer because, "I asked him twice.") Save your book budget and check this out from the library.

  • Lizfm
    2019-05-18 19:44

    Main character still does dumb stuff. Even after being warned by gods that she's in danger. Of course, I'm sure that's what's going to end up being the key to the solution in the third book. I don't know if this book is better than the first one or I've just gotten more invested in the series because I'm reading it.Still love the premise. Still wish the plot was better.I expect more from a respected and well-established author than just *continually telling us* that the main character is good at her job as a cop, while *showing* us time and time again that she's *not*.

  • Anita
    2019-04-29 20:58

    Second book of this trilogy? series? I don't know. But I really like it. It's the right mix of funny, romantic, and mysterious, without too much violence. I love the sister police officers, the quirky town residents (assorted vacationing gods and others covert creatures), and the romantic tension between Delaney and Ryder. This one is about stolen god powers, vampire hunters come to town, and a murder. Oh, and roller skating.

  • Christine
    2019-04-28 15:54

    Ugh. That was not the continuation I hoped for. The Reed daughter sucks in this one. She becomes a "I roll over please stroke my belly" type. Really annoying. Also her love interest Ryder, just no. No self respect, no spine that woman. The dialogue between the two is just bad. I liked the side characters a lot more than the MCs, for example Reilly and Piper. I read the next one because I really want to know what the future brings for Ben and Jame.