Thanks to Harlequin Publicity Team and Harlequin Books for the complimentary hard-copy and the publisher & Netgalley for the complimentary e-ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
Where are my urban fantasy lovers at?
If you’re an Ilona Andrews devotee, Allie Therin’s Liar City is definitely something to check out. Book 1 in a series, this has a slow burn that has barely started heating & I’m so invested in seeing where it goes.
Reece Davies is an empath in a world that largely fears them & their abilities. His abilities are both a beautiful thing & something that costs him—including when he wants to help his police officer sister solve a murder at the beginning of the book.
From the beginning, the mystery Reece is embroiled in is complicated, with many players & secrets. Helping Reece along in his journey (also arresting Reece, questioning Reece, frustrating Reece) is a terrifying figure called The Dead Man, aka Evan Grayson.
Liar City is a great first book in this series with quality banter between leads & a compelling murder mystery. It does feel a bit too big sometimes—as in trying to cover too much, include too much—in this book, but that might also have been my mood.
But I’m such a fan of Allie Therin’s writing & I can’t wait to see when things finally start catching fire between the leads!
4⭐️. Out now!
CWs: death, violence, pain.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the complimentary ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
📖 what’s a long-running romance series that’s still releasing books that you’re still loving?
Honestly it was *so* fun to be back in the world of the Baylor family, the Baylor Investigative Agency, the magic-wielding heroes + heroines & the monsters, the loving relationships, etc etc with Ilona Andrews’s Ruby Fever.
Ilona Andrews’s Hidden Legacy series is one I recommend again & again (like in yesterday’s Trope Tuesday post) & it’s sooo good whether you’re a reader of urban fantasy or not.
The first three books in the series focus on Nevada Baylor, & these last three, including Ruby Fever, focus on her sister Catalina, who’s head of the Baylor House in the cutthroat world of magic & Houses & power.
I don’t want to ruin the plot of this one but suffice it to say that baddies are back & we learn some secrets related to Catalina & Alessandro…not to mention a couple of enticing pages concerning the last sister, Arabella. (Pleaseeee let there be more books!!).
If you haven’t read these books yet please please put them on your list!
5 ⭐️. Out 08/23.
Lots of CWs, including murder (including a reference to a woman who was pregnant at the time) & violence. Catalina’s grandmother had an unconscious woman serve as her surrogate without her consent.
Give me that HEA, please.
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