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Another brilliant new series from the fabulous Ms Breene
Reviewed in the United States on October 13, 2018
If you're a fan of K.F. Breene, this is cracking start to a new series set in San Fransico, proving once again why she's one of my favourites for supernatural romance. This one was a little slow to start, but it needed to be as the characters and story line were set up. I was sucked in straight away. Characteristically of K.F. Breene, there's a witty, feisty heroine with a heart of gold whose path crosses with a gorgeous alpha hero, making sparks fly.
Alexis is a poor, unlucky individual who can talk to spirits that haven't passed into the next world. She is barely making ends meet, using the money she earns in her dead end job to support her two wards that she rescued from their own hard lives. She lives under the radar to both keep them from danger as well as keep on the down low in their dual community (both magical and non-magical citizens). A chance encounter has her cross paths with the hotter than hell itself Kieran, a demigod with his own troubled path and a desire for vengeance. I would have liked a bit more dialogue and contact between Alexis and Kieran, but there was a lot of foundation work set up in this book, so I'm hoping there's more in the next installment. The secondary characters were great, too, especially Kieran's Six.
This series focuses on the use of magic and its various forms. Alexis doesn't know the full extent of her magic, but Kieran senses straight away that she's on the high end of the power scale and her particular gift of communicating with the dead is exactly what Kieran needs as he tries to help his recently deceased mother. Here they clash, as Alexis desperately wants to stay off the grid, doing what she can to survive living on the lowest rung of society, even if it means taking hand outs from others and using her street smarts to get by.
No one does supernatural romance like K.F. Breene. You don't need to have read any other of her books to start this series (but you should!!!) She creates a new world you're immediately dragged into, rooting for all the main characters. I love her work and can't wait for the next book.