Top positive review
It just keeps getting better
Reviewed in the United States on January 1, 2019
This is the sequel to Sin & Chocolate, and the second book in the Demigods of San Francisco series, and it doesn't disappoint. (I wasn't sure how K F Breene was going to improve upon S&C, but the story does keep improving.)
Synopsis: Kieran, demigod son of the demigod ruling magical San Francisco, and heir to the Irish seas and Ireland, seeks to release his mother's soul from a purgatory/hell of not being able to move onto her next life. His father has found a way to trap souls so they cannot move on--and more than just Kieran's mother.
Alexis has a heart of gold, as witnessed by her taking in of two outcast children and her willingness to help the dead (and sometimes the living) to move on. Her magic allows her to see and hear the dead; her sense of justice is outraged when she discovers that souls are being trapped and tortured. Kieran and Alexis are mutually attracted, and are dancing around a relationship in the stereotypical Irish manner: equal parts flirting with and annoying each other.
Alexis is hired by Kieran to help release his mother, and is required to get training. Her trainer, courtesy of Kieran, can be described as an adrenaline junkie with next to no sense of self-preservation, and none when it comes to Alexis.
We also discover more about the Six, Kieran's bodyguards.
It's a helluva ride, with moments humorous, moving, comforting, horrifying, and empowering.
I will recommend that you read Sin & Chocolate first to get all the nuances, but can be read as a standalone.