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Big Splash for a Series Opener
Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2021
This was a good start to a new series! It is a paranormal world with themes from the crazy that spawned from many current events. It was such a fresh take on paranormal politics and cultural commentary...totally relatable to the now. We have a diverse cast coming forward, lots of representation for POC and LGBTQ+. I admit this isn't his book but...I'm kind of obsessed with our flirty, Irish pansexual vampire. Plus I loved our strong and sassy heroine, Neha Ahluwalia. She hits the steam and sensual buttons with her big, bad wolf Joe Peluso. I really liked their banter and how she held her own against the alpha.
Despite all the good, the one thing I do have to complain about was the self-loathing coming from our hero Joe. Towards the end of the book I felt like he was on constant tirades of how he's trash and no good. It seemed to be all he was capable of talking about, and part of me just wanted Neha to call him on it and walk out midsentence. However, things did seem to move forward and I really enjoyed the read. I definitely want more! More smut. More details on our characters and their backstories. More books. A lot of this book seemed to be setting the tone for upcoming novels. I'm really excited to see what happens with the rest of the characters at Third Shift and how the series evolves.