Serafina's - Book 3
Treanor keeps the good stuff coming in book three of the Serafina's series. Roxy's mother disappears during a satanic ritual and Jack steps onto the scene as Serafina's research specialist. I didn't think a rock star and research rich kid would work but both hide behind the front they present the world. Somehow Jack and Roxy caught and kept my attention despite being characters I really hadn't cared less about in the previous two books.Delicious, deadly distraction...Jack Urquhart, over-qualified and underpaid researcher for Serafina's Psychic Investigations, has a big decision to make: stay in his fun, dead-end job, or grow up and join the family firm. On his way to give the family his decision, he's delighted to be side-tracked into the case of a rock singer's mother who vanished into thin air before several admittedly wasted witnesses, leaving behind only a half-made shoe. But Sinead's disappearance isn't the only weird happening at Roxy's housewarming party in the Scottish Highlands. There's satanic rock band, Grimm and the Reapers, plus ghosts, banging walls, a zombie dog, and, very probably, migrating leprechauns. Most worrying of all to Roxy, quiet, clever Jack excites her muse and all her senses as no other man ever has. Meanwhile, hedonistic rock star Mike Grimm is determined to get Roxy back in his bed by any means. It takes the combined might of Serafina's to defeat the forces haunting Roxy's house and find Sinead. And it takes the sexy, wise, turbulent Roxy to get under Jack's skin and make growing up and risking his heart not only necessary but fun.
Getting to know Jack was a nice surprise, his family past and current struggle had me rooting for him by chapter 3. Roxy and Jack had great banter and their background stories were well rounded. The investigation mixes evenly with the romance so it doesn't come off as too lovey dovey while still managing to hold it's romance genre. While the fairy twist was unexpected, the ending was a little predictable. If you know anything about fae/fairies in paranormal/fantasy fiction it probably wont surprise you either. It was a great read and I definitely recommend it to lovers of paranormal investigator romance. It didn't leave me "omg"-ing with my hand held to my heart but I enjoyed every page - the little inserts of Jilly and Adam may have helped too ;). See my reviews: Serafina and the Silent Vampire (1). Serafina and the Virtual Man (2).
xxx Literary George
Thank you to NetGalley and Marie Treanor for the copy in exchange for an honest review.
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