They’re here, and they’re real…werewolves, vampires, mages, and other creatures of the night. For New York P.I. Shiarra Waynest, taking care of Others business started out as a way to stay solvent. But now business is getting very, very complicated…
Shiarra’s relationship with sexy werewolf Chaz may be somewhat unconventional. Still, after a few bumps, Shia is finally ready to get serious. That means meeting family–or in this case, bringing Chaz’s entire werewolf pack along for a rollicking full-moon weekend in the Catskills.
Soon after they arrive, threatening notes appear, warning Chaz to go home. Then their cabin is ransacked. Shia starts digging to find out whether it’s the work of upstart teenaged werewolves or something more sinister. Yet as rumors about her vampire connections arouse the pack’s hostility, Shia has to contend with other dangers. Not just from an adversary about to make his fatal intentions known, but from a threat that’s even closer than she knows…
I received this ARC for review from Jess Haines (Thanks again, Jess!)
Jess Haines' Deceived by the Others was pure amazing! It never ceases to amaze me how much my emotions get pulled around in this series and I love it! Shiarra should be looking forward to a little mini vacation with her boyfriend Chaz to a werewolf getaway, seeing them change since it's the full moon. It should be a good trip and Shiarra has been agonizing over signing the contract that will allow her and Chaz to officially be a couple together, she hasn't told Chaz yet and is trying to work up the nerves to do both (the signing and telling Chaz).
The pacing was very good! First we have Shiarra and Chaz having some problems on their weekend getaway. Someone is sending threatening messages and other threats that can only lead to an attempt at murder. Someone at the resort obviously wants to kill Chaz or possibly Shiarra...
That was a good mystery right there and had shocking results! It also led to a few other discoveries that totally change everything.
There are several big shockers at the end of this novel which is only going to make the wait for Justice for the Others all the more agonizing! But overall this was a fabulous read! Shiarra's growth as a character is one of my all time favorites, for she does try to move past the prejudices regarding Others, and her struggles are very realistic. I love how she seems real!
I was slightly upset that Royce didn't show up til near the end, but there was still plenty of time with Chaz. The ever confusing love triangle...sort of. You know what I mean if you've read the previous H&W Investigations books! Which I highly recommend if you have not! You are in for a thrill!
Overall rating 5/5 stars!
Deceived by the Others releases July 5, 2011