The entire book gave me a very disturbing case of deja vu. I felt like I’d read all of it before, even though it was only released a year ago:
By about 48%, the familiarity of it just got to be too much for me. It felt like really well-written Charley Davidson/Harper Hall/Kate Daniels/Sookie Stackhouse/Rylee Adamson fan fiction. There just wasn’t enough variation for me to keep reading.
Oh, and maybe this is just a personal pet peeve of mine, but I draw the line at unicorns in my paranormal romance. Vampires, dragons, shifters, witches, fae...that’s all OK. But unicorns? That’s a little too weird and cartoony for me. (Spoiler alert: there are unicorns)
Long-story-short, if you’ve read all the other books I mentioned above and don’t mind reading about a heroine who is a rehash of pretty much all of them, you’ll probably like this one a lot. But if you’re looking for originality, I suggest you look elsewhere.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
It’s clean and sober. No rehab needed.
Other reading suggestions
Definitely read the books/series mentioned above. And also, fans of snarky, sassy heroines should check out this “best of” list.