Review: The Lying, The Witch, and the Werewolf by Kate Karyus Quinn
What did I just read? I picked this story up because of the logo - "Down & Dirty". The pin-up girl with a mop and broom is something I didn't expect. Reading the blurb, I thought, why not. Looks interesting. What I didn't realize is that this is book 4 in the series. Whilst it probably would be better to read the first 3 books, diving into book 4 is fine.
First warning, if you don't like cliffhangers, don't read this book. Maybe wait until the series is done. For those who don't mind cliffhangers, continue on! This book is ridiculously wacky. I cannot even begin to list all the weird messed up things that happened in this book. Second warning, if you prefer your romances or paranormal more serious and angsty, this book is not going to do it for you. There is drama, but it isn't what I would consider dark and brooding.
This book moves at a nice even pace with a plot that makes my logical brain malfunction. I kind of like it because it is so surreal. Paige seems to be a human who wants nothing to do with the supe world and yet she is now more and more drawn in. There are some past history issues with her ex-husband, boyfriend and missing family members. Forget all of that and let us focus on her vocation. She runs a cleaning service. Yet some how, being in the wrong place at the wrong time, she aids supes. This is giving her a name recognition she does not exactly want, but it brings in the money. Beggars can't be choosers. This latest "help the supe" situation will bring her a lot of money. She goes undercover to find a person in a sex cult.
Honestly, there are a lot of appealing aspects to the sex cult. There are some not so good things that Paige and bugs me too. Some of the wacky parts of this story include... dried incubus semen. Let's just say it is a seasoning of choice. The ridiculous situations Paige finds herself in keeps me amused and laughing. Sadly, I'm not laughing with her. I'm kind of laughing at her because she gets herself into quite a bind. Joking aside, I do feel for Paige. She wants a normal life that is eluding her. She experiences heartache and is not able to move on yet. On top of all of this, there is a crazy stalker after her. Mixing a comedy with a serious stalker element does not seem to go together. And yet, in this book, the authors reel me in. Now I want to read the next book to find out what happens. There are several subplots that make me want the authors to share with us what happens... faster. *hint hint*
All kidding aside, this paranormal romance is recommended to readers who enjoy romantic comedies with a dash of erotic fun.
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.