Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Found Review Tour

Some think she’s a monster. He thinks she’s the love of his life.

After she sent several men to the hospital, Dame Blanche Eva Winchester is learning to control her power. But she’s also bored to tears. Enter Prince Bertie, who offers her the chance to go undercover as a waitress in order to find out who’s attacking men in the parking lots of Folk-owned clubs. Bertie’s motives aren’t entirely innocent—he’s smitten by the lethal lady’s charms. But he and Eva discover the attacks are part of a more wide-ranging conspiracy, involving the very survival of the Folk.

As their investigations bring Bertie and Eva closer, Eva finds the downside of dating a prince, even one as yummy as Bertie. But when the prince is attacked, Eva swears to protect him. To overcome a ruthless enemy, the two must stage a last-ditch battle in the blizzard-ridden mountains. And this time they’ll need more than love and super strength to survive.

Eva walked up the street from where she’d left her car. Traffic was brutal because of construction, with an office development going in at the end of the block. Bertie had found the studio for her, and she was taken by the view of the mountains from her window and the amount of natural light. Plus there was space for a workroom if she wanted to start fashioning her own product rather than contracting someone else. She could endure a few traffic jams.

In Animas I had the perfect studio. Good light, ample space, room to grow.

Except going back to Animas was out of the question. Thinking about it only made things worse. Homesickness only made her more restless.

A construction worker carrying scrap to his truck paused to make exaggerated kissing sounds as she walked by. “Oh, baby, shake that thing over here. I’ll give you the ride of your life.”

Eva flicked an imaginary speck of dust from her shoulder, and the board he was carrying whacked him in the knee. She left him hopping up and down and howling.

She never got catcalled in Animas, but they knew her there, she was one of them. And the fact they knew her was the primary reason she couldn’t go back. She wasn’t one of them anymore.

You came here to be anonymous, remember?

My Review:
3 stars

To start, this is Book 3 in the series, which I did not realize until partway in. While I was still able to follow the storyline, I would recommend reading the other two books in the series first because events that happened in the first two books came up here.

My biggest complaint was that the pacing of the mystery side was off. For example, the big reveal of the rebellion leader didn’t make sense. When the secret was revealed, it came out of nowhere since so much of the build-up didn’t happen on-page, a classic show vs. tell case.

The best part was the romance between Bertie and Eva. I want to read the earlier books just to see where these two started from to end up here, together. I especially loved how the smooth-talker Bertie kept tripping up in front of Eva, as it cracked me up while also showing a different side of him than I was expecting. My second favorite part was the worldbuilding and different take on the fae.

All in all, this was a good book, though I would recommend starting from the beginning of the series to help make sense of what’s happening in the series conclusion (book 3).

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

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Author Bio and Links:
Meg Benjamin is an award-winning author of romance. Her newest series, the Folk, is a paranormal series from Soul Mate Publishing set in Colorado. Meg’s Konigsburg series is set in the Texas Hill Country and her Salt Box and Brewing Love trilogies are set in the Colorado Rockies (all are available from Entangled Publishing). Along with contemporary romance, Meg is also the author of the paranormal Ramos Family trilogy from Berkley InterMix. Meg’s books have won numerous awards, including an EPIC Award, a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Holt Medallion from Virginia Romance Writers, the Beanpot Award from the New England Romance Writers, and the Award of Excellence from Colorado Romance Writers. 

Meg’s website. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. Meg loves to hear from readers—contact her at meg@megbenjamin.com. 

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