Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels #3) by Ilona Andrews
This is an adult urban fantasy (Rated R)
(Four Derek Hearts)
When magic strikes and Atlanta goes to pieces, it’s a job for Kate Daniels… Drafted into working for the Order of Merciful Aid, mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems than she knows what to do with these days. And in Atlanta, where magic comes and goes like the tide, that’s saying a lot.
But when Kate's werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead, she must confront her greatest challenge yet. As her investigation leads her to the Midnight Games—an invitation only, no holds barred, ultimate preternatural fighting tournament—she and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, uncover a dark plot that may forever alter the face of Atlanta's shapeshifting community…
I’ll say this again like I have a million times before. I don’t need romance in a story to like it. In fact, this series much like Anita Blake was really passive about romance and focused more on world building, kick ass females and action.
However, if you bait the readers into a romance you create, then go all in. I felt like I had blue balls while reading this and I’m not a guy. It was frustrating for me. I hate interruptions and I’ll leave it at that. I just didn’t think romance is this author’s strong suit.
However with that said, I was shocked at the turn the author took with Derek. And at this point, I shouldn’t be shocked. This author has shown to have no mercy when it comes to her characters to further the plot. Anyway, tears….
And the plot was entertaining as usual and kept me reading throughout.
At the end of the day, I’m still eager to move forward with this series.
Renee Raudman did a good job with narration.
My book boyfriend is Derek.
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