Author: Hurri Cosmo
Publisher: Amber Allure (Amber Quill)
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 05/24/2015
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Action/Adventure, M/M Romance, Paranormal
The Minneapolis/St.Paul 77th police precinct has been labeled as a group of misfits. It’s actually unfair. They, in reality, have talent. Paranormal talent. Of course, no one really knows that.
Nick, their boss, keeps them busy chasing all those creepy crawly things that tend to go “bump” in the night, keeping the cities safe and totally unaware that doors to other realms even exist. Mainly because Nick is the Door Keeper. He keeps order in what would otherwise be chaos.
But chaos has suddenly reared its ugly head in the form of a dangerous vampire. Ferociously brutal, he is a killing machine and must be stopped. So the last thing Nick needs is another partner. Especially one as sexy as Arrain.
To top it off, Arrain intends on being more than just a partner. Something Nick cannot allow. Not with the secret he harbors.
However, turns out Arrain has a few secrets of his own and one thing he knows. The vampire is after Nick to not only kill the Door Keeper, but to take his power. Can he get Nick to trust him in time to save him?
Hurri Cosmo was a new author for me, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The blurb looked exciting and so I gave it a try. In the way many blurbs are, it is slightly misleading. I was expecting a gritty, paranormal buddy cop type of story, but this is different. It is gritty, with graphic descriptions of dead bodies, and there are definitely paranormal happenings, but the buddy cop partners is the part that is off.
Nick is plagued by a feeling of being watched by a shadowy figure that dominates him sexually in his dreams. This interferes with his work as a string of homicides are cropping up in the city with a distinctly paranormal edge. His precinct’s objective is to prevent anyone from finding out about them.
Secrets are revealed as the story progresses and we meet Arrain. I wasn’t sure how I felt about Nick and Arrain’s relationship. So much relied on fated mate attraction, even Nick wasn’t sure about it.
The vampire was interesting and the battle with him good. However, the ending is left unfinished as if this is the start of a series, though it isn’t indicated as such. I liked the secondary characters, though they weren’t as well developed as they could have been. I did notice that this is part of Tales From The 77th Precinct from AmberPax, but the other stories don’t appear to overlap and are from other authors.
Also in this book, one of my pet peeves – prostrate does not equal prostate. That mixup happens twice. There are other various typos or incorrect word substitutions.
Overall, there are some great ideas in this book. It was nice to see an over 40 main character, even if he whined about his age for most of the book. The world was well thought out and I liked the concept of different realms.
If you like paranormal, give it a try.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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