By: Rebecca Royce
Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc.
Published: May 23, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Paranormal, Thriller
Heat Level: Scorching
Date: June 11, 2014
Mindy Spellman hasn’t been the same since a demon stepped into her life, murdered her boyfriend and left her scarred inside and out.
Jonah is one of the blood-oathed, sworn to guard mankind against things that go bump in the night. He’s promised Mindy he’ll teach her how to protect herself. But a poltergeist on the loose leaves him feeling protective—and lust-struck.
She’s supposed to be under his care, but as they battle the forces of evil, he finds himself caring too much.
What a different spin on the second book in the Shadow Promised series.
Weird Nights built off from the first book, Strange Days, where we met Mindy and Jonah. In a normal storyline, Mindy would have received the lead in the first story because most of the time it is the heroine that has a rough time with the villain. Not the case in Ms. Royce’s universe. Mindy may have gotten her butt kicked in the first book, but she comes back more determined and strong in Weird Nights. When Jonah was introduced to us, he played the cute and funny side kick. He’s actually a very strong man but something was off about him. We discover what it is in Weird Nights.
WOW – I sure didn’t see what came at me. Ms. Royce totally threw a curve ball at me and I am completely thrilled. She was able to bring two people together, even though they both were total dumbasses regarding their feelings. The hurdles she made them jump were full of twists, turns and sacrifice. They had to earn their love. Ms. Royce didn’t easily hand it over to them.
My only real issue with the story is I wish I would have read more about the young rescued siblings. They play such a small part in the story; I feel they could have used a bit more book time. The initial problem wrapped up too neatly in my mind.
Just like in the first book we are introduced to the next hero in the series (at least I’m hoping), Braxton. Now he is one troubled soul you just want to hug and fix. He is a bad boy that showed moments of heart, but most of the time he was veiled in a dark mass of pain and confusion. I have a feeling he is going to give us one wild ride.
Weird Nights was a very good read. I enjoyed the paranormal suspense and the all-around different feeling it gave me. It’s a great experience that knocked me out of my normal reading material and shook things up. Ms. Royce did a wonderful job and I can’t wait for the next installment.
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