The H & W Investigations series is one of my favorites because it takes me from a mostly “were” girl to root for for the “vamp”. I adore Royce.
Haines is a talented writer. In her past books, she has had me so wrapped emotionally in the book, when our leading lady, Shia, dealt with some crazy ass stuff in the last book, I was right there with her. In fact, it took me a day to be able to come down from it I won’t say what, for those of you that have not read the series, but I was dying after I finished.
Haines packs in action and our heroine is not perfect. She makes mistakes along the way, but she is learning to hold her own in the world of the Others. This book starts me out still pissed as I rehash our adventures. Haines keeps the action going and steps up Shia’s characters for buttkicking. Shia is a little lost as our book begins, her world is turned upside down in Deceived. Here she's on a rampage and has to figure out exactly who she can trust. To me, there is one constant hanging around :) :) :)
Our book ends with a bang. FINALLY. I say again how much I love Royce. Haines had me reminiscing of some of my favorite series as well as freaking out that I have to wait for the next book with the tease she gives in the end. I can't tell you the end....and I'm itching to find out what happens. The tease is of the first chapter in the next book!!!!! One of the best feelings when reading a book is the anticipation of what is coming. Haines definitely carves up that anticipation. You like Shia and you can't help (thanks to Haines writing) really feel like you are right there with her in this book.
For those of you that haven’t read the series, it’s a rocking time. Shia is a PI that wants nothing to do with Others, she’s been hit a little too close with them before. But she is tossed in with them as she helps the local vamps. Over and over again, she’s battling with the Others, or against some, and she’s stuck with them no matter what. Now…she could become one. Haines is a talented writer, she brings in humorous banter between her characters that has you feeling as if these are friends hanging out with you. She keeps action going, along with our steamy chemistry on the romance side. You won’t be at a loss picking up these books, and let me know when you catch up, so we can hash out these details. I’m dying to really talk shop on Royce!