In a world of demons, goblins, witches, sirens, werewolves, vampires, and so much more, it can be difficult to determine who is guilty of what and why. Chris White is a detective who fearlessly investigates this supernatural world, himself a unique product of it. He will take any case brought to him, but has a particular affinity for helping those who inhabit the poor districts of his city. From strange rituals and runaway vampires, to fighting sorcerers and confronting a demon lord, this paranormal detective will face any challenge - even a dance with the devil.
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The print version of this story is easier to understand because you can easily go to the contents and check the timeline, but if your willing to listen through to the end of the book you'd easily understand it.
When Sable and Chris first meet each other.
The part of the story when two if the main characters first meet, Chris and Doug.
I loved this story, yes it can be confusing as it doesn't follow a straight timeline, but it isn't overly confusing when it jumps back and forth as the author has clearly indicated when this happens, as can been heard during the audio book. Paul Morey reads the book clearly and also defines each character with a change of voice, it is never confusing figuring out who is who, and he keeps the same voice for each of the characters throughout the whole of the book.
"Different Style to this Story"
At first I didn't think I would like the narrator but he did a wonderful job with this story.
I quite enjoyed the multiple POV's
Doug, really enjoyed him.
I went back and forth on weather I liked the style the author picked to tell the story. I liked and disliked at the same time. It got a bit confusing with the back and forth that is done. Still I did enjoy it. In the end I liked the way the story developed.
The info-dumping that was done was the only reason it wasn't a five star for me. I felt the author could have done a better job in streaming this information into the story.
I quite enjoyed that the story also gave us the POV's of some of the secondary characters. I hope this is something that I continue to see in the next books in the series. I really like to see varied views of the story and it helped to fill out the characters.
"Comfort reads are us."
Love the narration, love to book.
Told through a series of case files the romance here is sweet, hot, and fun to watch unfold. The story does not run sequentially, as is mentioned by other reviewers, and may well mean the tale is not to your liking. I took a chance in face of those comments and I'm, personally, glad I did.
I love Chris and Sable, and peeking at the blurbs for the next books in the series my complaint is that they don't seem to feature again, yet. I'm very much a character centric reader and I REALLY would like to see more Chris and Sable.
The world, itself, is well realised, and this means it's easy to see that more tales can be told. I like how magic works in this world.
For me, the picky bit would be that in the later chapters we almost seem to have too many characters running around but that's me beinga little picky. That I will be re-reading this book is a given; comfort reads are us.
Unfortunately, this story jumps too much in time to be good - i think the story could have been very good if MD had written it from start to finish instead. There is some very good elements in the story but i could not get into it due to the chapters seemed like they have been put together haphazardly. Paul morey is good as always.
"Good but skips around"
Overall the book is great, but it skips around to much without much order with it consisting of many small stories.
Love to book though.
"One of my fave M/M books - well done in audio"
Creative, sexy fun!
I was happily surprised by this audiobook. I loved this story in ebook and sometimes that doesn't transfer well into an audio version. I think that this story does do well in audio because the narration is great, and the world-building details are well written. It's a fantasy/paranormal gay romance. The way it is presented as "case files" for each chapter is a bit odd until you get used to it. The cases are not in order (the timeline moves back and forth so you need to pay attention to what case number it is to understand that fact) at first that bothered me when I read it - but once I figured it out it was awesome. It is imaginative, creative, sexy and filled with magic.
Chris White - he did the self-deprecating sarcasm well. Unfortunately I have listened to quite a few Paul Morey books and now the characters are starting to sound alike. When he did Sable's character I kept thinking about another book where a character sounded just like him.
If you find the timeline confusing just hang in there you will get used to it. I have read this story MANY times and I still love it because the characters are endearing and the creativity is off the charts.
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