My rating: 4 of 5 flames
What a fun anthology!
I’ll break it down into the 4 novellas for you guys:
“Where Darkness Lies” by Alexandra Ivy-5 flames
My favorite in the anthology. Sophia is the biggest bitch of them all, if any of you have read Alexandra Ivy’s Guardians of Darkness series. She’s a fun heroine who has just opened up a strip club for the ladies 😉 Hottest male weres around. But unfortunately she’s being attacked. She hires a bodyguard who isn’t what he seems, and might be her mate.
“Murder on Mysteria Lane” by Angie Fox- 4.5 flames
Think of this one like “Miss Congeniality” except with werewolves and vampires. I loved the voice and the feel to the writing. The mystery was great.
Werewolves in Chic Clothing” by Tami Dane- 3 flames
This was a bit confusing as the first page is all in italics, talking about Michelle’s life. But Michelle is not the heroine, she’s the hero’s dead wife. Once I realized what was going on, it was a pretty good mystery, and I was way off on who dunnit. The only thing I didn’t like was that Christine believed the worst in her fiance so easily and was so quick to judge. She befriended the neighbors and believed them over Jon, her fiance.
“What’s Yours is Mine” by Jess Haines- 3.5 flames
This one doesn’t have a heroine/hero as it’s not a romance while all the others are. BUT it does have 5 female main characters who could give those “Real Housewives” on TV a run for their money. The more I think about this story, the more I feel Jess Haines captured those “Real Housewives” to the T. Don’t expect a romance or a heroine, but think of it like a half hour reality show with bitching, shopping, conniving, and back-stabbing.