Waylaid by Kim Harrison & The Dirty Secret by Kira A. Gold

Posted April 6, 2016 | 25 Comments

A double feature including a ‘yay’ and an ‘okay’.

 

Waylaid by Kim Harrison & The Dirty Secret by Kira A. GoldWaylaid
Author: Kim Harrison
Publication Date: April 4, 2016
Format: eARC
Pages: 87

The paranormal and the futuristic meet in this thrilling novella featuring your favorite badass heroines from two of “the amazingly gifted” (RT Book Reviews) Kim Harrison’s most beloved series: the Hollows and the Peri Reed Chronicles. The magic of the Hollows runs full force into the technological sophistication of The Drafter when a device capable of carrying a city’s data stream pulls Rachel, the bounty hunter witch of the Hollows, between realities, marooning her in a world where the supernatural holds no sway. To get Rachel and Jenks home, Peri, the dangerous renegade of 2030, must decide what will chart her future: her blind trust in those who grant her power, or her intuition telling her to believe.

What a fun little mash up of The Hollows and The Peri Reed Chronicles! I’ve missed Rachel and Jenks, so I was super excited to see them again. Especially in Peri’s world! I really enjoyed seeing these three work together, and seeing Rachel through Peri’s perspective.

This isn’t a necessary read for either series, but it’s still a must read for fans.


Waylaid by Kim Harrison & The Dirty Secret by Kira A. GoldThe Dirty Secret
Author: Kira A. Gold
Publication Date: March 28, 2016
Format: eARC
Pages: 202

From the Desk of Donna Edith…

My services are unconventional. My clients come to me with needs and I match them to other clients with needs of their own…

Promising young architect Killian Fitzroy: Driven, clever, eager to prove himself. Starved for sex, though he’s come to me for professional assistance, not personal. Needs: Someone unique, creative and fast. An artist with a feminine perspective to breathe life into a house he’s built.

Aspiring scenic designer Vessa Ratham: Sensuous, spontaneous, but secretive. Recently returned to Vermont armed with an art degree that qualifies her for little more than waiting tables. Needs: An opportunity to shine.

Yes, Killian and Vessa will satisfy each other nicely—in more ways than one.

I didn’t dislike The Dirty Secret or think it was totally terrible. It was just mostly … boring. I didn’t feel much for the characters and it was basically the same thing over and over. Decorate, sex, and repeat. By the time I was halfway through, I felt like I was flipping back and forth between porn and the HGTV channel. I enjoy both, by the way. It just got redundant in this case.

It’s a pretty short book, but the first half dragged. I was much more interested in the second half when it finally started getting into Vessa’s big secret. I would’ve loved more of that whole situation.

So yeah, it was okay.

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25 responses to “Waylaid by Kim Harrison & The Dirty Secret by Kira A. Gold

  1. While Waylaid sounds pretty good, The Dirty Secret sounds a little meh sadly. Books with too much repetition get boring after a few chapters. goes to show what a committed reader you are Christy to be able to make it through. Luckily it was a shorter read. Sorry that one didn’t work for you buy wonderful reviews nonetheless <3 <3
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  2. “By the time I was halfway through, I felt like I was flipping back and forth between porn and the HGTV channel.”

    *dies laughing* While that sound fun for a little while, eventually it would definitely get boring. Too bad on that one, but I’m glad Waylaid was a win!
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      LOL I also die laughing. Did they really keep decorating and then have sex, on repeat? You might think there would be more to the story. The next book should be good though.

  3. Kim reviewed that first book and I thought it was so interesting the author did that. It makes me want to try out both series just so I can read that mashup! I’m glad that was a hit for you.

    “I felt like I was flipping back and forth between porn and the HGTV channel”
    OMGGGG! HAHAHAHA! What a description! I get annoyed with books that are repetitive like that too, so I feel you! I’m sorry that wasn’t the best book for you!

    Thanks for the entertaining reviews as always, Christy! 🙂
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