Review: Shady Lady by Ann Aguirre

Shady Lady (Corine Solomon, #3)Shady Lady by Ann Aguirre
My rat­ing: 4 of 5 stars

I have to give a fair­ly high rat­ing to a book that involves a woman who large­ly saves her­self from mul­ti­ple assas­sins (nat­ur­al and super­nat­ur­al) sent by the head of a drug car­tel. There are sexy men in her life (three, in fact), but she’s def­i­nite­ly the hero­ine here, not a cling­ing vine. That’s a refresh­ing approach.

To be hon­est I don’t think this book should be shelved with para­nor­mal romances at all. It deserves to be called urban fan­ta­sy, or some­thing along those lines, because rela­tion­ships are not the main focus of the plot.

Corine has changed a great deal from the begin­ning of the series, and we learn much more about her back­ground in this vol­ume, explain­ing some of her behav­ior. The expo­si­tion is nev­er tire­some or with­out rea­son — it’s worked into the plot very nice­ly. I enjoy see­ing char­ac­ter devel­op­ment, and get­ting more of the “why” helps the read­er make sense of her deci­sions.

This vol­ume feels like the end of the series, but it was a nice lit­tle tril­o­gy and well worth read­ing.

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Review: Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre

Blue Diablo (Corine Solomon, Book 1) Blue Dia­blo by Ann Aguirre

My review


rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars
I can’t think of a thing that was­n’t right in Blue Dia­blo. I can think of one thing that made it stand head and shoul­ders above much of what I’ve read late­ly: Aguirre knows that sex­u­al ten­sion can be much sex­i­er than explic­it sex scenes! That is such a relief!

I’m look­ing for­ward to read­ing more about Corine and Chance. I’ve been wait­ing for more of her Grim­space series, so now I’m torn. Just give us more, Ann!

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