Monday, September 19, 2016

Review: Shifter, P.I. by Bonnie Dee

Title: Shifter P.I.
Author: Bonnie Dee

Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: August 29, 2011
Publisher: Smashwords
ASIN: B005K1J2Z8

New Orleans detective, Rick Plazier is hired by a client to look into her possibly cheating husband. In an effort to prove her investigative skills, Rick’s receptionist, Amy Chang agrees to follow the same woman on behalf of her untrusting husband. Working from opposite sides, Amy and Rick uncover much more than a case of faithless spouses. A deadly paranormal society plans to hold an auction of human beings and one or the other of their clients may be a target.

Amy’s disappearance prompts Rick to finally comes to terms with his shapeshifting curse and use his wolf aspect to track and rescue her. But will the pair acknowledge their constant arguing is due to mutual attraction and will they move from bickering into bed?

My rating:

***copy provided by publisher through NetGalley (in Bad Boys After Dark set)***

The P.I. by day and werewolf by three nights every month, Rick Plazier, has a new client. Sexy, sultry blonde Angela hired him to figure out whether her husband is cheating on her. While following the husband, Rick discovers the man's possible ties to a strange cult, one also ties to a dead female body Rick has recently found, bled dry.
But that's only one of his problems. The other is his assistant/receptionist, Amy Chang, the woman Rick secretly adores, but is afraid to make a move due to his wolf-y nature. She's taken on an assignment of her own, trailing Angela on behest of his husband...And disappeared.

At the beginning, it looked like this would be the second (and last) good story in this set. It was funny, and funky, had two great leads who kept it interesting by bickering and secretly mooning after one another, a great possibility of suspense...But the mystery ended up being a little too off for me with the whole auctioning humans to the paranormal society, and the first person POV (jumping from Rick to Amy and back) quickly became annoying.

It had possibility. By cutting back the paranormal elements, using the suspense in a more human "setting"...It definitely had possibility. Keep the tension between the leads without the HEA and there's a possibility for a series. But possibility isn't enough.


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