Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Lady in Pink

Well, I heard my lost cat, but I did not see her.  I heard her next door, but I could not get her to come to me (and then she disappeared).  I think Butterscotch wants to stay outside (but she cannot).  I called her for dinner, but I had not success.  She is bound to get hungry and come home (I hope).  I do not want anything to happen to her.

The Lady in Pink by J. Z. Kazimer is the second book in the Ever After series.  Blue Reynolds is not having a good day.  He came home to find a very crispy intern in his flat.  James Wild had only been working as an intern for Reynolds and Davis Securities for a few months.  Blue knows the first person the detectives will blame is him.  He cannot help his little electrical problem (he was born with electricity running through his body).  He has taken to wearing leather gloves to prevent shocking employees and clients.  Detective Goldie Locks (I am not kidding) is the lead detective on the case.  She does think that Blue might have had something to do with it until he points out that he would not have left the body in his own apartment.  Then Blue notices the rock salt on the floor, water, and a lamp with a frayed cord.  This was deliberate.  That means someone was trying to kill Blue!

Isabella “Izzy” Davis is half human and half fairy with beautiful pink wings.  She was the Tooth Fairy until she stepped down and convinced them to start a democracy government.  She is now working with Blue and is rapidly expanding his business.  She has hired Clark Boyer III to be their new Vice President of Marketing.  Blue dislikes him on sight and even more so when he catches Clark ogling Izzy.  Blue and Izzy are attracted to each other, but they refuse to acknowledge it.  After someone sets Blue’s office on fire, Blue realizes someone does not want him pursuing his investigation into his parents.  Blue was left at an orphanage as a baby.  He has been working to find out more about his birth family.  When a copy of the file is found at Izzy’s, her apartment is torched.  Blue and Izzy set out to find the culprit.

The Lady in Pink is a cute book, but I was not in love with it.  I liked how the writer changed the fairy tale information around to fit a human world.  There is a Wonderland, gnomes, fairies (with nasty attitudes), etc.  Blue is Little Boy Blue and he lives in New Never City (a take on Neverland).  I just wish there was more mystery and less lust.  Blue is constantly getting his knickers in a twist because Clark or another man is looking at Izzy (which leads to scorching and fires).  I was hoping for more paranormal book with mystery and less romance (sex).  I like some romance in a book, but I think this was just over the top.  I give The Lady in Pink 3.5 out of 5 stars.  I liked the idea, but I did not enjoy the whole book.  There is also a case of the missing fairies (which was not solved in this book) and problems with Izzy’s family (Clayton and Peyton who like to cause trouble).  The Lady in Pink can be read without having read the first book in the series, The Fairyland Murders.

I received a complimentary copy of The Lady in Pink from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  The review and opinions expressed are my own.

I am off to figure out dinner and clip coupons.  Tomorrow is grocery shopping day (my least favorite task--well, next to last). Have a nice, relaxing evening and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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