Flight from Mayhem (Review Post)

Published August 22, 2016 by bookbesties

 

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New York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn presents the second Fly by Night novel, set in the realm of the Otherworld.
 
I’m Shimmer, a blue dragon shifter. Thanks to a mistake, I was exiled from the Dragon Reaches and sentenced to work for gorgeous, exasperating Alex Radcliffe, a vampire who owns the Fly by Night Magical Investigations Agency. Every time I turn around, somebody’s trying to kill us. But you know what they say: All’s fair in love and bounty hunting…

A serial killer is stalking the elderly Fae of Seattle, draining their bank accounts before brutally murdering them. When Chase Johnson asks for our help, Alex and I discover that the sociopath is also a shifter—able to change shape to match his victim’s deepest desires. Our friend and colleague Bette volunteers to act as bait, but the plan goes dangerously awry. Now, unless we find her first, she’s about to face her worst nightmare.

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This was the first book of the Fly by Night series and I have to say that I very much enjoyed the book.  I will have to go out and purchase the other two that begin the series to catch up on Shimmer’s back story, but that is one task I am eager to partake of.
Main Character, Shimmer, her confidence and self-awareness is enviable.  I love strong female personalities that know their skills and attractiveness along with not letting anyone pull them down to any level.  The control she has over her hair!! I want to be able to do that!

I loved that the cases that are brought their way are not all gloom-and-doom-apocalypse types that make you root for the world to end so you don’t have to deal with their solutions ever again.  The cases differ enormously from each other, but Galenorn really thought through what a Supernatural community would have issues with, in a domestic venue, and gave that to us.

I personally would have liked to have more in the way of the sex scenes especially if I am dealing with a centuries old vampire (who had to have learned some mind blowing tricks, by the way!) and a dragon shifter who knows what she likes and is not shy in getting it.  By the way, Glenda is a bitch (so not giving away the plot, you are not reading it for her).

I enjoy the character development that Yasmine has done in her previous books, but I am not feeling it in this one; I don’t feel like I know these people and maybe that’s because I didn’t read the previous books in the series. This book is funny and draws your attention, but I didn’t feel captured like I did with my favorite books.  I found that this book was good (just my opinion, but that is why you are reading this, for what I am saying!) and will definitely read the other books in the series to see if they add to what I am looking forward to.  Shimmer is pretty awesome!

stars 4

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