An angel, a demon and a vampire walk into a bar. Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but it’s just another day in the life of Kyle McKinley.
Kyle was born with the ability to erase memories, and the inability to keep her opinions to herself. She and her teammates – a vampire who looks like a sexy pirate with fangs, and a Shamat demon with a penchant for Italian pastries – provide supernatural damage control when humans see too much. Today’s problem? A sword-wielding angel and a demon had a supernatural smackdown during happy hour in a Cleveland bar, leaving behind a headless vampire and a dozen human witnesses.
This latest supernatural slip-up is attracting all kinds of attention. So much attention that the police step in, and Kyle has to deal with Joe Dalton, a know-it-all human with the sexiest turquoise eyes she has ever seen. Kyle has no room in her life for yet another human who will treat her like a freak. However, Dalton definitely makes her naughty parts sit up and take notice, and it’s more than mutual. But before they can act on their attraction, they must join forces to solve a dangerous puzzle. And when they uncover the truth, the apocalyptic ripple effect forces Kyle to make a choice. Learn to trust again, or risk losing everyone she cares about, including Dalton.
With an opening like that, I expected a corny book, what I got was an excellent read.
Kyle is actually a girls name in this book. And she is totally human, but can readjust your mind, so she can place visions. It can be used for both good and bad, but as Kyle is a private investigator, you have to assume its for the use of good. She works with a vampire and a demon, and the three of them make for a great team.
The other human is Dalton (Joe). He works in the police force, And as soon as Kyle and Joe meet, there are sparks. But Kyle doesn’t want another human on the team, so she goes about trying to get rid of him.
The story is well told, lots of details, and very descriptive. The interaction between the four main characters had me in stitches at times. Misha, the demon I totally loved, his love of pastries made for fun reading. Jean Luc is a vampire. He’s cool, confident and protective. Both are very protective of Kyle.
It starts with the team investigating a supernatural killing, the surprise … An angel beheading a vamp, and the demon trying to protect it !! The team are called in to alter the memories of the humans in the bar.
It all gets a little interesting, as old scores are settled and new lines are drawn up, power struggles are start to occur. And even Kyle’s boss is suspect !!
There are a few surprises and a few moments that caught me out. I’m hoping this maybe a series, as I would love to read more about these four fantastic characters.