Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Prah, Constantine and Baryeh Reviews: Wicked for Hire by Lotta Smith #PCBReviews

Hi folks. Another second month comes with a brand new 3-in-1 review. We went for something fun and paranormal - Wicked for Hire (Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery: A Cozy Mystery on Kindle Unlimited Book 1)

Sometimes, the opportunity of a lifetime comes bustin' your door... without even offering to pay for the damages...

Medical student Amanda Meyer thought she had her life all planned out until people started dying the moment they touched her. Being cleared of any wrongdoing didn’t stop the medical school from expelling her, and it didn’t rid her of the unfortunate nickname Grim Reaper.

Luckily, having a rep as the harbinger of death isn’t a total resume killer. Rick Rowling, Special Agent for the FBI’s Paranormal Cases Division recruits her to work for the Bureau as a resident witch. But the sexy, brilliant, outrageous loose cannon proves to be just as untouchable as the mysterious creature or creatures that may be responsible for the seemingly unsolvable murder that becomes their first case together.

Instead of treating patients, Amanda’s life becomes a test of her patience and a wild ride into the wicked paranormal world where her new boss runs the show. Together they face a ghoulish force that could destroy the entire city and a grueling family dinner that could leave Amanda contemplating harakiri.

It’s a battle of life and debt [student debt, that is] and saving the world has never been so funny.

Wicked for Hire is part of the Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery series. If you If you like fast-paced mysteries full of quirky characters and unexpected twists, you're gonna love this series. Perfect for fans of Amy Boyles, Jana DeLeon, Janet Evanovich and Carl Hiaasen! 

My Review

The cover was one of the first things that caught my attention! Gorgeous and fun. Wicked for Hire is a fast-paced story that introduces us to Amanda Meyer, who needs a job after being expelled from medical school. She ends up at the FBI’s Paranormal Cases Division working for, Rick Rowling, the man responsible for her dismissal from medical school. 

What I liked most about the story was the main characters. They were fun, quirky, and well-matched. Even Rick Rowland who is practical to a fault and comically egotistical made me laugh in several places. The premise of the story was also interesting. The length of the story made it possible to deal with one case, although I would have wished for a longer story with a secondary plot. 

I felt Character backgrounds could have been beefed up. At the very least I would have liked to know how Mandy got her abilities. Were they inherited? Does anyone else in her family have the same abilities? How did Rick get into solving paranormal cases? Does he have some ability besides a high IQ (this is not actually stated in the story). How did the Paranormal Cases Division of the FBI even get started? 

Overall, I enjoyed the story and would be interested in reading the rest of the series. I hope some of my questions get answered in the subsequent installments.

Disclaimer; I purchased my copy of the book for Amazon.

Don't forget to check the other two reviews from Prah and Constantine.