Heir of the Dog, Black Dog, Book 2, Hailey Edwards

 

Heir of the Dog, Black Dog, Book 2, Hailey Edwards
Genre: Romance, Sci-fi and Fantasy
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
When I received this for review I decided to buy the first book to read before starting this. I enjoyed that, but was surprised that when book one ended Thierry and Shaw had just decided to try a relationship, and when this one starts its a while later and clearly things went wrong.  Shaw was transferred away for the last year, and now he’s back, they need to work together for the more dangerous jobs and he’s giving Thierry some mixed signals….
She was heartbroken so doesn’t want to pick up with him again but he’s hard to resist, and she’s unsure how much of his lure is genuine or just Incubus nature. While that’s going on she gets a visit from someone who says he’s Raven, the Morrigan’s son, and a Fae prince. Her bosses assure her he must be an imposter as the prince is locked into Faerie on her fathers orders. So who is he, and what does he want with Thierry? Odd things start to happen, and then she gets dragged into Faerie to sort out their problems as her mum is missing. She’s the only person Thierry has, and is very vulnerable as a mortal so she will do anything to get her back. It brings her into great dangers, where she has to act and think quickly, and she meets more people from Faerie who all seem to have a hidden agenda. Raven stays with her, but she’s unsure how far she can trust him,  he’s protected her through devious means but at a benefit to himself of what he’s done, and its clear he has many secrets. Did he do it to help her or just himself? Her father is still missing, and she’s in for a dangerous time, where she could easily be killed, but along the way she learns a lot about herself and her own nature, and its a period fraught with tension.
I loved the first book and this one too. Its a fun read, encompassing Fae and Faerie and some strange creatures. There’s the usual “Fae can’t lie” proviso, but of course they are adept at telling the truth in such a way that one still can’t work out when we need to know. There’s no such thing as a straight answer with the Fae!
I liked Thierry, she’s had a tough life, and made the best of it. She’s been through so much and clearly when Shaw and she split she was devastated. She doesn’t have many close friends, and she’s known and trusted him for so long as he was her guardian and trainer before she became Marshal. Its clear they were a long time building up to being together, and now they’ve parted she’s kind of lost…Poor Thierry. Now he’s back and it shows that he still has feelings for her – or is that just me and my wanting the romance? It could just be that he sees her as an easy feed – who knows, he says himself that she can’t trust him….Then in comes Raven, dark and dangerously attractive and Thierry can’t help but feel a pull to him too! Of course she’s with him for much of this book, in a tangled kind of way, wondering how far she can trust him, and if he’s like Shaw and really not to be trusted. He helps her but it always benefits him too.
The end – its clear there’s a triangle developing with both Shaw and Raven wanting to be part of Thierry’s life. Interesting  though TBH the romance angle here was very thin, like book one just a brief kiss, and looking to what may develop rather than a full on the page romance. the drama and storyline were fun, and an easy read, not too deep. I love deep, dark and complex but sometimes I just want to read a light easy fantasy. I liked both Shaw and Raven, and I’m not sure which I really want for Thierry. Looking forward to the next book.
Stars: Four . Its good read, fun story and likeable lead in Thierry.
ARC provided by Netgalley and publishers.

 

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I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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