Review: Shift Happens (Carus Series #1) by J.C. McKenzie

September 3, 2014 Review 1

Review: Shift Happens (Carus Series #1) by J.C. McKenzie

Andrea McNelly's job as a government agent is not asking questions, but then a routine assignment turns into a botched assassination of a Master Vampire's human servant. Answers become a priority. Her search to discover the truth is riddled with obstacles, the largest being an oversized Werewolf who resembles a Norse god. Andy can't afford the distraction he offers, because if she fails, she faces eternal enslavement. 

Wick's job is to monitor Andy, but he prefers more intimate activities, none of them G-Rated. His choices, however, are often not his own. His ability to help Andy is limited by his bond to the Master Vampire. 

Facing many trials and challenges along her path to redemption, Andy learns the value of her freedom might be set too high.

Title: Shift Happens
Author: J. C. McKenzie
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Beast Coast, Moon, Mist & Magic
Published by Wild Rose Press
Source: Publisher
Published: March 27, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 315
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: two-half-flames

When a routine assignment turns into a botched assassination of a master vampire’s human servant, Andy sets out to get answers, only to discover her path is riddled with obstacles and trials that are deadly to Andy and her freedom in this mesmerizing urban fantasy romance.

This fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers on their toes with suspense, drama, action and romance. The author describes the story with well written scenes and details that capture the imagination and the well orchestrated drama and suspense draw the reader deeper into the story. The characters are strong, compelling and ensnare the reader from the very beginning while the believable action scenes add spice and excitement.

The chemistry between Andy and Wick is unmistakably hot, but Andy’s been hurt in the past and she trusts no one, not even oversized alpha werewolves who resemble Norse gods, especially when they answer to the enemy.  Wick has caught her scent though and he not giving up on his mate.  The reader can’t help but get caught up in all the drama and excitement, especially as the reader learns more about Andy and her secrets not to mention the possibility of another contender for her affections.

The story has a complex and intriguing plot that keeps readers on their toes with surprising twists, introduction of new paranormals and has an abundance of fascinating characters and drama to keep the reader well entertained from beginning to end.  The world the author has created takes place in a setting where the government knows that supernaturals exist and humans pretend they don’t see anything. It brought to mind the Anita Blake series when I was reading it, but it has its own unique elements and qualities that make it its own story and characters and I was captivated from the very beginning and looking forward to find out what happens in Andy’s world next.


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