Review: The Little Crow (Heart of Darkness #1) by Caitlin Ricci

September 16, 2016 Review 0

Review: The Little Crow (Heart of Darkness #1) by Caitlin Ricci

Detective Jamison Landry’s job isn’t easy. He’s dealt with the worst criminals imaginable and believes in his work and the community he serves. But he’s never met someone quite like Mal before.

The mysterious man, rescued from a basement in which he was chained by cultists, keeps Jamison guessing. He both confuses and excites him, and Jamison isn’t sure how he feels about that. Plus, things turn from unusual to downright strange when people start insisting Mal isn’t quite human. And Jamison’s creepy dreams of crows and graveyards don’t make things any better for him.

Will Mal stay around long enough for Jamison to figure out his secrets, or will this stranger leave him aching for more?

Title: The Little Crow
Author: Caitlin Ricci
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Loving Her Curves, Shakespearerotica: Queering the Bard , Safe Haven, Joshua
Series: Heart of Darkness #1
Published by Nine Star Press
Source: Publisher
Published: 09/12/2016
Genres: M/M Fiction, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 252
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: two-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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The Little crow is an unusual book. When we are using the term unusual it can be either good or awful, The Little Crow was great! I am trying to think about a story that it can be compared to, but I did not find any.  From what I can see it was previously released and Nine Stars Press picked it up and I am glad they did.  You will not find steamy scenes in that book its main focus is at the psychological level. I rarely had the chance to read a PNR story that is going down that road.

Detective Jamison Landry and his team arrived on location to what is suppose to be a drug bust.  To their surprise, they have to deal with cultists that had chained a man in the basement.  Jamison freed the man (named Mal).  Mal was able to point out where the drugs were hidden and that’s when Jamison world turned upside down.

Mal is a demon, one of the strongest one that you can encounter.  Once he was freed by Jamison, Mal became totally obsessed with him.  He wants to be with him, he doesn’t understand why but all he wants is Jamison.  Demons can erase memories and manipulate people thoughts.  You can be sure that Mal used plenty of tricks throughout the story to have its way with Jamison.

Mal was able to manipulate most of Jamison entourage, except for Carter (Jamison teammate and best friend).  That’s how he was able to end up at Jamison house and convince him to have a dinner date with him.  Jamison is all about standing up to help others and make the world a better place to live in.  Mal is a demon that is feeding over suffering, guilt and so on.  As you can imagine huge clash happened between those two.

Caitlin Ricci imagination is taking us in Hell with Mal and is giving this story a unique appeal.  It took me a while to warm up to Jamison character, which is odd because right off the bat I liked Mal.  It might be because Jamison is cold and that he closed his heart to love so long ago or maybe because he is living a life that has no room for surprises and excitement.  Mal is like a loose cannon that doesn’t know (nor does he care) about ethics and social rules.  He is doing what he wants and when he wants to.  It was a fun thing to see those 2 different ways to live to clash together and see both of the characters them grow.

I can’t wait for the second book of the series to be released I know that I will have a fun time again!

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