- Soul Mate Publishing
- Release Date
- April 2016
- Book 1 of L.A.M.P.S. Legends And Myth Police Squad
Bad luck magnet Abby Fitzpatrick gets fired, catches her boyfriend cheating with a mime, and is cursed by an evil genie who pops out of a tampon box. She's bound and determined to remove the spell and, as fate would have it, the hottest guy she's ever met is out to kill her.
River Stone, a Cryptid hunter for Legends and Myths Police Squad (L.A.M.P.S.), poses as sheriff for Abby's hometown of Haber Cove, New Jersey. He's out to find and capture a man-eating gnome and bag the legendary Jersey Devil monster. Little does he realize, the woman who catches his heart is the same creature that he was sent to destroy.
Tempting the Light is the first novel in the L.A.M.P.S. series that features hunky secret agents who find true love while hunting and slaying dangerous Cryptids.
Jul 22, 2016 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
68 people found the following review helpful
TEMPTING THE LIGHT is a fun, fast-paced comedy paranormal read. No vampires or weres here. Unique monsters, a heroine cursed by a genie who pops out of a tampon box on her 25th birthday and a hero working undercover from L.A.M.P.S. (Legends and Myths Police Squad).
Abby Fitzpatrick is a bad luck magnet and on her birthday she loses her job, finds her boyfriend having sex in their bed with a mime and then it gets worse. The females in her family are under a curse that skips a generation and it is her turn. That the monster appears every month with her period is hysterical. Then, the man she is lusting after and falling in love with was sent to kill her.
River Stone is the new sheriff in town, but his real purpose is to work undercover to find and kill the two Cryptids spotted in the area, a brain eating Gnome and The Jersey Devil. He stops Abbey while she is speeding through town to move in with her friend Pepper and can't stop being intrigued by her, her cherry Chapstick and her bad luck. He knows she is hiding something, but doesn't realize how close he is to one of his targets.
Add in Abbey's best friend, Pepper who rescues animals and sells vegan dog treats, and Ottar, River's superior at L.A.M.P.S., who is a bit weapons happy and you have even more comedic relief. All the rescued pets, Kazoo for Abbey and Hercules for River, made for a fun read with heart. I have rescued dogs and love the addition.
This is a good first book to a new series. I would like to have had more world-building included. Without more back story, I felt the characters at times were two dimensional with the comedy trying to make up for the lack of depth. That said, it is still a fun series to read with laugh out loud moments and as more books are added, I will be following.
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