Saturday, May 14, 2011
Shady Lady by Ann Aguirre
Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Shady Lady is the third book in the Corine Solomon series. Blue Diablo and Hell Fire are the first two. In my post on Blue Diablo I mention that while there were romance elements in the book there was no HEA. Ann sent me a comment saying that there would be one but not yet. There is no HEA in Shady Lady either. In fact it seems there is an additional candidate for Corine’s affections.
This time an old enemy is after Corine. Anytime Corine Solomon touches an object she can read its history. When a wonderful salt and pepper set arrive at her shop she is wants to know their history. Little does she know that one half of that set is a trap that will kill her when she touches it. Just as she starts to pick up the piece Kel Ferguson walks in and warns her that the set is a trap sent by the Montoya cartel. From that point on it is non-stop action and adventure. Corine gains and loses is Shady Lady. She starts to use some of the powers her Mother passed on but finds that sometimes she is stronger than she knows. As a result she get results that are more than she wants.
This series just gets better. The story line moves at a fast pace, the characters get more complex and the action is unexpected and exciting. The romance keeps taking unexpected turns leaving a question of who will be the one for Corine.
I purchased Shady Lady.