Synopsis from Amazon:
Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans. Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart. Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her. But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.
The Lux series was my first introduction to Jennifer Armentrout and I loved all of those books. I went back and forth on this one because I always have that worry about being disappointed when my expectations aren't met. Although it didn't quite reach the level of love I had for the Lux books, I did enjoy it.
This book was really fun to read and anyone who enjoys paranormal romance will have a good time with it. It is a quick read and can easily be finished in an afternoon if you have the time to spare. The characters are engaging and I grew to like them very quickly. Tink, the brownie who lives with Ivy, is definitely the comic relief of the story and had me laughing out loud on several occasions. He has this rough, sarcastic edge to him but you can easily tell that he cares about Ivy's well being. He was probably my favorite character in the story. The romance between Ivy and Ren was fine but I thought it was a bit too overpowering to the rest of the story. If you like a lot of romance between your characters, you'll like this. Personally, I would have preferred more be put into the storyline itself.
The plot is interesting and easy to understand. I was definitely able to predict what was going to happen but it didn't take away from the enjoyment of the story. It was a page turner and I was completely engaged throughout the entire book. Will I read the next book in the trilogy? Probably. I do want to see how all of the characters end up. I'll also read it just to see if all of my predictions are fairly correct, which I'm pretty sure they will be.