Friday, August 15, 2014

Review: Dirty Little Misery by Tracey Martin

Dirty Little Misery
Release Date: August 12, 2014
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Miss Misery Book #2
ISBN:  1619221837
ISBN13: 9781619221833
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Author
Thanks to her freakish, satyr-like power, Jessica Moore was denied her dream to join the Gryphons, the magical law-enforcement officers protecting humanity from the pred races. But after the Gryphons tried to arrest her for murders she didn’t commit, Jess is no longer interested. Too bad—they are.

Now that they know what she can do, they want Jess on their side. If she doesn’t agree to help them solve a new case, they’ll charge her with every magical crime she’s ever committed.

Nine people are dead. The cause? Exhaustion. The activity? Never-ending sex. Someone sold them tainted F, an illegal aphrodisiac made by satyrs. No surprise, Jess’s satyr allies aren’t pleased with her investigation. Worse, it strains her tenuous relationship with Lucen, the one satyr she counts as a friend.

As Jess delves into the shady satyr business world, she unravels a scheme more sinister than dirty drugs—and her relationship with Lucen unravels right along with it. Only the truth will save their friendship. But not before it turns Jess into an ambitious killer’s next target.

Warning: Contains blackmail, betrayal, and sex that’s literally to die for. Plus plenty of bad stiff jokes to go with it. Remember, just say no to magical drugs.

We start off DIRTY LITTLE MISERY with the Gryphons calling Jess in and blackmailing her into working for them. As you can imagine, not everyone in her life is happy to have her on the inside, and it just so happens that not everyone on the inside has Jess's best interest at heart. I thought that Jess handled the situation and being in the middle of two different worlds pretty well. It definitely isn't easy but she pulls through and everyone is better for it by the end of the book.

There are a lot of bombs dropped on Jess throughout the book. She knows a tad bit about herself going into the story but by the end she knows a whole lot more. It really throws her through a loop to learn how she gained her powers and who is behind her having them.

DIRTY LITTLE MISERY brings a little bit of a love triangle. We already know Lucen, but we are now introduced to Jess's new partner. Her relationship with Lucen isn't always easy for her so when her partner shows interest she questions what it would be like to be with him. I won't tell you what happens and who she is with in the end.  

I enjoyed WICKED MISERY so I was happy to get a review copy of DIRTY LITTLE MISERY. I had a few tiny issues with some confusing scenes in book 1 and I am happy to say that did not carry over into book 2. The action was intense and the danger and mystery behind Jess's case brought along lots of drama and suspense.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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