3 Cauldrons | Novella | Urban Fantasy | Pocket Star | July 18, 2016
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Next to Gin Blanco, Finnegan Lane is my next favorite character in this series. Finn is Gin's (foster) brother, very exuberant, loyal, dependable, and always playful. Bitter Bite's been a challenging arc for Finn what with his mother coming back from the "grave" and upended his life.
I usually skip novellas but given what happened in the previous book, I have to read UNWANTED. I understand this mellow and somewhat darker version of Finn, and I get that he's grieving and processing his Mommy issues. That said, UNWANTED do not sound like Finn at all, it felt very neutral and nothing like the Finn that I've come to know and love. He kicked serious ass here though and I'm hoping that his adventure is cathartic and we'll have him back in the next book.
3 Cauldrons | Romantic Suspense | Sourcebooks Casablanca | July 5, 2016
The plot, romance, and action parts are solid. Treasure hunting is this crew's main gig but they seem to always bump into some trouble one way or the other. Not complaining here, the extra dose of danger adds to the overall tension of Deep Six as a whole.
I liked DEVIL AND THE DEEP enough but miss the witty banter that had me LMAO in the first book. The chemistry between Maddy and Bran is convincing enough however I didn't find it as engaging and swoony as in the first book.
4 Caldrons | Novella | Contemporary Romance | April 5, 2016 | SwerveGoodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
The second chance at romance helped move the plot development along in this shorty. So even if things happened fast, it's truly the conclusion to a decades long courtship between Charlie & Jamie that's the main focus of THE SEAL'S SECOND CHANCR. The backstory pulled at my heartstrings showing that Charlie and Jamie are meant to be together from the very beginning. And even if things got hot and fast with their reunion, I find the romance earnest and tender. Anne Calhoun once again delivered her signature knee-weakening brand of romance in this installment. I also love the sports romance slant of this novella.