Crux (Southern Arcana #1)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
To find her destiny, she must trust him with her life…and her heart.
Jackson Holt makes a decent living as a private investigator in New Orleans, home of one of the largest underground supernatural populations in the United States. He and his partners have never met a case they couldn’t crack…until a local bar owner asks him to do a little digging on her newest hire.
New Orleans is the fourth destination in as many months for Mackenzie Brooks, a woman on the run from a deranged stalker. After all, any man who shows up on her doorstep claiming to be her destined lover has more than a few screws loose. But crazy doesn’t explain why he always finds her no matter how far she runs.
When her well-meaning boss puts a PI on her case, Mackenzie comes face to face with the incredible truth: magic is real, and whatever spell has kept her hidden and separate from the paranormal world is rapidly deteriorating.
With time running out, she has no choice but to trust Jackson as he struggles to uncover the truth of her past—and her destiny.
Warning: This book contains devious schemes, epic battles, forbidden love between a shapeshifter and a spellcaster, nosy secondary characters, furniture-endangering sex and a woman fighting to choose her own destiny.
This read is the perfect blend of paranormal romance meets urban fantasy. I really enjoyed Mackenzie as a character, her vulnerability didn’t come across as helplessness which I liked and towards the end she came into her own and embraced what she was. I loved Jackson, he had a spark about him that I just couldn’t get enough of and he and Mackenzie together are dynamite. I wasn’t expecting to twist with Marcus to happen, I started off wanting this guy to get his butt-kicked and what was coming to him, but he turned out to be just a pawn in a sick plan of a man obsessed with want he wants.
The way this was written flowed so well and made it easy to keep up with the story, however with quite a handful of other characters popping up here and there, it was a little tricky to keep track of them all. I don’t really know how to rate this one, at the start it was pretty average but towards the end half things got really interesting and I couldn’t stop reading. I would give this book three and a half stars bordering very close to four stars.