From the blurb:
Being a police detective is hard. Add the complication of being a werewolf subject to human prejudice, and you might say Ray Branigan has his work cut out for him. He’s hot on the trail of a killer when he realizes he needs help.
Enter Cal Parker, the beautiful half-fairy Ray’s secretly been in love with for years—secretly, because while werewolves mate for life, fairies...don’t. Ray needs Cal’s expertise, but it isn’t easy to concentrate with his mate walking around half-naked trying to publicly seduce him. By the time Ray identifies the killer—and sorts out a few prejudices of his own—it may be too late for Cal.
Book Review: 5 stars
I give out 5 stars for 2 reasons. One, I think the book is ahhhh-MAZING and should be read by everyone. Two, I've read it multiple times and enjoy it each and every time. This is important because I'm addicted to rereads, but not a lot of books hold up. What I thought was pretty good the first time is more like blah blah blah shut the fuck up the second time. Some Kind of Magic falls under the latter category. (The I like it multiple times category, I mean, not the shut the fuck up--you get me, right?)
Actually, the fact that I even liked it in the first place amazes me. The whole story could really be told in about 4 pages. The killer is so obvious they could've arrested him directly after the first murder and then Ray and Cal could've sat down and had one honest conversation. BOOM. And they lived happily ever after. THE END.
But, you know, I don't give a shit. I love the world Cooper creates, I love her characters, I love how she uses fairy tales to create misunderstandings between her heroes. She strikes me as a person who loves stories and I love that.
Audio Review: 3 stars?
As for the audio. Hmmmm...I know I'll listen to it multiple times also. I listened to it 3 times in the past 3 days already. But that was partly because I kept falling asleep. Ron Herczig has the perfect voice for growly werewolf Ray, but it doesn't work for the rest of the story. Also, he pauses weirdly in the middle of sentences. And I sometimes couldn't tell the difference between Ray and Cal when they were talking.
But I still enjoyed it. I'd just recommend you read the book first so you have some familiarity with what's going on before listening to it.
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