Sick of wrongful-death lawsuits every time a full moon comes around?
Call the Underworld Detection Agency. As a human immune to magic, Sophie Lawson can help everyone from banshee to zombie transition into normal, everyday San Francisco life. With a handsome werewolf as her UDA boss and a fashionista vampire for a roommate, Sophie knows everything there is to know about the undead, the unseen, and the uncanny. . .Until a rash of gruesome murders has demons and mortals running for cover, and Sophie finds herself playing sidekick to detective Parker Hayes. Dodging raging bloodsuckers, bad-tempered fairies, and love-struck trolls is one thing. But when Sophie discovers Parker isn’t what he seems, she’s got only one chance to figure out whom to trust. Because an evil hiding in plain sight is closing in. . .and about to make one wisecracking human its means to ultimate power. . .
Note: The cover is misleading. There is no sword wielding Chiquita wearing skin tight outfits.
Now, if you were expecting that kind of urban fantasy. Then, I’m sorry. This book is funny and well written. I do love the story. But, the cover is misleading.
Anyways, I got this book because I won the ARC of the latest in the series from Goodreads. Since I didn’t know anything about the characters, it seemed the smart idea to read the first book before tackling the current last book. What I love about this urban-ish fantasy is that the world is well done and believable. The outside normal world does not know that the Underworld exists. This means, the person you had that awkward date with could actually be a Troll or a vampire. In Jayne’s world, most of the population doesn’t know about the Underworld at all.
That is except Sophie Lawson. She’s a pint sized redhead (curls that remind me of Merida from BRAVE). She’s also a regular filer and paper pusher. She isn’t meant for the crazy stuff that appears in the book. She isn’t meek. She’s a typical woman only she’s in a situation that most typical women wouldn’t go into. I love Sophie. She’s funny, intelligent, and as a narrator, you can relate to her.
I’ve seen reviews saying this is chiclit, which I guess it could be. There isn’t some epic battle and Sophie doesn’t roam San Francisco with a sword battling baddies. But, there is humor and it is a fun book.