Tallulah and Zack leave baby Noah with Tallulah's mother Kim. It is unusual for the nineteen-year-olds to have a night out, and Kim is happy to see them have a chance to enjoy themselves.
I like Dani, Quinn, and Ethan, and Count to Three appears to be the first in a new series by Ragan. I haven't read her other series. I plan on reading the next one, but hope there are no characters like Carlin Reed--a serious nutcase if there ever was one. It was not the plot, but the main characters and the growing relationships between them that kept me involved.
As for the plot, the kidnapped young woman trope is so over done, but twelve-year-old Ethan's determination to do something about what he saw the day of the kidnapping really appealed to me.
Read in June.
NetGalley/Thomas & Mercer
P.I./Mystery. Dec. 14, 2021.
Ashley mentioned A Void of Magic: Kennedy Rain Book One in her Can't Wait Wednesday post, and I found it available on NetGalley.
Kennedy Rain's family has been part of the Rain Hotel since its inception, going back generations. What differentiates the Rain from other hotels is the power of the land on which it is built and its clientele. The property is a null zone; the clientele and employees are paranormals. As guests of the hotel, magical powers are rendered null and void; vampires are able to watch the sunrise and werewolves are able to avoid the transformation induced by a full moon.
The Rain family, however, are human and must manage the paranormals by using the power of the original treaty, skill, and diplomacy.
Kennedy Rain, however, has problems with the hotel and its paranormal guests and has created a life for herself as a college student, avoiding the hotel and her parents as much as possible. Until her parents go on vacation and Kennedy is forced to handle some hotel crises during their absence.
Initially, some of the problems seem a little run-of-the-mill, but Kennedy is forced to accept there is more going on. A run of extremely bad luck or a paranormal conspiracy?
It was fun until I got to the end and realized it was a cliff hanger! Well, that was a blow and means a long wait for the next book. The first book in a series is always a bit of a problem if you like it and want the next book quickly--cliffhangers are even more frustrating! Maybe I'll try one of Williams' other (completed) series in the meantime.
Read in July.
New Adult/Paranormal. July 27, 2021.