by J.C. McKenzie
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Carus - Book 4
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (February 22, 2016)
Publication Date: February 22, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Paperback: 326 pages
Badass Shifter Andy McNeilly is running on empty. The death of a prominent supernatural being has her reeling. The invention of a new street drug has the police knocking on her door for assistance. And a friend needs her unique skills to help investigate a messy murder. In the interest of paying the bills, paying it forward, and keeping the Supernatural Regulatory Division off her back, Andy once again slips through the dark streets of Vancouver’s seedy underworld. In the process, she uncovers secrets that threaten to derail her love life and her investigation. Can Andy capture a murderer, solve a mystery, and forgive her lover’s past? Or will the grime of the criminal world swallow her whole?
Shift Work (Carus, #4) by J.C. McKenzieJust when Andy reaches a point where her clothes will only come off if she wants, her world implodes and her self-respect takes a beating. Sure, she is free of Lucien, but, now, she no longer has employment and she seems to have become a pariah in the supernatural law enforcement world. Too bad, because in all of her shifter abilities, she can’t turn into an ATM to pay her bills.
There’s a new drug in town and it is deadly, so when a friend calls for help in solving the crime, she must muster all of her strength and all of her senses to find who killed the victim and why. Was the victim part of something illegal in some secret life behind the backs of those who loved her?
Andy’s personal life should be settling down because Wick is out of her life for pain and grief he caused her while under the thumb of Lucien, but now she finds that Tristan has his own blackened past and it involves Andy. Is she ever going to get a break? How can she love him after what he has done? What else is he keeping from her?
Right out of the gate, J.C. McKenzie had me hooked! Shift Work is, for me the best addition to the series, yet. Andy is trying to get a grip on her life in spite of every single obstacle in her way. Just how strong does Ms. McKenzie think Andy is? The woman has a heart as big as all outdoors and it is being pierced, prodded, broken and forced to make hard decisions and still be the strong character she is. Or is she? No man is an island and Andy seems to be fighting the current that is dragging her down.
This time out, the humor and snark is ramped up, the truly deep questions and dilemmas are mounting and if Andy can keep it together, trust me, we will hear this woman roar. This series just keeps getting better, thanks to J.C. McKenzie.
I received this copy from J.C. McKenzie in exchange for my honest review.