All I can say is, "WOW- I love this author!" I am a huge paranoramal romance fan and Devon Monk is my newest obsession. Once I started reading this book I could not put it down. She writes in a genre all of her own. There is some romance, mystery, magic, villains, and sarcastic humor all in this book! I was so excited to find out that there was another book in this series that I hightailed it to my nearest Barnes and Nobles- only to find out that it is not out yet ;( This book is a must read for paranormal fans!
Story (as on back of book): Everything has a cost. And every act of magic exacts a price from its user-maybe a two-day migraine, or losing the memory of your first kiss. But some people want to use magic without paying, and they offload the cost onto innocents. When that happens, it falls to a hound to identify the spell's caster- and Allison Beckstrom's the best there is.
Daughter of a prominent Portland businessman, alli would rather moonlight as a Hound than accept the family fortune- and the strings that come with it. But when she discovers a little boy dying from a magic offload that has her father's signature all over it, Allie is thrown into the high-stakes world of corporate espionage and black magic.
Now Allie's out for the truth- and must call upon forces that will challenge everything she knows, change her in ways she could never imagice...and make her capable of things that powerful people will do anything to control.
Opinion: I love Allie, she is strong and vulnerable. The story is gritty and fast paced, and I enjoyed every second of it. I can't wait to follow Allie on her adventure!