IRONS IN THE FIRE
Crescent Moon Press
Rating: 3 Cups
Catherine Mullaney has always had visions. Her uncle told her it was because of her fairy blood. She has just graduated from college and has a good job, though debt from her father’s medical bills has left her virtually penniless.
Britt Jenkins is a well known reporter and good friend to Catherine’s uncle. He was married, but that was a disaster. He spends his spare time on his boat or restoring his Victorian home.
Catherine hopes for a new start at her new job. Her uncle offered her a place to stay until she gets back on her feet, but he is killed the day she arrives. Someone is after her also, but the local police are less than helpful and her uncle’s wife and stepson are downright antagonistic. Britt has been assigned to mentor her as the editor of the paper, but his feelings are much stronger. His hatred for psychics makes him mistrust her despite the strong attraction, but the danger she faces overcomes all of his misgivings.
This is an interesting mystery with appealing characters and an involving plot. Catherine did annoy me at times with her readiness to trust in her step-cousin and his mother despite their actions in the past and present. The romance between Britt and Catherine is very good and so are the mystery and suspense elements. The combination of Druid and Fae made for a unique twist on an old theme. The fairy sequence near the end did not seem to fit in anywhere, but the ending was very satisfying.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More