Of Humans and Monsters by Candace Blevins
Series: Only Human #3
Also in this series: An Unhuman Journey, Defining Human
Published by Excessica on April 28, 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Erotica
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Book three of the Only Human urban fantasy series...
When Aaron finally locates the human who wields light-weapons similar to Kirsten's, her quiet family life is once again disrupted as she's dragged into another fearsome clash of vampires, shapeshifters, and not-so-mythological gods.
Aaron leaves for his honeymoon and she finds herself working side-by-side with the Amakhosi, so it's a good thing the two have figured out how to get along -- though controlling her libido around him was easier when he was an asshole cat.
Several new species show up -- some friendly and others most certainly a fierce enemy -- along with a human assassin who scares the bejeebers out of her despite the fact he's supposed to be on her side.
Kirsten's old enemy Aquila's back, as well as Xaephan and Mordecai. Add in another skirmish with Randall, more gods-of-old, and a fantastic night with a sexy biker, and you'll want to make sure you have plenty of popcorn and batteries for the third installment of the Only Human series!
NOTE: Of Humans and Monsters is book three of the Only Human urban fantasy series and is not a stand-alone. The first book is Only Human, the second is An Unhuman Journey.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I love it when I get the answers to big questions in an ongoing series. The only problem is sometimes those answers bring on more questions. The clues are starting to add up and the more we learn, the more fascinating this series is getting. Even with the new information, the jury is still out on whether Kirsten is actually human.
If you are looking for a sweet romance with an HEA, this is not the book or series for you. Kirsten’s series is firmly in the Urban Fantasy genre and not romance, but that doesn’t mean it’s not hot as hell at times (literally and figuratively!). There are some extremely erotic scenes included that are sometimes heavy on the BDSM.
Old and new enemies reared their heads in this installment. Aquilas is still around (would someone please permanently remove that asshat’s heart please!). The plot is getting thicker and thicker and Kirsten is facing more than she can handle every time she turns her head.
Of Humans and Monsters was full of action, mystery, suspense, and several seriously sexy scenes with some very hot alpha men. Kirsten is a kickass heroine who gets better with each book. She navigates a supernatural world full of politics, crazy rules and did I mention the alpha men? Knowing the bad guys are gearing up for war, she’s doing everything possible to gain strength and skills. Her intelligence, loyalty, and willingness to give her all at the same time trying to be a good mother to her adopted daughter are just a few of the things I love about her.
We seem to get quality time with lots of different characters from Ms. Blevins other series, especially ones from the Chattanooga Supernaturals. One who shows up often is Nathan. I’m hoping against hope that someday he will get his woman, despite a situation that dictates he never will.
A bonus was time spent with Dawg from the Rolling Thunder MC series. He is one sexy puppy and it made me a happy, happy girl that he was able to relieve so much of Kirsten’s tension. The chemistry between them was combustible and the fact he was a playful Dom was just… yummy.
A couple of new players are introduced that I am dying to get to know better. Ryan, OMG! Dark, mysterious, alpha to his core and from the looks of things, very broken. Everything about him was catnip to me. We were also introduced to Adonis whose story broke my heart. Plus, he’s actually THE Adonis, a walking, talking dream come true, irresistible to all women out there.
My one little issue is that Ms. Blevins has a tendency to delve deep into details, especially when it comes to metaphysical subjects. I felt these discussions were more prevalent in this story, maybe a bit too prevalent.
Loved the time spent reading Of Humans and Monsters, it was action packed and suspenseful, but also sexy and steamy despite the lack of true romance. I hope Kirsten finds her one someday but until then I’ll enjoy all the friends with benefits she has.
Rating: 5 UF Nirvana Stars
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