Review: End Street Volume 1 by Amber Kell & RJ Scott (End Street #1-#2)
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End Street Volume 1 is comprised of the first two stories in the paranormal mystery romance End Street series, The Case of the Cupid Curse and The Case of the Wicked Wolf, and is from the writing duo of Amber Kell and RJ Scott. At the forefront of these two books is Sam Enderson, a human who inherits his late uncle’s building that housed the man’s private investigation business which Sam decides to take over. His clients, however, are of the paranormal sort, and while humans and paranormals do interact with one another, Sam finds himself needing to learn things on the fly. Each paranormal specie is different, but the one thing they seem to agree on is that Sam may not be as human as he appears or adamantly claims to be. He then has to contend with a vampire named Bob, who seems to have no qualms reading Sam’s mind as much as he does tempting Sam’s heart and body. Life as Sam Enderson once knew it changes forever…
The Case of the Cupid Curse introduces readers to new private investigator Sam Enderson and how he deals with his first two cases and the barrage of paranormals that infiltrate both the personal and professional aspects of his life. His refusal to help a witch sets him up with a curse that has everyone fawning over and falling for him, much to his chagrin. But as much as he wants to do anything about it, he needs to keep his focus on finding the missing third in a fae triad and the four-year-old werewolf shifting daughter of an Alpha. I kinda felt like Sam in the first couple of chapters in the story, a bit lost and figuring my way through what was happening, but once I understood that humans and paranormals lived in the same realm, I was able to fully enjoy myself. Sam and vampire Bob had this whole back and forth thing going on and while it did seem pretty quick, I really liked them together as well as the rest of the quirky paranormals.
The Case of the Wicked Wolf picks up where the first story left off. Shelby Hunter is still missing and her father, Hartman Hunter, wants her back desperately, enough that he approaches the man that he turned his back on five years ago in order to be the kind of Alpha his pack needed. Just like werewolves, demons mate for life and after Hart broke his heart and made him question his faith in love, the last person apothecary and demon Danjal Naamah expects to see in his shop is his ex. Here, we still have Sam and Bob but we also get Hart and Dan’s second chance love story. These two work together well while on the search for Hart’s daughter and readers see just how complex the politics are when it comes to being a pack leader as well as the complicated interrelationships that go on among the different kinds of paranormals. The first book was good and this second one amped things up and now I’m rather hooked on this series.
I really liked how one story flowed seamlessly into the next one and I’m glad that they were offered together in one volume. The individual cases that Sam Enderson had to tackle were intertwined and they were so interesting to read. What I think makes this series work so far for me is the cast of characters. Sam and Bob aren’t the perfect couple and they’re clearly still dealing with being together as unofficial mates but I like seeing their relationship progress and how they’re there for each other as partners working on a case and as partners living together. I’m curious about Mikhail, the half-vampire, half-siren, because I suspect the guy has a story to tell. Hart and Dan as well as Nate and Alec were couples I liked in this first volume and I enjoyed learning more about the different paranormal groups. The Case of Cupid Curse gets four stars, The Case of the Wicked Wolf gets five stars, so End Street Volume 1 gets an average of 4.5 stars.
Date Read: 06 August 2016
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