Reviewed by Jacqueline
ARC received in return for honest review
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Another 5 star read from Jasinda Wilder!! I loved Djinn and Tonic, as opposed to gin and tonic, Detective Carson Hale’s drink of choice! The story takes off where Jack and Djinn left off. Det. Carson Hale is trying to solve a murder and still believes what he has seen and heard from the witness. Leila is the beautiful dark hair bartender that is listening to Hale and wanting to get a little closer. But she knows not too close. But the attraction is there and when a kiss turns into Hale waking up in the hospital and Leila not hurt but the bar destroyed, once again he is forced to look at and believe in things he might never have thought of. But he does know one thing, he has fallen for Leila in a way he never has and he wants to be with her. But what is Leila’s secret for trying to stay away. How far will Carson go for the woman he loves?
I was drawn to these characters and the others in the series. I am a fan of paranormal and Jasinda has a great way of telling the stories. The story flowed and I actually did not figure out the ending before it happened. I am usually pretty good with that or a story will lead you to figure it out. Not in this case. Not what I was expecting. In fact the ending was better than I expected. This is a series not to be missed! I look forward to the next one! Thank you Jasinda!!
Detective Carson Hale knows Leila is hiding something from him. He’s in the hospital after a strange and inexplicable attack destroys his favorite bar, the Old Shillelagh. While the attack leaves Carson with stitches, bruised ribs, and a concussion, Leila is mysteriously uninjured, and she either can’t or won’t offer a satisfactory explanation. While her lies and evasions are setting off his detective instincts, her body sets off other alarms.
Leila Najafi has a lot of secrets and a complicated past. She ran away to Detroit to get away from her family, but she’s been been discovered by the one man that could destroy her. Sexy detective Carson Hale blows into her life at the worst possible time. Now Leila is forced to make a decision that could both cause heartbreak and war.
Jack and Djinn
Miriam’s life is a hot mess. Ben won’t let her go and she knows she can’t take anymore. She simply will not and cannot withstand another insult, another drunken rage, another blow. But she has nowhere to go, no one to help her.
One night, Ben’s alcohol-fueled abuse explodes hotter than it ever has before, and Miriam isn’t sure she’ll survive it this time.
Then Miriam meets Jack. Sweet, handsome, brave, and totally unafraid of the strange and often scary things that have begun happening whenever Miriam’s emotions run high.
As things between Miriam and Jack heat up, so does Ben’s jealous rage, as well as the mysterious fire that seems to burn hotter and hotter inside Miriam. She quickly discovers two things: one, that she has a lot more power and strength hidden within herself than she’d ever imagined, and two, that Jack’s gentle, unwavering love can heal a lifetime of wounds and scars.
Will they survive to explore all that could be between them?