Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Review: Crux - Moira Rogers

Southern Arcana 1
Genre: PNR/UF
Pages: 230, ebook
Published: 2009

Jackson Holt makes a decent living as a private investigator in New Orleans, home of one of the largest underground supernatural populations in the United States. He and his partners have never met a case they couldn't crack...until a local bar owner asks him to do a little digging on her newest hire.

New Orleans is the fourth destination in as many months for Mackenzie Brooks, a woman on the run from a deranged stalker. After all, any man who shows up on her doorstep claiming to be her destined lover has more than a few screws loose. But crazy doesn't explain why he always finds her no matter how far she runs.

When her well-meaning boss puts a PI on her case, Mackenzie comes face to face with the incredible truth: magic is real, and whatever spell has kept her hidden and separate from the paranormal world is rapidly deteriorating.

With time running out, she has no choice but to trust Jackson as he struggles to uncover the truth of her past-and her destiny.

My thoughts:
I have heard good things about these books so I wanted to give them a go. As for the genre, I am a bit unsure again because it felt like a mix.

Mackenize was a nice heroine, she is running from a crazy stalker who talks about magic and shapeshifting. She is strong, and resourceful. The hero of the book is Jackson Holt, a private investigator who helps her out. And Jack is all nice and sweet. Him I certainly liked. There is a nice romance building up between them too, and some hot passion.

The world is interesting and at once there is a bunch of characters to meet, and I do want to meet them all again. I want HEAs for all them. Nick from the bar, someone I shall not mention, Nick's sister. Many things to look forward to.

It was a good story about crazy stalker guy and more things that ...no I shall not mention that either, but there is a plan behind it all. Danger and excitement.

Recommendation and final thoughts:
A good novel, and it's biggest strength were its characters because I wanted more about them. Passion, romance and danger is always a nice combo.

Reason for reading:
I had heard good things, and there was the GC I won from Lea, so yay ebook



serendipity_viv said...

They are really mixing up the genres in books these days. Love that it is set in New Orleans.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I've heard good things about these books too. I need to pick up a few and read them. Love the UF PNR mix!

Unknown said...

I have this one, need to read it. Sounds good :) Thanks for the review!

Ladytink_534 said...

Love paranormals set in New Orleans! I'm curious about this now.

Anachronist said...

I don't know - sometimes mixes work, sometimes they don't. Maybe. New Orleans is a weird place. Lovely but a bit short review.

Blodeuedd said...

I like mixing, it brings something extra, or I am just wrong and there was not mixing at all, lol

A perfect ebook for me since I had my little gc :) And I have been tempted for some time

@Book Vixen
I hope you enjoy it when I read it :)

Janna said...

I have this on my TBR, and actually have the second book too because I won that one. But I haven't start either yet. Not that I don't want to, but there are so many books still to read. Like you, I've heard many good things about them. :)

The Bookworm said...

I like the New Orleans setting. This sounds like a good series.

Blodeuedd said...

It's the perfect city for paranormals

Oh short..yeah, it's shorter ;) At first I thought about writing a real short review. I think that one would have made more sense

I just can't say no to myself when I am curious about a book. I hope you like it when you read them

It sure fits

Alyssa Kirk said...

Never been there but New Orleans does seem like a darkly magical place. Sounds like a good combo of great features!

Chris said...

You're really getting good use out of that ebook reader!

Staci said...

Probably not one for me, but I'm glad that you've been having a great streak of good reads lately!!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh, so glad you enjoyed the read this! I too have heard many great things about the books by this author. But I am ashamed to admit I've not read any yet. *Holding head low* ;D

Thanks for the great review!

Jenny N. said...

The stalker guy sounds creepy and I like a little danger in a hot romance. Thanks for the review.

Patti (@TheLoveJunkee) said...

I like this series a lot. I sometimes have trouble tracking all the characters, but I have that trouble in a lot of books, lol. Luckily, Moira Rogers has bios for the characters up on her site that I can go to for clarification :)

Unknown said...

It's not a book for me unfortunately. But I like your review of it :)

Mandi said...

I liked this one! And the next one is even better :)

VampFanGirl said...

I remember reading about this book back when it released. Thanks for reminding me about it and I'm glad it was an enjoyable read for you, Blodeuedd!

brandileigh2003 said...

I really like characters, so it might be a book for me. Thanks for review.

Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Julie said...

I am reading this one this year. That is the plan because, like you, I've heard many many good things.

Anonymous said...

Sounds good - romance, action, magic, a good combination.

Blodeuedd said...

People keep saying that :) or the city just have the best advertising for the supernatural, lol

Of course, gotta use it while I have it :D

I am afraid that something really crappy will show up soon...eek, hope not

I just gave it a go since I had a GC :) Had to splurge it on something hihi

Blodeuedd said...

What she tells about him, yes he sure sounds like a creep, and then lots of things happen ;)

Yikes, will there be that many more? Well all the characters are welcomed :)
I usually keep them straight..usually

Thanks Lilly! I am glad to hear that

Even better...oh, I want it!

Blodeuedd said...

When I think about it, it might have been the upcoming new series that made me wanna read this one by MR :)

Hi Brandi :)
Same with me, gotta like them

Lol, it is always good to have a plan ;)

And it works :) Love a good mix

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i love a nice and sweet hero!

Blodeuedd said...

Sometimes I so need a hero like that :)

Unknown said...

I LOVE this series and I have to say, it just gets better with each book, so i hope you keep reading them =D

Blodeuedd said...

Don't tempt me ;) I should know better than start a new series, lol

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

You are so right passion romance and danger are a fabulous mix.

Blodeuedd said...

Some things work so well together :D

Anonymous said...

Fantastic review. You said so little yet said so much. LOL. I have officially added this to my TBR list on Goodreads and I can't wait to get around to reading it to see what you are talking about. :-)

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, so everyone thought I siad so little, but yes I did. Sometimes I try to cut it short ;) To give you more to want

Jenny Girl said...

I like the N.O. setting and your review has piqued my interest. It's that whole mix thing. Thanks Linda :)

Blodeuedd said...

I am glad to have been of help :D


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