Saturday, 2 October 2021

The Slaughtered Lamb: Bookstore & Bar - Seana Kelly

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Book: The Slaughtered Lamb: Bookstore & Bar
Author: Seana Kelly
Series: Sam Quinn, #1
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Dark, Romance
Format: Kindle e-Book
Publication Date: 13th October 2020

My Rating: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌜
Date Finished: 1st October 2021

Description:

Welcome to The Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar. I’m Sam Quinn, the werewolf book nerd in charge. I run my business by one simple rule: Everyone needs a good book and a stiff drink, be they vampire, wicche, demon, or fae. No wolves, though. Ever. I have my reasons.

I serve the supernatural community of San Francisco. We’ve been having some problems lately. Okay, I’m the one with the problems. The broken body of a female werewolf washed up on my doorstep. What makes sweat pool at the base of my spine, though, is realizing the scars she bears are identical to the ones I conceal. After hiding for years, I’ve been found.

A protection I’ve been relying on is gone. While my wolf traits are strengthening steadily, the loss also left my mind vulnerable to attack. Someone is ensnaring me in horrifying visions intended to kill. Clive, the sexy vampire Master of the City, has figured out how to pull me out, designating himself by personal bodyguard. He’s grumpy about it, but that kiss is telling a different story. A change is taking place. It has to. The bookish bartender must become the fledgling badass.

I’m a survivor. I’ll fight fang and claw to protect myself and the ones I love. And let’s face it, they have it coming.

Review:

I was drawn into this from pretty early on. It may have been the glances she kept throwing towards a certain vampire but I was intrigued. And then the fun never stopped. It was one thing after another for poor Sam.

This starts with Sam, as mentioned above, throwing glances at a certain attractive vampire before something falls into the water in view of the giant window that shows views of the San Francisco waters and gets bashed continuously into the glass until Sam asks a patron to go and rescue the body. The female wolf has the same injuries as Sam received years ago and before long she finds herself under constant attack from unknown enemies.

There were a lot of things I liked about this: Sam's bar and bookstore in the cliffs of San Francisco with the giant window that gets submerged during high tide and is about level with the sea during low tide; her relationship with Clive and how it grew slowly and naturally; Sam's progression from almost timid lone wolf to confident arse-kicker; the way her friends rallied around her at all times.

I honestly want to read this entire series to see where else this is going to go. We still have so many unanswered questions and unresolved issues going on in the background. Sam seems to be at the top of everyones kill list and I want to see her (and Clive's) reaction to everything they encounter.

Basically, I really enjoyed this one and can't recommend it enough.

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