Bloodshot by Cherie Priest
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Aside from the overindulgence in semi-colons and "And" at the beginning of sentences, this was a fun read. The plot is a bit predictable and leaping from time to time, but the main character is interesting enough to keep me reading. Her neurosis goes overboard once in a while, but usually within context. She's not a perfect character and her issues aren't contrived.
I very much appreciated the fact that this was, I believe, the first urban fantasy with a female lead that did NOT spend ridiculous amounts of time describing the rippling hotness of the potential love interests in the books (bonus points for one of them being a "kick ass drag queen"). Not that Raylene was immune to this. It just wasn't dwelt on with ridiculous detail and when a romantic moment came, it was tender and, well, romantic, instead of just hawt dirteh sex. That can come later.
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