Asquidentally in Love Book Cover Asquidentally in Love
Sucker For Love Mysteries Book 1
K.L. Hiers
MM Paranormal Romance
Dreamspinner Press
August 25, 2020
192

Nothing brings two men—or one man and an ancient god—together like revenge.

Private investigator Sloane sacrificed his career in law enforcement in pursuit of his parents’ murderer. Like them, he is a follower of long-forgotten gods, practicing their magic and offering them his prayers… not that he’s ever gotten a response.

Until now.

Azaethoth the Lesser might be the patron of thieves and tricksters, but he takes care of his followers. He’s come to earth to avenge the killing of one of his favorites, and maybe charm the pants off the cute detective Fate has placed in his path. If he has his way, they’ll do much more than bring a killer to justice. In fact, he’s sure he’s found the man he’ll spend his immortal life with.

Sloane’s resolve is crumbling under Azaethoth’s surprising sweetness, and the tentacles he sometimes glimpses escaping the god’s mortal form set his imagination alight. But their investigation gets stranger and deadlier with every turn. To survive, they’ll need a little faith… and a lot of mystical firepower.

Reviewed By Aethena Drake 

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

 

This is one of those books that reminds me why I say, “I will try almost anything once.”  I am glad that I decided to give this one a try.   Initially, this book has the feel of the traditional detective novel.  Sloane is a private detective who is called upon to help uncover the individual who committed a brutal murder, but that is where the traditional detective story ends.  This universe is filled with magic, ghouls, and tentacled old gods.  There are tentacles, so many tentacles.

 

Sloane has dedicated his life to finding out who is responsible for the death of his parents, and he is beginning to give up hope of catching the person.  When the man Sloane meets at a Halloween party appears at his office, Sloane’s life is drastically altered.  He finds himself making new friends, gaining a romantic partner, getting closer to solving his parent’s murder, encountering old gods who may or may not mean him harm, and learning all of the various uses for multiple tentacles.  

 

The author does a good job of reminding the reader that you should not pass judgment or make assumptions that are strictly based on surface observations.  This is especially true, when you are reading a book filled with magic powered characters who thrive on misdirection.  The mystery is interesting, but not too complex.  The characters are entertaining.  I really enjoyed Lynette’s no-nonsense approach to handling problems, and Azaethoth the Lesser is the definition of incorrigible.  The setting is also nicely constructed.  I had a few moments of confusion trying to sort out Loch and Lochlain and the two Roberts, but overall the story flowed nicely.  I am impressed that a book filled with dark magic, terrifying old gods, multiple murders, thievery, and tentacles, could have so many sweet and cuddly moments.  

 

I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a lighthearted mystery, powerful old gods, strangely sweet romance, and tentacles. 

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