Kelley Armstrong, Counterfeit Magic

Posted March 14, 2012 by Kathy Davie in

Counterfeit Magic (Women of the Otherworld)Counterfeit Magic by Kelley Armstrong
Series: Women of the Otherworld, 11.5
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A novella, so it’s probably 11.5 in the paranormal Women of the Otherworld series with the couple focus on Lucas and Paige.

My Take
It’s a short, sweet plot that turns out to have greater depth and more treachery than expected with a neat, nasty twist in the end. You’ll enjoy the read!

The Story
Taking place three years after the assassinations in Miami, Lucas has accepted that he must play a part in the Cortez Cabal and Paige is still battling her way upstream in a probably fruitless quest to achieve acceptance as Lucas’ partner from its board. After yet another meeting in Miami, Paige has returned to their offices on the West Coast only to be thrust into an initial meeting with an imperious half-demon who insists that only Lucas will be permitted to deal with her case.

Well, the woman-demon is a fawning Lucasphile just dripping all over Lucas and when the team splits up to investigate, logic dictates that the woman be teamed up with Lucas while Savannah and Paige explore a particular fight club—with Savannah as the fighter.

The Cover
The cover is great. I don’t see how it relates to either the story or the title but it is definitely interesting with the beautiful woman sitting sideways in the curled-up tongue of the demon.

I really don’t get the title. There’s nothing counterfeit about the magic in this particular story unless it’s referring to the trickery that is used.
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