Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Pros and Cons
Author: Jenna Black
Series: Nikki Glass #2.5
Genre: M/F Urban Fantasy
Length: 82 pages
Publisher: Pocket Books
Release Date: February 25, 2013
Available at: Pocket, Amazon & Barnes and Noble
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Blurb: An original eNovella in the acclaimed Nikki Glass urban fantasy series, taking place between the events of the novels Deadly Descendant and Rogue Descendant.
As a living descendant of Artemis the Huntress, private investigator Nikki Glass knows how to track someone down—but this time, her latest case leads to unexpected revelations of lies and betrayal…
Pros and Cons takes place after Deadly Descendant, which is book 2 in the Nikki Glass series, and shows Nikki taking a case in the hopes that keeping busy will allow her to avoid Anderson just a little bit longer. When she thought she was taking a simple case of finding a man about to be a daddy, she soon learns that the woman who hired her has done nothing but lied about the nature of the case. As her investigation takes her deeper into the lives of a scam artist, she starts to uncover things far more dangerous than she may be able to handle.
I loved that we got to see Nikki actually doing her job as a PI for a ‘normal’ case instead of one for the Liberi, but I felt that I missed the paranormal aspect of the story. Granted, we do get to see more of Jack, the descendant of Loki (love Loki!), who’s a trickster at heart and I feel like Nikki has become closer to her Liberi family now since Jack and Leo were so willing to help her. The only drawback I had was that I had already anticipated the way Nikki’s case would turn out; how her client lied to her and all the shady busy the lady was involved with, etc.
Overall, I really enjoyed this short read. It doesn’t progress the series but I liked getting a snapshot of what Nikki would be like when it doesn’t involve immortal danger. As a side note, readers should be aware that this story is solely about the case Nikki has taken so there is no Jamaal, Anderson or really anything to do with the Liberi except those that help her solve her case.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*