Reviewed by Susan65
Title: The Little Crow
Author: Caitlin Ricci
Series: In the Shadows #1
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 252 Pages
Publisher: Nine Star Press
Release Date: September 12, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Detective Jamison Landry’s job isn’t easy. He’s dealt with the worst criminals imaginable and believes in his work and the community he serves. But he’s never met someone quite like Mal before.
The mysterious man, rescued from a basement in which he was chained by cultists, keeps Jamison guessing. He both confuses and excites him, and Jamison isn’t sure how he feels about that. Plus, things turn from unusual to downright strange when people start insisting Mal isn’t quite human. And Jamison’s creepy dreams of crows and graveyards don’t make things any better for him.
Will Mal stay around long enough for Jamison to figure out his secrets, or will this stranger leave him aching for more?
Review: Such a strange yet entertaining paranormal story. This is not your typical demon and human fall in love and try to make it work, yadda, yadda, yadda, book. It’s more the story of a cop, Jamison, who is truly a good man, who just so happens to rescue a demon, Malphas, that becomes infatuated with him. Unfortunately, as a demon and a prince of hell, Mal just can’t not be a troublemaker and he thrives on evil and guilt. He doesn’t have a conscience and can’t understand why Jamison struggles with his deeds. These two have lots to get past and I was beginning to wonder if they ever would.
This is not really a love story, even though they do end up together. It is more the mechanics of a human learning that heaven and hell do exist, and the demon who falls for a him and does everything in his power to get the human to want him back. Trust me when I say it gets a lot harder before they finally take a chance on each other. Like literally the end of book.
That was not an issue for me because I think the purpose of the story was their actual journey not the final result. Looking at it that way, I was able to really enjoy it for what it was. I look forward to seeing what happens in the next book, and I hope that Carter gets his happy ending because that poor guy really deserves it.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*