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Hellfire and Kittens
(Queen Lucy – Book 1)
by Rhiannon Lee
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Slow Burn, Paranormal RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down and Dirty
What is it about? (Blurb pulled from Goodreads)
I swear, once my arm heals and the cast is off, I’ll start writing more of these blurbs myself again – typing is just hard right now.
As I passed by the small kitchen table that had come with the place, I noticed him sitting right in the center, blinking his yellow eyes at me.
Hell is just a place on earth, right?
For Lucy, this couldn’t be any closer to the truth. Stuck working in another dead-end job in another unremarkable city, Lucy’s adapted to life on the run by arming herself with a smokescreen of snarky humor. Sometimes though, her filter-less sasses land her in hot water, especially when it comes to triggering her unruly magic. But, still haunted by the memory of her parents’ deaths, she does her best to scrape by under the radar. Little does she know, however, mysterious forces at work have other plans for her.
I knew I hadn’t left anything on it since what little mail I got, which was mostly bills and junk, littered the top my coffee table.
After a trip to the pound, where a small, scrappy black cat befriends her, a rapid series of events thrusts Lucy—literally—into the complicated world of Hell. Caught up in the politics for the scramble to secure Lucifer’s throne, Lucy’s birthright is challenged when a nefarious plot arises, threatening the stability of not only Hell, but the relationships she’s worked to build after years of mistrust.
I cautiously closed the distance to the table, while he flung himself back into the floor.
Lucy will need to learn to rely on others and use the help offered to her by an alluring demon and a ragtag team of misfits in order to save Hell before it’s ripped apart by all manners of depraved, ruthless enemies.
Expertly hand penned across the front in fancy calligraphy was my name. My entire name.
Lucinda Kenna Melek.
Little rough and choppy, but the plot is interesting – though not wholly original. There are some new views and angles, and Lucy is fantastic – though my fav has to be the lesser demon, Glib.
First Person, Multiple POV
- Descriptions of hell are singular and captivating.
- Glib. Just Glib.
- Choppy at times.
- A bit confusing.
- Romance felt rushed and forced, at least on Lucy’s end.
- Predictable climax.
Making a place homey made a person want to stay, and I didn’t need that kind of unnecessary commitment. (5%)
The only people who knew my full name were God and the government. (15%)
Common knowledge dictated that menacing hands lived in the darkness beneath random, unsuspecting furniture. (16%)
Pretty good start to a series, Free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published August 30th, 2018
Please note, this is a Reverse Harem series with themes more suited to an older audience. 18+
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