Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells
Prospero's War #1
Published by: Orbit on January 21, 2014
Source: Author Goodreads
The first in an all-new urban fantasy series by USA Todaybestseller Jaye Wells.
The last thing patrol cop Kate Prospero expected to find on her nightly rounds was a werewolf covered in the blood of his latest victim. But then, she also didn't expect that shooting him would land her in the crosshairs of a Magic Enforcement Agency task force, who wants to know why she killed their lead snitch.
The more Prospero learns about the dangerous new potion the MEA is investigating, the more she's convinced that earning a spot on their task force is the career break she's been wanting. But getting the assignment proves much easier than solving the case. Especially once the investigation reveals their lead suspect is the man she walked away from ten years earlier—on the same day she swore she'd never use dirty magic again.
Kate Prospero's about to learn the hard way that crossing a wizard will always get you burned, and that when it comes to magic, you should be never say never.
Dirty Magic is the start of a new series by Jaye Wells featuring lead character, Kate Prospero. Kate is a police officer working to protect the world from magic. Magic is used for almost everything is this new world, and as in real life, good things get abused and turned into not so good things. Kate is not going to let even a little good magic into her life for fear of addictions forming, whether they be to making the magic or actually taking it. Kate is strong in her convictions and I guess you could also say a bit stubborn. She will, however, do whatever it takes to protect her brother.
I have to mention hot guys. Hot guys are important, and we have TWO here. We have the billionaire, businessman hottie, and the bad boy/cop hottie. Both have strengths and weaknesses and I’m eager to find out which one will fit in best with Kate. As for me, I say “out with the old and in with the new!”.
I found Dirty Magic very deep. Discussing subjects as hard as addictions and the lengths people go to partake in their addictions can really hit home to a lot of people and creates really strong emotions. That is what it did in this book. It made me want to stand strong with Kate and her determination to clean up the city of the dirty magic. I found it incredibly powerful and thought-provoking as well as having all the suspense and action I loved with Sabina Kane, and now with Kate Prospero.
Dirty Magic is intense, and will totally pull you into the world, which to me, is one of the best kinds of books. Definitely a must-read!
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