Type: Urban Fantasy
My Copy: Bought
Dating a demon, defeating evil, running a tiki bar: Arcadia Bell is a great occult mage in many respects. But then there’s the challenge of her boyfriend’s precocious teenage son…
Arcadia “Cady” Bell may have saved the Hellfire Club’s children from a local bogeyman, but she and her Earthbound demon boyfriend, Lon Butler, now face a more disturbing problem: his teenage son’s new demonic abilities. Jupe Butler can persuade you to do anything—or so he thinks. To test the limits of his newfound power, Cady invites the co-owner of Tambuku Tiki Lounge to be the teen’s guinea pig during an afternoon boat cruise. But when an angry storm whips the Pacific into a frenzy and Jupe puts them all in serious danger, will Cady’s magick trump a teenager’s excess confidence?
Leashing The Tempest is a short foray back into the magical world of Arcadia Bell that takes place in between full length books 2 and 3. Cady and Lon find themselves trying to take a day trip on a small day cruise in order test Jupe’s new found persuasion knack on Cady’s best friend and business partner Kar Yee. What starts out as a informational day quickly takes a turn south when Jupe’s knack knocks out the shifty boat captain and as a result unleashes something that seems to want to take over the ship.
While this was very short it was high octane from start to finish and I was bummed it was over so quickly. It focuses more on the interpersonal relationships between characters which is my most favorite part of this series. Sure there was plenty of action packed in there too, but the development of Lon and Cady, Cady and Jupe, and even Kar Yee is what I really crave. Bennett didn’t disappoint. Somehow over the course of these few books she’s made me insanely like a child character, which never ever happens. Usually I feel like they take up the space in between more important scenes. But not with Jupe. The energetic teenager is just so lovable, you can’t help but smile every time he pops up. Plus, he’s teaching Cady a valuable lesson as the series progresses…how to belong to a real family.
I adore everything about this series! For serious, if you like urban fantasy mixed with romance, this is definitely a series for you. I know I won’t EVER be getting rid of these. They will forever be on my keeper shelf for me to enjoy again and again! Bennett will entertain you and leave you wanting more!
I give Leashing The Tempest by Jenn Bennett 4 stars!