Under The Gun by Hannah Jayne (Underworld Detection Agency #4)

Under The Gun by Hannah JayneAvailable: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Publisher: EKensington

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Nikki

When you’re near the top of the Underworld Detection Agency, the claws really come out…

Quick thinking and loyalty have taken human Sophie Lawson a long way in the UDA—along with a healthy dose of magic immunity. But when her old boss Pete Sampson asks for help after a mysterious two-year disappearance, she’s determined to find out what high-placed demon has put two ruthless werewolf killers on his tail. Of course, sucking up to her icy vampire department head and negotiating a treacherous inter-office demon battle are the kind of workplace politics that could easily get a “breather” way worse than reprimanded. And sexy fallen angel Alex is doing whatever it takes to heat up Sophie’s professional cool and raise feelings she’s done her best to bury. Too bad their investigation is about to uncover the Agency’s darkest secrets…and powerful entities happy to sign one inquisitive human’s pink slip in blood…

Hannah Jayne returns to her quirky paranormal/urban fantasy series with the fourth book featuring Sophie Lawson. I have had lukewarm feeling for this series from the beginning and after this one, I think I’m done. Sophie Lawson, on the cover of these books has never been the Sophie Lawson inside the books. She’s not kick ass in really any way. She’s more of an average, everyday woman who happens to know supernatural beings exist and she works amongst them daily.

By the fourth book in any series I would hope that the main character, in this case Sophie,  would have grown some. Unfortunately I’m not seeing that growth in these books. Sophie in book four is no different then Sophie in book one and while the story line keeps going, I’m not finding myself drawn to it.

In addition to the lacking plot line, the love triangle is getting pretty old. Both fallen angel Alex and her guardian Will pull Sophie in opposite directions and yet neither of them will step up to the plate. There is a ton of sexual innuendo and stilted conversation but no one seems to want to actually express any true emotion. I’m tired of the game and needed someone…anyone…to truly and honestly deal with the situation.

I want more from Sophie. I want her to become the crazy bad ass looking woman who graces the covers of these books. I want her to be happy and grow and  get a chance to love furiously. I just don’t see it happening and I don’t think I can stick around any longer to find out.

I give Under The Gun by Hannah Jayne 2 stars

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