Title: Butterfly Assassin
Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Genre: Paranormal, Mystery, Fantasy
Length: Novel (280 Pages)
Publisher: (June 8, 2018)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Murder, mystery, and an inconvenient attraction…
Shifter Aaron Harper gets drawn into illegal underground fighting to keep an eye on his best friend. The thrill of the fight keeps him coming back for more, but discovery could mean imprisonment and banishment from their pack. Without a beta to watch over them, common sense takes a back seat.
Michael Archer of the Shifter Crimes Task Force is investigating recent murders. Despite the brutal cause of death pointing to the work of a shifter’s claws, instinct tells him a well-known nightclub owner is involved, but they have no proof.
Aaron and Michael’s paths cross after another body with the same injuries is discovered. With Aaron finding himself on the wrong side of the SCTF and Michael looking for a killer, any attraction between them is both ill-advised and unlikely. But fate has other ideas.
Review: This story is set in the Regent’s Park pack world but can be read as a standalone story.
Aaron had been trying to figure out what was up with his best friend. When he found out he wasn’t sure what to do. It would seem Harry was betting on illegal fights. The only way he could protect Harry was to either pay to watch or fight. He chose to fight and realized that he was damn good at it and he liked it. The problem was shifters were not allowed to fight and Aaron is a wolf shifter. Caught would be prison time in a shifter’s prison for both him and Harry. However things were heading south.
Michael was part of the Shifter Crimes Task Force and they were searching for a serial killer who just happened to be a shifter. The last murder led them straight to Aaron and things are going to heat up real fast.
At first I was having a difficult time getting into it but past the first few lines I realized what the story was about, my own dumb fault for not reading the blurb. However I find that I truly liked the story. It has a serious tone with dark undertones to it, but it was such a unique type of story that I was caught. I really liked the characters and their stories. It is a mystery mixed in with a bit of suspense and danger floating around. Not to mention some hot looks and oh I think I will let you read the book to figure out what more there is .
I was actually surprised at the ending and finding out who was truly the killer. It gave me almost everything I could want in a story and I will admit that I don’t much care for dark tones but this one just came out perfectly or near enough. I will also admit that the series this one is close to wasn’t brought to mind, but this story I can see not only remembering later on but will be read once more.
I found myself liking this story and would definitely recommend it. I will also be checking out more of this author’s work.