Title: The Necromancer’s Smile
Series: The Necromancer’s Smile 01
Author: Lisa Oliver
Length: Novel (202 Pages)
Publisher: (March 6, 2018)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Detective Dakar Rhodes is an alpha wolf shifter who’s short on sleep and patience. Called to yet another crime scene, definitely the work of a serial killer, he’s shocked to learn the Pedace Police Department has a Necromancer as a consultant. Considering he’d moved to Pedace because of the lack of a coven in the area, he wasn’t pleased with the new development. His previous dealings with magic users never ended well. But when ordered to show the consultant the respect befitting his position, Dakar bites his tongue and longs for a swift conclusion to the case.
Necromancer Prince Sebastian York, or Sy to his friends, has a real issue with people. He doesn’t like or trust them, but because of his position, he has to deal with them. Dead people are so much easier – at least they don’t want anything from him. But Sy has been raised to do his duty and when he’s called to a crime scene, he doesn’t expect anything much to happen beyond talking to a few spirits. The last thing he thought he’d find is a wolf shifter claiming to be his mate.
One short meeting has a wealth of repercussions. Finding a serial killer is easy; coping with relationships is anything but. Demons, journalists, long held grudges and a familiar with loyalty issues all combine to make for a hectic time. It’s a case of one step forward, two steps back for Dakar and Sy, but when evil comes calling will they be able to rely on each other for a chance at an HEA?
Review: This story is the first in a planned trilogy based on the two main characters. This book can be read as a standalone, but when you get to the end you will see that it would be better read all together.
I came across Lisa not to long ago, but it was easy to see why she would not only be a favorite author of mine but an auto buy on her books. Now normally I have not been a fan of necromancers, but the way Lisa tells this story, makes me rethink that thought. My attention was caught from the very beginning and kept all the way to the end. It gave me everything I could ask for in a story. Danger, hot sex, surprise, tender looks and some major excitement.
Sy is a necromancer and with one look, well lets just say he looks like a sexy boy toy. At least that is what the detective at the scene of a horrible murder thought. Can you imagine Dakar’s surprise when he finds out that Sy is the one he had asked for. Now all he has to do is to learn to think before he speaks, for the sexy young man is his mate. Dakar is one hell of a wolf shifter and detective but he sure has a way to go to being a good mate.
Sy has two hours a day, three days a week that he spends with people. Otherwise he is usually in the library with his nose in a book. His protector and best friend holds him to a deal on going out and talking to people, but he isn’t to sure how to talk to his mate. Someone is killing young men and stealing their heats and there is going to be some big surprises in store.
This book was amazing and I can’t wait to get book two. If I chose a book by its title, I would have not even bothered looking at this book. However when I realized who the author was, I knew I was going to have my head stuck in it. This series is going to be off the charts big hit.
I had a lot of fun with it and would guarantee that you will also.