This is book 7 out of 8 in the Jaz Parks series and it continues the high quality, humorous, action-filled, paranormal world that Rardin has previously created. Having left Jaz at the end of Bite Marks (Jaz Parks Sequence) with Brude safely locked away in a corner of her brain and with her rather happily hooked up with her vampere partner Vayl, we start this book in quite a different place. Firstly, Brude's presence in Jaz's brain is causing problems. Nose bleeds are the first sign that Brude is definitely fighting to get out. Secondly, Vayl appears to have woken up under a curse that has sent his mind hurtling back in time. He doesn't recognise any of the team and instead to believes them to be members of his household from the 1700s. Quite painfully for Jaz, he thinks that she is his married housekeeper. So, the team are working on two or three problems at the same time. Can they keep Vayl under control when he is trying feed the old-fashioned way and can they find out who has cursed him, why and then lift it? Can they make sure that the demon Kyphas keeps to her promise and leads them to the artifact that can save Jaz?
I loved this installment in the story. The sharp, witty dialogue is still there; the relationship between all the characters is still excellent; the storyline still whips along at a good pace. There are also some very moving moments between Jaz and Vayl when she desperately wants him to recognise who she is. It's very well-written.
If you have been enjoying the series, you won't be disappointed because this is excellent. I am so looking forward to the final installment :)
PS- Come on publishers- where's the Kindle edition?
First and foremost, I am very saddened by the death of the wonderful author of these books. I love these books. I will keep them and read them again. They are bad ass.. Jaz is bad ass. Vayl makes you want to swoon! Cannot wait to see the next book... Which will no doubt be the last.
Another raunchy adventure with Jaz and Vayl.. An interesting twist because Vayl's mind is stuck in another time. But no with no doubt will keep you as captivated as all the rest!
absalutley brilliant still as fresh now as book 1 ,things have changed since we left them in book 6.everything was going well with brude locked away in jaz,s brain and being kept under controle in this book brude is striking back and is causing jaz health problems ,vayle has his own problems getting amnesia and thinking he is back in the 1700s and thinking the team are now his house staff with jaz being cast as the house keeper and cole as her husband and all this takes place in marrachech,morrocco,this is book 7 of 8 in the series, cant wait for the next installment lets hope it wont be the 12 months it took from 6 to 7
As a reader of the series from the first to Bittern in Two the story line and character developement has been excellant, keeping the reader involved. As the previous reviews have outlined the current story, I would add that the enlargement of Miles Bergmans background, what made him what he is, his relationship with Jazz, and his part in this, makes a beautiful thread on the theme of friendship and loyalty.
I was saddened at the news of Jennifer Rardins sudden death, and hope she knew how much her readers admired her work.
Absolutely love the Jaz Parks series, but was a little disappointed by this book. I did find the story a little slow to get going at times. Having said that it is still funny and a good overall plot, with the usual quick witted writing that you expect from the author. Despite the, at times, slow moving plot this book is still a must have in the series.