Audiobook Review: Flirting with Monsters: The Complete Series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Flirting with Monsters: The Complete Series by Eva Chase

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One sassy pyromaniac thief, four sexy-as-sin monsters, and a paranormal conspiracy of epic proportions.

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I make a living out of screwing over the jerks who capture and torment supernatural beasties. But when I free a bunch of particularly powerful monsters from their cages, I’m not counting on them following me home like lost puppies.

🐶

Stunningly hot lost puppies, but still.

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These manly monsters are determined to repay me for my help, and they won’t get out of my apartment until they’re satisfied we’re even. And when I find out they’re up against the same creeps who murdered the person I love most, I’m all for joining forces. There’s something to be said for allies so devoted they’ll tear off heads and shred souls on your behalf.

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Especially when I realize I’m developing an unsettling supernatural power that no mortal is supposed to wield.

Track down the baddies.

Tame my destructive talents.

Don’t get killed along the way.

Oh, and maybe hook up with a monstrous hottie or four.

Piece of cake.

I’m so going to regret this.


Shadow Thief
Sunshine and Shadows!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💙💚🖤💜
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙📔
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍
Character development: 😳😬🤩🤓🥺

The heroine: Sorsha – she lives on her own and is sort of a thief. She pays her bills by breaking in to the homes of wealthy “collectors” and free’s any shadow creatures in their collections, while doing that, she picks up a few things from the collection that she can easily pawn and then sets the collection room ablaze as she is leaving.

The Heroes: Ruse, Snap and Thorn – The guys are all higher shadowkind. Ruse is an incubus who feeds off of sexual energy, he is very weak after Sorsha frees them from not feeding in a while. Snap has a forked tongue and can taste things and sense impressions of the history of that object and emotions attached to them, he can see the people in his mind that held those objects. Thorn is a warrior and is like a man from a past age, very formal and protective.

The Story: Sorsha is involved in “The Fund” which advocates for shadow kind. Though even The Fund is secret to most of humankind. When Sorsha was three her parents were killed, they were working for The Fund. She thinks that the group of hunters who killed her parents for interfering with their plans might be the same people who captured Ruse, Snap and Thorn’s boss, Omen whom they are trying to find. So the four of them work together to find him.

The book was narrated by Aiden Snow and Vanessa Moyen. Many of the chapters were told from Sorsha’s POV and I liked Vanessa Moyen’s voice but she doesn’t do a very good job at doing male voices, she basically just whispers deeply. I found myself wishing that this was done more like a play with both male and female narrators within each chapter. I love Aiden Snow as a narrator, he has a nice deep voice for the Heroes.

The book was an interesting take on the paranormal. I always like paranormal books that take place in the normal world where regular mortals are in the dark, so to speak about the supernatural. There were definitely some steamy scenes, especial with an incubus in the mix. All the characters were likable and each of the guys had their own quirky ways that made it easy to see why Sorsha was enamored with them.

The story was intriguing and I liked the fact that the characters were working like paranormal private investigators while looking for Omen, using the different powers each of the guys had in different ways to find more clues to bring them further in their investigation. All the while, the group they were chasing after, were trying to find and capture them as well.

Twilight Crook
Angels and Demons!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💙💚🖤💜
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙📔
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍
Character development: 😳😬🤩🤓🥺

The heroine: Sorsha – She is very tough and independent and has a pet miniature dragon named Pickle. She spends her time freeing shadow monsters from human “collectors” who know about the supernatural beings and keep them in private collections. After rescuing a trio of higher level shadow creatures she helped them free their boss and is now working with all of them to take down a group that gathers and experiments on them.

The Heroes: Ruse, Snap, Thorn and Omen – Higher shadow creatures, the guys are fighting for the rights of their kind. Ruse is an incubus who feeds off of sexual energy, he has been feeding off Sorsha, he can also persuade anyone to do just about anything with his sensuous voice. Snap is called a devourer and his main power is something he is too afraid to use, but he comes in very handy with his ability to taste objects and feel a history of them. Thorn is what humans call an Angel, but he refers to himself as “Winged”. He is a fierce warrior. Omen is the boss and is a shifter, he is able to become a raging beast with deadly sharp claws.

The Story: Now that Sorsha, Ruse, Snap and Thorn have found and freed Omen. They plan to take down The Company of Light, the group that had held Omen and had killed the fae woman that raised Sorsha after her parents were murdered. Though Omen is not fond of having a human female on the elite team that he put together for this purpose.

I enjoyed the acrimonious relationship between Omen and Sorsha. She is so fierce and sassy that she rubs him the wrong way pretty much every time she opens her mouth and he does the same to her. It doesn’t help his dislike of her that his men seem more than fond of her and insist on keeping her on the team. Though when she starts displaying some power of her own, Omen begins to see her in a different light.

The narration on this one was also done by Aiden Snow and Vanessa Moyen and I didn’t have the same issue while listening to this one as I did with the first. Vanessa seemed to do a much better job on the male voices this time around and I enjoyed the listen.

Dusk Avenger
Oh Snap!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💙💚🖤💜❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙📔
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍
Character development: 😳😬🤩🤓🥺

The heroine: Sorsha – she is getting closer to all of the men she is working with to take down “The Company”, a para-military group that is bent on torturing, killing and experimenting on shadow monsters in the hopes of taking their powers away. Sorsha still doesn‘ t know exactly what she is, but she grew up thinking she was a human and now that she has powers, she is working at getting a handle on them so she can use them to defend herself and her men.

The Heroes: Ruse, Snap, Thorn and Omen – Ruse is the incubus who is afraid of falling for Sorsha because the one time he fell for a someone, the woman only wanted him for one thing. Snap is a devourer and he recently had to use his main power and fears that it could be dangerous to Sorsha and the others. Thorn is a warrior angel and lives to fight and protect everyone working with them, especially Sorsha. Omen is a shapeshifter and is the leader of the group who has been working with Sorsha to harness her powers.

The Story: One of the guys has disappeared and the group is even more determined to take down The Company of Light. Sorsha is starting to like Omen a bit more as well. They had a very contentious relationship from the start but she recently found that he does actually care more about those in his charge than she originally thought.

I love all the characters in this series. There are many and they are all fun and the shadow creatures have some awesome powers. From the four Heroes, to the troll, the centaur shifter, unicorn shifter, basilisk, vampire, imp, and especially Sorsha’s miniature dragon named Pickle whom she freed from a collector who had clipped his wings.

This book, like the first two was told in multiple points of view and narrated by Aiden Snow and Vanessa Moyen. I enjoyed the narration and this was a great series to listen to. I really like both of their voices and that really makes a difference in an audiobook. I can’t tell you how many books I have put back on the shelf because there is only one narrator or the narrators have voices that I just can’t listen to.

I also really liked how Sorsha relayed a great summary of the previous books at the beginning of this book and it was integrated into the story very well. I personally didn’t need it because I am binging the series over a weekend. However, I know how often I don’t get to read all the books in a series at the same time and wish there would be a good summary like this one had. So many authors take for granted that the readers have a much better memory than I do and just start each book in a series without any background.

Dark Champion
Then and Now!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💙💚🖤💜
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍
Character development: 😳😬🤩🤓🥺

The heroine: Sorsha – she found out more about herself at the end of the last book, some things that mean she might be as dangerous as she sometimes feared.

The Heroes: Ruse, Snap, Thorn and Omen – Ruse (the incubus), Snap (the devourer) and Thorn (the angel) are devoted to Sorsha. Omen seemed to be coming around, but is now wary of Shorsha’s powers.

The Story: Sorsha and her band of cohorts continue to work toward taking down “The Company”. Their job is made even more difficult when they find out who is pulling the strings behind The Company in Europe. Not to mention the fact that the Ancient Shadowkind Leviathan are determined to have Omen find Ruby for them and bring her in to be put to death.

As with the first three books, this one was told in multiple points a view and narrated by Aiden Snow and Vanessa Moyen. Both narrators have pleasant voices and did a great job. Though I liked the continuing storyline about Sorsha trying to harness her power and not let it get out of control. This book seemed to be just more of the same. I tend to think a trilogy is better than four books when they are about the same main characters.

Though I did like the way this book had the characters resolve some of the things from their pasts that had been weighing on each of them, like Thorn’s guilt over the war when so many of his people were killed, Ruse’s past relationship, Snap’s devourer power, and Omen’s past that kept him chained to the Ancients. So this book was still very worth it.

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