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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Daring You to Read … In A Fix by Linda Grimes


I’ve been awaiting weeks for the 6 months rule so I can finally dare you to read In A Fix by Linda Grimes. It was one of my favourite reads in 2012, quite a feat for a debut author, and I must urge you to pick up this title as the second book, Quick Fix, releases this summer! I was lucky enough to be sent an ARC by the author and I can’t wait to dive into it! Now… back on topic… You have to read In A Fix because it’s an highly original urban fantasy with captivating characters. The humour and the action will keep you riveted to the pages late into the night, beware!

Miss Grimes blessed us with a very unique lore. Her main characters are called adaptors. Their particular talent lays in an ability to touch one’s aura and mimic it to perfection. They become an exact copy of their target, right down to their voice and physical abilities. How does it differ from a “simple” shape shifter you ask? First of all, it’s instantaneous, as opposed to a long and strenuous process and the adaptor need to have a direct or indirect contact with the desired aura to be able to change into it. Quite fascinating!

The highlight of this novel for me was the characters. Right from the start I felt a connection with Ciel and the two men of her life, Billy and Mark. The three of them are unbeatable and their affectionate banter provides a light spirit in life or death situations. This action-packed story features Vikings, no less, and around the world travelling.

I truly enjoyed every moment of this exciting and engrossing instalment so I am daring you to read it to!

In a Fix (In a Fix, #1)

The start of an original new urban fantasy series starring human chameleon Ciel Halligan

Snagging a marriage proposal for her client while on an all-expenses-paid vacation should be a simple job for Ciel Halligan, aura adaptor extraordinaire. A kind of human chameleon, she’s able to take on her clients’ appearances and slip seamlessly into their lives, solving any sticky problems they don’t want to deal with themselves. No fuss, no muss. Big paycheck.

This particular assignment is pretty enjoyable... that is, until Ciel’s island resort bungalow is blown to smithereens and her client’s about-to-be-fiancé is snatched by modern-day Vikings. For some reason, Ciel begins to suspect that getting the ring is going to be a tad more difficult than originally anticipated.

Going from romance to rescue requires some serious gear-shifting, as well as a little backup. Her best friend, Billy, and Mark, the CIA agent she’s been crushing on for years—both skilled adaptors—step in to help, but their priority is, annoyingly, keeping her safe. Before long, Ciel is dedicating more energy to escaping their watchful eyes than she is to saving her client’s intended.
Suddenly, facing down a horde of Vikings feels like the least of her problems.

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository


Quick Fix (Paperback)

Daring You To Read is a weekly feature here on Tynga’s Reviews where we dare you to read some of our favorite older releases (at least 6 months old). All the books/series we choose to feature are titles we adored and think you should give them a shot! We think it’s a super awesome way to discover that special book who might have slipped off your radar!

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Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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  1. i do have it on my wishlist so one day perhaps^^

  2. I read In a Fix and loved it! I loved the characters and the originality. I'm so excited to hear that there's a sequel! Going to check it out!