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Honesty and Artifice
S.H. Allan
S.H. Allan
G.S. Wiley, Rowan McAllister, Dawn Douglas, Stephen Osborne, Anna Martin, Elizabella Gold, K. Lynn, Eva Clancy, Rhidian Brenig Jones, Anna Butler, Caitlin Ricci, S.H. Allan, Rob Rosen, River Clair, Nico Jaye, A.C. Valentine
Going Under - Lisa Worrall This was a fairly standard paranormal romance reminding me quite a bit of [b:Oleander House|1046382|Oleander House (Bay City Paranormal Investigations, #1)|Ally Blue|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1328747919s/1046382.jpg|1032808]. Insta-love of course, but they were cute together. Good amount of danger and sex. I didn't like the constant POV shifts, although she at least indicated stuff with section breaks. It's unnerving, though, when there's a section break and then suddenly a sex scene continues from another POV.

Pacing was very good. The characters were a little two dimensional but pleasant enough. The romance, despite the insta-love, was really good and enough to wipe away any boringness of the other characters. There were also some good, strong women.

I really liked that some stuff wasn't black and white. Like Evan's parents weren't all bad and weren't all good.

The hypnosis session was stereotypical book/movie stuff and not at all how hypnosis works. Afterward, he didn't remember anything that happened during hypnosis. It was cute though.

As I've come to expect from Worrell, there's a cliffhanger at the end that will never be addressed. She reminds me a lot of [a:Mary Higgins Clark|99044|Mary Higgins Clark|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1287227564p2/99044.jpg] who at least used to end her horror stories with a resurgence of the evil thing at the end. Well, it's like any horor movie where you think it's over and then you see the body twitch. It's fine in a horror movie, but it drives me crazy in a book.

3.5 stars rounded down because it just wasn't a four star book.