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This is the third (well, technically third and a half) book in the San Andreas Shifters series and it’s going strong. This book features a new couple but both are member of the pack who were introduced in the previous books.
I love the world building in this series, particular the alternate reality vibe and the way the author has twisted aspects of real life (Panda rights, in particular). Like the books that precede it, this one deals with some quite heavy emotional issues, in a way that makes you feel for the characters the whole way through. It also has some good old fashioned steam as well as some hilarious moments. And GL Carriger doesn’t half have the gift of making us loathe a character! I am looking at you, lexi blanc!!
If you’re looking for a great paranormal MM romance series with great humour and some really creative tales on supernatural species, this is for you. Go start from the beginning!
Sorry, but I had to title my review with a Country Cliche. After all, it turns out in this book that Kevin and Colin's mom who abandoned them youngsters, is now a famous country singer Lexi Blanc, and she's hired the San Andreas pack company Heavy lifting as her security for her SF tour, putting Kevin into the contract. Judd is horrified he's signed the contract that will bring Colin pain, especially as Judd adores him. Kevin, Colin's older brother is worried about how quiet and scared of touching he is, so to ensure he has his feelings protected but learns to love, asks Judd to teach Colin what he needs to know and help him find his confidence. But Colin overhears and decides to ask Judd himself. The pack also adopt a delightful dratsie shifter, Trick, who works at Colin's fave coffee shop but is being threatened by selkies. Trick is a great character, full of sparkly brightness, sparkly wit and strong sarcasm, but in need of love and friends. I'm happy he gets the focus in the next book with Ketil, the big but sweet bear shifter. I also love Mr Floyd, the old human who's joined the fun and would love to see Kev find himself smitten. Whilst we're on it, and other characters, Marvin is wonderful. I'd like a detective mystery novella with the sea shifters, Trick, Marvin and maybe a blubbering bozo. The whole series is growing to be a wonderful LGBTQ friendly series, with diversity, romance, mystery and sexy moments too, that are just the right level. But yes, Marvin is particularly awesome, though the addition of Trick is great.
Gail Carriger (aka G. L. Carriger) is my favourite author, and I will read anything she has written. I have high expectations, and she exceeds them every time.
This book was wonderful, just like all the others in this series. It was both hilarious and touching. It had a beautiful, heartwarming plot. As usual, the use of language is wonderful, and often playful, in a way that reminds me of P. G. Wodehouse (though the plot is obviously not alike). I really can’t recommend this series (and Gail Carriger in general) enough.
This series just gets better and better! I am a voracious reader but I have re-read the three books and prequel novella in this series more than any other. I even have the ones available in audio as well as ebook so I can get my fix any time. The characters are funny, sweet, grumpy, charming and everything in between. There is angst but it's never too overwhelming and the snark and humour makes me snort every time. Plus the sex is hot!!! I have just this second finished this book (it was only released yesterday) and I already want to start hassling G.L Carrier for the next one. I have been anticipating Judd and Colin's story for months and I wasn't even a little bit disappointed. It lived up to my super high expectations. Would highly recommend
I wasn't sure what to expect with this book but I loved every bit of the story. While this book is meant to be about Judd, its really about Colin. We not only got to know about Colin, the quietest character in the series but also more about his brother and the rest of the pack and what they are up to. It brings in new characters big and small, while giving us updates on the rest of the pack and guest characters. We even get some snippets about older characters in the parasol-verse. A great read, that's entertaining with never a dull moment. Now we just need a book all about the pack house and its remodel. This is a series that could go on forever and id read every single story.
Fresh funny fantasy with versitile romance - everything we've come to know and love from this series. Enforcer Enigma delivers a special shot of PNW cafe culture, American country western music, and water-based shifters. Carriger's writing is beautifully powerful & quietly crafted. I think they improve with re-reading! The puns, alliteration, antics and quiet love remind me of PG Wodehouse; they only get better with time. My only complaint is I can't find 'Fangs Fangs Fangs' on ewetube or instalamb. You know, something to help me pass the time while joyfully awaiting the irreverent reappearance of our favourite barista in The Dutzie Dilemma.
If you’ve read any of Ms Carriger’s books before, you know you’re guaranteed warm stories, easy world building, happy endings, humour, found family and friendships 😀 Books written to be read and enjoyed. The Enforcer Enigma is a joy to read for all of the above. A real warm joy with a main character becoming their authentic selves. Just a great read. If you haven’t read any of Ms Carriger’s books before, or none of this series, you could jump straight in, or try Marine Biology short story. I’m looking forward to the next in series already!
I've been eagerly awaiting this latest book and wasn't disappointed - everything I hoped for, and more. First, we finally get to see Colin and Judd, who've been quietly pining for each other in the background of the previous two books, get their well deserved romance. This is Carriger's sweetest, most touching story yet, as the 150-year old Judd, who has been alone for so long, is finally able to convince shy Colin that he is wanted and loved.
We also get more of Colin, and his brother Kevin's back story, linked to their ghastly mother Lexi Blanc, a werewolf country music star and diva (in the worst possible way), plus a mystery involving selkie mobsters and adorable new character Trick, an otter shifter who looks set to star in the next book. Finally, there is more fantastic world building, with hilarious versions well known brands in our world (Instalamb anyone?). Plus, we get answers to questions about Carriger's supernatural universe and the changes that have occurred within it between the 1850s-1890s eras of her Finishing School, Parasol Protectorate and Custard Protocol series, and the present day of San Andreas Shifters. I will finish by saying that fans of supernatural M/M romance will love this - and I am happy that we have more to look forward to!
The excellent third instalment in the San Andreas Shifters series of stories. I loved that Judd and Colin finally got a story - and even better that it's together! - and ADORED the new character Trick! A brilliant read with great character development, lots of funny moments and touching romance too. Can't wait for the next one to come out.