Also by this author: Semi Charmed, Semi-Human (Harper Hall Investigations Book 2)
Psychic and paranormal PI Harper Hall isn’t that surprised when her business partner skips town. Really, she can’t help but feel it’s her own fault for trusting a guy named Romeo in the first place.
But if Harper wants to consult for the police on a high profile case, she’ll need a new partner-- preferably one with some supernatural skills of his own. Enter Noah Riddick, a slayer left jobless by the legalization of vampirism.
Riddick’s dark secrets and shady past have forced him into exile from human society--an exile he was completely comfortable with until gorgeous and exasperating Harper waltzed into his life. Now, all too aware of how…unlifelike his life has truly been, he agrees to partner with her (as if saying no to Harper Hall was ever really an option).
Fighting vampires, making immortal enemies, engaging in semi-sadistic interrogation techniques, staging daring rescues…it’s all in a day’s work for this paranormal odd couple. But falling in love? Well…that’s a little trickier. Even for the Semi-Charmed Harper Hall.
Semi-Charmed is a full-length paranormal romance novel, completely free of cliffhangers, with a HEA. For readers 18+ only.
I received this book for free from Author Gifted in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This is the first in the Harper Hall Investigation series, that I of course read second. I have a bad habit of not reading the first book in the series. Then of course I have to go and find the first book because I need to know what brought the main character to where she/he is. Harper is a psychic and owns an investigation firm with her loser of a partner. He up and left her to fend her herself. Of course no one wants to hire just a woman, especially a woman that can’t control her powers. So when I kid is missing, she must find someone or something to help her. Along comes Riddick, a slayer who lost his job when Vampires became part of every day society. Team that up with Harper’s good friend, and a very attractive, very old, Native American vampire.
Harper has attitude, and when she says something is going to happen, well get out of her way. Riddick has abilities that shun him from polite society. He also has some commitment issues. When he agrees to help Harper, he believes that something is not only wrong with her, but with him. Obviously there is something wrong with her, she has no fear. Not that that is a bad thing, but even though vampires are in the open, doesn’t mean they are all good. Add onto that some other bad species. Riddick tries to keep Harper from hurting herself. That is much harder than he initially expected. Harper has good friends that watch her back when needed. Although in her mind she never needs it.
I really enjoyed Semi-Charmed. I already knew the outcome of a couple of things talked about in the first book, but it was interesting to see how they got there. It is crappy that the Police are against a female only, but I get it, the world is a dangerous place. Harper does what she has to, to survive, even if that includes shaking hands with the devil himself. He might not be the devil, but he plays one well.
Isabel does a really good job of infusing personality into her characters without making them over the top. They are human or at least sorta human still. Sometimes when authors try to hard, their characters seem fake, seem plastic almost. Harper and her ilk are not that way. They are fiesty but caring, tough but loving. When all goes sideways, they are there for each other… unless it is day time and then they are mostly there for each other. What? a vampire has to sleep right? Overall a really good book, but a talented author.
Check it out, and when you are doing with the first two, the third one is now available. When my TBR isn’t hundreds of books long, I am going to be grabbing it.