Bad luck magnet Abby Fitzpatrick gets fired, catches her boyfriend cheating with a mime, and is cursed by an evil genie who pops out of a tampon box. She’s bound and determined to remove the spell and, as fate would have it, the hottest guy she’s ever met is out to kill her.
River Stone, a Cryptid hunter for Legends and Myths Police Squad (L.A.M.P.S.), poses as sheriff for Abby’s hometown of Haber Cove, New Jersey. He’s out to find and capture a man-eating gnome and bag the legendary Jersey Devil monster. Little does he realize, the woman who catches his heart is the same creature that he was sent to destroy.
Tempting the Light is the first novel in the L.A.M.P.S. series that features hunky secret agents who find true love while hunting and slaying dangerous Cryptids
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Tempting the Light by Bonnie Gill is a really funny Paranormal Romance. It had me laughing from the very first page. And it only got better from there. This book was more than funny. It was freakin hilarious.
The main character, Abby, is so easy to relate to. She’s awkward and has the worst luck you can imagine. From walking in on her boyfriend with a mime, to finding a genie in a tampon box that curses her to turn into a Jersey Devil every time she gets her period., I felt so bad for her. Her best friend Pepper is just as funny. This poor girl just can’t get a break.
One of the things I really liked about Tempting the Light is how creative it is. The idea of someone turning into a monster when she gets her period is pretty unique. There are also other creatures mentioned in this book, specifically Gnomes. I will never look at one of those little garden bastards the same way ever again. EVER. Nasty little buggers they are! I’ve never heard the word Cryptid before either, so that was new to me.
River Stone is a Cryptid hunter for Legends and Myths Police Squad (L.A.M.P.S.), as well as the sexy new sheriff in town. The sexual tension between Abby and River is thick. But of course it can’t just be an easy thing. They have plenty of hurdles in their way, like the fact that River was sent to Haber Cove, NJ to kill the Jersey Devil that was spotted in the area, AKA Abbie! I also really liked River’s friend Ottar. He was pretty funny.
My only complaint would be that I felt like River was a bit too mushy for me. As in, he felt too lovey dovey in his thoughts of Abby. It’s probably fine for other people, but for me it was just a bit much. It’s sweet and all, but I’m a little bit jaded, so it felt too unrealistic. Yeah, yeah, I know it’s a book about mythical creatures and not intended to be realistic in that sense.
If you like Paranormal Romance and have a sense of humor, check out Tempting the Light. I seriously doubt you have ever read anything like it before.