Author: Jennifer Rardin

Review: One More Bite by Jennifer Rardin

Posted June 23, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 1 Comment

Review: One More Bite by Jennifer RardinOne More Bite by Jennifer Rardin
Series: Jaz Parks #5
Published by Orbit on December 15th 2008
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 312 pages
Format: eBook
Source: Library
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four-stars

It's Jaz Parks. I've already smoked the guy who was the pain in the CIA's you-know-what for the past few years. But now, in the power vacuum left by the death of Edward "The Raptor" Samos, a struggle for supremacy has begun between his former allies.

The CIA feels the balance must be maintained. So when an agent planted among the Weres discovers a plot to assassinate the Coven's leader, my vampire boss and I are brought in to take out the woman hired to do the deed, a killer who might be as wily and Gifted as ourselves.

So it's off to the Scottish Highlands for some twisted fun among murderers, demons and half-crazed relatives. Sometimes being a top-secret CIA assassin isn't all it's cracked up to be.

I almost gave up on the series after the last two books, Biting the Bullet and Bitten to Death. But not even 2 chapters into One More Bite I was glad I decided to read one more book. This installment of the Jaz Parks series is definitely my favorite.

Jaz is at her top sarcastic form and Cole, her sexy sidekick is back in full force with his hilarious stories and commentary.

“When do you think they’ll let me get my cell out?: Cole asked. “I promised Mom I’d text her as soon as we land. I’m going to stick my phone up some guy’s kilt, flash a picture, and then challenge her to guess what she’s seeing.”

“That is so disgusting.”

“What? I’ll get the his permission first.”

“Sending dirty pictures to your mom?”

“She’ll laugh so hard her teeth will probably fly across the dinner table. She lost them in a car accident, you know.”

In One More Bite, Jaz, Vayl and Cole finds themselves with a tang along to their current mission; Jaz’s dad, Albert. So while they have Albert in toe the gang head over to Scotland to a haunted B&B to help keep a believed Medusa named Bea, from killing owner of the B&B; even though Jaz wouldn’t mind the owner biting the big one.

Jaz and company go undercover as ghost hunters and while they attend GhostCon they meeting some interesting characters. One being King Brude, Satan’s Enforcer, I could see him coming back in the series; especially with the obsession he has with Jaz being his Queen.

Finally we see Jaz and Vayl come together as a real couple and I can’t wait to see where that goes in the following books.

Like I said in my reviews of the last two books, they were not my fave but I’m glad I decided to stick with the series for One More Bite. It had action, mystery, romance and some laugh out loud moments.

“No. They look like apparitions to me. Except now they’re floating. Hey”—he smacked me on the thigh with the back of his hand—“I just thought of a new game.”

“What’s that?”

“Splat the Specter.”

“Rules?”

“You can help me make them up. Right now all I know for sure is that it involves water guns filled with grape Kool-Aid and two ferrets named Biff and Chlamydia.”

Vayl’s voice filled our ears. “Why ferrets?”

“Really?” I asked. “You want to know about his choice of pets when he’s named one of them after an STD?”

 

I recommend this book to anyone that is a fan of the series. I can’t wait to start Bite Marks, the 6th installment of the series.

 

Review: Bitten to Death by Jennifer Rardin

Review: Bitten to Death by Jennifer Rardin

Posted June 8, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments

Bitten to Death is the fourth book in the Jaz Parks series by Jennifer Rardin. This one like the 3rd book was a little slow in my opinion. There was not enough action and I kept waiting for something to happen between Jaz and Vayl. I understand this is an Urban Fantasy series and the romance part is not usually “in-your-face” like in paranormal romance but come on, four books and still no hanky-panicky?! I’m sure I am feeling just a frustrated as Vayl. In Bitten to Death, Jaz, Vayl and David are invited to Vayl’s old Vampere Trust by the leader, Hamon, in hopes of finally catching Edward Samos, aka The Raptor. For those of you that have not read this series yet, Samos is the […]


Review: Biting the Bullet by Jennifer Rardin

Review: Biting the Bullet by Jennifer Rardin

Posted May 11, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments

I’m on the fence about this series. I like it but do not love it. I keep reading to see what happens but I found myself skimming this installment just to get to the end of it. So far this series is written with more internal monologue (in Jaz’s head) than actual dialogue and it gets a little much. I want more interaction between the characters. Don’t get me wrong the characters are great but I’m ready for something to happen romantically between Jaz and Vayl or Jaz and Cole. The whole will they, won’t they is driving me nuts. I enjoyed the Once Bitten, Twice Shy (1st) & Another One Bites the Dust (2nd) more than this one but I will continue the series to […]


Review: Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin

Review: Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin

Posted April 3, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments

Jaz is a tough heroine with a smart mouth. Got to love those kick-ass chicks with attitude. She is a totally believable character with her family problems with her stubborn dad, little sister, and twin brother. And since this book is about a tough heroine that works for the C.I.A. that is partnered with a Vamp you know there will be action in the book. There was a good mix of humor with action and I liked the side characters and hope they continue to show up in future books. The relationship that Jaz and Vayl have starts out as a great working partnership and then by the end of the book it turns into something more. But there is not much romance in this […]