The first rule of a supernatural fight club? Don't kill your opponent.
When the fighters come with lethal spells, werewolf strength, and half-demon powers, that can be a lot tougher than it sounds. It's hard to attract talent if they know they might not leave the ring alive. So when fighters at a California club start dying, it's bad for business.
Witch detectives Paige Winterbourne and Savannah Levine take the case. Going undercover in the power-heavy arena of the fight club is a welcome change of pace for Paige, relegated to the role of The Wife as her husband struggles to find his place in his family's Cabal-the corporate Mafia of the supernatural world.
As Paige is drawn deeper into new and dangerous corners of her world, she quickly discovers the greatest threat isn't the killer in her sights. It's something much, much closer to home. And this is one fight she can't afford to lose.
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Not worth it.
Paige is back in the most current edition of Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Other World Counterfeit Magic. Mysterious deaths are happening at an underground fight club, and Paige is determined to solve this case regardless of her client's obvious interest in her husband. But Paige trusts Lucas. Doesn't She? Trouble is brewing in martial paradise for Paige and Lucas.
The story picks up a few years into the future like Waking the Witch where Savannah is fully legal, Adam is a partner in her and Lucas' PI firm, and Lucas is trying to balance the life he wants with his responsibilities to the kabal. A beautiful young teleporting half demon wants to have her brother's death investigated and she only wants Lucas to work her case. With their new client hell bent on seducing Lucas, Paige is questioning their relationship and highlighting the fractures that are becoming more apparent in her and Lucas' marriage. The closer Paige gets to solving the case the least she's trusts her husband.
But all is not what it seems. There's a twist to this case. Someone's manipulating things behind the scenes trying to rip Paige's life apart for their own gains. Will their plan work, or can Paige manage to figure out what's really going on before it's too late.
I found this book lacking a bit as compared to others in this series. I got the audio book version thinking I was getting a pretty good deal on the price, but realized it was less than three hours long. And it was unabridged. This is more of a novella or an after thought. It would have been nice to know beforehand, but it wasn't stated in the audible and itunes overview. Plus it seemed too good to be true that another release from Armstrong would come so soon after Waking the Witch, and I guess it was. I definitely don't think a book of this size would be worth the cost of a hardcover edition. I found the story to be ok but nothing spectacular. More or less just an after thought.