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Reviewed by Riley

About Tempting the Light

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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Review of Tempting the Light

I’m not sure what to make of L.A.M.P.S. I mean, there were two Cryptids loose in the area surrounding Haber Cove. They send two agents who are obviously good at their jobs, but seem to have different agendas. And what is the agenda of L.A.M.P.S.? Let’s see: capture the gnome who they already know to be highly dangerous to humans. But kill the Jersey Devil that they really know nothing about. Wouldn’t you want to capture the creature you are unfamiliar with for, you know, further study – alive! Agendas.

L.A.M.P.S. agenda is not really the main theme in the story, but I had to get that out. I can see this theme being developed for future books in the series.

The romance is the main theme of the story. Between Abby Fitzpatrick and River Stone. They are a cute couple and, quite frankly, they deserve each other. I mean that in the best possible way. Both are young, clueless and prone to act before they think. It makes for a humorous courtship.

These characters are quite young giving this book a new adult feel. Not exactly my cup of tea because I am, to be honest, old. However, there is also quite a bit of funny stuff in this book, which redeems it in my mind.  In Tempting the Light you will find:

  • A tampon machine
  • The green Jinn of Arabia
  • Tupperware
  • Naked dancing
  • A mime
  • Sasquatch

If any of these things have piqued your interest and you are looking for an entertaining light read, you might want to check out Tempting the Light.

The author provided a copy of this book so that I could bring you this honest review.

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