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Must Love Hellhounds: The Britlingens Go to Hell / Angel's Judgement / Magic Mourns / Blind Spot
Must Love Hellhounds The Britlingens Go to Hell / Angel's Judgement / Magic Mourns / Blind Spot
Author: Ilona Andrews, Nalini Singh, Charlaine Harris, Meljean Brook
Four bestselling paranormal authors present novellas about hellhound -- new adventures starring man's worst friends; tales featuring paranormal bodyguards in Lucifer's realm, non-lethal vampire trackers, Cerberus leaving the underworld for the real world, and the kidnapping of a powerful vampire's niece. — BLIND SPOT...  more »by Meljean Brook (Guardians, Bk 9)

The job was simple: find her boss's niece, bring her home safely, and hand out a whole lot of pain to whoever had abducted her. But Maggie hadn't counted on her boss's nephew, the hellhound who loved to make her life difficult, or her own past rearing its complicated and ugly head.

ANGELS' JUDGMENT by Nalini Singh (Guild Hunter novella)

Meet Sara, telling the story of how she became Guild Director... and how she met Deacon.

MAGIC MOURNS by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels, Bk 4)

Kate is on medical leave and Andrea is sitting in her office. Everything is going well, until a a giant hell dog escapes the Underworld and Raphael, the smoking-hot and very persistent werehyena, asks Andrea to help him track down... Find out why the giant three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades has left the underworld for the real world-and whose scent he’s following.

THE BRITLINGENS GO TO HELL by Charlaine Harris (set in Sookie Stackhouse universe)

Follow paranormal bodyguards Clovache and Batanya into Lucifer's realm, where they encounter his fearsome four-legged pets.
ISBN-13: 9780425236338
ISBN-10: 0425236331
Publication Date: 9/7/2010
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 92 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 1
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sfvamp avatar reviewed Must Love Hellhounds: The Britlingens Go to Hell / Angel's Judgement / Magic Mourns / Blind Spot on + 108 more book reviews
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This anthology was consistently interesting to me but only because I was familiar with the worlds in which these stories took place. I don't think that I would have liked three out of four of these stories if I had read them without any knowledge of the series they belong to.

The only exception to this was "The Britlingens Go To Hell." I really liked this standalone by Charlaine Harris. I haven't read anything else by this author and from the Twilight-like devotion she has inspired in her books and from the HBO series, True Blood, I didn't expect her style of writing to resonate with me. I was pleasantly surprised! I could have read a full length novel about these characters and their adventures. The setup and characterization reminded me fondly of Tanya Huff's Four Quarters series. This was by far my favorite addition to the anthology for its creativity, humor, and the characterization of the three main heroes.

The next story, "Angel's Judgment" was really well written and interesting insomuch as it fits into the Guild Hunters series. It was an adequate short story but the only reason it worked for me as a romance was because I had previously read stories that happen later in the series and knew already how much these characters come to love each other.

Ilona Andrews' "Magic Mourns" was another decent story that worked as a romance because the characters already had history. I'm not as familiar with the series in which this takes place so I felt like I was missing some crucial backstory but not enough that I couldn't enjoy the characterization of the two main protagonists. I didn't feel like the story had much plot however. It had the opposite problem as "Angel's Judgment" in that the plot didn't do the characters justice but their romance was more believable.

Meljean Brook's "Blind Spot" was another interesting side story from her Guardian series, but it would have been totally confusing to anyone who hasn't read at least the first two books and possibly more. I believed the hero's obsession with the woman, but I didn't understand why she was so drawn to him. Brooks can be difficult to read at times, her stories convoluted. But this story was relatively simple and easy to understand especially if you already have an understanding of the world in which it is set.
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reviewed Must Love Hellhounds: The Britlingens Go to Hell / Angel's Judgement / Magic Mourns / Blind Spot on + 69 more book reviews
Charlaine Harris, Nalini Singh & Ilona Andrews are among my favorite authors of the paranormal genre. The stories by all 3 lived up to my expectations.

Harris' Britlingtons are new to me. I don't know if she has written about them before, but I enjoyed this alternate universe story.

I didn't like the first of Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series, so never read any more of them. After this story, I might try then again.

Ilona Andrews "Magic Mourns" features Andrea Nash, Kate's best friend. I enjoyed her exploits as much as I do Kate's.

I have met Meljean Brook is other anthologies and wasn't impressed. However, I really enjoyed "Blind Spot," and will look up her Guardian series.
froot avatar reviewed Must Love Hellhounds: The Britlingens Go to Hell / Angel's Judgement / Magic Mourns / Blind Spot on + 178 more book reviews
Very disappointed. Like another reviewer I am a Sookie Stackhouse follower and this new short from Harris was just not as engaging. I was looking hopefully to the other reads, but these were just as stale. They all have the same sort of been there done that read. A little redundant. I don not recommend.


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