Holy Smokes by Katie MacAlister

26 Nov

Favorite line: “Yeah, and maybe monkeys will fly out of my butt, but I’m not going to buy any bananas on the chance they will.” (p. 112)

Book four in the Guardian series is all about the drama involved in Aisling Grey and Drake Vireo’s wedding. The two are trying to officially tie the knot, while fighting a dragon war and trying to find a way to free Aisling from life as the blue dragon’s mate. Add to that family drama, ancient evils and the imps from Hell and you’ve got a great novel.

Aisling is hilarious. She hasn’t lost her appeal or her snarkiness.

I’ve noticed that with series books authors tend to change their characters as the number of books pile up. Characters make subtle changes and before you know it the character you met in book one (that strong decisive woman) no longer exists. She is replaced in book ten with a whiney, indecisive character. That does not happen here.

Let me share a secret…I read this series for Aisling’s smart mouth and crappy decisions and for her demon dog, Jim. I love their relationship almost as much as I love Aisling and Drake’s. He’s the kind of hero that makes you pant and wish your book was a magical portal so that you can yank him out of the book and into your bed, onto your wash machine, out into the rain……

I’m seriously looking forward to the action to come. I have my thoughts about  major events to come, but I won’t share so as to not ruin the book for you. But I do believe that major characters from previous books will be placed in recently evacuated positions. Some serious mojo will be performed and Aisling will begin to lose it as she gets larger with her pregnancy.

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5 Responses to “Holy Smokes by Katie MacAlister”

  1. Rosie November 26, 2007 at 3:40 am #

    Scoop, I sorta thought this might be the last Aisling book. You know Aishling has her HEA in spades now. I was disappointed there wasn’t more Ash and Drake in this one. Are you going to try the next series she’s started?

  2. Kimberly Swan November 26, 2007 at 11:17 am #

    Definitely some new characters in this one, and a lot going on. I’m a Jim fan too…I was hoping that after the church he’d have all of his toes again. 🙂

  3. scooper November 26, 2007 at 1:38 pm #

    Rosie- I wonder how many books she has in mind. After reading this book I can easily see three more. I’m not sure about the next series. How about you?

    Kimberly- Didn’t you just die at what he came back as first? That was great!

  4. Kimberly Swan November 26, 2007 at 6:16 pm #

    I thought he was going to be stuck that way when he said he hadn’t had enough time to choose and had to grab what he could! Poor Jim. *snicker* Not to give anything away, but how about that challenge that’s lost? I can see that coming back to bite them at some point!

  5. scooper November 26, 2007 at 8:19 pm #

    Kimberly- I thought the same thing and getting rid of the red dragon after giving up what she did? I see that one causing much damage.

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