Hijinks With a Hellhound
Author: Louisa Masters
Series: Hidden Species, book 3
Publisher: Independent (March 25, 2021)
Kindle edition, 251 pages
Romance, Paranormal romance
I’m a one-and-done kind of hellhound… I don’t catch feeeeeeeelings…
Once upon a time, my first and last relationship taught me that romantic love isn’t enough to stop your boyfriend from trying to kill you. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. My awesomeness is now strictly reserved for one-nighters and casual hookups. Sure, my friends seem to be matching up in romantic bliss, but screw that—I’m not interested.
Besides, things are heating up at the Community of Species Government, and I’m right in the thick of it all. Those bad guys are going down—and not in the good way. They might seem to have the drop on us right now, but we’re going to turn the tables on them. Even if it means going on a mission with Aidan Byrne.
I’m still not happy about the way Aidan handled things with my bestest bestie a few months back, even if he did turn out to be right. Plus, there’s something about him that rubs my fur in the wrong direction. He’s the kind of guy who thinks karaoke is only for college kids and looks down on me for licking my own balls. He also thinks that just because he’s the species leader, he’s in charge.
Too bad for him, I’ve never backed away from a challenge… even if it is unnervingly sexy and really bendy. A hookup won’t lead to feelings… right?
I love Alistair – he is hilarious and consistently the character that made me laugh the most throughout this series. And in this book we finally get to see how competent he is, beyond the jokester surface.
The focus of this book is majorly on the overarching plotline, and there is a LOT going on. The developing relationship between Aiden and Alistair happens more in the moments they have together between doing their jobs. I love a good forced proximity, and Louisa Masters uses the trope to great effect here! There is also a LOT of world-building going on, and this and the next book really set up the world-building for another of Louisa’s series called Here Be Dragons. There’s also some set up for the final book in the series, Sorcerer’s Always Satisfy, in which we finally get David’s story.
I do wish we’d gotten more development for Aiden – he just didn’t seem as fully fleshed out and vibrant as the other MC’s in the series.
This is the third book in the Hidden Species series. While the romantic plotline wraps up within this book, making it technically a stand-alone, there is an overarching plotline that runs through the entire series which means this series is best read in order. Plus the reason for the animosity between Alistair and Aiden is introduced in the first book, Demons Do It Better, and you don’t want to miss that!