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The Deadliest Bite by Jennifer Rardin
Jazz Parks #8
Orbit – June 2, 2011
I have two choices. Carve Brude's name into Hell's bile-encrusted gates. Or lose my soul.
After an assassination attempt on Vayl, I find myself pulled into a tangled web that takes the gang to Romania. So how will I save a ghost, rescue a demon, and cheat the Great Taker out of a soul he's slavering for while defeating my nastiest foe yet so that Vayl can, at last, cherish a few precious years with his sons? With careful planning, major violence, and one (hopefully) final trip to Hell. (Publisher)
The Deadliest Bite by Jennifer Rardin is a fabulous ending to a remarkable series. It is the 8th and final installment of the Jazz Parks series and what an ending it is. All the previous books have been leading up to this point in one way or another. This is the one that wraps everything up and gives us the answers and conclusions we have been waiting for. Will Jazz rid herself of Brude and find her happily every after with Vayl? Will she come away with her soul intact? Will Cole survive or be turned into some type of demon? Will Vayl find the sons he’s been searching centuries for? The answers are all there in a story that is entertaining, exciting, romantic and oh so action packed.
There is humor mixed throughout which will have you laughing out loud. It’s part of what makes this such a joy to read. Jennifer Rardin has penned an Urban Fantasy world that is completely engrossing and wholly entertaining. It’s written in such a way that the fantasy elements feel believable no matter how fantastical they get. It takes a lot of talent to make the unbelievable feel believable and Ms. Rardin accomplished it with style in this series.
Jazz is a great character who always gives her all and Vayl is the perfect match for her. The secondary characters are such a highlight in this series and that is true in this book as well. They manage to endear themselves to us time and time again. The relationship between Jazz and Vayl is showcased in this one and you get plenty of moments with them together that will warm your heart.
It’s sad see these characters end and know that they will never be featured in another story but at the same it’s thrilling to know the series is complete and can be read in its entirety time and time again. They are forever immortalized via the written word.
The Deadliest Bite and the entire Jazz Park series is highly recommended for fans of Urban Fantasy.
Note: The Jazz Park series is one that should be read in order so if you haven’t read it yet, start with the first book, Once Bitten, Twice Shy, and read in order from there.
Reviewed by Melinda
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