Monday, October 13, 2014

{Urban Fantasy Minute Review} Charming (Pax Arcana #1) by Elliott James

Charming (Pax Arcana, #1)
John Charming isn't your average Prince...

He comes from a line of Charmings — an illustrious family of dragon slayers, witch-finders and killers dating back to before the fall of Rome. Trained by a modern day version of the Knights Templar, monster hunters who have updated their methods from chainmail and crossbows to kevlar and shotguns, he was one of the best. That is — until he became the abomination the Knights were sworn to hunt.

That was a lifetime ago. Now, he tends bar under an assumed name in rural Virginia and leads a peaceful, quiet life. One that shouldn't change just because a vampire and a blonde walked into his bar... Right? (Blurb via Goodreads)

{Details} ebook, 400 pages. Published September 24th 2013 by Orbit (first published January 1st 2013). Source: Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

{Rating} 3/5 - I liked it!

"Once upon a time, she smelled wrong." (page 1, line 1)
A great read. A well conceived world, a clever, interesting and engaging storyline, a male hero - and narrator - with a wicked sense of humor and a kick ass blonde heroine. Charming was light on romance - a negative in my view, but I did love the connection that eventually developed. Elliott James did a fabulous job with character development. John has a lot of baggage, a lot of things he's running from, but he can't run anymore. I'm excited to see what is going to happen next.

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