Of Magic & Scales (Of Magic & Scales #1)


LGBTQ: Aiden Mercer gave up his life as a detective for a life on the beach where he can have all the noncommittal relationships he desires—oh, and also to avoid any magical creatures. Somehow, he is gifted with the ability to detect magical creatures. But soon trouble finds him in paradise as the deaths of magical creatures start adding up. Now, enter Nael Fouchard, a merman. He is determined to protect and raise his sister. However, the DNA evidence points to him being the killer, so he partners with Aiden to discover who is really behind the murders. Sparks fly between Aiden and Nael, but Aiden has his walls built pretty high... Is it possible for Nael to break those walls down?

Sparks flying is an understatement when it comes to this paranormal romance! Aiden and Nael have amazing chemistry and grow so much throughout the book. Their development shows how there is so much more to a relationship than physical attraction. Aiden deals with insecurity, and Nael is not great at communication, but they learn! One of the best parts of the story is the witty dialogue. Readers will be laughing out loud throughout this book. There are a few parts of the story that are a little slow, however, the cast of magical creatures is utterly delightful. “Of Magic and Scales” delivers a beautiful romance, many magical creatures, and a very suspenseful crime investigation! Readers looking for a story that has it all, need to pick up this book!

Amanda Hupe