Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: October 4, 2016
1. Bayou Blues
2. Black Magic Bayou - Kindle
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Genie McQueen never thought she’d be an alpha.Thoughts on Black Magic Bayou: The McQueen genes run true, don't they? Secret might have had the vamp hunting thing down, but Genie isn't afraid to throw herself wholeheartedly into all manner of dangerous situations if she thinks she's needed. Which is a good trait for an alpha to have, mind you. The leader of a pack needs to be willing to put herself on the line for her people.
She grew up apart from her pack, trying to hone her dangerous magical gifts, while her twin brother Ben stayed home to be groomed for a leadership role. But after proving her mettle to her uncle Callum, the King of the South, she’s suddenly found herself the alpha of New Orleans.
As she tries to adapt to her new, powerful position—and a blossoming relationship with the werewolf outcast, Wilder Shaw—Genie is confronted with something that only the witch part of her can fix.
It seems the sorority sisters at Delta Phi have been going missing, but leaving everything they own behind. Those remaining in the house have reported strange happenings since the girls have gone missing. With no bodies, and no clues, Genie’s ex Cash turns to her for help on behalf of his new girlfriend.
Can Genie unravel the mystery of the vanished girls, maintain order in the New Orleans pack, and keep herself alive long enough for a night out with Wilder?
Genie’s about to find out what’s scarier—a haunted house or going on your first date ever in your twenties.
Genie certainly does that. She also puts herself on the line for those she thinks are innocent, wolf or otherwise.
Also, Wilder? RAWR. I do enjoy an outcast werewolf mechanic with a protective streak.
Things I'm not too keen on: Genie's brother. That guy can go suck on a lit stovepipe. His douchery is through the roof and I can't imagine things are going to go smoothly between Genie and Ben until he understands that she's not going to give up her position. As alpha, Genie can't afford to let him get away with the things he's trying to do. (but that's another problem for another day. Just like that little issue Genie ran into at the end of the book. WOWSERS, GADGET! Some girls just can't catch a break, can they?)
Deals, romance, unexpected shenanigans, and danger are all part of Genie's life. What's not to like?