This is the first book in the Kayla Steele series by Natasha Rhodes.
When Kayla Steel's fiancé, Karrel Dante, is found mauled to death, she thinks it is the end of her world. But when Karrel shockingly returns from the dead, Kayla is stunned to find out that everything she knew about the man she loved was a lie.
Part of an underground network of supernatural hit-men, Karrel had secretly dedicated his life to exterminating the dangerous supernatural entities that stalked the streets of California.
Now Kayla has been drawn into this world. She vows to learn the fighting skills necessary to avenge Karrel's death and bring peace to the supernatural community by continuing his work. Not easy for a girl accustomed to working the perfume counter to pay her bills.
This was a pretty awesome read. A Solaris Dark Fantasy with not one ounce of Romance in the whole 495 pages. :) I know, shocking.
Kayla is pretty clueless when it comes to the supernatural community. She has no idea of the things that go bump in the night. After Karrel's death - Kayla is sent on a crash course of 'learn as you go' survival with the help of some of Karrel's buddies. A rag-tag group of ex-gang bangers, survivors of supe attacks or the loved ones of the victims of supe attacks.
This book is full of action. Guns, knives, stakes - whatever it takes to get the job done. But it is not all doom and gloom - we have lots of fun banter and sarcasm.
I can't wait to read the next one in the series. :)
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. :)