Meet Dina Demille, a nice Texas gal who runs a seemingly ordinary, quaint B and B. But Dina’s inn is a magic, thinking entity; her fluffy Shih-tzu, Beast really is a beast; and her guests are the kind that no one on earth is supposed to know about: guests like a dethroned galactic tyrant with a massive bounty on her head, the Lord Marshal of a powerful vampire clan, and a displaced—and superhot—alpha-strain werewolf.
So don’t expect a normal stay…and don’t stand too close, or you may be collateral damage…
I received an eARC from Netgalley courtesy of the publisher, Subterranean Press, in exchange for an honest review.
Note: Ilona Andrews is not nonbinary or trans, but they are a writing team of husband and wife, so I’ll be referring to them as their pseudonym and they.
I’ve been a fan of Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series for a while, and actually had classes with their niece in college, which was a very weird experience for me.
These books were previously published as first drafts on the authors’ website, and as books on their own. They’ve now been compiled into beautifully illustrated omnibuses.
This volume is the first, and includes the first three books in The Innkeeper Chronicles. The books included in this omnibus are Clean Sweep, Sweep in Peace, and One Fell Sweep in a little over 750 pages.
I’m gonna talk about what I loved the most about this series – the premise. Dina runs an intergalactic inn where you never know what guest is gonna show up and bring magic, mayhem and technology to Gertrude Hunt’s door.
I loved the magic behind how an inn works. I loved learning about all the different species.
I enjoy the authors’ characters regularly when I read, even when I don’t enjoy the romance so much. Dina’s motivations were clear, she’s a badass and still struggled to get everything done. I loved how empathetic she was to every creature that came through her door.
I didn’t love Sean, though, even through the third novel. He’s a snarky alpha-male type, and we never get any real relationship development between Sean and Dina. I wouldn’t say I hated him, but I just…. didn’t get the relationship at all, which was disappointing for me. I saw more romanticism in Arland’s relationship in One Fell Sweep.
That being said, I really enjoyed these and I will probably be continuing the series at a later date! This was a four star read for me overall. You can order a copy of this limited edition omnibus on Amazon!
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