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Under Wraps (Underworld Detection Agency Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

4 Stars

This cover has caused a bit of a stir among readers.

So, without giving too much of the story away. I'll tell you how I feel about this book now that I have finished it.

It was a slow start for me, because as it has been stated by others . . the cover and story do...
This cover has caused a bit of a stir among readers.

So, without giving too much of the story away. I'll tell you how I feel about this book now that I have finished it.

It was a slow start for me, because as it has been stated by others . . the cover and story don't match 100%. So, that in itself threw me for a loop. However, once I got past the first few chapters . . I was hooked. At one point I was laughing so hard, my 3 yr old told me to quiet down. I myself, never felt like I had the book figured out . . so it kept me on my toes, kept me guessing as to what was going to happen next.

This book had it all from the twist and turns of what's next, to the vampires, trolls, and many other underworld creatures, to the bits of romance, to the comedy. It was overall a very enjoyable read.

I will be looking forward to the next book, due out 11-1-11.

posted by Ladybug07999 on June 27, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Good story but much too girly for me

I selected this book in an attempt to build up & expand my urban paranaormal collection (which includes J. Butcher, K. Armstrong, I. Andrews, R. Caine, C. Kittredge & L. Shearin) but I did not enjoy it mainly because the character is super girly with no special skills e...
I selected this book in an attempt to build up & expand my urban paranaormal collection (which includes J. Butcher, K. Armstrong, I. Andrews, R. Caine, C. Kittredge & L. Shearin) but I did not enjoy it mainly because the character is super girly with no special skills except an immunity to magic - big whup. If you're into the weak & helpless female who's constantly screamning, crying, ogling men and lamenting the fact she's hasn't been intimate in while...this is your girl. But if you need a female character with a kick behind attitude with a heart of gold this is not the book for you. I couldn't even finish this book...only made it to the first 3 chapters. On a happier note, at least the plotline has potential but I am passing on this author & the series.

posted by DeniceNYC on June 7, 2011

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  • Posted January 28, 2011

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    This is an engaging investigative urban fantasy

    In San Francisco, beneath the police department is located the Underworld Detection Agency. Their mission is to conduct investigations and negotiations especially involving humans for their paranormal clients. In fact, the only "Breather" human working for UDA is administrative assistant Sophie Lawson.

    Recently, the supernatural crowd is shocked when a serial killer begins a deadly murderer's spree of the paranormal. Sophie becomes worried when her nice boss Peter Sampson the werewolf vanishes without a trace as she fears he may have been a victim of the predator. Never working the field, Sophie tentatively investigates her employer's vanishing, which leads her to police detective Parker Hayes. Though attracted to the cop, she begins to realize that he is not telling her something critical either about Peter or himself, so she distrusts him.

    This is an engaging investigative urban fantasy that takes a while to get the elements in place, but once that occurs (about a fourth of the novel) turns into a delightful thriller, extremely diffuclt to put down. Sophie the token breather keeps the story lien focused while her relationships to her werewolf boss and a vampiress roommate make the paranormal seem normal. Fans will appreciate her adventures on and under the streets of San Francisco as she and the cop she desires with her heart but distrusts with her head search for the lost lupine shifter.

    Harriet Klausner

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 5, 2011

    A must buy!

    Hannah Jayne delivers fantastically-funny dialogue with off-the-wall suspense while giving an authentic feel to the wacky-streets of San Francisco. Sofie Lawson's off-beat and pee-your-pants personality is balanced with just enough vulnerability and a fun and chatty tone to bring readers back for more. Jayne turns the world of Urban Fantasy (and everything we think we know about it) on its ear with this well-crafted novel that is busting at the seams with wit and humor.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    Very good!

    I am not sure why this only has three stars. It was very, very good. It was well written with no typos, which we all know in the e-book world never happens. Anyway, Sophie is a good character...a bit girlie, but that is okay. Her best friend is a vampire and she works in the UDA, Underworld Detection Agency, as an Administrative Assistant. Her boss Mr. Sampson is a werewolf and the head of the UDA, he disappears and there is a killer on the loose. I enjoyed this so much I bought the second one right away and am going to start reading it immediately.

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  • Posted February 26, 2014

    The story is very unique. It was a slow start but picked up qui

    The story is very unique. It was a slow start but picked up quickly and has such a great comical side to it. It has a fun view point on the age old vampires, trolls and other monsters. The comedy runs through out the whole story and you can't put it down till the last page.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    This book had me laughing out loud!

    This author almost reminds me of Janet Evanovich and her lead character, always getting into trouble, but had a wonderful sense of humor about it! Read it in one sitting.

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  • Posted October 11, 2013

    Highly Recommended- I want the entire series!!

    A thrilling page turner.Just when you think you got it figured out..wham...a new twist.Looking forward to the entire series.

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