The Undoing

The Undoing

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by Shelly Laurenston

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“If you enjoy outrageous scenarios, witty banter, and hilariously over-the-top characters, look no further than Shelly Laurenston’s Call of Crows series.” SmexyBooks, Best Books of the Year 
No one would ever accuse Jace Berisha of having an easy life—considering her husband…you


“If you enjoy outrageous scenarios, witty banter, and hilariously over-the-top characters, look no further than Shelly Laurenston’s Call of Crows series.” SmexyBooks, Best Books of the Year 
No one would ever accuse Jace Berisha of having an easy life—considering her husband…you know…killed her. But that was then! Now she fights for mighty Viking gods with the spectacular and vicious Crows.
But things are turning very bad, very quickly because a vengeful, ancient goddess has come into the world with just one thing on her mind—ending it. And the only way they can hope to stop her is if the Crows join forces with their one-time enemies, the Protectors. A Viking Clan created to do nothing but kill every Crow they see.
Thankfully, Protector Ski Eriksen is a peace loving kind of guy. Because the woman he is desperately trying to get close to is the beautiful and not-very-chatty Jace. Battling Nordic clans? Unkillable goddesses? Jace’s mean-spirited dog? None of these things would ever get in the way of a true Viking!

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Publishers Weekly
Laurenston’s second Call of Crows contemporary paranormal (after The Unleashing) expands on the premise of rival clans who serve the Norse gods in exchange for power and glory. Jace Berisha is one of the Crows, warrior women resurrected by the goddess Skuld, and easily their most standoffish member. She’s introverted and antisocial in general and a berserker in battle; she doesn’t let anyone get close. That is, until she starts working on a translation project with Ski Eriksen of the Protector clan, who shares her love of books and hatred of small talk. As their friendship grows into romance, they have to focus on the larger picture: a long-forgotten goddess has snuck into the mortal realm and is causing trouble, and it’ll take a unified effort from the normally uncooperative clans to handle this problem. Laurenston adeptly blends humor, romance, and action, her sizable cast fully fleshed out and always entertaining. Laugh-out-loud moments (usually involving large Vikings and small animals) balance the more serious emotional beats and the ongoing looming crisis. Jace and Ski’s romantic arc is thoroughly satisfying, as is the story as a whole. Agent: Ethan Ellenberg, Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency. (Apr.)
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"Laurenston adeptly blends humor, romance, and action, her sizable cast fully fleshed out and always entertaining." —Publishers Weekly

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Call Of Crows Series , #2
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The Undoing

By Shelly Laurenston


Copyright © 2016 Shelly Laurenston
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-61773-510-3


When he touched her knee again, Jace Berisha gritted her teeth and forced a smile.

Keep it together, she told herself. You can do this.

Although she really didn't want to do this. She didn't want to be in this temporarily closed Santa Monica club haggling over gods-blessed trinkets. She wanted to be back at the Bird House, reading ... something. Anything. But, sadly, she was the one among the Los Angeles Crow Clan who could speak Russian as well as a whole host of other Slavic and romance languages and some that were neither of those. A skill that had one time served a very different purpose. But it had been her key. The key to getting her out of her First Life and — happily — into her Second. True, she'd had to die for that to happen. At the hands of her bastard ex-husband.

But it was a price she'd pay again to be here.

So although undercover work was not really her forte, she'd do it for the women she called sisters and the goddess who'd given her so much. Because she chose. Something she was told never to do.

She'd just have to find a way to keep her now-infamous temper in check.

Because she wasn't just a Crow. She was a Berserker Crow. A Crow whose rage was used during battles to terrify and destroy, not necessarily in that order.

Jace wished she saw her role as Berserker Crow as some sort of curse, but she didn't. She enjoyed her rage the way some people enjoyed babies or a gorgeous new sports car.

Still, if only ... if only she had more control over it. She had a little, but once her rage was really sprung, there was no pulling back until she'd spent it on whoever had set it off in the first place.

A tendency that worked well in the heat of battle but not so much when the Crows were trying something a little different from their usual "get in, kill everybody, get out" work scenarios.

Tonight the Crows were trying negotiating, a skill most of them were only known for in the downtown LA jewelry district.

Usually, when the Crows were called in, it was so they could get back what had been stolen from the gods and kill everyone who'd had anything to do with the theft. And if the blood of an innocent had been spilt ... let's just say, some of what the Crows had done over the years to avenge that had become legendary.

This time, however, they knew for a fact that those who currently had the Rhine bracelet that belonged to one of the Fates had absolutely no clue what they held. They hadn't used it. Hadn't spilled blood over it. They were simply some club owners who were trying to sell the pretty bracelet to the highest bidder. So it was decided that killing these men would be unnecessary.

Of course, none of the gentlemen they were dealing with were innocent in the big scheme of things, but they weren't pure evil, either.

At least that had been their leader Chloe's belief. Jace, however, knew better. Before she'd been taken away by her mother all those years ago, Jace had grown up around men like this. But she couldn't think about that now. If she did ...

"So," Tessa tried again, working hard to ignore the male beside her who'd sniffed her neck, "how much for the bracelet?"

"It is expensive," the big Russian said in strained English. His name was Vadim Ekimov, and he ran the docks in San Pedro. The bit of research they'd done on Vadim before heading over here showed that he was a medium-sized gangster, but no better or worse than any of the others. He definitely hadn't earned a Crow attack that neither he, nor his men, would ever recover from. Because if the Crows started going after every minor scumbag who lived in Los Angeles ... Yeah, well. That would just be a bad idea. "We can't just give it away, my pretty."

Knowing that these idiots had no idea what they were haggling over was beginning to wear on Jace. The man sitting between her and Tessa in the booth, whose hand was steadily moving up Jace's thigh, was wearing on her even more.

"We have money," Tessa promised. "And it's just so gorgeous, Vadim. I must have it."

The hand on Jace's thigh inched up a bit more, and she was seconds from breaking the man's fingers.

"And what will Vadim get for such pretty bracelet?" he asked, leaning forward across the round table, eyes on Tessa.

"My fist up your ass if you don't give us a goddamn price."

The men all looked at Jace. And that's when she realized that she'd not only said that out loud ... she'd said it in flawless Russian in the men's Southern Russian dialect.

She couldn't have given away her secret any more obviously if she'd put it on a billboard on the I-10 Freeway.

"Ahhh, a sneak, Vadim," one of the men joked, still not taking any of the women seriously. "They brought in a pretty little spy."

Tessa leaned back in her seat. "What's going on?" Tessa, an African American born and raised in San Diego, knew Spanish and a little Korean from her time as a nursing student in a hospital in Koreatown, but that was about it. She now had no idea what was being said.

Realizing she'd blown any chance of being subtle here, Jace simply replied, "Just give us the bracelet, Vadim. We'll pay you. Well."

"And how will you pay us, little girl?" Vadim suddenly grabbed her chin and held her.

Tessa was nearly out of her seat when one of the men pressed a gun to the side of her head. She silently sat back down, but her face said everything that was needed. At least to Jace.

These men had just lost their one chance not to end up as "bird feed," as the other clans called it.

"I don't like to be touched, Vadim Ekimov," Jace warned. "So get your hand off me."

"Or what, little girl? What will you and your brown friend do to me?"

"The question," a voice from the dark corners of the closed club explained, "isn't what she will do." A blade slipped around Vadim's neck and pressed against his jugular. "But what will the rest of us do?"

Vadim immediately released Jace's face and raised his hands.

Jace wiped the spot where he'd touched her. Not because she had a problem with him in particular, just ... again, she didn't like to be touched.

From the darkness they emerged, easing into the few lights that were still on in the mostly deserted club. Jace's strike team. The girls she fought with, lived for, would die for if it ever became necessary. Her sisters. All Crows were her sisters, but these women ... they meant everything to her. Always would. She adored them in a way she never said but felt deep down in her bones. In her blood. In the soul that now belonged to Skuld until Ragnarok came. Because she chose. A choice she'd happily make again and again.

Kera Watson, the last to join their team, but the most naturally protective of any of the Crows, reached over the booth back, slipped her hands under Jace's arms, and lifted her up, out, and away from Vadim and his hands-y friends.

"You all right?" Kera asked, quickly releasing Jace.

Kera was a former Marine and she knew people. Understood them in a way the rest of the Crows didn't really bother to do. One of the first things she'd learned about her team was their personal foibles. She knew Jace didn't like to be touched and she knew she didn't like to sit close to people. So Kera had made sure to get her friend out of that situation as soon as she could. That was Kera. The full-time "fixer" of the group.

Jace nodded her thanks before addressing Vadim again.

"Give us the bracelet," she said in English so that everyone could understand. "This can all be over if you hand over the bracelet."

Vadim turned a bit to look at her, shrewd eyes sizing her and the others up. "Why is bracelet so important to you? Why do you need it?"

Jace shook her head. "Don't haggle, Vadim. Not anymore. You lost that right when you pulled guns on us. Just give us the bracelet."

"Fine. We want a million for it. In Euros."

Jace let out a sigh. Men. Always so difficult.

The Crows laughed at that, which the Russians didn't seem to appreciate. But Vadim was being ridiculous.

"No," Tessa finally said. "You can have fifty grand. In American dollars. And you'll be damn happy with that."

"Fifty grand?"

"Fifty grand," she said again. "And we all go away. Wouldn't that be nice? Everyone getting out of this unscathed? Because trust me," Tessa promised, grinning, "you will be scathed if you don't let this go."

"I have better idea —" he began, but Jace let out a loud sigh that had Vadim looking at her again.


Jace nodded. She didn't want to talk anymore. She was tired of talking.

"You see," Erin explained for her, "you're probably about to say something really sexual and disgusting, and she's going to get really pissed and you won't like that. We will," she added. "But you won't. So just give us the fucking bracelet."

Vadim glanced at his men and, finally, he agreed. "We will give you bracelet. If you have money now."

"We have the money," Alessandra Esparza promised, slapping a briefcase on the table and opening it. One of the men quickly looked through the stacks of bills before nodding at Vadim.

"Come." He stood, and Erin pulled back the blade she'd had against his neck. The standard Crow weapon given to each of them almost from their first day. Made of the finest steel, it was a thin blade that could tear through either major arteries or hard bone without much effort. The Crows were taught to fight with one in each hand, but if they ever lost one during a fight that was not a problem. They also had talons that could tear through flesh and bone just as easily. Why they had both, Jace didn't know, but she also didn't mind. Sometimes she wasn't in the mood to have blood under her nails.

Together, as one large group, the men with their guns, the women with their blades, all walked to the back of the club and down a long flight of stairs to the basement. All the liquor was down here. They moved through the cases until they reached a back office, where, using a key, Vadim unlocked the door and pushed it open.

And that's where they found them. The door to the walk-in closet–sized safe blasted open. The six men standing around it froze, staring at the Crows as the Crows stared back.

It was the Protectors, a powerful Clan created by the god Tyr after the Crows and Odin's Ravens had wiped out one too many villages for Tyr's very moral tastes.

Tyr had given his human warriors a powerful sense of justice and a "no enemies shall survive!" sense of battle. Just a few Protectors, with their owl-like wings, could silently swoop in and take out entire battalions of Crows and Ravens. In the beginning, they'd had no other purpose, but that had changed when the other Clans began to realize that the Ravens and Crows were needed to keep Ragnarok at bay.

At the time, it was easy to accept the Ravens as one of the Official Nine. Chosen by Odin himself, they were all of the finest Viking stock. The Crows however ...

They were slaves brought to their Scandinavian shores and turned into vengeful warriors with black wings and dark souls by the Fate Skuld herself. She took these women as they were breathing their last, giving them a chance at a second life and to finally have an outlet for their anger after being ripped from their homes and dragged to a foreign land. For centuries, they were not allowed to be part of the Official Nine because everyone assumed that when the raiding and slavery faded away, the Crows would, too.

But they never did. The Crows were as strong now — if not stronger — than they had been "back in the day." Skuld still chose from the dying, and like their small but brilliant avian namesakes, the Crows existed all over the world. Some groups smaller than others. Some in infinitely more danger than others. But they still all worked together to protect the world from itself. Not an easy job but one they all loved.

They were still human, though. None of the Crows was immortal. They were faster, stronger, and more powerful than they had been in their first lives, but they could still die when hit with a well-placed bullet or a knife to an artery. At least now they were promised a place at Odin or Freyja's tables in Asgard. They would fight with all the other warriors when Ragnarok came. That was more than most people had to look forward to in their afterlives.

Still ... even though the Crows and Protectors were no longer the hard-core enemies they once had been — immediately trying to kill each other without question or consequence — the Crows and Protectors didn't actually trust each other, either. At all.

"What the fuck are you doing here?" Tessa demanded of the men.

"Well, if you must know —" one of the Protectors began, but the Russian snapped in rage.

"Treacherous bitches," Vadim snarled.

"Wait," Jace told him quickly, going back to Russian in the hopes of keeping Vadim calm. "We had nothing to do with this. We still have a deal."

"Fuck you and your deals," he growled before jerking back, slamming into Erin, who'd still been behind him with her blade out.

Erin hit the door, momentarily stunned by the large man ramming her.

He reached for the gun he had under his jacket and Jace made a mad grab, pushing the hand and weapon toward the ground. That's when she felt the fingers of Vadim's free hand dig into the back of her head, and before she could stop him, he smashed her face-first into the wall.

Danski "Ski" Eriksen cringed when he saw Jacinda Berisha hit that wall. Watched as the other Crows fell silent, hands dropping to their sides, the expressions on their faces one of hopelessness.

"Why?" the Crows' strike team leader asked. "Why did you do that?"

"What?" the big Russian asked, smirking. "Was she a favorite of yours? Did you take turns licking each other's pussy?"

"Well, this won't end well," Gundo muttered behind Ski. Followed by a sighed, "What an idiot."

"Get the books," Marbjörn Ingolfsson — they mostly just called him "Bear" — ordered his team. "She" — and they all knew who he meant — "is going to burn this place down!"

Before they could follow Bear's orders, they all heard that growl. They'd heard it before. In battles or during particularly nasty Trials, and once at a party when a drunk Valkyrie went to punch the Crow leader and, instead, punched Jace Berisha.

It was a sound that they'd all learned to fear over the last couple of years.

And Bear was right. She would burn this building down and everyone in it.

The Russian stepped back, eyes narrowing as Jace slowly turned to face them all. Blood poured from an open cut on her forehead and her nose appeared a bit ... smashed. But it was her eyes. They'd gone from a pretty dark blue to a dark blood red. Her talons tore out of her fingers, curling at the tips, and her wings exploded from her back.

The humans backed away; some started to run.

"What the fuck are you?" the big Russian screamed.

They'd never get an answer from Jace. Not when she was like this. She could speak. But she never answered questions. Right now, she was trapped in whatever rage-filled vortex slamming her into the wall had set off.

Jace locked on to the Russian, grabbing his tailored jacket with both hands, and yanking him close. She did begin to speak to him, but it was in what Ski guessed was Russian.

Yet even though he couldn't really understand exactly what Jace was saying, Ski knew it wasn't good. The words torn from the back of her throat had her victim's face blanching, his eyes wide in desperate fear.

He tried to pull away from her but she wouldn't let go. Instead, she held on tighter, lifting her legs until they wrapped around his waist. And still those Russian words spewed out of her, her voice getting louder and louder, more and more rough and raw. Her face was now red with rage, her muscles bulging, the veins in her neck and arms throbbing and pulsing.

Then it began. The screaming. That gods-awful screaming.

Jace released the Russian's jacket and slapped her talons against his face, digging them into the flesh and holding him tight. Then, still screaming, she grabbed his nose with her teeth and ... bit it off.

"Jesus Christ!" Borgsten barked, forgetting his own gods as they all watched her spit the Russian's nose out so she could go for the veins in his neck ... while still screaming.

That's when the new girl, Kera — who probably still didn't know better — tried to pull Jace away from her victim. Jace held on to the Russian's face with her talons, elbowing her friend, who was desperately trying to get her to let go.

Finally, the one Ski's brothers referred to as the "vicious little redhead" — Erin Amsel — joined in. Together they were able to pull Jace off, and then Kera kept her grip on the berserker while Jace panted like a wild animal, blowing her blood-filled breath out past grinding teeth.


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Originally from Long Island, New York Times bestselling author Shelly Laurenston has resigned herself to West Coast living, which involves healthy food, mostly sunny days, and lots of guys not wearing shirts when they really should. Shelly is also the New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken, creator of the Dragon Kin series. For more info about Shelly’s books go to Or to check out G.A.’s dangerously and arrogantly sexy dragons go to

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The Undoing 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg so freaking good. Every single book Shelly Laurenston and her other name G.A Aiken are amazing wonderful and one of a kind. She is one of my all time favorite authors. I own every book and will continue to buy ever book by her cause she's that epic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoy all the different characters and the personality given to them. I think it's great when the writer can make you laugh and feel sorry for a character in their book
Anonymous 10 months ago
I have been a fan of Shelly Laurenston for a few years. I love the Call of Crow series as well as her other series. The Undoing does not disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She never fails to deliver something both entertaining and funny. Can't wait til the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this Author and cannot wait for the next book in this and other series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it can't wait for the next one
Anonymous 25 days ago
Great background of the ancient gods with the underlying of drama and romance. It's a must read!
Anonymous 8 months ago
I'm done. I've now paid for and read two books about these vapid Cali Crows and that's enough punishment for anyone. I still want to read about Tye and Janelle and Liar-Mike and Arri. I want to read about real characters who live in their own apartments or regular houses and have real jobs like nurses or teachers. If you want me to read about Crows, go back to New Jersey. I love all of Shelley's books except these. Not paying for any more of them. Are you sure she wrote them?
Anonymous 9 months ago
Great installment of the Crows.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Good start to a new series. Funny and entertaining. The only complaint is the number of characters introduced, it's a little difficult to keep on top of who is who. Will definitely need to reread if there is big gap between books. I definitely recommend it though.
TDB005 More than 1 year ago
*Warning* I'm a big of a fan when it comes to this author. She is brilliant and I can't get enough of her writing. She is one of my top-five authors for paranormal romance, so I'm always eager to read what she has for us. That being said, seriously this was another home-run for Laurenston! I swear I have never laughed as much at any other book I've read as I do when I am reading her books. You just can't help but love her quirky cast of characters and laugh out loud at them. She has this unique ability to write books that not only have engaging plots, but characters you just cannot get enough of. But I think the Undoing is going to go down as one of my favorites though. It was such a blast to read! I'm telling you guys, it was just fantastic. It had all of the elements of a paranormal romance that make them interesting. Not only are the characters great, but the plot alone would have kept me going with this one. It was fun, sexy, and suspenseful, so I just loved every moment of it. You MUST give this series a try if you love paranormal romance.
PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
Exciting, never ending, Jace and Ski's book, like the first two is so tongue in cheek, such a fun read. I love this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Jace Berisha died a horrible death and was reborn a Crow. She now destroys bad guys. When she’s asked to help Ski Eriksen and the Protectors with translating books, she refuses at first, but then finds a group she can work well with. Now things around them seem to be taking a turn for the worst just as Jace and Ski seem to be getting closer. I just really enjoyed this book. I totally sympathized with Jace and definitely share her personality! Ski was such sweetheart:) Where can I get one?? Tons of great characters. I can’t wait to read more books from this series. **I received a copy of this story from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
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thereadingchick More than 1 year ago
Shelly Laurenston is a paranormal romance author, whose past books feature men and women who turn into lions and tigers and bears, oh my! As a fan of paranormal romances, one of my biggest pet peeves is a shifter romance that makes the story only about the romance. Because it's not weird enough that we are reading books about wolves and panthers having relationships (insert "sex" here), right? Ms. Laurenston writes exactly those kind of books! BUT, the difference is that the story actually has a plot, other than the main characters relationship, although, don't get me wrong, it's a big part of it. I am now coming out of the closet to say, yes, I have read ALL of Shelly Laurenston's books, and am, actually a huge fan! Her writing is hilarious! The characters are unique, beyond breaking out furry once in awhile. They may not be for everyone, but if the writing is good, funny, and you care about what happens with the characters, I can go with a plot that revolves around a siberian Tiger/polar bear hybrid who also plays hockey. That guy was hysterical! Ok, different book, but my point is, get over it. She's a good writer! Ok, on to The Undoing. This series is a little different, in that it is based upon Viking lore, which I am not too familiar with. Jace Berisha is a Crow. Crows are women who have been murdered in their first life, but a Viking Goddesss gave her a second life as a Crow. A warrior woman who deals out justice. Now this being a Shelly Laurenston book, she does actually turn into a crow, and a woman warrior with talons and wings. Cool! Jace is not your typical crow. She isn't in a Crow clique, and in fact, isn't very out going, which all Crows usually are. She loves to read and can speak multiple languages. Jace ends up getting hired by the Protectors, a more calm race of Owl like men. Picture heads being able to rotate backwards, and that long eyed stare. Ski Eriksen, a very handsome Viking, is taken with Jace, and loves the fact that she'd rather have her head buried in a book than get wasted at a party. Their two groups (flights?) are brought together when someone starts killing off people, and they discover that it is an ancient evil that they thought had been vanquished. Jace, and her ability to speak multiple languages, becomes instrumental in helping them send her back to Hell. In the midst of all this murder and mayhem is a sweet love story between two people who turn into birds. Lol. Seriously. If you have never picked up a Shelly Laurenston book, and like the paranormal genre, then try the first book in the series, The Unleashing. If you don't like this genre, well, this book probably isn't for you. I promise, if you do read it, you will find yourself laughing out loud, and rooting for Jace and Ski. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Copyright 2016 Deborah Kehoe A Chick Who Reads All Rights Reserved
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't get enough of this author's work under any of her names she writes under. Her characters are wild and the laughs keep coming with lots of action and great sex. Started gifting my massage therapist starting with the pack and then pride series and will be moving on to the dragons soon. she has loved every one of them. It's great to share something you get so much pleasure from and find that the person you give it to loves it just as much. Now the wait for the next in any of her series.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars Reviewed by Suzanne and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog Everyone thinks that Crow Jace Berisha is shy, however, they couldn’t be further from the truth, she isn’t shy, she just doesn’t like to socialise with people. She prefers to watch…and hide when she see someone may want to do the dreaded “small talk”. That doesn’t make her a coward though, even large hard headed Viking know to get out the way when she goes into her berserker rage. Ski Eriksen is from the Protector clan and in general he prefers books to a fight. But, he knows he will fight for the reclusive, intelligent and beautiful Jace. If only she would notice. However, with an ancient Goddess clawing her way into the world all the clans are going to need to work together to stop her, including the Protectors and the Crows. There are many things I love about Shelly Laurenston, her sense of humour, her feisty and often volatile heroines and then of course there is her males. The Undoing has all these elements and I am pleased to say that unlike the first book in this series where I was distinctly underwhelmed, I very much enjoyed it. This series still isn’t capturing quite as much as I would like, but I am starting to enjoy it more. There are several things I like about this series, but what I enjoy most is how she shows the friendships between the Crows. The relationships between the women is just as important as the romances and I love seeing the crazy personalities of all the Crows mashing together and all the trouble is brings. I also like the idea of this series of all the Norse gods having their own Clan and how they all fight and work together. It is in interesting premise for the series, which allows for all sorts of madness and mayhem. Then, there’s the humour, Laurenston has always been excellent at delivering a funny story and The Undoing is no different, she had me grinning from start to finish. Now, on to why I feel I can’t quite give this book 4 stars. The romance. Like the previous book the romance was sidelined. I wanted to see more of Jace and Ski together, I didn’t doubt their validity together as a couple, and I liked that there were no real false dramas between them preventing them from coupling up. Yet at the same time, I would have liked to have seen them together more. Although, I did love seeing Jace interact with his crazy OCD clan of huge bookish vikings. I did enjoy reading this book, it was funny, had some romance and some delicious viking sexy times so it kept me happy, I also enjoyed it more than the first book, I believe that is because I now know what to expect from this series, so when I cracked it open my expectations weren’t quite as high. But, I do recommend you give this series a go, and I will be on the look out for the next book! spacer
ReadingInPajamas More than 1 year ago
Review: The Undoing (Call Of Crows) by Shelly Laurenston Genre: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: March 29, 2016 Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna Rated: 5 Stars I loved Jace so much. I could relate to her need to be by herself and give in to her introvert self, and even her berserker anger struck a chord. Then you put Ski and his brother Protectors in the mix and I was a goner. I enjoyed how the Protectors were different than the Crows or the Ravens yet fun in their own way, thus a unique way to contribute to the world surrounding the Crows. Ms. Laurenston didn’t go “over the top” in the antics but tempered the humor with some exciting god-induced danger and sexy romance. It’s one of those books that I couldn’t read fast enough and then was sad that it ended. *Review copy provided by Kensington in exchange for an honest review.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Who would have thought an introvert would make an awesome kick butt heroine? With Shelly Laurenston behind the pen, anything is possible. Viking gods, mystical warriors and absolute mayhem, The Undoing rocked the pages. Jace is the quiet introvert that rather hide under the house than deal with people. What a combo, berserker, introvert and a scholar. The Protectors need some ancient texts translated and Jace is the only person for the job. The key to defeating the unkillable god is riding on Jace’s ability to read these texts. But the warrior librarian is about to get her pages ruffled by the sexy Protector Ski. If they are not careful, they might just ignite some of those rare pages with their passion. If the outlandish and hair brained schemes, a dog imbued with powers, a vengeful ex-husband, crazy crows and a god that just keeps coming back doesn’t rivet you to the pages, the humor will definitely have you laughing until tears roll down your face. I loved The Undoing, it’s a romantic comedy that shouldn’t be missed. Laurenston, a go to author for me. I received this ARC copy of The Undoing from Kensington Books in exchange for a honest review.
jrdwired More than 1 year ago
Great read. Very entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story and great characters. Can't wait for the next installment!
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
I should have read the first book before, as it was a tad confusing at the beginning. There are many characters, there’s a lot going on, but I’m to blame and not the author. I love Shelly Laurenston! I was pretty impressed with her knowledge of Norse mythology; it’s nice to see things accurately presented. What a crazy, insane story; Jace is like no character I’ve ever read before! THE UNDOING is totally over the top, absolutely hilarious, and action-packed from beginning to end; it’s Shelly Laurenston at her hilarious best! I received a complimentary of this book in exchange for an honest review.