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Must Love Hellhounds

Must Love Hellhounds (Sookie Stackhouse, #9.2; Guild Hunter, #0.5; Kate Daniels, #3.5; The Guardians, #5.5) - Charlaine Harris, Ilona Andrews, Nalini Singh,  Meljean Brook "The Britlingens Go to Hell" by Charlaine HarrisAlthough set in Sookie's "world" this felt more like one of Charlaine Harris' fantasy novels. Assassins/bodyguards Clovache and Batanya are required to accompany a thief to Hell itself. They encounter demons of all kinds (including a couple of not-entirely-fearsome hellhounds), and attempt to steal a treasure from Lucifer himself. Rating: 3★"Angel’s Judgment" by Nalini SinghI love Nalini Singh’s Guild’s Hunters series and this was a great addition. We get to see the hunt that brought together Sara (Elena’s best friend) and her future husband, Deacon. Deacon definitely wins the "hottest hunk" award in the whole anthology. Rating: 5★"Magic Mourns" by Ilona AndrewsAnother one of my favorites, Andrews' Kate Daniels series. Kate herself has a cameo in the love story of her best friend, Andrea and her bouda, Raphael (were-hyena) lover. Raphael is courting Andrea in the unusual manner of his people. It’s a bitter-sweet tale, with complex threads of grief, love, lust, fear, and desperation. Rating: 5★"Blind Spot" by Meljean BrookI have yet to read any of Brook's Guardian’s series, but I am interested a bit after this novella. Maggie Wren goes in search of her vampire employer’s missing family members, with the help of a three-headed hell-hound named Sir Pup. Rating: 3★Overall Rating: 4★