This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Author, Isabel Jordan. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Semi-Sane by Isabel Jordan
Series: Harper Hall Investigations #5
Also in this series:Semi-Charmed, Semi-Broken, Semi-Human, Semi-Twisted
Also by this author: Semi-Charmed, Semi-Broken, Semi-Human, Semi-Twisted
Genres: Fantasy, Humor, Mystery, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Release Date: November 17, 2017
Publisher: Isabel Jordan
Format: ARC, E-book
Source: Author, Isabel Jordan
Purchase at: Amazon
No one knows crazy quite like Dr. Violet Marchand. As the preeminent psychologist to Whispering Hope’s supernatural population, staying calm, cool, and collected in the face of crazy is sorta part of the gig. So, when she starts receiving death threats, Violet isn’t all that rattled. But when her new bodyguard turns out to be the man who betrayed her—the only man who ever came close to breaching the carefully constructed walls around her heart…well, trusting him again might just be a little too crazy, even for a pro like Violet.
Nikolai Aleyev has a lifetime of sins to atone for—not the least of which is betraying Violet’s trust. She’s made it clear she wants nothing more to do with him, and he understands. She’s better off without him. It doesn’t matter that he’s broken and only semi-sane without her. But when he’s assigned to act as Violet’s bodyguard, Nikolai knows he can’t stay away. Protecting her? That’ll be easy for a dhampyre like him. Keeping his hands off her and controlling the attraction that sizzles between them with every touch? That just might be more than he can manage.
When bullets—and sparks—start flying, Nikolai will put everything on the line to save Violet—his freedom, his heart, his life. Because sometimes, the line between crazy and happily ever after is razor thin, and the reward just might be worth crossing it.
Semi-Sane is the fifth and final book in the Harper Hall Investigations series which has been an AMAZING series! I have completely adored each and every book in this series and Semi-Sane was no exception. In this installment, the focus is on Dr. Violet Marchand and bad boy Nikolai Aleyev. The story between these two characters was introduced in the previous book, Semi-Broken, and I would recommend that you read that story before reading this one. As a series, the books are all best read in series order but no one is saying you can’t go rogue and read them however you want to. I just recommend that you read them 😉.
Violet Marchand is the only psychologist in the city of Whispering Hope who is certified to treat both humans and supernatural beings. Although she is only human herself she has devoted much of her time trying to help the supernatural community but they can be a little high maintenance at times so when she starts to receive death threats she kinda blows it off. She has too much that she is currently dealing with already, what with having just survived a kidnapping by a guy who used her to try to get close to one of her patients to kill her. No biggie there, right? Just another day at the office.
Unfortunately, Violet had developed feelings for Nikolai Aleyev during their courtship and when his true motives had been revealed it was heartbreaking to Violet. Yeah, I totally wanted to punch that character in the face. Despite the betrayal, she was a professional and she could get through her feelings about the situation but her heart missed him so much. Now Violet was only dating safe and reliable men, strictly humans. What she was not expecting was that Nikolai would come knocking on her door asking for forgiveness. Forgiveness she could give but not her heart, she could never trust him again.
Despite feeling that the threats against her life she had been receiving were nothing serious, Violet did bring up the matter with her friend and investigator Harper Hall and pretty soon she had the entire investigation team looking into the matter. It quickly became apparent that Violet’s life was in actual jeopardy and Harper decided that Violet needed protection 24/7 and that she would find the perfect bodyguard. Just imagine Violet’s utter shock when she opened her door to none other than Nikolai. Yeppers, Harper had a lot of explaining to do! Thrown together both Nikolai and Violet were going to have to deal with the chemistry that was happening between them all the while keeping Violet safe as the threats against her life become extremely dangerous.
I have adored Violet’s character throughout this series, so I was very happy that Semi-Sane was her story. Also, I got to see a new side to Nikolai this time around and I liked that very much. As always, this story included all the original characters in this series and I love that! Semi-Sane was a fast-paced mystery that also had some hot romance between two characters who definitely deserved their second chance romance. There is a lot of humor throughout this story and the sarcasm and snark that I love is definitely not missing at all, I highly recommend that you grab a copy of Semi-Sane for yourself today! The Harper Hall Investigations series is such a wonderful series that I just cannot recommend enough!
*Thank you to Author Isabel Jordan for this eARC of Semi-Sane*