Priceless by Shannon Mayer was a great start to a promising urban fantasy series.
“My name is Rylee and I am a Tracker.”
When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I’m the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot.
I’m on the FBI’s wanted list.
I have a werewolf for a pet, a Witch of a best friend, and have no need for anyone else in my life.
But when a salvage starts to spin out of control, help comes from a most unexpected direction. One that is dangerously dark, brooding, and doesn’t know a thing about the supernatural.
One whose kisses set me on fire.
I met Shannon Mayer at Utopiacon 2017 and she was so nice and encouraging. I listened to a reading and I knew I needed to read her stuff and I’m so glad I did.
Urban fantasy has a special place in my heart because it was my “gateway” drug from horror to fantasy fiction. There is just something about a badass heroine fighting crime or bad guys with kickass weapons and dangerous friends.
Priceless had everything you need for the perfect UF formula, but it had unique twists. I particularly enjoyed Mayer’s take on werewolves, where they are less hot alpha males and more man’s best friend. The main character, Rylee, was cool with awesome tracker skills. I loved that she was a bleeding heart, protecting her werewolf friend and working to find missing kids.
The most delightful surprise of Priceless was the blossoming relationship between Rylee and FBI agent O’shea. The tension between them was like electricity popping off the page. I’m a sucker for the forbidden relationship trope. Their relationship was built at a natural, believable pace and didn’t go all the way in one book. There is still plenty of growth and I’m glad that there is more room for the relationship to mature in the next book.
Overall, I really enjoyed this one. If you like Patricia Briggs or Kim Harrison, give Shannon Mayer a try. I’m definitely going to continue the series.
STARS: 4 out of 5