(The Darker Agency #1)
Author: Jus Accardo
Length: 332 pages
Rating: 4 Stars
Jessie Darker goes to high school during the day, but at night she helps with the family investigation business. Cheating husbands and stolen inheritances? They’re your girls—but their specialty is a bit darker. Zombie in your garage? Pesky Poltergeist living in your pool? They’ll have the problem solved in a magical minute. For a nominal fee, of course...
When gorgeous new client, Lukas Scott, saunters into the office requesting their help to find a stolen box, it sounds like a simple case—until the truth comes out. The box is full of Sin.
Seven deadly ones, in fact.
They’ve got five days to recapture the Sins before they're recalled by the box, taking seven hijacked human bodies with them. Easy peasy—except for one thing...
There’s a spell that will allow the Sins to remain free, causing chaos forever. When the key ingredient threatens the life of someone she knows, Jessie must make the ultimate choice between love and family—or lose everything. -Goodreads
My ThoughtsJessie Darker has always wondered what it would be like to be a normal teen; but when your family owns a paranormal investigation agency, and you can clean up a poltergeist's ectoplasmic slime faster than you clean your room. Normal is just not in the cards.
Jessie Darker - You can't help loving her. With the mouth of a sailor, a lightening quick wit, and a dark humor that is sure to make you smirk; she will barge right into your heart.
All she wants to do is survive high school and prove to her mother that she has what it takes to handle the big cases before they handle her.
Klaire Darker - The quintessential "cool mom;" Klaire loves her daughter and is not afraid to show it. Though she does her best to keep her daughter safe, she respects Jessie's talent, and does all she can to encourage her.
Lukas Scott - The man at the center of it all. He and his secrets are the driving force behind this read.
He is a sweet guy, torn between the human that he wants to be and the sin possessed being that he is forced to be.
The Supporting Cast - Sins, and witches, and townsfolk...oh my! This book sports a whole host of both heroes and villains. The colorful cast of characters include: Jessie's friends, Lukas' vengeful witch of an ex, Officer Binky, Jessie's dad, and 6 rouge sins.
The Plot - This is a very fast paced and action packed book. This coupled with the chaos of the sins gone wild, the romance between Lukas and Jessie, the mystery of family secrets, and all the spells; is enough for readers to keep a death grip on this book.
As far as negatives go, this book gets off pretty light.
The only one to be found is:
The Convenience Factor - Lukas Scott is supposed to be a man possessed by Wrath, but he spends the majority of the book being anything but angry.
He has so much control n fact, that he can fall in love.
All the other people "infected" by the sins have literary lost their minds, but not the hot, eighteen year old demon/teen, who just happens to be the soul mate Jessie has always wanted.
This is a great first book and I cant wait for book 2.