Outcast from her family, unable to afford school, without a job, freshly broken up with her last boyfriend and no other friends to call, Jayne Heller is at the end of everything! Then she finds out she’s inherited something from her recently murdered uncle. That something turns out to be quite a bit of wealth, property, his lucrative business and his helpful friends. And his deadly enemy. Oh and some power!
Still reeling from her windfall, Jayne’s introduced to a whole world of ‘other’ normals right in front of her. She learns her uncle fought against possession of unclean spirits. Shockingly Jayne’s smart and strong enough to keep herself alive in a battle to the death when four of them come to kill her. When she has to face more, she also has to admit there’s more than adrenaline coursing through her veins.
Jayne and the Musketeers’ want to stop the nefarious Randolph Coin from dispossessing more humans with demon spirits in his quest for power and dominion. And extract vengeance for Uncle Eric’s death. Coin knows Jayne is a threat to his plans as Eric’s heir and pulls out all the stops to keep her from thwarting his plans
Having never read this author, I didn’t have expectations and was surprised the read was better than middle of the scale. Although Jayne was a good guide bringing the reader in since the world was new to her as well, this reader wanted her to be more than the kick-ass, smart, funny, independent woman she was presented to be, I just don’t know how.
The secondary characters brought plenty of themselves to the party, Aubrey was romance and the forbidden. Midian was the nurturer and a cautionary tale. Chogyi Jake was the encyclopedic muscle that was seldom at a loss and Ex was the big brother bodyguard with extra. Nurturing their common goal for vengeance and protectiveness made them an interesting group with good chemistry.