Elements of Mischief
C.M. Stunich & Tate James
(Hijinks Harem #1)
Publication date: October 4th 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Four hunky, supernatural plumbers.
One reluctant, slightly drunk human.
A match made in heaven…or in the bathroom, rather.
My name is Arizona Smoke, and I’m the proud owner of a house haunted by my dead Gram, best friend to a cocktail dress loving werewolf, and apparent soul mate to four plumbers who also happen to be elemental dragons. Besides rippling pectorals, tattoos, and…uh, nice, long pipes, the guys also have control of the elements.
Supernatural law (whoever heard of such a thing anyway?) dictates that since I stumbled upon the guys in their alternate forms, I have to marry them. All four of them. Oh, and apparently one lousy (okay, awesome) night of sex means that I’m an elemental, too—and no amount of magical penicillin can cure this disease.
All I wanted was hot running water and toilets that flushed, but now I’m dealing with monsters lurking in the sewers, supernatural politics, and four penniless (but totally hot) plumbers living in my crumbling old Victorian.
I’m Ari Smoke, wine aficionado, ex-barista, and a girl who is completely out of her element.
Having four hot husbands is nice…but the death threats, not so much.
This is my first book by either of these authors, and after reading the blurb, went in with an open mind as I really like a good PNR read, so these teamed with a Rom-Com / Reverse Harem was very intriguing to me.
Arizona Smoke has inherited her dead Grandmother’s house, which needs a plumbing overhaul. She contacts the local plumber who can’t help but recommends some guys who are just setting up in business. Plumber Shane appears and goes in to investigate, but he is not what he seems, neither are his 3 brothers – they’re all Elementals, which Ari having seen their true form, either has a death sentence over her head or she has to get married, to all 4 of them!!!
It took me a while to warm up to this, the story is a little all over the place. Yes its a reverse harem story, so expect lots of sexy scenes involving at least two if not four males tag teaming her!! There is a decent story hiding in the midst of all the plumber innuendos going on, which were a little too much for me.
The main characters themselves were good, each individual with interesting personalities, would love to learn more about these individually, which we will hopefully get in further books, and by the looks of it more main characters to come!
Lots of different PNR type characters with a plot that was difficult to keep up with at times, too much sexy goings on and too many plumber jokes, along with Ari drinking nothing but alcohol at every opportunity and referring to the fact that she was a ‘barista’ all the time – these tended to grate on my nerves a little.
But I persevered and in the end enjoyed the story and would read the next book to continue the story, hoping for a little less plumber banter and more focus on the PNR side.
Tate James was born and raised in the Land of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand) but now lives in Australia with her husband, baby and furbaby.
She is a lover of books, red wine, cats and coffee and is not a morning person. She is a bit too sarcastic and swears too much for polite society and definitely tells too many dirty jokes.
C.M. Stunich is a self-admitted bibliophile with a love for exotic teas and a whole host of characters who live full time inside the strange, swirling vortex of her thoughts. Some folks might call this crazy, but Caitlin Morgan doesn’t mind – especially considering she has to write biographies in the third person. Oh, and half the host of characters in her head are searing hot bad boys with dirty mouths and skillful hands (among other things). If being crazy means hanging out with them everyday, C.M. has decided to have herself committed.
She hates tapioca pudding, loves to binge on cheesy horror movies, and is a slave to many cats. When she’s not vacuuming fur off of her couch, C.M. can be found with her nose buried in a book or her eyes glued to a computer screen. She’s the author of over thirty novels – romance, new adult, fantasy, and young adult included. Please, come and join her inside her crazy. There’s a heck of a lot to do there.
Oh, and Caitlin loves to chat (incessantly), so feel free to e-mail her, send her a Facebook message, or put up smoke signals. She’s already looking forward to it.
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