Review: Under Attack by Hannah Jayne

, by Kt Clapsadl

Under Attack by Hannah Jayne 
Underworld Detection Agency #2

She’s one of the Underworld Detection Agency’s best. But her job is really starting to bite …

Sophie Lawson is a human immune to magic, which comes in handy for helping paranormal beings transition into everyday life. But fallen angel Alex Grace and his search for the Vessel of Souls is one curse she never saw coming. Suddenly an unexplainable string of killings and destruction has even San Francisco’s demons fearing for their immortal lives. And Sophie isn’t about to trust Alex’s all-too-vulnerable charm or his secret agenda. Now their hunt is revealing dangerous secrets about Sophie’s past, and a malevolent power hellishly close to turning one irreverent human into the ultimate supernatural weapon… 

Sophie may be invulnerable to magic, which is essential to surviving her job at the Underworld Detection Agency as the only breather (human), but that also means she doesn't have any powers of her own either. Considering the trouble she keeps finding herself in, any little bit would help. Her latest mess involves Alex's unrelenting quest to find the Vessel of Souls. Sophie isn't sure whether she can trust him, especially as hidden secrets are revealed about her past. Even so, she still finds herself completely drawn to him despite her better judgement. She'll have to decide whether to follow her head or her heart as much more is at stake than she ever realized.

I loved the dynamic between Sophie and Nina in the previous installment. However, in Under Attack things really aren't the same. Well, I guess that isn't completely true as in the beginning they were still a crazy duo. However, once the new management walks in, Nina loses all high functions and turns into a drooling mess as she moons over the head boss. We are talking lust of epic proportions to the point where she loses all higher function. From that point on, she really got on my nerves, and I just wanted to smack some sense into her. So, by the point where she royally betrays Sophie, I was completely fed up with her. Then considering how fast Sophie's initial anger faded into forgiveness, I just about washed my hands of the pair of them.

I'm not one to give up on the objects of affection for the narrators of the story, but at this point I am quickly losing interest in Alex. I mean he has made it clear that all he wants is to return to heaven, but then two seconds later he is mooning over her and telling her how he doesn't know what he would do if anything happened to her. Also, the guy keeps disappearing for long stretches of time and expects her to just jump right back into things. (Which of course she does to my never ending frustration.) I guess I'm just not sure what she sees in him. So here's to hoping she moves on soon especially since we are introduced into a new and very yummy character in Under Attack who shows a lot of potential. I guess only time will tell. 

If I thought the last cover didn't fit the story, well this cover is ten times worse. Sophie would not be caught dead in that outfit, and she's more likely to tase herself than use one of those weapons on someone else. I mean come on what were they thinking? Sigh. Anyway, getting back to the actual story, while I didn't enjoy Under Attack as much as the previous installment, it still was a decent addition to the series. Regardless of my issues, Sophie's quirky and rather hilarious behavior more than carry the story, even if she is criminally naive at times as that only makes things even more amusing. So, don't let my frustrations scare you away from this installment, as if you enjoyed the first installment, you won't want to miss Under Attack and a huge dose of hilarity.


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