Halloween in Atlantis (Warriors of Poseidon #8.5) by Alyssa Day
Synopsis: A Halloween treat from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Alyssa Day.
Now that Atlantis has finally risen to take its place on the world stage, the Atlantean warriors are having to face some new and interesting dangers — like Halloween parties.
Arrogant warrior Liam doesn’t understand the beautiful, bubbly human whose entire function in life appears to be to plan parties, but he can’t seem to keep away from her, either. Jamie, who considers herself to be completely unflappable–the hallmark of a great event planner–doesn’t understand why the far-too-serious Atlantean manages to get under her skin with every single encounter. Even if he is the sexiest man she has ever seen.
When the two of them are thrown together to solve a mystery surrounding the queen’s missing jewels, sparks fly, secrets are revealed, and Halloween has never been hotter.
This novelette (longer than a short story, shorter than a novella) is perfect for reading on a coffee break – or in between handing out candy to trick-or treaters.
Review: This was a short, cute story. Passion was very tame; it could have been better with that. Liked the characters. Liked the plot. Loved going back to the world of Atlantis and warriors that protect it. But I needed steamy passion on top of all the parts of the story I liked. The relationship is set up so that we know they have actually seen and talked to each other for several weeks, so when they finally hook up to solve the mystery and crime of the stolen royal jewels it seems natural and not rushed (love that when an author can take a novella and make it not feel rushed), but they do nothing but flirt and kiss and I remember the warriors being a bit more steamy on the page then that. I did like the story a lot, but needed passion.