Bitches and Brawlers Book Review

Bitches and Brawlers Book Review

Bitches and Bitches and Brawlers is the 4th book in the series by Melanie Karsak. Things in London and Clemeny’s life seems to have settled down since she came back to London under the watchful eye of Lionheart. Until Alodie comes back with some of Cyrils old gang.

Bitches and Brawlers does start off way more peaceful than any other book in the series, with Clemeny minus a partner still however keeping control of her beat fairly well until she needs to help Agent Rose on hers. This was an interesting twist because it showed how even though the Red Coat Society was all over the supernatural each person specialised in their own field and showed that it could be good for the society to make people rotate more. While I don’t think that is going to happen it was interesting to see Clemeny discover more about Vampires and Demons.

The real plot though was between Clemeny and Edwin Hunter, they had accepted their feelings in Peppermint and Pentacles but back in London and working with Lionheart again it through some spanners in the works. Along with actually getting to the part that I wanted to know about and how Lionheart was doing as the Alpha. While the interest is the case it was really good to see the different relationships change, along with how Clemeny had to change her perspective of herself again. The question of her origins again, along with bringing back Quinn was a nice touch to see how Hunter was so nervous to meet him, brought a touch of out of normal life that could be lost in stories like these but still keeping on the case as Clem asks for his advice.

The stand out character for me in this story was Lionheart, you saw someone that kept it all together. Be so conflicted and started to understand why he didn’t want the responsibility of Alpha. His character just brought into question whether not creatures as a species are bad or whether there can be good within that species.

Overall I gave Bitches and Brawlers a 3/5 on Goodreads but after writing this review I think I am going to bump it up to 4/5 because the story did cross a variety of issues that weren’t always apparent on the first reflection when you don’t consider the depth of the characters involved.