Title: My Kind of Town
Author: Shelly Laurenston
Series: The Long Island Coven #1
Emma is a witch who has been sent down south to figure out if her coven has unleashed a monster. Instead, she finds herself in the town of Smithville and is stuck with a deputy who won’t leave her alone. She knows there is something off about this town but she doesn’t expect it to be shifted.
As a fan of Laurenston’s work I was surprised to find that I missed the rerelease of this book last year. This series takes place in the same world as her Pride series but in the town of Smithville. She doesn’t know shifters exist though so it was an unexpected surprise for her. I liked Emma and found her awkwardness around Kyle to be entertaining.
Kyle is a pushy alpha male leopard who knows instantly he wants Emma and is determined to keep her. I liked Kyle but did find him slightly annoying at times because he sometimes would just ignore Emma’s requests. Emma’s coven was interesting and all very unique women. I really liked the little bit of information we got about them and can’t wait to learn more about them.
One of my issues with this story was that the monster Emma’s coven is hunting was never clearly explained. It was kind of just glossed over after the first brush with the monster. I wish this novella had been slightly longer to explain more about that. Overall, this was an interesting mash of shifters and witches. I hope Laurenston writes more books in this series because I really want to know more about the rest of the coven, and how they will fit in this shifter town.