Author: Kelley Armstrong
Publication Year: 2012
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy
Source: E-book borrowed from the public library
From the cover:
Kelley Armstrong returns to the Otherworld with “Chaotic,” where a half-demon tabloid journalist’s boring date is saved…by a supernatural explosion? She’s off to save the day — if only her less-than-stellar date wouldn’t tag along! Luckily, the intriguing, infuriating, and just plain sexy werewolf/jewel thief Karl Marsten also appears.
I really wish I had read this before I went ahead in the series and read Personal Demon.
This novella is probably my favourite from the whole series. Not only does it do a fantastic job of introducing Hope’s character, it also manages to personalize Karl. I didn’t really have the warm-and-fuzzies for him when he came up in the series earlier, and later in the series, I found it hard to see him as being one of the “good guys”. But after reading this novella, I get it. I really do. He’s likable here, and it sets the stage for things later on in the series.
Plus, who doesn’t like a good ol’ heist story?