Gifts by Stella and Audra Price
Duvall Inc., Book 3
Paranormal/erotic romance
ISBN: 1-59426-751-0
Reviewed by Jo



Assassin Janey Duvall and Djinn Nicodemus Marsh are back with even more mayhem and love.  Janey is gearing herself up as the holidays seem to be a busy time for her business and she also wonders just what Marsh is up to.  Its time for the holidays and while neither Janey nor Marsh have wanted to celebrate in past years, this year Marsh decides to give Janey something she never has had – a real holiday.   The Djinn celebration of Birthing is the same time as the new, Christian celebration of Christmas and Marsh knows his family house will be jumping.  For reasons of his own, Marsh has skipped appearing for this holiday for the last several years, but this time he has a good reason for appearing – introducing Janey to his family and finalizing their bond.

Life is never boring for Janey and Marsh and this is no exception.  Janey gets a new client who insists on meeting with her and the mark is a real interesting one for her – Marsh.  Marsh has much to tell Janey about before they leave and he is struck by the new hit she has agreed to take on and even more so by whom the client is.  Janey meets Marsh’s wacky family and learns just how he figures into the Djinn community.  Things start to get real interesting and Janey learns that one of her honorary family members has disappeared and she can’t go find him.  Family gatherings and relations become close, really close, as the holiday gets nearer and Marsh must leave Janey with his family while he goes to get her uncle. 

Gifts is the third book in the Djinn series and this time Janey and Marsh face something even worse than the worst type of criminal – family.  Janey learns that being the consort and bride of this particular Djinn is much more than it seems and together they learn that fate is giving them a very special gift.  You would expect a top assassin and a Djinn to be uncaring in what goes on around them, but I have never found this to be so with Janey and Marsh.  In Gifts I found out exactly how much they do love each other and the lengths they both will go to for the other.  Of course there was the violence to go along with the love and passion, but what else can you expect when you have a loving consort who is a top assassin and an ages old Djinn who has finally fallen for a woman and will protect what’s his.  For those following Janey and Marsh and their courtship, Gifts is a can’t-miss-book because of everything you will learn.  However, if this is your first Djinn book, I believe you will definitely want to go back and find the others once you’ve read Gifts.  I can’t wait until the next chapter of Janey and Marsh’s journey as they head toward their happily ever after.


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