Elements of Mischief
C.M. Stunich & Tate James
(Hijinks Harem #1)
Publication date: October 4th 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Four hunky, supernatural plumbers.
One reluctant, slightly drunk human.
A match made in heaven…or in the bathroom, rather.
My name is Arizona Smoke, and I’m the proud owner of a house haunted by my dead Gram, best friend to a cocktail dress loving werewolf, and apparent soul mate to four plumbers who also happen to be elemental dragons. Besides rippling pectorals, tattoos, and…uh, nice, long pipes, the guys also have control of the elements.
Supernatural law (whoever heard of such a thing anyway?) dictates that since I stumbled upon the guys in their alternate forms, I have to marry them. All four of them. Oh, and apparently one lousy (okay, awesome) night of sex means that I’m an elemental, too—and no amount of magical penicillin can cure this disease.
All I wanted was hot running water and toilets that flushed, but now I’m dealing with monsters lurking in the sewers, supernatural politics, and four penniless (but totally hot) plumbers living in my crumbling old Victorian.
I’m Ari Smoke, wine aficionado, ex-barista, and a girl who is completely out of her element.
Having four hot husbands is nice…but the death threats, not so much.
Elements of Mischief by Tate James
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
ELEMENTS OF MISCHIEF is book one in the Hijinks Harem series and is NOT a standalone so be prepared for a cliffhanger! This is a reverse harem (4 men, 1 woman) that has a lot of…*ahem* crazy, wonky sex!
Arizona is a human who’s living in her newly deceased Gram’s house. When her plumbing gets backed up, she calls on some hot plumbers who are actually ELEMENTALS (ie. air, water, fire, earth). I won’t say too much else about the plot because frankly, there’s so much happening, it would take me forever to explain! But there’s a lot of “plunging” and “pipe cleaning”, a lot of freaky paranormal wackiness, crazy twists and turns and loony characters. (I imagine that’s why it’s called HIJINKS HAREM?? 🙂
Characters and my ability to relate to them are SO IMPORTANT for me in a book!!! Even if the plot is horrible, if I like the characters, I can overlook the plot. In this case, I thought the plot was actually pretty good. The whole premise was unique and fresh. I liked the idea of having these supernatural beings drawing magic from natural elements. The storyline was a bit confusing at times because new information kept popping up throughout the whole tale but overall, it was fun peeling back the layers of this kooky story!
No, I totally enjoyed the plot but unfortunately, I kinda HATED the heroine, Arizona (Ari)!!! Ugh, between her being pissed off all time, the never ending stream of bad plumbing puns, screaming and yelling at her “husbands” and constantly pushing them away only to draw danger to herself, Ari really got on my nerves!! She began redeeming herself towards the end so maybe I’ll feel more comfortable reading book two? Guess I’ll have to wait and see! Told completely by Ari’s POV with a “what the hell just happened?” cliff-hanging ending. I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Tate James was born and raised in the Land of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand) but now lives in Australia with her husband, baby and furbaby.
She is a lover of books, red wine, cats and coffee and is not a morning person. She is a bit too sarcastic and swears too much for polite society and definitely tells too many dirty jokes.
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C.M. Stunich is a self-admitted bibliophile with a love for exotic teas and a whole host of characters who live full time inside the strange, swirling vortex of her thoughts. Some folks might call this crazy, but Caitlin Morgan doesn’t mind – especially considering she has to write biographies in the third person. Oh, and half the host of characters in her head are searing hot bad boys with dirty mouths and skillful hands (among other things). If being crazy means hanging out with them everyday, C.M. has decided to have herself committed.
She hates tapioca pudding, loves to binge on cheesy horror movies, and is a slave to many cats. When she’s not vacuuming fur off of her couch, C.M. can be found with her nose buried in a book or her eyes glued to a computer screen. She’s the author of over thirty novels – romance, new adult, fantasy, and young adult included. Please, come and join her inside her crazy. There’s a heck of a lot to do there.
Oh, and Caitlin loves to chat (incessantly), so feel free to e-mail her, send her a Facebook message, or put up smoke signals. She’s already looking forward to it.