The Trouble with Unicorns
(Team Unicorn Talia #1)
By D.T. Dyllin
Publication Date: April 30, 2018
Genre: Adult, Comedy, Paranormal, Romance
Part-time demon tracker, full-time optimist …
Talia White does what comes naturally to a unicorn: Balances the scales between light and dark with hefty doses of love and joy.
Faced with a string of high profile demon possessions, Talia is determined to do her job, despite the fact that she finds herself strapped with a brooding dragon warrior as her new guardian.
That’s the trouble with unicorns … they’ll accomplish their goal one way or another, even if they have to get a little stabby to do it.
D.T. Dyllin is a bestselling author who writes paranormal, sci-fi, and contemporary romance. Basically, anything with a love story is her kryptonite. Her obsession with affairs-of-the-heart is what first drove her to begin twisting her own tales of scorching romance.
D.T. was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Black & Gold for life, baby!) She now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, and two spoiled German Shepherds.
Review & Wrap-Up:
The Trouble with Unicorns is a super fun and cheerful read, with not only unicorns, but dragons, mermaids, demons and the Fey realm all making appearances at some point throughout the story. However, it's not a dark magical story like Lord of the Rings. Just like Talia, the unicorn, the story is very colorful and full of all kinds of spunk!
I enjoyed reading The Trouble with Unicorns, but I had a hard time believing it was an adult story. The only thing that made it an adult story are the "romance" or sex scenes, other wise I would definitely call this more of a teen/young adult novel. I have a hard time believing that many adults would read it other than for the mere fact that unicorns are all the rage right now. 😄
The other part I'm critical of is the "fight" scene, or in The Trouble with Unicorns, the lack thereof. If I'm going to read about a struggle or a fight scene, I expect for there to actually be one, and the one between Talia and her friends against the demon and the changelings, there really wasn't one. To me, this is a copout or just lazy on the author's part. Sadly, I'm finding this to be the case more and more lately, at least with what I've been reading lately.
If you don't mind that the "fight" scenes are short-lived (or nonexistent), but are looking for a fun, easy and colorful read, then definitely check out The Trouble with Unicorns, because Team Unicorn Talia with give you all of that!
From one bookaholic to another, I hope I’ve helped you find your next fix.
Dani's Score out of 5: 📚📚📚📚
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You can find my review for When Life Gives You Demons here!
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