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{Mini Review} Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews

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Five Stars ARC received from the author. There is no bias in this review.

On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is...different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only permanent guest is a retired Galactic aristocrat who can’t leave the grounds because she’s responsible for the deaths of millions and someone might shoot her on sight. Under the circumstances, "normal" is a bit of a stretch for Dina. And now, something with wicked claws and deepwater teeth has begun to hunt at night....Feeling responsible for her neighbors, Dina decides to get involved. Before long, she has to juggle dealing with the annoyingly attractive, ex-military, new neighbor, Sean Evans—an alpha-strain werewolf—and the equally arresting cosmic vampire soldier, Arland, while trying to keep her inn and its guests safe. But the enemy she’s facing is unlike anything she’s ever encountered before. It’s smart, vicious, and lethal, and putting herself between this creature and her neighbors might just cost her everything.

My favorite part about Clean Sweep  wasn't the awesome main character named Dina. It wasn't the amazing werewolf called Sean Evans or the vampire Arland. It wasn't even the completely brilliant setting of the Inn. It was the fact that there was a shih tzu that made me love this book. That's right. I'm so shallow that a shih tzu named Beast changed this book from a 4.99 to a 5 star review. But really, can you say no to this face?

If you can, you have no soul.

Something's killing dogs near Dina's Bed & Breakfast. She suspects the werewolf, Sean, for a while, before coming across one of the killers. And that's basically all I can say about the plot without spoilers.


The characters are like Ilona Andrew's other characters: unique and enjoyable. There's a love triangle, but it's not relevant to the book. This makes Clean  Sweep of the few books to have a love triangle not be annoying.


The inn is my second favorite part of Clean Sweep. Well, all the magic in this book is the second best part of it. It's just so imaginative and well-written.
There's really nothing in this book I don't like, so this is a short review. The only thing I can really say is that if there's no sequel, I just won't function in everyday life.

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