The Lady Under the Lake (Quest Investigations Book 3) by E.J. Russell #Audio #Paranormal #LGBT #Review #MM

Erryn reviews The Lady Under the Lake (Quest Investigations Book 3) by E.J. Russell. The ebook was released January 23, 2022 and is 210 pages. The audiobook was narrated by Greg Boudreaux.  It was released December 6, 2022 is 4hrs and 54min. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Why I read this book: I’m loving this series!


This client is all wet….

After receiving a hot tip on the whereabouts of my almost-boyfriend’s nearly-ex-husband (hey, I told you—it’s complicated!), I thought my love life was finally coming up for air. But when we stake out the remote lake, it’s not the ex who surfaces.

It’s the Faerie King’s long-missing mother (and I mean really long, as in double-digit centuries), and she wants to hire Quest Investigations. Since one of my bosses is the king’s brother, he has a tsunami of…feelings about her as a potential client, and refuses to take the case. Instead, he passes it to me.

Yes! However…

Should I be thrilled at the vote of confidence or suspicious that he’s tossing me in the deep end without a life preserver, the better to punish the woman who abandoned her kid all those years ago?

You know what? It doesn’t matter. I may be Quest’s token human, but I’ve proven I can get the job done, so I dive right in. Then the lady explains what she wants me to do: find her missing child.

Seriously? I expected more of a challenge. All I have to do is introduce her to the king and bingo, case closed. But when she says, “Not that one,” this little family drama threatens to send ripples throughout the supernatural community—especially with my boss in over his head as the prime suspect in a fae kidnapping.

As if things weren’t complicated enough… Remember that nearly-ex? When he shows up and muddies the waters, I’m faced with a choice: I can solve this case or I can finally hook my almost-boyfriend.

Dammit.

The Lady Under the Lake is the third in the Quest Investigations M/M mystery series, a spinoff of E.J. Russell’s Mythmatched paranormal rom-com story world. It contains no sex or violence, and although there is a romantic subplot, it is not a romance. The series is best listened to in order.

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My Review: 

I always enjoy EJ Russell stories and this was no exception.  I’ll start with Greg Boudreaux’s narration.  He just has this series down and does a fantastic job.  I really dig him with these books.

As for the books themselves, they’re always good.  Matt is such an endearing character – the human who knows about supes.  The employee of Quest who just wants to prove himself.  Plus his trusty sidekicks including Jordan the werewolf, Eleri, and now Dupe the hound.  Oh, and the man Matt loves who is always just out of reach. Lachlan is *almost* free of his marriage – but that’s always just beyond what can be achieved.

Anyway, Matt’s given a case – because no one else wants it.  But he tackles it with fervor and, to my mind, the case ended really well – resolving another loose thread in the series.

By the end, things are looking up for Matt – but there’s one more book, so I’ll be interested to see where things go from here.  Can’t wait.

My Rating:

10/10 Pots of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 5/5 Stars

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E.J. Russell–grace, mother of three, recovering actor–writes romance in a rainbow of flavors. Count on high snark, low angst and happy endings.

Reality?

Eh, not so much.

She’s married to Curmudgeonly Husband, a man who cares even less about sports than she does. Luckily, C.H. also loves to cook, or all three of their children (Lovely Daughter and Darling Sons A and 😎 would have survived on nothing but Cheerios, beef jerky, and Satsuma mandarins (the extent of E.J.’s culinary skill set).

E.J. lives in rural Oregon, enjoys visits from her wonderful adult children, and indulges in good books, red wine, and the occasional hyperbole.

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