Book Review – Nikki & Michael series by Keri Arthur

So it’s been awhile since I’ve done a book review. But that’s mainly because I usually do the entire series in one review. True, I finished up this series a little while ago but I’ve been lazy…as usual. But I’ve done it! I’m very proud of myself. I’m also proud because I’ve actually been keeping up with the two book memes I do every week. Anyway, rambling…here’s my review!


This review is on the Nikki and Michael series by Keri Arthur. The four books include:

My Rating:
4/5 stars

This is the third short series I’ve read by Keri Arthur. I’ve mentioned a few times that I really enjoy her writing style. It’s simple yet there’s plenty of description. It’s also very ‘to-the-point’ and doesn’t have many slower parts. Each and every book in the series was action-packed. The POV switched between Nikki and Michael and I believe Arthur pulled that off very well, since I know sometimes it gets a bit confusing if the writer doesn’t do it right. I feel like that also made the reader want to keep reading because Arthur liked to leave a cliff hanger at the end of the chapter with one character, then the next chapter would be in the other character’s POV so the reader would have to wait until the chapter after to find out what happens, since Nikki and Michael weren’t always together in the story. That might frustrate some people, but I personally enjoyed it.

 Nikki and Michael were both excellent main characters. Nikki was stubborn and could be a bit rash, but always knew when she needed to step up her game. Michael was quick-witted, mysterious, and also quite hard-headed. The banter between the two was fun to read, however, I do wish there was a bit more humorous parts in this series. The few supporting characters definitely contributed to the story as well. As for the romance, in the first book it was on the back-burner of the overall plot but the reader knew it was bound to happen eventually. I don’t care for ‘insta-love’, so I was glad it took Nikki and Michael awhile to admit their feelings. Both characters develop rather nicely throughout the series and the reader also gets hints of their, fairly dark, pasts.

I’d have to say I enjoyed the first book the most. Mostly because I liked the main antagonist of this book better than the other three. Don’t get me wrong, the other books were great reads as well, but I have a weak spot for the bad guys and the first book just happened to have to best one out of the four, in my opinion. As for the ending of the series, it didn’t really feel like an ending. Except for the short epilogue in the last book, it felt like just another installment. I actually wouldn’t have minded if there were at least two or three more. But there were no major cliff hangers or anything so I was still fairly satisfied. I will definitely be reading more of Arthur’s series.

Happy reading! :)


WWW Wednesdays #2 – May 20th

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

I am currently reading My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent. It is the first book in the Soul Screamers series. I’ve read the first two books in Vincent’s adult fiction series, Shifters, and wasn’t overly impressed, so I wasn’t sure how much I would like her young adult series. However, I am enjoying this book so far. The romance is a bit rushed for my taste, but the plot is definitely interesting and unique.

What did I recently finish reading?

I literally just finished Hearts in Darkness by Keri Arthur about half an hour ago. It is the second book in the Nikki & Michael series. I’m really enjoying this series so far. It’s fast-paced and filled with action. There’s romance involved as well, but in this book and the first it kind of sits on the back-burner of the plot. I’m looking forward to reading the next two books in the series.


What do I think I’ll read next?

I’m definitely going to be reading the third book in the Nikki & Michael series, Chasing the Shadows by Keri Arthur. Once I finish all four books I’ll be posting a review! :)




Let me know if you’ve read any of these books or even if any are on your TBR list!

Happy reading! :)

Teaser Tuesdays #2 – May 19th

Teaser Tuesdays

Happy Tuesday everyone! Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!


  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I am currently reading Hearts in Darkness by Keri Arthur and My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent.

My teaser from Hearts in Darkness:

Michael smiled slightly. He’d had over three hundred years of practice resisting temptation and the needs of his heart, but in all that time, he’d never met anyone like Nikki.

xxxx– Michael’s POV (Chapter 9, page 94)


My teaser from My Soul to Take:

“I’ve seen you hold back your wail twice. What do you remember about the time you let it go?”

xxxx– Nash talking to Kaylee (Chapter 9, page 153, ebook)


And there are my teasers for the week!

Happy reading! :)