I shouldn't like this book/series so much, but I do. It's my current go to guilty pleasure, and I'll probably suck it up and actually buy the rest of the series at full price, ruining my "not for more than $6 ebook" line in the sand.
Chess is still the Church-sanctioned Witch. She's a hot mess with her relationships with her fuck-buddy drug dealer and her actual love interest. She still has a host of other problems, but they're being dealt with in a not-so-beautiful fashion, which I appreciate.
The A plot involves a mystery involving bodies, dark magic, the return of the evil Lamaru, a renegade magic practitioner and Chess working with the enforcer group to solve the mystery while being bound with a spell that should keep her from sharing information with anyone.
B plot? Chess and Terrible. I shouldn't love this story, but I do. A dark and awful and intense romance that goes repeatedly wrong and it hurts. I'm such a sucker.