Having recently read Angelic, it's clear that Kelley Armstrong has come a long way with her novellas since then. By necessity the pace is faster than a novel, but this time none of the action feel sacrifice, and although we're dealing with smaller story, for the most part it feels no less complete. The relationship between Nick and Vanessa is also given equal attention to develop without being pushed farther than seems natural with the amount of time they've had to explore it.
There's one thing I didn't care for, but it's a giant spoiler, so I'm going to leave a little space for it.
Are you ready? Spoiler in the next line of text.
Malcolm getting away feels like unnecessarily stringing us along for sequel bait at this point. When he initially reappeared in Thirteen and got away, it was clear that he was being saved for a novella, but I didn't expect hunting Malcolm to be a plot for multiple novellas. The Women of the Otherworld series never had reoccurring Big Bad before, not counting the Savannah trilogy which was a mini-series within the larger series. Old villains might pop up again but they weren't so obviously saved to fight another day at the end of one story.
All in all this was a fun, quick, action packed read.
Overall grade: B+