Review: Trouble on Reserve by Kim Harrison

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Review: Trouble on Reserve by Kim Harrison
Trouble on Reserve

5 Stars

Book Info

Released: 2012
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: The Hollows #10.5
Pages: 20




“Read it because it’s Trent and Rachel…nuff said.” ~Under the Covers

For now, this short story is only available on Sony eReader.  If you don’t have a Sony eReader then you can still get it by downloading the Sony eReader app here.  You don’t need an account,when you download the app, the ebook is preloaded.

TROUBLE ON RESERVE claims to take place between A PERFECT BLOOD and EVER AFTER (which is why it’s labeled as 10.5) however please be warned that it really seems to take place either during or even AFTER EVER AFTER.  Reference is made to things that happen in that book and unless you want to be spoiled (not much, but it’s there) then I would recommend reading this after you read the next upcoming book in January.  I will keep my review spoiler free.

This story basically gives us a small glimpse into the interactions between Trent and Rachel.  That’s all there is to this story.  It’s their connection, them coming together,  working together, and facing danger together.  And maybe starting to show how they truly feel about one another, how much they care.

As this series is slowly coming to a close, we are seeing more and more a vulnerable side of Trent.  And I just love that!  He wants to be good but sometimes he’s forced to be bad.  Like when he takes Rachel on a job without telling her what he was really doing there and all hell breaks loose, of course.

Rachel has grown a lot and matured, but it was also nice to see her so sure of herself and her ability to protect Trent.  Not to mention the action.  These two can always get into trouble.

I really don’t know how this would work as a standalone if you didn’t know anything about The Hollows world, but in general, this series is not one that I would ever recommend reading out of order.  These books are jammed packed with information and so many things happen and change from one book to the next that I feel it would certainly but a dent in your full enjoyment.

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About Kim Harrison

New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison was born and raised in the upper Midwest. Her bestselling Hollows novels include Dead Witch Walking, The Good, The Bad, and The Undead, Every Which Way But Dead, A Fistful of Charms, For a Few Demons More, The Outlaw Demon Wails, White Witch, Black Curse, Black Magic Sanction, Pale Demon, A Perfect Blood, plus the short story collection Into the Woods and The Hollows Insider. She also writes the bestselling Madison Avery YA series.

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trish dechant

AGAIN—another series I have started to collect, yet unable to start. ARGH!!!!!!….can I take off next year and just do nothing but READ?????

Under the Covers Book Blog

LOL No you can’t because you have some writing to do.


I Love this series!!! But grrr on the exclusive Sony thing. I think I’m gonna wait until it’s universally available. 🙁

Under the Covers Book Blog

I know, that threw me off a bit. I actually downloaded the app on my phone so I could read it.

Lori Meehan

Interesting. Thanks for the review.


I didn’t know this short story existed – but I only recently picked up the Hollows. I do like Trent, so I am going to need to check this out :).

Under the Covers Book Blog

Trent is THE man! *sigh* If you just picked up the series recently and you are not caught up, I hope that you fall more and more in love with Trent, just as I did.


Francesca you’re on a roll with these great reviews!

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Thanks Timitra!


I think I’ll read the series before I read this then. Thanks for letting me know!


I’m just starting to read Perfect Blood…I’ll put this on my list to read next!

Under the Covers Book Blog

This short happens after EVER AFTER which is the book releasing I’m January. So there will be a small of not so small spoiler of that book if you read it now. If you want to avoid spoilers read it after EVER AFTER