Friday, October 31, 2014

Review: Death Fricassee

Death Fricassee
Death Fricassee by Tawdra Kandle

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was a really fun blend of an adult romance and paranormal read. Even if you’ve never had the pleasure of reading this author before, you can easily dive into this one as a standalone. If you’ve read any of her previous books, you will be pleasantly surprised by some familiar faces. Either way, this book was a fun little gem that begins what should be an adorable series.

The story begins with Lucas, a teacher who spent the last night celebrating his upcoming move to Florida. He’s got a massive hangover, a lot of unanswered questions, and a sudden desire to drink blood. Jackie is the young outlier in a community of retirees. She works at home reviewing cookbooks and has slowly become a bit of a hermit. While she seems content to hide in her house most of the time, her dog has other plans. During a morning walk, he shoots off to greet the new next door neighbor, who turns out to be Lucas. Jackie does her best to bumble through the meeting (and a few subsequent others), but fate seems out to get her. This awkward beginning, luckily, does not doom the rest of their interactions. Through the course of a few weeks, we get to watch this unlikely pair grow into something more than just neighbors.

It bears mentioning that the characters in this book are wonderfully written and full of heart. From the gossipy neighbors to the friendly diner owners, all the characters felt fully developed and real enough to hug. I would gladly read anything set in such a fun little world. Throw in a romance, some paranormal elements, and I’m sold. There’s some HEA to make for a solid ending, but there are still plenty of questions about Lucas and his “condition.” I devoured this book in a day, more addicted as the story progressed. If you’re a fan of sexy paranormal romance, you should definitely pick this one up. You won’t be disappointed.

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