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Finn may be dead but his heart is very much alive and in love with Emma. He'll do anything to protect her and she definitely needs to be protected from the evil he's responsible for unleashing. Ever since the car accident that killed her father, Emma has survived one accident after another. Believing she's crazy and trying to avoid life, Emma doesn't seem interested in boys that is until she meets the reaper. How can a dead boy make her heart race like no living boy ever has? If she's not crazy, then Finn is real and an evil is trying to kill her. How can Finn keep Emma safe when the reaper rules say to stay out of it? It may cost Finn the only thing he has left...his soul.
4 stars - He'll go through hell to prove that the strongest kind of love - his love for Emma- can't be snuffed out by death! Finn convinced me.
Reaper stories - not such a fan... usually. Not this time. Loved the world that Tara build in this book. It's a little of the normal afterlife lore but it adds this middle ground - this gray area called the inbetween. I loved how unique that felt. I will admit that it took me a bit to get the deets on what was going on with this different world, but when I did I liked it.
More than the world, the characters make this story rock. One character in particular that is. Finn. He may think he is at fault for all things bad that happens to Emma but he is way too hard on himself and he is genuinely a kind soul. His devotion to Emma is incredible. It's not instata love cause they knew each other before but they do react to each others chemistry quickly! It's almost like they are two halves of the same whole, which is even said at one point in the story. I truly loved Finn's love for Emma, what he was willing and what he did sacrifice for her. It was perfect how he felt. I did like Emma but not like I did Finn. She was okay but I was much more happy when I was reading from Finn's POV.
Which brings me to the fabulousness that was reading from Finn's POV. This book is split between Finn and Emma's POV. I love that. It's become my favorite type to read. I really love reading the male POV and knowing what Finn was thinking was awesome.
The secondary characters were great too. I loved Cash. What a great name. I think the ending set him up to be the focus of book 2, which I'm thinking might be a companion book. I must say that I hope it is and I love reading series' like that. The ending of this book was great - NO CLIFFHANGER. I'm still very interested in this world and want to read book 2 but I'm not left in a puddle of goo as I mourn the wait between books. Can I have more like that, please???
I will say that it took me a while to love this book. The first part seemed slow to me but once I got past that, I raced through it and was hanging on the pages.
This book is a great choice for peeps that enjoy LOTS of romance in their paranormal. I think I fit in that category for sure!
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About the Author:
Tara Fuller writes novels. Some about grim reapers. Some about witches. All of course are delightfully full of teen angst and kissing.
Tara grew up in a one stop light town in Oklahoma where once upon a time she stayed up with a flash light reading RL Stine novels and only dreamed of becoming a writer.
She has a slight obsession with music and a shameless addiction for zombie fiction, Mystery Science Theater, and black and white mochas.
Tara no longer lives in a one stop light town. Now she lives with her family in a slightly larger town in North Carolina where they have at least three stoplights.