Tuesday, January 22, 2013

{Book Review} Grave Intentions by Lori Sjoberg

Grave Intentions
by Lori Sjoberg
Published: Kensington Books
Released: January 3rd 2013
Genre: Fiction - Adult: Paranormal Romance
How I got it: NetGalley

He’s handsome, reliable, and punctual—the perfect gentleman when you want him to be. But this dream man is Death’s best agent—and now he’s got more than his soul to lose… One act of mercy before dying was all it took to turn soldier David Anderson into a reaper—an immortal who guides souls-of-untimely-death into the afterlife. But the closer he gets to atoning for his mortal sin and finally escaping merciless Fate, the more he feels his own humanity slipping away for good. Until he encounters Sarah Griffith. This skeptical scientist can’t be influenced by his powers—even though she has an unsuspected talent for sensing the dead. And her honesty and irreverent sense of humor reignite his reason for living—and a passion he can’t afford to feel. Now Fate has summoned David to make a devastating last harvest. And he’ll break every hellishly-strict netherworld rule to save Sarah...and gamble on a choice even an immortal can’t win.

Review: I have to say I really enjoyed this book, even if it was a bit predictable.
The beginning was a bit weird,  yet I was drawn into their world. David fascinated me, I loved how Ms Sjoberg created her own new kind of Grim Reaper. I liked how she gave a modern twist to the whole neither world operation. I felt bad for Sarah trying to balance so much in her life, and kind of having blinders on until she meets David. Their chemistry was great, and I really liked how it wasn't bam let's jump into bed. They actually worked up to the relationship.
I did want to smack David a couple of times for being indecisive. Every thing moved along really smooth and was balanced well, expect one thing bugged the crap out of me. Sarah's boss is a sleaze bag and at one point slips her a roofy, of course David comes to the rescue. But later she confronts her boss, who denies it yet as she's talking about going to the cop etc, she never mentions that David witness him man handling her in the hall. David could have helped her out, also another thing is at another part of the book she has a freak out and doesn't go back to jury duty. Its a small detail but shouldn't she have had to do something about that. Ok I'm nit picking a little but these things bugged me and made it slightly hard to concentrate on a good part of the book.
I felt the romance aspect of the book was really well done, and even though I saw were the end was going I kept reading just to see if I was right. Because if I had been wrong I might have cried.

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