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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Book Review: Love Me To Death by Marissa Clarke

Love Me to Death (Underveil)
By: Melissa Clarke 
Paranormal Romance 
Entangled Select
October 28, 2014
350 pages 
Medical research scientist Elena Arcos has always lived her life under the radar. When she is shot in a convenience store robbery, Elena finds herself rocketed into supernatural insanity courtesy of a sexy immortal law enforcer. He’s convinced she’s some kind of freaky half-vampire thing and that her deceased dad was the real deal: a blood sucking monster. Yeah, right.

Nikolai Itzov never anticipated battling the urge to kiss the offspring of his father’s murderer. As a Slayer, an elite law enforcer descended from Azrael himself, his orders from the Underveil General are clear: Kill her or die.

Nikolai and Elena find themselves in a life and death battle to stop a plot designed to lift the Underveil and enslave humans. With her analytical mind and his centuries of training, they might be able to foil the plot with their lives and maybe their hearts intact. But in order to succeed, he must help her become the very thing he hates the most: an Undead.

I love it when a book starts out with a BANG, but only if it's well written and interesting enough to keep my ADD attetnoin. (Squirrel!) Like I was saying, throw me what you got in the first few chapters and let's see if you can sink or swim. Love Me to Death was definitely a swimmer!

The first few chapters of this fun PNR had me doing the magical backstroke. I love the pace that was set and the epic chase scenes that got thrown in to keep everyone on their toes. But some place in the middle the storyline slows down a little too much for me. Our main pair have great chemistry that's played off the other really well, then they get separated and the book kind of flops around on dry land for a bit.

I get that the author was opening up new levels and adding characters that will eventually have their own story, but it was a wee bit unneeded. More character building of our main pair would have saved a ton of this angst when reading. But that's just my personal opinion.

Overall, this story was charming enough with suspense and twists that keep you wanting to see how it all turns out.

Getting 3 and 1/2 Sheep


About the Author:
Marissa Clarke lives in Texas, where everything is bigger, especially the mosquitoes.

When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, husband, and a Cairn Terrier named Annabel, who rules the house (and Marissa's heart) with an iron paw. She loves to connect with readers, so follow/friend her on Facebook and Twitter (buttons in the bar above), or shoot her an email from the "Contact" page.

Marissa Clarke is a pseudonym. Her real name is Mary Lindsey and she also writes young adult novels for Penguin USA.

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