“If they weren’t already dead, working together would probably kill them.
After one too many disappointments, Jodie Devlin took her own life. Until a new future can be created for her, she serves as one of Death’s bounty hunters, retrieving souls who haunt Earth. She’ll need smarts, charm, and trickery to convince these specters to give up the ghost and move on. These same skills come in handy for dealing with her bull-headed, know-it-all trainer.
Luc Asante’s wife ordered him taken off life support, condemning him to employment in the Afterlife. Now he’s saddled with a trainee who’s as soft-hearted as he is hard, as impulsive as he is methodical. In a place where perfection is the norm, she flaunts her flaws just to drive him nuts.
When the two confront the secrets of their past, only the ultimate sacrifice can save them both.”
I shouldn’t have judged by the cover because this book is nothing like I expected. It’s a romance, obviously, but the image is far from doing the story justice and is my ONLY complaint about the book. It’s a pretty cover, don’t get me wrong, but it feels typical and doesn’t properly reflect the beautiful work therein.
From the very first line, I was hooked. The plot of this paranormal romance is incredibly intricate. Starting with Jodie’s suicide, the story follows her journey in the Afterlife. Since she died long before she was expected, she is given a job as a bounty hunter in the interim. Before she starts, however, the omniscient Elders show her what her life would have been as well as the experiences of her past lives.
She’s then paired up with Luc, another prematurely deceased, who is meant to teach her how to travel back to Earth and collect wayward spirits so that they may move on to their next life. During her training, she faces her past mistakes and tries to come to terms with what she’s left behind.
Sounds pretty straight-forward, but with each scene, the story is revealed to be much more intricate than it at first seems. With each spirit the pair confronts and each memory that is brought up, new information clicks into place about their past lives and their destiny.
Everything in this book is masterfully crafted, down to how people in the afterlife experience emotions, memories, and even sex. I found myself growing anxious along with the characters and even crying at some of the situations. It’s all really, really beautiful.
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~Sahreth ‘Baphy’ Bowden