Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Series, this is book one. I do not know when book two will be released but it is currently not available to my knowledge.
Recommendation: No, this was not a pleasurable read for me.
Pricing: Good, this is free on Kindle.
Summary: –poor writing -one dimensional characters -bland plot -poor chemistry between characters – feels uninspired
I never was a romance novel kind of girl, maybe that’s why I decided to get in the business of proving that love was meant to be unfaithful. Call me bitter but my full name is Emily Johnson, and I work as a private investigator for Jonesville Extramarital Affairs. It’s my daily job to investigate, snap photos of and usually proves that a spouse has found someone else to dilly-dally with. It was a bit of a dream job after having my own respect and dignity broken so many times in college by a guy named Robert, Bob for short. I don’t hold a grudge against him, he was my first, and he taught me that love relationships are not really things that exist. My best friend Abby doesn’t believe me so I decided to prove my point and become a Private Investigator.
On this night Emily’s world turns upside down when she comes across a vampire attacking one of her investigations. She is swept into a world of the supernatural and must draw from all her experiences as Private Investigator to survive… or so she thinks until she meets Michael.
The cover of this book is beautiful. After checking it out on Amazon, I was immediately excited to read it because hey, the cover is lovely so the story has to be great right? Ehh.. not so much.
Warning: I will include spoilers, because there is no way to review the book honestly without telling you why I disliked it and I refuse to give poor ratings without explanation.
Let me begin by discussing the writing. The copy that I obtained is from Kindle, so it is already published. There are editing and grammar mistakes galore and to be honest, the writing is choppy and completely uninspired. The main character, Emily is a private detective that focuses on revealing cheating partners/spouses. Fancying herself someone who doesn’t believe in love, Emily is written as a character dead set on proving her friends and family “wrong” by documenting that love doesn’t exist. She is completely one-dimensional, and her actions do not in any way mesh with the personality she is supposed to have.
There is no world building in this book. I hate to be so harsh but really, it is so all over the place I spent more time eye rolling than actually reading. She meets a vampire nearly killing a woman but then is like ok hey, cool. Let’s be friends. She is anti-relationship but she considers putting out on the first date with her super hot neighbor, oh and she just casually lets him bathe her after her dog is murdered? After one date? Umm.. no. I can’t even. This entire book is bland. No one feels any real emotions and as the reader, I felt absolutely nothing.
The chemistry is non-existent. Is she supposed to feel something for them? The way this book is narrated feels robotic. She goes on a date with her neighbor but this mysterious vampire is hanging around and what? Does she like him? The blurb insinuates that there is some kind of connection between them but the book does not provide one.
I am just really confused. I won’t be reading this book again nor will I read any additional books in the series.
Disclaimer: I obtained this book via Amazon for free, but was asked to review it by the author.