Saturday, September 14, 2013

Book review: The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love (Beyond #1) by Erin Quinn

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In award-winning romance author Erin Quinn's exiting new paranormal series, a woman who can't die meets the man destined to kill her.

She Cheated Death…

Roxanne Love isn't human. At least not entirely. She tries to fit in but can't conceal her ability to defy death—not from the world, not from heaven's darkest creatures, and not from the Reaper determined to destroy her. Now Roxanne is on the run, her only ally a compelling, dangerous detective with secrets of his own. Against her will, she's drawn to his quiet strength and heated touch. But can she trust him with the truth?

…Until She Felt Death's Kiss.

Incognito as guilt-ridden cop Santo Castillo, the Reaper's plan is simple: get close to Roxanne, uncover the secret of her immortality, and cut it at the source. Yet with his borrowed body come emotions the Reaper hadn't expected. Now nothing is clear but his conflicted desire to protect the woman he came to kill. As destiny forces them to face an enemy hell-bent on using Roxanne to wipe out all of mankind, she and Santo must choose between love…and salvation

This is the first book in a brand new series my Erin Quinn. I am so glad to see her start another paranormal romance series. Book one is a real page turner. Even though the first book in a series is a lot about world building Erin doesn't make it all about that. She builds and she tells the story. Roxanne Love and her twin brother can't seem to die. Well they die but don't stay that way. Roxanne and her sibling own and run a bar together. Roxanne and her twin Reece are working the night a a sexy mysterious and dangerous looking guy comes in. Shortly after all hell breaks loose and that guy saves Roxanne's life. Her brother isn't that lucky. Turns out the sexy guy is the reaper as is the grim reaper. He's tried to reap Roxanne several times and he can't manage to keep her. He's come to find out why and takes on the body and soul of a cop named Santos. What he didn't expect is to take on Santos memories and feelings. A reaper isn't supposed to have feelings. He can't help the pull he feels toward Roxanne. When the attack at the bar happens though it's not a robbery in the traditional sense. There are creatures from the beyond and it's like the plague or something. Now they have to figure out how to fight the devil himself and his minions and find Roxanne brother Reece and figure out why Roxanne and Reece can't seem to stay dead and what it might mean in the long run. This story is fast paced and action packed. You'll be a little scared but won't want to stop because the whole mystery of what's going on is going to keep pulling you to the end. Erin Quinn does what she does best. She keeps you guessing right to the end and you will only get part of the answer and probably more questions. She keeps you coming back for more. I can't wait to see what happens in book 2 when she tells Roxanne's brother Ryan story. An amazing new series by Erin Quinn. Well worth the investment to read this book. 5 out of 5 stars for The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love by Erin Quinn.

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