Andi here, it has been a long last three weeks and so I haven’t been around, I have read and tried to write but the death in my family was just really raw and I couldn’t really think. Honestly my thoughts are still not all together but I am getting back on the proverbial horse.
Also by this author: Dead Reaper Walking, Fire, Brimstone and Chocolate Cake
Death’s big business. For Laney Larson, it’s a full time job.The latest in a long line of Reapers, Laney hits Liberty, Oakwood expecting the usual ‘reap and run’ type of job. However the small town holds far more secrets than she expects, including a sexy cop who blindsides her reaper instincts - big time. Liberty. It used to be a nice town until the things that go bump in the night moved in. Detective Troy Regan moved to Liberty to claw back a little of his soul after working homicide in the big city. But the sleepy little town has problems of the paranormal kind and its police department has gone from calls about lost cats to Boggarts in the basement. Then the seriously nasty stuff moved in. Troy’s not sure exactly what flavour of paranormal Laney is, but he doesn’t care. She’s tiny, delicate and gorgeous. When he finds a Lycan looming over her in an alley, all his protective instincts flare up. He needs to get her home, keep her safe… in his bed. But is she the answer he’s been looking for to fill the empty spot in his heart, or the most dangerous creature he’s ever met?
I received this book for free from Author Gifted in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I really enjoy books about reapers, I don’t know why but I have read like 10 of them lately, and there was a TV show called Dead like me that were about reapers. I don’t like dark and scary reapers but funny, intelligent, etc reapers are good.
Laney is your typical young reaper who is a family member of Grimy. So the way that this story works compared to others is that Laney and all reapers are actually family members of The Grim Reaper and so they still have part of his memory and abilities. I like this element as many are either chosen, hired, or otherwise conscripted to be part of the reap squad, she was born into it.
So Laney gets “called” to go to a place to work. She is authorized to reap certain souls which is a common element in a lot of reaper books. They either have to transition to harder reaps, or they take classes or something. Anyways so she is supposed to reap a specific soul and then she was going to go chill back home. Well that one soul turned into a storm of souls, lines, and demons that have the ability to reek serious havoc on the community. During her reap she met a cop, reapers and cops don’t not get along, but they don’t get along either. I mean look at it from a officer’s point of view. Recently dead body, same person standing over or near it… yea you can see how it would be a little suspicious.
Troy is a police officer who can see the paranormal and so he knows that Laney is paranormal but he has no idea what kind she is. So when she goes up against a werewolf he is worried that she may not be able to take care of herself. Not only can she take care of herself, but she does very well.
This is the first book that I read by Mina Carter and it wont be the last, it is a solid book, with solid plot, a little bit of sexy officer, some sexy reaper, and just an overall good book. I think that the only thing that would have pushed it to a 5 is if it was longer, more history about her reaper status, and some more grimy story. Who doesn’t love learning about the Grim Reaper.
Check it out, I will be doing a review on the second book from the series Dead Reaper Walking when I am finally caught up with everything else that I have going on. So be on the lookout for it.