Also by this author: To Catch Her Death (Grim Reality, #1), Styx and Stoned, Styx and Stoned
Growing up in Assjacket, WV hasn't been easy, especially when everybody—except me—are Shifters. Even coming from a Shifter family hasn't made me any more popular.
But I'm not totally void of amazingness. As the regional grim reaper, I help the souls of dead paranormal beings cross over. One perk of being a reaper is that I learn a lot of secrets from the dearly departed, things the living don't want leaked to their peers. All of this reaperness comes with a price, mainly boredom with a snipple of loneliness sprinkled on top.
But all that takes a hike when Jax Jackson, my high school crush, arrives back in town. Yum. Just looking at him awakens parts of me I thought long dead, but my exuberance fades when I learn he's taken a law enforcement position for the area. Breaking the law is sometimes—okay, a lot of times—required to get my reap, and when a particularly nasty group of ghosts have me trespassing on his family land, things get explosive.
My mission: reap three honey badger poltergeists, sweet talk my way out of jail time and win the man of my dreams. All without getting killed. Easy.
Reapercussions is definitely different. In a good way. I’ve, happily, been able to say that about pretty much every story I’ve read by this author. Her personality and sense of humor shine through her words and her characters. My only complaint is I wish it had been longer.
Poppy comes from a family of armadillo shifters who have a long-standing family feud with a neighboring family of mountain lion shifters. She’s also the local reaper, who is assigned to reaping all manner of paranormal creatures.
Reapercussions is a super short read. I think I read it in about an hour or two. This means if you don’t have a lot of time to read but would love a good laugh with a little smidgen of paranormal romance, this book may be for you. It has plenty of funny or awkward moments for Poppy to keep you entertained. From honey badger poltergeists who are trying to light dynamite to dealing with her family, I had a smile on my face for most of the time I was reading.
I am a big fan of Boone’s stories about Lisa and her trials and tribulations of being a reaper. She is a hot mess, and I really connect with some of her issues. I was so excited to see Reapercussions which is about a different reaper.
As part of the Magic and Mayhem series written by Robyn Peterman, Boone was asked to write a story about a reaper that fits into this world. Reapercussions is the first of two that follows Poppy Carlyle, a human reaper born to armadillo shifters.
I like this story, and I like that there are other reapers hanging out in the world other than Lisa and her crew, but what is nice is that there are things from Boone’s main reaper series carry over, like an outlandish porter. There are also differences that connect it to the Magic world as well as setting it apart.
As Melanie said, this is a short read. In fact, I read it while taking a bath. Sometimes that is the only time I actually can read in peace, and so I tend to do a lot of reading in the tub 🙂 I made the mistake of reading the second reaper story first, but it is still a fun read. I definitely recommend this to anyone who likes the Magic and Mayhem series, or if they like Boone’s stories.