She cheated death...
All Roxanne Love has ever wanted is to be normal--marriage, kids, the life of June Cleaver. Read more...
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She cheated death...
All Roxanne Love has ever wanted is to be normal--marriage, kids, the life of June Cleaver. She tries to fit in but can't conceal her ability to defy death--not from the world, not from the darkest creatures of the Beyond 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?
...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 this 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.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-07-22
- Reviewer: Staff
Roxanne Love cheats death with an eerie consistency that has Reaper-ridden Santo Castillo breathing down her neck in this strong series debut from paranormal romance author Quinn (Haunting Embrace). Roxanne and her twin brother, Reece, manage to evade death’s clutches once again when their family bar is robbed. Santo witnesses the bungled crime with puzzlement, since he was there to reap her soul but inexplicably felt compelled to save her instead. Quinn’s use of a familiar device—a nonhuman entity using a human’s body to explore the delights of the flesh—actually leads to intense and satisfying sex scenes. As Roxanne and Santo’s burgeoning relationship exposes their flaws and fears, lies and plot convolutions mix realistically with hope and pure animal attraction. Nicely resolved plot tangles and interesting characters bode well for future books. Agent: Paige Wheeler, Folio Literary Management. (Sept.)