Wednesday, October 02, 2013

"Tangled Souls" by Jana Oliver


SERIES: Stand-alone
PUBLISHER: Nevermore Books
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
SOURCE: Author
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

Wiccan Gavenia Kingsgrave’s psychic gift, the ability to talk to the dead, comes with strings attached. As a Shepherd, she escorts them into the hereafter, but not all the souls want to cross over, and some can be downright vicious. When her latest case involves a heart-breaking hit-and-run victim, Gavenia is stressed to the max. The last thing she needs is a no-nonsense private detective on her tail, even if he is a handsome Irishman. Former homicide detective Douglas O’Fallon possesses his own psychic gift, one he’s denied for years. Hired by a wealthy client to prove that Gavenia’s a con artist, he is sceptical of the witch’s claims she can speak to the dead. If he finds her gift as genuine, then he will be forced to accept his own. When their two cases intersect, opposites attract. But will they be able to set their differences aside long enough to outwit their foes – both the living and the dead?


A friend of mine forgot to eat because of how absorbed in this story she was. Does it sound exaggerated to you? Because let me tell you, I forgot to cook and I had to be dragged to sleep, as well. Huh, what do you say now? Trust me, I can't believe it myself and still, it's really happened. This book it's an addiction, you keep telling "just one more chapter" and soon you realise you have reached the end. (Noooo!)

There's something magic in the whole story, but I would say that the main characters are the reason why this is such a compelling book (them and an awesome parrot!). They have strong, fascinating personalities and their dark backgrounds are something that just make them even more captivating. Gavenia and Doug are not the classic 'beauty stereotype' you would expect to find in a Paranormal Romance, they're not perfect but quite simple and this is exactly what makes them particularly believable. I could almost see those two around and I genuinely felt like everything was real and not just a story on paper. Lots of kudos to the author for that!

"Tangled Souls" gave me an amazing time with exciting discoveries, enthralling but also scary gifts, funny and flirting (on occasion) dialogues and a touching romance. I would recommend grabbing a copy now and start testing your faith...

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