Coffee Time Romance & More




ISBN #: 978-0557364633
March 2010
254 Pages
Young Adult /paranormal romantic suspense
Rating: 3 Cups

Alice is an unassertive seventeen-year-old who seems content to plod through life doing whatever her friend or younger brother talks her into doing. When her party-girl friend convinces her to hit the clubs looking for a little action during Spring Break, they run into some trouble. But before things get too out of hand, a young man rescues the pair and that is when the real adventure starts for Alice.

Playing video games and driving fast cars are the main activities that occupy juvenile Jack's time. He has never before met anyone who is immune to his charming personality, and he finds himself intrigued by this high school girl. His easy-going attitude leads him to spend more and more time with her. But, can he trust his new friend enough to share his secrets?

After meeting Jack, Alice feels as if her life has taken an unexpected turn that she just cannot explain. He is like no one she has ever met before and yet she feels safe and comfortable when around him. When he introduces her to his hostile brother, Peter, Alice's life spins even more out of control. Peter's first glance seems to penetrate to her very soul, and she finds her heart actually stops beating when he is near. How can she be attracted to brothers who are so different?

Amanda Hocking spins a unique and entrancing paranormal tale. The compelling characters jump off the page -- I loved Milo and Peter. I really just wanted to shake Alice, first for being so irresponsible at the very beginning and then for being so darn clueless about what was going on around her. A warning: if you are like me and cannot stand when a book just ends without filling in any of the reader's unanswered questions, this one may not be for you. This is the first in a series and it ends abruptly. Overall the story could use some tightening, but I could not stop reading it. I actually read it in one sitting. I am looking forward to seeing how this young author's writing improves and matures with her next offering.

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