Sunday, May 17, 2015
Review for Rematch by Rachael Slate
Review by Just Let Me Read
I really don't know what to write here other than the typical adjectives such as awesome, flawless, amazing, perfect... I'm still in shock that this book is by a new author. REALLY? Well, I'll say this. She is a very talented and creative new author. I know I'm going to ramble because I'm just in awe. Not only was the writing flawless, but the subject was creative and original. Ms. Slate entered the reading community with an original story and as a new author she relied on her creative skill to make her book a success. And oh what a story it is. The author took the Chinese Zodiac and with her creative skill weaved a suspenseful, exciting, hot romance about two lost souls thrown together by circumstance and given a second chance at love and redemption. Do they find what they have long ago given up on achieving? Oh, that is a great question and I'd love to answer it for you but I never ever give up spoilers so you'll have to one-click now for that answer. You will not be sorry. I was hooked after reading the first sentence and didn't, no couldn't, stop until the last word. This is the authors second book, the second in her debut series. The books are related but it is not necessary to read the first one before reading this one. You can always do like me and go back to the first one. I actually purchased it before I was even half way through this one. Yes it's THAT good! The author does an excellent job giving the information you need to fully understand this very unique story.
I'm not usually a fan of novellas but there are a select few authors that can pull off this nearly impossible feat and Ms. Slate has been added to that list. She totally nailed it. There is no filler in this book. It's all story complete with twist and turns and a few surprises that you don't see coming. The characters are developed well, are unforgettable and real. I related to both of them on some level. The plot is well developed and flows effortlessly. There is no cliffhanger and the story in this novella actually ends. It takes a true artist to include all of this within a novella and I am beyond impressed.
This is a paranormal, but again, it's an original paranormal romance complete with unique shape shifters, immortals, and mystical creatures. The author creates a mystical world unlike any I've encountered in my reading adventures then zaps it with her creative magic to make it seem real. I just don't have the words to describe how much I enjoyed this book. I will say I have a new favorite author and I will be reading everything she releases. I see great success for this amazing new author.
No review of this book would be complete without a mention of the love scenes. Hot and steamy are two words that come to mind. It takes a bit for these two lost souls to actually connect but throughout the book small things occur that build such anticipation that when they do finally trust one another to give in to their desires it's amazing. Each step that builds anticipation is hot in itself so when they all come together, well I saw fireworks!!
I highly recommend this book, this series and this author. One-click now for a new adventure, I promise you will not be sorry.