by Kellee Gilmore
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the book.
Valerie Chambers is a self-sufficient woman working her way to the top of the accounting firm where she works. She’s shed her past life of partying hard, much to the dismay of her best friend Jordan (who is still enjoying the wild party life) and is focused on being the best at what she does. Even though she is very much career driven, she still finds time to have fun once in a while. Jordan sets Valerie up on a blind date with her most recent boy toy's cousin, Edric.
“Edric was simply gorgeous. No, that was too mild a word for him, he was stunning, dazzling, exquisite, damn near angelic.” And that sums up Edric… except he’s hiding a secret and that secret will change everything!
Little did Valerie know that this one blind date would change the course of her life forever! She learns family secrets and the truth about herself.
Ms. Gilmore does an excellent job at character development. Not a single character in this book fell flat; and that says a lot since we are introduced to a handful of people throughout. And the twist at the end….I can honestly say that I NEVER saw that coming! While story lines do tend to get predictable once it’s all put out there, Ms. Gilmore really does an excellent job in keeping the reader interested in what’s coming next. Not once did I feel the need to skip over a section because I’d already figured out what would happen next (sorry, but you have to admit you've done that a time or two because it was the same ole, same ole you've read a thousand times).
The story is easy to follow and doesn't have a lot of extra information thrown in just to fill pages. The author is very descriptive when it comes to people and places and it really does just transport you right into the story. Her writing style is clean and precise. There is just the right mix of drama, suspense, humor, and paranormal in Mahogany Sin to keep the reader engaged until the very end. Bravo, Ms. Gilmore!! Your first book sucked me in and has me anxiously awaiting the next! I can’t wait to see where you lead the characters from here. Definitely a FIVE STAR effort!
The Bookie Monster's Rating:
Valerie Chambers is a feisty and beautiful young woman, climbing the corporate ladder at an astounding pace. She has a clear life plan and is well on her way to achieving her goals. That is, until one night she meets a strikingly handsome and intriguing man who sets her entire body on fire with just one glance. She falls in love so fast and gets in so deep that when her world begins to crumble – it’s almost beyond her control.
Edric is the quintessential, handsome and successful bachelor that every woman wants on her arm, except this bachelor has a dangerous twist. He lives in a world that normal people only see in scary movies or read about in horror books. Edric has been hired to find a woman, a job he’s done a million times before. But this woman is anything but ordinary; she captures his heart and imprisons his soul, changing his life forever.
Just as Valerie and Edric have found each other, they soon discover a woman bent on causing her demise, is stalking Valerie. When Edric is faced with the possibility of losing the love of his life, he quickly has to find a way to save her – before time runs out.
Kellee's love of books naturally shaped her passion for writing. She has been creating short stories and poems since the age of eleven. Although she's written romance stories and dabbled in fan fiction, her favorite genre to both read and write is paranormal romance. At the age of thirty-one, she began writing her first paranormal romance novel, embarking on the journey of living out her dream.
To read more about Kellee Gilmore and Mahogany Sin visit www.kelleegilmore.com.
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