Well this is the first book by Alyssa Day that I have read and I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed.
I was sad when the Sookie Stackhouse series by: Charlene Harris ended. They were such good books and had such amazing and entertaining characters. I loved how there was always a mystery and danger lurking around every corner. Well that is how these books are. They have that Sookie vibe that I have been missing and I am so glad I found these books.
In this first book we are introduced to our main character Tess. She is a pawn shop owner with a unique gift or shall I say nightmare in her eyes. Whenever she touches someone for the first time she gets a vision of their death. It is not an easy thing. It is painful and sometimes causes her to black out. So she rather not touch anyone.
The past owner of the pawn shop was like a father to her. He died and left her half of the pawn shop ownership, with the other half belonging to his nephew Jack. Whom no one has seen in years. 6 months later Jack shows up because someone has found him to let him know that his uncle has passed.
Tess is amazed at how nice looking Jack is. But that has to be a mistake. She has a boyfriend and Jack has led a dangerous life as a solider and none knows what he is like now, except that he is a tiger. Not a tiger in the sack and real life shape shifting tiger. Yep.
Jack has not even been home long and a body is dumped at the back door to the pawn shop. Jack suddenly figures out that his uncle was murdered and was not dead due to natural circumstances. The sheriff is an idiot and Jack is determined to find out who done it and if it is connected to the new body.
The chemistry between Jack and Tess is magnetic and I want more. I can’t wait to read the next book to find out if they ever become a couple or not. They should. Tess is smart, sassy and funny. Jack is sexy, strong, smart and protective. The banter between them was awesome. They had me cracking up.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a page turner that flowed nicely and was mysterious and a light cozy type read. I really enjoyed the vibe I got reading this book and can’t wait to continue the story in the next book. I think I can say I am hooked. 😉
*ARC provided by Netgalley and publisher
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