( READ Grim Haven Devilborn #1 ) AUTHOR Jen Rasmussen – chernov–art.com
All the right places is very cute and is a chef OK that s nusual but boy isn t this better than werewolves and demons and all that other bad boy stuff What could be sexier than a man who can run p a steak diane and a pavlova at times of crisis Or let s be honest at any time And if he happens to be good in bed too resultOK Cooper is distracting me from the plot actually I m OK with that The plot nfurls in the Babys Watch / A Hero of Her Own usual way with plenty of twists and turns and a finale that had me holding my breath it was so tense And the romance weaves in and out of it all beautifully Sigh And there s a neat twist at the end that sets thingsp for book 2 in the series rather well This is a solid entertaining start to the series with enough intriguing backstory to both the main characters to keep me reading A good four stars A good storyWell written entertaining story I m not sure I d continue reading the series though dome of the story s leaps were a bit much Grim Haven has one of the most Desire Island - The Niece uniue plots that I have encountered in a while No There aren t any vampires werewolves or other paranormal creatures but there are plenty of Witches that have numerous magical powersVerity is aniue witch who has the ability to write down her wishes into a spell that will ensure it comes true Before you ask she doesn t se it to obtain material things or wealth She is sadly alone working at a restaurant where she refuses to socialize so that others don t discover her secret Then one evening the head chef Cooper Blackwood is attack by a vitality sucking being who is an immortal enemy of his family Now all that Verify has attempted to protect is lost and she has come on the radar of the Blackwood s enemyWhen Verity s apartment is burned in a suspicious fire she has no choice but to go back to the one place she swore she would never return home You know what they say Never say never Maybe the fact Verify s father is the devil has something to do with it or there is nothing but bad memories awaiting her Nevertheless discovering she has inherited a boatload of cash and a hotel makes coming back little easierOf course nothing ever goes smoothly does it It doesn t take long for trouble to land right at her doorstep leading Verity and her newfound friends right into a battle for the rights to the town and maybe even the world I really enjoyed this read but felt as though there were gaps in the plot for me Also I felt like the writing was Young Adult than adult However I am hoping that will improve with new. Wood from a chilling supernatural attack Verity is nwittingly drawn into a war with a clan of lethal monsters Hunted and burned out of her home she’s forced to flee to the last place she’s ever felt safe But when Cooper’s deadly secrets collid.
I downloaded Grim Haven as a free book from Here s a book I avoided because I wasn t too fond of the cover yeah I know how superficial right and the title didn t grab me too much but I liked the blurb so I gave this one a read and wasn t disappointed I was caught The Rancher and the City Girl up in aniue and interesting storyline with a nice twist on magic place magic especially and supernaturals The lead character Verity was nicely developed although Cooper could have been stronger and alpha considering his mission needed a warrior type character to be credible A pleasant surprise and I ll check to see if there are books in this series 35 starsAfter fighting off an attack from a feeder and losing her apartment in a fire Verity flees back home to her supernatural town that she had turned her back on And immediately gets into a rivalry with the Garden Club AKA a coven of witches Cooper Blackwall blows into town to try and draw out the rest of the feeders and things escalate to war over who will control the town now that Verity s father has been killed Here s what I liked The idea behind the story is fun the spell making and the level of arcane and lore placed into the background of the storyHere s what I didn t like It still needs meat on the bones and some paragraphs could have been turned into scenes Sometimes it reads as if she s thinking back on what she has done years down the road and other times we are right there with them The romance was too much of a given I didn t feel Cooper s pull to her just hers to him I think all of t I don t read a whole heap of Ice Wolves (Elementals, urban fantasy being of an epic sort of reader myself but this is a fun just one chapter type of read It s my kind of bookirky original with a surprise round every corner When I tell you that the scene that sent shivers Some Like It Hotter up and down my spine involved the bad guys simply walking around a building you llnderstand that this isn t your average let s hurl thunderbolts around More Than a Convenient Bride (Texas Cattlemans Club: After the Storm urban fantasy This is Hitchcockian is that a word levels of tensionHere s the plot Verity has her own form of magic aiet type that involves writing spells on paper which she Marrying Well uses for self protection She likes to keep a low profile but an accidental encounter with somenpleasantness of the non human variety draws her into a centuries old war She seeks refuge in her home town where she s just inherited an old hotel but this is not your average American town Cue all sorts of magicky weirdnessAnd then there s Cooper Yes let s talk about Cooper who s hot has muscles in. Years ago Verity Thane turned her back on a hometown teeming with dangers and consumed by dark magic swearing to herself she would never return Now she has no place else to go When she’s cornered into sing her magic to save mysterious Cooper Black.
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Installments in the series The se of omnipresent past tense she would interrupt the narration of her own story with how dumb she was at that point was weird The book doesn t match the description or the title It was a little light on menace The first action scene was the best and the main character was weak She d refuse to act to the point of idiocy and I didn t really believe the big sacrifice and turn around moment She was running scared the entire time and it just wasn t a well thought out way of getting from point A to B on the writer s part The chef is a perfect compliment to her seeing as he wants to go to war but the first time the enemy attacks he almost dies but the worst danger he faces is to himself I don t And the Winner - Weds! usually comment on an author s writing style but Rasmussen really has a way with words Not in a pretentious literary bogs you down sort of way But in an atmospheric world broadening sort of wayOf course the point is the story And the story in this case is very good There s a great hook a heroine who makes magic by writing story spells in her own blood an intriguing evil to battle against which I want to tell you about but won t for fear of spoiling the plot and a light love story with an enticing romantic leadGrim Haven is a spinoff to Rasmussen s other serieswhich I didn t realize despite having read that first seriesntil the author s note So don t worry if you haven t tried out the Lydia Trinket books I only mention it here because although I adored the world building and character development in that other series the plot was subtly too creepy and close to horror for my lily livered tastes This book in contrast hits the Manhattan Heat urban fantasy buttons head on and was a fast fun readwith all of the great elements of the previous seriesAnother great book by anp and coming fantasy author Pretty good readAlthough witches don t believe in the devil it was a good story It kept me wanting to know what would happen next What an amazing readThis was an amazing read that kept me riveted I really liked that there were different types of magic and half human characters in the story To often the books I have read have magic that is just spells but this book is different in a good wayIf you like magic stories then I recommend this book to you If you are not sure read this anyway this one was a pleasant surprise Verity means truth and she finds out that her aunt died and she inherits her hotel Conner is also another race he is a feeder He is protecting something an. E with Verity’s dark past new enemies meet old in an nholy alliance that could destroy everything each of them holds dear Verity will have to protect the home she never thought she wanted or lose it to a gruesome fate she never could have imagined.