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#BookReview – “Kissed by the Reaper” by Rebekah R. Ganiere

Blurb

Some loves are worth battling both heaven and hell to keep.

Rose committed an unpardonable sin right before she died. As penance, she has been reaping souls for Lucifer for over twenty years. On Halloween night while ushering souls back to hell she runs into the mysteriously handsome Elijah – An Angel masquerading as a Jumper.

Elijah has spent the last twenty years jumping from body to body to stay hidden on Earth. But when he finds himself mortally wounded there is only one person he can turn to for protection. The feisty and beautiful Reaper who tried to kill him the year before. And the very reason he’s running from both Heaven and Hell in the first place.

With Elijah recuperating in her bed, Rose is summoned by her boss to hell where he makes her a proposal. Find the Jumper Elijah, deliver his soul, and be set free, Or fail and become Lucifer’s bride forever.

It should be an easy choice. Problem is, Elijah’s the first person Rose has been able to touch in the last twenty years. And his presence stirs hidden memories from her human life– Memories involving him.

Torn, Rose will have to make the ultimate decision. Choose Elijah or choose herself.

Review

In the first Heaven and Hell novella, grip reaper Rose just wants Halloween night to be over. Every night since her death twenty years earlier, she has had to reap evil souls no matter how much she hates doing so. On Halloween, however, she has to transport souls from Hell to Earth so they can have a bit of fun, and then she makes sure they return to Hell. As she’s rounding up the souls for the night, she sees a human in the cemetery who can actually see her. Needless to say, she’s shocked. So she chases after him.

Elijah is a Jumper—a soul that jumps from one human body to another to avoid going to Heaven or Hell. His love for Rose has transcended the ages, but his role as an angel, and now a Jumper Angel, has brought the wrath of other angels down on his and Rose’s heads. With Lucifer on their case, as well, Rose and Elijah only have one year to beat the odds and find a way to stay together. 

This is a great story. Rose is snarky, fun, and courageous. Elijah is protective and secretive, but Rose, nor the reader, learns all of his secrets in this story. I’m sure more will be revealed in future installments of the series.

There are some typos, but I enjoyed Ms. Ganiere’s fast-paced, upbeat writing style.

4 Stars