Paranormal, Romance - novella
TBR reviewer: Luta Wolf
Charlene Peters is in love with Jesse Carson, a man she met online. Through the internet their relationship grows as they agree to meet in person. Jesse is falling hard, yet he has no idea she is hiding a dark secret about her life— the previous life she lived before.
Charlene now must save the condemned souls from attempting the same thing she did one year ago or she will never see her family from her past life again. There is only one thing that will break the curse put upon her—to find her soul-mate. Can Charlene get a second chance at living a human life?
It’s human nature to hold a part of you back but perhaps it’s more than human nature. Charlene Peters is half demon, it’s a secret but are you suppose to keep secrets from the ones you love? Jesse Carson knows that Charlene is keeping something from him but will he be able to handle the truth once faced with it.
I struggled with how to review this because the honest truth is that I’m not sure that it warrants three stars. There are some really good points such as the plot is rather unique and interesting and the writing style itself distinctive with a poetic feel. The potential is really there, visible and almost touchable and that‘s why I ended up giving this a three star.
The problem with the book lays in the fact that the characters weren’t fully developed and the layout of the plot was choppy. There was too much to the plot to try to pack into such a small read. The potential for greatness is there though and I could easily see why the publishers picked up this book but it feels more like a roughed draft.
I'm hoping the author has another book in the series in the works because I have faith that Ms. Cronkhite will iron out the problems in which case this book will become a must read to keep up.