Series: Death Escorts #1
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Published by Self Published (2.15.2013)
eBook, 306 pages
Source: For Tour
Love or Death? A simple question really. The choice seems obvious. But. What if you never knew love, what if your life was spent just trying to survive? What if you knew your fate before you were fully grown?
And then you died.
And you were given another chance. A better chance.
This new life depended upon one thing: your job. And so you agreed. You thought it would be simple. You thought it would be cut and dry.
It never is.
And now you are left holding the fate of someone else in the palm of your hand and you have to make the ultimate choice.
Love or Death?
I really liked Dex. He was what made me enjoy this book! There was clear development in his character (especially in the end) and he was definitely the most complex character in the book. He came from a rough background so he was able to appreciate what he’d been given. He acted like a hard-ass, but he was actually a sweetheart.
I didn’t have a problem with Piper, but for most of the novel I couldn’t really connect with her. She was nice, but a bit naive and too trusting. Although toward the end she did earn my respect because she proved that she wasn’t as meek as I thought she was. She could be a fighter when she needed to be!
There weren’t many other characters, just the stuffy butler, Hobbs, and Piper’s best friend, Frankie. I did like Frankie a lot because she reminded me of Vee Sky from the Hush, Hush series. Curvy and spunky!
The romance was perfect for me. It moved at just the right pace and developed slowly enough that it seemed realistic. Plus Dex was supposed to kill her and unintentionally developed an attachment to Piper…I love those kind of stories! She didn’t matter to him at first, but as he tried to get closer to her to find an opportunity to take her out, he found it harder and harder to go through with it. I found it amusing that he was pretty much in denial – to the reader it was obvious he was getting attached and that’s why he had numerous botched murder attempts.
I was surprised by the ending and a certain character’s role in the book! I definitely didn’t see that coming. I’m not exactly sure I’m satisfied with the ending, but it worked out and it was a logical conclusion.
That’s the thing about death. It doesn’t care about love. It doesn’t care if you’re not done living. It doesn’t stop. It keeps coming until it claims everything a person has, until there’s nothing left.