Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Review: Vexed by Wren Michaels


Book Blurb

Vodou stole her life. A gay ghost stole her boots. And the man who stole her heart stole her memories. Kena plans to get it all back. 

Ex-cop Kena's life is filled with regret, beer, and Cheetos. That is, until her ghostly roomie sends her dumpster diving, leading her to a sexy stranger named Luc and a fate she'd rather not remember. As Kena's memories resurface, so do her feelings for Luc, the man she's secretly been in love with for the last thousand years. And he needs her for more than a stroll down memory lane. 

Vodou spirits, known as Loa, have been trapped in human form, and are trying to make their way back to the spirit world. But Luc's brother is possessed by a vengeance demon conjured at the hands of NOLA's crime syndicate kingpin. Saving him means damning herself to a spirit prison in a loveless, arranged union with the very man she's supposed to rescue. But not helping Luc's brother sentences him to death, leaving New Orleans in the hands of black magick, and losing Luc forever.

My Review

This is the first book I've read from this author but after reading this, I doubt it will be my last. We get to know Kena and her ghost pal AJ first and things turn kinda funny when she goes dumpster diving for her favorite pair of boots. That's where she meets Luc and he's all tall, handsome and just being near him makes her girly parts explode in pleasure. *Yes, she actually says that.* And now every time I bake cookies, I'll think of him. You'll understand why after you read it. 

But Luc is there for serious reasons and we soon find out that there's a lot more to these two than we first thought. Turns out they are Loa and Kena has been in hiding for many years and she doesn't remember her past life but now they have to make her remember because they need her help. 

The world building in this story was outstanding, we really get a sense of what's around them, what's going on and who they are and have been for many years. Kena and Luc really were wonderfully complex characters and I loved how we got glimpses of their back story through memories, it really gave us a chance to get to know them better. There's a lot going on but it was easy for me to keep up and keep all the secondary characters and their stories straight. 

I really love it when I find a new author and love the book and I definitely loved this book. It was so much fun. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. 

If you'd like to buy this book, you can find it here

Disclaimer: I won an ecopy of this book but all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

12 comments:

  1. This book sounds like one I'd enjoy. I love finding new authors too.

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  2. Okay, this line has me curious:

    "A gay ghost stole her boots."

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    1. lol I loved the gay ghost, AJ. His character was so much fun.

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  3. Fun is sure the way, when pulled off it can be great

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    1. I like a book that can make me laugh.

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  4. Finding a new author is always a good thing. Isn't she indie/self pub?

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    1. Yeah and it was really good.

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  5. Oo fun. Yes so there with you I love finding a new author that just does it for me.

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  6. I haven't read a good one with a New Orleans voodoo backdrop. Love the idea of the ghost pal!

    Sounds fun!

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    1. The ghost pal was so much fun.

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