Supernaturally Kissed

Frostbite, #1

FAVORITE LINE:

"If I was him, I would have had you back in my bed the moment I laid eyes on you."

TEASER:

With a flick of my hair to dismiss him, I started down the street and soon I rounded onto Third Street. The ghost tried again, a little louder and more abrupt this time. "Dammit woman! Will you stop ignoring me? It's annoying."

I'm annoying him? I wanted to laugh at the ridiculous notion, but it would only give me away. So instead, I kept my eyes glued to the street in front of me, wanting nothing more than to be home.

PLOT:

I have fallen in love with a ghost and feel no shame! Supernaturally Kissed took 'till death do us part to a whole new level! The plot was unique and refreshing, grabbed my attention the minute Kipp's ghost floated onto the page and didn't let go until I'd finished every page. The story enchanted my mind and imagination and the spell was not broken until I read the last two words...the end!

The author created a story that took an ordinary woman who had suffered loss and injury from a car accident, gave her an extraordinary 'gift' and has now started telling her journey through life with this gift. After many years of trying to forget, suppress, and ignore her past, Tess is thrust into the middle of solving a murder case in order to help save the soul of a murder victim. Of course, she would still be happily living in denial as she had for so long, if it hadn't been for one bossy, arrogant, sexy as hell...ghost! And believe me, the passion ignites the pages in a very sensual and tantalizing manner.

The author did a wonderful job of pulling me in, giving me that deeper connection that I look for with the characters, and as always, one heck of an adventure. Tess's and Kipp's adventure together is just getting started in Supernaturally Kissed. Many questions are answered while leaving others to be discovered further on into the series.

SETTING:

Supernaturally Kissed takes place in Memphis. I could just hear the soft southern twang of Tess each time she spoke.

WRITING:

Supernaturally Kissed is written in first person. Ms. Kennedy's first person has much improved since her Magical Sword series. While her other series was good, this time 'round the author did a great job of showing the story through Tess's point of view while not leaving out any of the secondary characters thoughts and actions in the story. As in her last books, Supernaturally Kissed was filled to the brim with high emotions, action and even sassy humor.

CHARACTERS:

Tess was a heroine I didn't have a hard time connecting with. She was a down to earth woman dealing with an ability she didn't want, but kept a positive attitude about herself. She could have easily been a very negative character, however she always found the positive side of things. I was also drawn to her for the strength she showed during the more trying times in the story. Even though, at times, she laid her strength at the feet of denial just to push through, it took will power for her not to crumple under the stress and heart ache she experiences in Supernaturally Kissed. Her sassy-ness and quick tongue added great humor to relieve the tension filled moments.

Kipp was an unusual hero that had me falling head over heels in love with him not long after meeting him. His swagger and charm didn't die along with him or his good looks for that matter. He definitely seduced my senses as he brought Tess closer to him with his warm personality. While I was rooting for the heroine, I kept turning the pages to see how the authors was going to handle bringing together Kipp, the ghost, and Tess, the girl who could see ghosts. I am anxious for more installments in this great series. These two characters have me wanting to know what happens next and what the author has planned for them both.

LAST THOUGHTS:

This new series from Stacey Kennedy has left me enchanted and wishing for more. I love finding a story that is unique, filled with passion, and has me turning pages as quickly a possible just to discover what happens next. Ms. Kennedy is a definite must have.

Re-Issued Review | New Publisher and Title | Original Review Date: 4/9/2011


Book Blurb for Supernaturally Kissed

Ghosts harass and annoy Tess to save their souls. Sometimes she helps them. Other times she ignores them. But one ghost will give her no choice. Kipp, a former cop with the Memphis Police Department, will stop at nothing to gain her help, including using his ghostly charms to seduce her.

Tess must help solve the five-year-old cold case of Hannah Reid’s disappearance, because solving the case will save Kipp. But a bigger problem presents itself. Tess is falling in love with a ghost. Now she must decide. Keep Kipp forever, or find the killer.

Publisher’s Note: This story was previously published elsewhere under the title Stolen Dreams and has been revised for Ellora’s Cave.

Blush sensuality level: This is a sensual romance (may have explicit love scenes, but not erotic in frequency or type).


Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2012 4.00