Wednesday, June 19, 2013

BOOK REVIEW - PREDESTINED by ABBI GLINES - EXISTENCE TRILOGY # 2 - PARANORMAL ROMANCE

By: Abbi Glines
Published By: Abbi Glines
Released: Available Now
Details: Kindle, 213 Pages

RATING : 5 DANKMAR STARS!

Blurb : Goodreads


You would think after helping save her boyfriend from an eternity in Hell that things would go back to normal. Well, as normal as life can be when you can see souls and your boyfriend is Death. But for Pagan Moore, things are just getting weirder.

The high school quarterback and reigning heartthrob, Leif Montgomery, is missing. While the town is in a frenzy of worry, Pagan is a nervous wreck for other reasons. Apparently good ‘ol Leif isn’t your average teenage boy. He isn’t even human. According to Death, Leif doesn’t have a soul. The quarterback may have skipped town but he’s still showing up in Pagan’s dreams... uninvited.

Dank has known from the beginning Leif wasn’t human. But he hadn’t worried about a simple soulless creature. Now, he realizes he made a grave mistake. Pagan’s soul has been marked since birth as a restitution, to a spirit so dark not even Death walks near it. Dank knows saving Pagan’s soul won’t be easy but Pagan is his. And he’s already proven he’ll defy Heaven to keep her. If Hell wants a piece of him too, then bring it on.



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

Existence ended with my mouth gaping open.

I was like WT!!

Didn’t see that one coming.

Good one Abbi!

Predestined is told from Pagan and Dank’s pov’s . I loved listening to Dank and his self discovery of emotions. I mean, he is Death. Death takes souls. He doesn’t feel. He doesn’t fall in love. He has a job to do.

Period.

Until Pagan.

Before Pagan, I hadn’t understood love. Before Pagan, taking souls had been easy. Now, I knew emotion. I knew pain and the feeling of loss and it made my purpose harder. Especially with the young ones. Even though I knew they’d get another life soon enough I understood their family’s pain as they lost someone they held dear.

I felt a wetness in my eyes and I blinked confused from the strange sensation. A small trickle of water ran down my cheek. I stared into the darkness as I held Pagan in my arms in amazement. Death had just shed a tear.


Dank just gets my heart a flutter. He is a gorgeous character who is showing us he has a heart. He just doesn't physically have one. 

I melt.

“Saved by the best friend,” Dank murmured pressing one last kiss to my neck before reaching for my backpack and opening his car door. He stepped out into the morning sunlight looking like a greek god. The jeans that hung perfectly from his hips cupped his butt deliciously. And Dank could rock a fitted t-shirt and did so on a daily basis. Today the t-shirt showing off his impressive chest was a dark blue. His black boots never changed but I liked them. They were all kinds of sexy. He looked like a bad ass even with my red backpack thrown over his left shoulder.


Leif has gone AWOL , the people that were in his life are forgetting him. But Leif seems to be appearing in Pagan’s dreams as memories.

Leif is messing with the one person that nobody will mess with on Dank’s watch.

Dank has Gee on security detail while he is serving the Creator and doing his job from all around the world. But he can’t be there to watch Pagan, to protect her from restitution from the evil Voodoo Lord .


“Listen to me Pagan, you have no reason to worry. I’ve got this. Remember what I told you. What Death protects can’t be harmed and baby,” the pad of his thumb caressed my cheek, “you’re the only thing I protect.”


“And I promise you Pagan that not one of those things is a match for me. So stop worrying. I’m Death, baby. Remember that.”


I do kinda love Ghede. He is a cracker of a character. I love his Cajun dialect. When reading it adds so much more to the story, it really puts me in Ghede’s shoes. I really loved the scenes with Ghede showing us why he is the lord of badass. Very colorful and ..well... bad. He plays the part well.

Leaning back with a sinister grin on his face was a tall figure in a black top hat, a pair of dark sunglasses and two cigarettes hanging from his mouth.

“You don like de rum do ya gurl,” Ghede stated for the rest of the table to hear.


Gee is an awesome sub character. Just love her wit and she too has fallen for Pagan’s charms. She is a gal you want on your side.


The door creaked and I lifted my eyes to see Gee stick her head back inside. “It’s called Valentine’s Day, you moron,” she announced. “If you’re going to date a human, Dankmar, you need to remember their holidays.” Gee gave me an exasperated look before closing the door once more.

“This was bound to happen sooner or later. You can’t love Death, Pagan , and not accept him . It’s what he was created for. He’s not just some sexy guy who can sing and play the guitar.”

I do kinda feel for Leif as he has sat back and watched Pagan from afar, thinking he had her in the bag. He does love her. It is just unfortunate he is born with no soul and his folks are not from good stock.

“You know Pagan , fear can turn to love.”


“Because those were the times I fell a little more in love with you.”


“Leif is the product of one of the strongest evil spirits there is. The Voodoo lord of the dead, Ghede, is powerful because of the chants and prayers he receives from humans. Leif is his creation. His child. Leif is the prince of the dead within the Voodoo religion.”


His mother was a deranged voodoo sex goddess. Great.


Dank is doing double time trying to keep up with his duties and keep Pagan from Leif and his father. Not an easy task.


“Leif is what he must be. He was created Pagan. He did his job. He isn’t sweet. He has no soul.”

I leaned forward and kissed his jaw then whispered, “Easy, big guy. We both know who owns my soul.”

“That’s right,” Dank replied then nipped at my ear, “and don’t you forget it.”



Dank will find a solution, he just has to find it.


“I’m going to find a way to fix this. Evil has a claim on your soul. Deities don’t associate with voodoo spirits. They aren’t all powerful but they can use their power over humans to cause pain. A restitution must be made in order to send them away from you. I can protect you but the spirit after you is the most powerful voodoo spirit out there. It won’t go away without a fight.”

And....Pagan is out to save her loved ones from restitution, making  Dank's job a little harder.


“Deep breaths, Peggy Ann. Take deep breaths. Don’t get his majesty over here raining down hell on all who get in his path because his girl is scared shitless.”

If that is not enough...... then we get a sniffles moment where Abbi rips our hearts out and then for good measure she throws another into the equation.

After all when a guy reads

She’s mine. That’s your one and only warning.

Dank Walker



He knows if he isn’t ready for a fight he can’t win then he’d better back the fuck off.

Dank is a most beautiful YA book boyfriend and Abbi will mess with your head with Leif. Ghede is a superb villain and Gee is the super kickass sidekick to our hero. Pagan will want to sacrifice herself and Dank won't be having none of that. 

I must keep reading this series to find out what Death moonlighting as a sexy guitar band member and a girl that is in high demand from the opposite sex ....well....I gotta know what happens. It is as simple as that. Nobody wants a father-in-law like Ghede, but sure sounds like he knows how to throw a party.

Michelle

2 comments:

  1. Dank and Pagan sounds great even though I am not the biggest fan of their names, lol.
    Glad you enoyed. I still havent' read anything by Glines but I want to.

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    1. Brandi, you gotta hop on board the AG train :) Dank took a bit of getting used to but his full name is Dankmar which sounds smexi. I say it in a Russian accent, lol!

      :D

      Mich

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