This paranormal romance will keep you on the edge of your seat, rooting for the good guys and wondering what’s going to happen next.
Kari Ransom’s career as a journalist is on a stellar trajectory. She’s making a name for herself by exposing some pretty heavy hitters in the political arena for serious crimes and shady dealings. But that rise to the top is cut short when she’s gruesomely murdered by a professional killer leaving very few clues behind for the authorities to follow.
Her sister Kristen knows there is something more going on under the surface and to find the culprits she enlists the help of homicide detective Slade Jericho. Kristen also senses that there is more to Slade than he’s letting on. But what could that be?
Slade has seen his share of murders in his years on the Phoenix police force. And, his gut’s telling him that Kristen is in serious danger from the same heartless killers who executed Kari. He calls in the best to help him keep Kristen alive and when Chase McKinnon, from the extraordinary McKinnon clan, steps in to lead the security detail, things start to get really dicey.
Will Chase’s past work for or against them as that past is leading them straight into the vampire collective? Will Slade and Kristen find the killers before they are both murdered for the information now in Kristen’s possession?
If they can unravel this twisted web of lies, love, and deception, they will be free to give in to fate and see how perfect they are for each other even against the odds?
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Title: Never Kiss Me Goodbye
Series: Vampires of Nirvana #1
Author: Ranay James
Source: ARC via author
I thought this book was alright. Kristen and Slade are both strong personalities with their own shit to deal with, but her sister’s missing-turned-homicide brings their paths to a cross. I thought Slade was pretty sexy, and Kristen kinda crazy in a smart person way (can I say that?) but I couldn’t click with them until well after the second half of the book.
The first page was pretty funny, but then the details of their whereabouts and actions started mixing heavily with their POV, as in what they thought, how they came to conclusions, what they were doing without even realizing it. Their voices got overrun a lot of times by the voice of the Narrator, and that kinda killed the reading experience for me, mainly because they’re so intense with their believes and wants that to hear it from a voice that isn’t theirs made it… eh.
Also, the title of the series lead me to believe that this was a paranormal read, but I honestly didn’t get any action from supernaturals until like, 80% of the book, so a lot of this was detective work, which, again, wasn’t so bad because I happen to like when detectives get sweet on the MCs.
Writing styles and characters are one’s own, though, so I didn’t take it to be a bad thing, it just wasn’t for me.