Existence – Abbi Glines

Existence

“What happens when you’re stalked by Death? You fall in love with him, of course.

Pagan Moore doesn’t cheat Death, but instead, falls in love with him.

Seventeen year old Pagan Moore has seen souls her entire life. Once she realized the strangers she often saw walking through walls were not visible to anyone else, she started ignoring them. If she didn’t let them know she could see them, then they left her alone. Until she stepped out of her car the first day of school and saw an incredibly sexy guy lounging on a picnic table, watching her with an amused smirk on his face. Problem is, she knows he’s dead.

Not only does he not go away when she ignores him, but he does something none of the others have ever done. He speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What she doesn’t realize is that her appointed time to die is drawing near and the wickedly beautiful soul she is falling in love with is not a soul at all.

He is Death and he’s about to break all the rules.”

This was a book that I had heard good things about and wanted to check it out for myself so I bought it during my birthday money spending spree.

It jumped straight into the action and Pagan’s first meeting with Dank/Death.  She didn’t know who he was at that point, she just thought he was a soul who could somehow talk to her.  I pretty much fell for Dank from the first time he spoke, he was a fantastic character who said all the right things. Pagan’s soul seeing was a fascinating part of the storyline but it was also the part that created the eerie atmosphere and gave me goosebumps.

Leif intrigued me, I couldn’t quite figure out where he fit in to begin with, but it soon became clear when Pagan’s involvement with him led her to trouble.  When a new guy, who happened to be a rock star, arrived at the school Pagan was thrown into confusion and I loved this twist in the storyline, I just couldn’t wait to find out where it would lead.

I can’t write this review without mentioning the sizzling chemistry between Pagan and Dank, having read another book by this author I can tell you that this is something she does well – she creates amazing tension between her characters which just seems to reach out and envelop me as I’m reading.

Pagan’s world got even crazier on a skiing trip; the things she saw and came to realise affected her deeply, she didn’t know how to process the information.  I shut the book with an ‘oh my god’ because I just hadn’t seen the fantastically teasing and intriguing last sentence coming! I can’t wait to see what happens in book two, Predestined.

This was a highly addictive read – eerie with a touch of romance and sizzle.

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The Vincent Boys – Abbi Glines

“Beau Vincent is rude, bad, and dangerous to know. So why can’t good girl Ashton Gray keep away from him? She already has the perfect boyfriend – her town’s local Prince Charming, Sawyer Vincent.

But Sawyer is away for the summer, and in the meantime Ashton is bored, and the heat between her and Beau is undeniable – as well as irresistible.

Ashton is about to unleash her bad girl – but what will she do when Sawyer comes home? And how will Sawyer react when he returns to find his girlfriend in the arms of his best friend – and cousin?”

I had heard lots of good things about this book so when I saw it available as a free download on Amazon(currently £2.99) I jumped at the chance to try it for myself.

It was clear from the start that Ashton, Sawyer and Beau had grown up together and shared a really close friendship.  When the story moved on and the three of them were teenagers, everything had changed – Ashton and Sawyer were a couple and sexy Beau was the town bad boy.  They no longer spent all their time together so when Sawyer was out of town and Ashton and Beau met up I knew there would be some exciting times ahead.  I don’t condone cheating and often find it uncomfortable to read about but with these two it was just so obviously right for them to be together so I was willing them to get on with it!

The story switched between Ashton and Beau’s perspective and, as you may already know, I love books with a male point of view so hearing Beau’s thoughts about Ashton and how he felt were fantastic for me.  His protective side and sweet thoughts made it pretty easy to fall in love with him and that is just what I did – Beau is most definitely a new favourite of mine!

The sexual tension between Ashton and Beau was tantalising and I became completely caught up in their relationship, so badly wanting them to find a way to be together.  In the end it was a sad life event that was the turning point in the story and I just loved everything that followed.  I now really want to read the next book which is called The Vincent Brothers.

This was a seductive, quick read that I read in just a few hours, I stayed up past midnight to finish because I simply couldn’t put it down!

To find out more about Abbi Glines visit her website here.