‘Blessedly Bound’ is so bewitching,I found it hard to put down.
The central character, Gwen, is an enigma of strength and vulnerability combined, which makes her easy to empathise with: surely, when we are being honest, that is how we perceive ourselves?
The reader is also tantalised by the fact that the reader doesn’t ever really know who the good guys are – the candidates for Gwen’s “hero” are compelling blends of good and bad, so that one is never really sure which way each of them will turn out.
While the pivotal storyline of the book is brought to a satisfying resolution, there is still plenty of mystery and intrigue left for sequels as questions, doubts, and fears remain.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I’ll definitely be reading the sequel.
I’ve given this great paranormal mystery read five stars.
Blessedly Bound and other books by the same author are available on Amazon.
Having thoroughly enjoyed Sweet Vengeance, the first book in Aliya DalRae‘s Jessica Sweet mysteries, and Bittersweet, the back story of Malcom, I was keen to read Sweet Discovery.
Not until I started reading did I realise how ironic the title is – many more questions than discoveries were arising in the most fascinating and heart-stopping ways. Absolutely, 110% intrigued, I had to keep on reading to find the answers to my own questions and theories, as well as Jessica’s.
This book is a fast-paced roller coaster of emotions, complete with loop-the-loops and tilt-a-whirls of mystery, secrets, horror, and intense personal conflicts for a number of key characters.
It’s a mark of a great writer that a story can take you on the journey not just of the main characters and the key plot, but also of the other characters through sub-plots that weave seamlessly with the main story. Characters I disliked intensely in the first book became more likeable not only through the development of their personality and actions, but also through gaining a greater understanding of their motivations and histories. Other characters that I quite liked in the first book underwent an almost opposite kind of transition. Once again, DalRae reminds us through this fabulous book that no matter how confident we might be that we’re right about people or situations, or even that we know something for sure, things aren’t always what they seem.
If you’re looking for delicious paranormal mystery adventure laced with more than a dash of hot sauce and romance, look no further. DalRae’s Jessica Sweet mysteries are the books for you.
Now, I’m waiting with bated breath for the next in the series. I’m definitely hungry for the next course.
Aliya DalRae’s Jessica Sweet mysteries are all available on Amazon.
Aliya DalRae is the author of the Jessica Sweet paranormal romance/mystery books, consisting of novels and short stories that complement them.
‘Sweet Vengeance’ and ‘Sweet Discovery’ are the first two novels of a trilogy.
The third book of the trilogy is already highly anticipated by fans of ‘Sweet Vengeance’ and ‘Sweet Discovery’. You can be sure the Book Squirrel is busting his chops waiting to sink his teeth into that one, too!
‘Bittersweet’ tells the back story of Malcolm, frequently identified as one of the most popular characters in the novels.
These books deliver a fabulous blend of magic, vampires, shifters, fantasy, and mystery. In them, you will find a great story written with humour and flair that are fabulous reading for 18+ readers.
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today! You won’t be sorry!
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‘Sweet Vengeance’ is the first book on my December Reading List.
If you love a riveting read, and you’re not averse to a little paranormal romance, this book has it all: jealousy, love, rage, angst, mystery and intrigue, and some breathtakingly hot moments without being gratuitous or needlessly graphic.
The plot is as intriguing as it is complex, although as one is reading, it does seem straightforward. Such is DalRae’s genius at weaving plot, sub-plot and backstory seamlessly together.
The characters are believable and engaging, yet at the same time vivid and unique.
And that “penny drop” moment at the end? Nothing prepared me for that.
Brilliant work, Ms DalRae. I already want the sequel.