Friday, August 16, 2013

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love

Erin Quinn is an award winning author who writes romance for the thinking reader. Her books have been called “riveting,” “brilliantly plotted” and “beautifully written” and have won, placed or showed in the Booksellers Best, WILLA Award for Historical fiction, the Orange Rose, Readers Crown, Golden Quill, Best Books, and Award of Excellence. Go to for more information or follow Erin on Facebook or Twitter.

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The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love
by Erin Quinn

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Love and death make dangerous bed partners.

She cheated death....

All Roxanne Love has ever wanted is to be normal—marriage, kids, the life of June Cleaver. She tries to fit in but can't conceal her ability to defy death--not from the world, not from the darkest creatures of the Beyond and not from the Reaper determined to destroy her. Now Roxanne is on the run, her only ally a compelling, dangerous detective with secrets of his own. Against her will, she's drawn to his quiet strength and heated touch. But can she trust him with the truth?

....until she felt death's kiss.

Incognito as guilt-ridden cop, Santo Castillo, the Reaper's plan is simple: get close to Roxanne, uncover the secret of her immortality and cut it at the source. Yet with this borrowed body come emotions the Reaper hadn't expected. Now nothing is clear but his conflicted desire to protect the woman he came to kill. As destiny forces them to face an enemy hell-bent on using Roxanne to wipe out all of mankind, she and Santo must choose between love....and salvation.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:
*ARC Received from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review

In my honest opinion, The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love was one of the best books I've read all year. Thrilling, captivating, full of suspense, heart, drama & action... Just a fabulous read!!

Roxanne Love and her twin brother aren't quite... normal. They've died multiple times now, and for some reason, each time they come back. The rest of their family is protective of them, the community is interested - and a little weirded out - and they, themselves, just try to live their lives running their family bar. Unfortunately all of that goes to hell when the bar is broken into and they're murdered.

Santo is a reaper, one of many reapers from the beyond, but after having Roxanne slip through his fingers one too many times he's determined to snag his prey. No matter what... What he doesn't count on is the effect she'll have on him when finally face to face with her, or the full gravity of the situation as a whole and what's at stake when the pieces start to fall into place.

The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love is like the best action packed paranormal romance and romantic suspense all rolled into one with a hint of horror to round things out. Erin once told me that she liked to take stories that scared the shit out of you and add smut to make them even better. This book does exactly that and you will not want to put it down. I sat down with it one Saturday morning and didn't go to sleep that night until I flipped the 416th page. So, so good!! :)

The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love

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