Monday, August 23, 2010

MY WAY TO HELL by Dakota Cassidy

Publisher: Berkley
Date published: July 2010
ISBN: 978-0425234433
Paranormal romance
Trade paperback
Reviewed by Valerie
Obtained by publisher

Marcella Acosta has been banished to a plain she calls ‘Plane Drab’. Now she is no longer a demon, but a ghost. All because she dared to defy Lucifer to save her best friend, she now has to endure endless nothingness. No more shopping, no more sales, no more shoes. Marcella tries to contract her friend through mediums, but they turn out to be nothing but fakes. There is one medium however she hasn’t tried. Kellen is her friend's hot brother, the one guy who despises her, but when he thinks of Marcella, she suddenly appears in front of him. Kellen has inherited psychic abilities and is being bombarded with spirits. Even though Marcella has finally escaped from Plane Drab nothing is going to drag her back. Even if it looks like all hell has broken loose. Marcella and Kellen are discovering that appearances can be deceiving and the ghost and the sexy medium have more in common than they think.

This book carries on from KISS AND HELL which I haven’t read but it didn’t spoil my enjoyment of this story. It’s a snarky, sassy ride and an enjoyable read. There is a lot of humor, lots of demons, ghosts, including a dog, who possesses different people in order to communicate with Marcella and a hot hero. The dialogue is sharp, sassy and very snarky. I had a smile continually while reading this story. You are kept on your toes all the time wondering what will happen to Marcella. Will she manage to leave Plane Drab? Can she find a way to stay with Kellen? Can she protect a certain little boy from a rogue demon? It’s one wild ride of a story. The only thing that bothered me was the ending. It was exciting and cool, but a teeny, tiny bit of a let-down. This story is a bit of a paranormal chick-lit with Marcella unhappy about not being able to shop and buy new shoes and the such. Although I found this story quite the delight I prefer my paranormals a little darker.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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