Series: Grave #2
Author: Lori Sjoberg
Page Count: 203
Published: eKensington, January 2, 2014
It’s not often I wish I could give a book a rating higher than the highest. While, and after reading this book though, I really really wished I could.
Grave Destinations takes us back to the world of reapers, and this time we’re with Ruby, the flirty no-strings-attached redhead, and the man of mystery Jack Deverell.
When I read a book, I usually take notes on the side of the things I either liked or disliked about it. It helps me remember all that I want to say about the book, but in this case I couldn’t bring myself to leave the story long enough to scribble a few words aside. I absolutely loved Ruby and Jack’s story. It was full of mystery and action and sexy romance that had me curse my current single state.
It’s so refreshing to read heroes in a paranormal story who are hard and possessive and yet playful and ready with a smile and a hearty romanticism. Lori Sjoberg’s heroes in this series so far has these characteristics in common, and I have to say a gal can get used to this type of hero. Like David, the hero of the previous book, Jack is a man who’s very much a gentleman. Though he’s clearly intended to look and act like a one night stand man only and always, his demeanor changes greatly after he meets with Ruby, and in a very sexy good way. He’s got a mystery of his own for us to unravel, and this makes him an even more interesting and endearing character.
As for Ruby, she scores high in regard to heroines I absolutely love. She’s a tough cookie, but she’s also surprisingly compassionate and in tune with emotions considering her line of work. Together with Jack, they made an enviable couple. The understanding and love these two felt for each other almost came off the pages and made me genuinely smile whenever they interacted. Of course, their sync wasn’t just outside the bedroom, because let me tell you, they made a pretty hot couple with Jack’s attention to detail, and Ruby’s fiery personality. I wonder if I can get a Jack of my own?
I usually don’t get into detail about the other characters in a story, but I feel like I must get this off my chest because otherwise there’s a serious danger of me bursting in flames while waiting, and that is that I simply loved and melted for Dmitri. Yes, the cold blooded Russian who’s clearly had his fair share of tough life, the one who’s merciless in his dealings and is the kind of dangerous hero one can appreciate, I cannot wait for his story. We’ve had enough glimpses into his character from these first two books, and believe me when I tell you he makes a damn good hero material.
Another great story from the world of reapers, one that was filled with not just romance but also a good dose of mystery and action, I couldn’t recommend this book enough.
I’m adding five huge spoonfuls of this story into my hodgepodge and going to work to find ways to attract Dmitri to my vicinity without any work relations. Hmm, a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, right?
Grave series by Lori Sjoberg:
- Grave Intentions
- Grave Destinations