Author: T.L. Martin
Title: Touched by Death
Genre(s): New adult & college; Paranormal; Romance
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Review: This book pulled my heart strings in all the right directions. From the moment we meet Lou, readers are graced with her strong willed personality to move on from her heartbreaking past and create a new life for herself. She is an incredibly likable character that will keep you rooting for her along the entire journey. Just a few chapters in, readers are jolted by a tragedy that almost leaves Lou to the fate of her lost loved ones. However, we soon discover that it is simply the beginning of a twisty tale that will leave you guessing until the very end. T. L. Martin did an amazing job at weaving in Lou's supporting characters with just the right amount of scene time and character development of their own. I really enjoyed both Bobby and Claire's characters as they added a lot to the storyline and helped make Lou's character more relatable as a young woman. The essence and plot of this novel is something I have never come across before and I feel very thankful that I did because it was refreshing, unique, and jolting. As to prevent against spoilers, I will not go into detail about the love affair that Lou experiences, except to say it is one for the ages that brings a level of sultry, heat, and passion that was eloquently written and conveyed. Touched by Death has a little something for almost everyone as it encompasses mystery, coming of age, paranormal interest, friendship, grief, and romance all in one perfectly crafted journey.
Book Description: "What if Death was more tempting than you had ever imagined? With Grams's recent passing and a boyfriend who cares more about his next drink than her, Lou Adaire only wants to run. To start over somewhere new -- maybe in a town where her family has history. But when a storm sends Lou's truck plunging into Tuttle Creek Lake, she discovers exactly what it's like to fight for your life. To gasp for air only to have your lungs fill with icy water. To die. What comes next changes everything. Dark eyes. Consuming presence. Death. As vague as a dream yet as intense as the lightning flashing above her still heart.Everything about him calls out to her, tugging at her with the warm vibration of his pull. He's supposed to take her; they both know it. She wants him to. When she wakes in the hospital in a new town, she can't forget what she saw. That impossible sensation of him breathing life back into her, a strong beat playing in her chest and a flutter running down her spine. Trying to move on with her life in a foreign place is hard enough, but when he comes back for more -- his burning touch against her skin, his consuming presence weaving in and out of her life, and his own scars running far deeper than hers -- Lou begins to realize there's more to Death, and to the sleepy Kansas town, than she ever expected to find. Lou lived. But what if she's not the only one in need of saving? *CONTENT WARNING: Contains some profanity, sex, and some child abuse."
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