- Book Title: Reaping Havoc
- Author: AJ Rose
- Publisher: The Grim Writer Press; First Edition edition (November 10, 2015)
- Book Length: 282 pages
- Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Comedy
- Reviewed by: Phetra
- Rating: 4 Star
- Posting Date: December 31, 2015
I picked this book up with very high expectations since the Power Exchange Series are two of my favorite books. I can tell you I had to reset my mind quickly when I started to read this book, not because Reaping Havoc is bad but it is a very different book. In this book we meet Mitch a reaper, who is dead set on not falling in love, he’s not going to do what his father or brothers has done watch a loved one die of old age and having to lose them and live without them. He’s not very happy about being a reaper, someone to help souls say goodbye so they can move on. Mitch feels like he is paying the debt of his ancestors for no good reason. Who cares about living till you are 300 years old if you can’t share it with someone. With being a reaper Mitch is also alone without many friends simply because others consider him weird.
Nate is this out of town college kid that loves to ski. He doesn’t just love it he almost made it to the Olympics but that was before his twin sister died and life went downhill. He comes to Mitch town taking a year off school to ski and teach ski classes. Nate is confident but not cocky and knows what he wants. He wants Mitch pretty much from the minute he sees him and refuses to a point to be turned down. He doesn’t understand why Mitch is so reluctant, at least not at first.
I am not one to give away a books goodies and I am not about to with this book. I can honestly say this is not my type of book but I still enjoyed it very much. AJ Rose keep you guessing till the very end and even at the end she gives you that twist and turn that only a great author has the ability to do.
I have no problem saying that this is not my type of book because I don’t believe in heaven, hell or god and therefore it sort of looses believability to me personally the other thing that brought the grade down was that it was rather slow the first half of the book. I caught myself several times that I’d been reading but had no idea what so I had to go back.
But I love the characters, Mitch and Nate are well rounded characters where it really is opposite attracts. I especially like Nate because he has this wonderful confident way about him and good humoured. My favorite character is Mitch father he freaking rocks and I could easily have had him more in the story without it hurting. He made me laugh hard many times for no other reason than the fact that he was so cool, calm and easy.
Is the Reaping Havoc anywhere close to the two Power Exchange books, no not even close if you ask me, but then again they are worlds apart too. But the Reaping Havoc stands well on it’s own on the other side of the spectrum. Well done AJ Rose.
No one asked Mitch Seeker if he wanted to be a grim reaper. He didn’t sign up for the rumors, the lack of friends, or the erratic schedule. He doesn’t want to go through life watching people die. Especially not a man he loves. Mitch’s solution is simple—don’t fall in love. He’ll never have to explain why he doesn’t age or why he’s around death so often. Most of all, he will never be a widower.
But when his head is turned by world-class skier Nate Koehn, Mitch believes he may have the answer. If the soul attached to Nate is any indication, Mitch has found himself another reaper, in which case, his undeniable feelings don’t have to be suppressed. However, the spectral tag-a-long is only the beginning of Nate’s burdens. After a catastrophic loss, Nate is no stranger to grief and the hole it leaves behind.
The question they both must answer is loud and clear: is the pain of losing love worse than the pain of never having loved at all?
Nothing could stop the tall tales about imaginary people that refused to be ignored. With a life full of this much passion, it’s no wonder AJ chose romance. The voices in her head are mostly of the male persuasion, so m/m romance was about the only option. But don’t be surprised if the occasional ghost still pops up.
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