Siren: A review.

 

Remember that time when I said the last review I did would be the last?

I lied.

I’m a horrible, horrible, dirty pants liar. I’m not getting rid of reviews on this blog.

Now, if you’re new to the blog, or if you can’t remember how I work; I will never give a book five stars or one star respectively. Why? Because those reviews on Amazon are nothing short of OMG THIS IS AWESOME or OMG THIS AUTHOR &$£%ING SUCKS. Neither are helpful. So, for my own part, I work on a 1.5 to 4.5 scale.

And now you know.

If you cannot finish the phrase, you fail at life.
If you cannot finish the phrase, you fail at life.

 

I read a book recently.

This book right here.
This book right here.

I’m not usually one for romance. I’ve been burned by too many of them to give any a second glance on the shelf.
Siren is different.

Siren gets 4.5 stars.
Siren is a whole lot of fun. And drama. And magic. All rolled up into one awesome book.
There is also a snarky white cat named Mr. Pounce. Who is just the best thing ever.

From Amazon:

Siren Talbot’s life is plagued with storms. Her mother’s insanity was the first, though not the last. Called to the ocean, not even the shores of Edisto Island can calm the tempest inside her.

Though she’s settled into a life with Patrick, his promises of a happily ever after can’t still the foul weather of her past or the brewing squall on the horizon. She’s haunted by the disappearance of her first love, Carver, and the lack of answers.

A single clue unlocks mysteries she can’t explain. A murder cements the impossible as possible. The more magic she uncovers, the darker her suspicions become and the more the hurricane inside her starts to rage.

Patrick isn’t the Prince Charming he claims to be.

And he knows exactly what happened to Carver.

Siren Talbot is about to get proposed to by her longtime boyfriend Carver Ashmore. She knows he’s going to propose. He knows he’s going to propose. But it’s the getting there that has him tongue tied. That is, until someone comes barging in and ruins the entire night for Carver, Siren, and the restaurant involved.
Three years pass and Siren, who doesn’t remember a thing about that night at the restaurant except that Carver up and vanished on her, is married and starting a new life with her husband Patrick.
Patrick is everything she wanted, he’s kind, sweet, and always there for her.
Except that things aren’t always what they seem, and Siren is about to learn that lesson the really hard way. Patrick knows what happened to Carver that night, and he isn’t telling.
This was a great book. It really, really was and, like I said, I’m not one for romance. Siren, however, pulled me in from page one and kept me going until the end.
I laughed, I cried, I wanted people dead because reasons.
I had a lot of fun reading this book.
Jennifer’s talents lie within her characters. There aren’t many authors I’ve read who have such a deft hand with character development. Jennifer is one of them. She has a knack for making people relatable and real. And also batshit crazy. And therein lies the strength of the story. You care about the characters, you want to know what happens to them enough to completely ignore the fact that you have finals or that homework is due the next day. As long as everything turns out alright in the end.
Right?
Right.
I can’t recommend Siren higher for people who like a little bit of fantasy to go with their romance.
And the book has a snarky talking cat.
You can’t pass up a snarky talking cat.

You can pick Siren up here. You know you want too.

Toodles!

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2 thoughts on “Siren: A review.

  1. janeydoe57 says:

    Damn it, yours is one of the blogs that flag our system’s ScanAlert thingy and if I click through to see the rest of your post it allows the Powers That Be to monitor my computer. I know, they probably already are, but I’m reluctant to give them permission by clicking through after I’ve been warned. Sigh. I’ll read it when I get home. B out. Oh and remember – Bubbe and Janey are NOT the same person. ; )

  2. Bubbe says:

    This is the second really good review I’ve read on Siren. I think it’s already on my Amazon wishlist but I’d better mosey over there and confirm. Not to mention remind myself how many pennies I need to save up. 😉

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