Death is in a lonely business. Since the beginning of time he’s been reaping souls then returning home to his little condo in the sky. It’s not a bad job. There are perks. But Death would kill to meet his soul mate, no pun intended.
Tommy Neilson is the next human slated for death. But when he can see Death, Tommy turns his whole world upside down. Curious, Death seeks Tommy out. The chemistry between the two is immediate and soon an unlikely romance starts to form. While Death may not be lonely anymore, he isn’t allowed to interact with humans. Consequently, he must make a choice: billions of souls or the one that makes being immortal worth it.
Death – yeah that’s his name – is supposed to kill Tommy, but something stops him. Instead of killing him, as directed, he stops and stares and is shocked when Tommy stares back! No one can see Death! (If they could they’d know he looks nothing like they’ve depicted him!) This freaks Death out and he leaves Tommy in the hands of the paramedics and returns to killing. Back on the job.
He can’t help himself and is compelled to go back to check on Tommy and he finds out that Tommy can still see him. What a find! He spends more and more time with Tommy and the two find they have a lot in common and end up being friends then lovers.
Of course, everyone has to die sometime, and Death is in charge of that so… you guessed it – dilemma time. Death has to choose between giving Tommy a few more years or saving maybe billions of lives…Luckily there’s a little more to it than that and we end up with a super HEA that is quite touching.
This is a quick, funny read from a new (at least to me) author. The secondary characters are as charming as the MCs and the premise is unique and fun.
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to more from this author.
I give it a 3.5 of 5 stars.
Copy from Dreamspinner