Monday, May 26, 2014

"Devour" by Jill Cooper

by Jill Cooper

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Life in Gloucester Massachusetts will never be the same.
Raging storms, fierce winds, shadows shifting in the breeze. Storms are nothing new for the fishing hamlet.
But darkness has come to claim the hearts and minds of those that stand in it too long. When that happens, love will be ripped from man leaving only violence, despair, and gnashing teeth.
Except for two.
Roberta is a single mom, a waitress struggling to get through life after a rocky start tainted by murder and loss. Her heart yearns for Gabriel; a deputy living in the shadow of the chief. He's a battle weary soldier ready to settle down.
When the storm comes, when the murders start, it will be up to them to stop it before darkness isn't just an empty void.
Before it takes the shape of man and pulls them all into the sea.

Book Trailer

The door chimed and I glanced over, fluffing my red curls slightly. He was right on time.
With brooding wide shoulders, Deputy Gabriel Manning could fill out a uniform in all the right places. His hair was sandy brown, and soft like an ocean’s wave.  My heart skipped a beat in the way it had when I knew Gabriel growing up, but what girl hadn’t had a crush on him?
“Deputy.” I said with a smile as I poured a cup of coffee into a Styrofoam cup and attached a lid. “Danish?”
“Not today. I have to watch the calories.” Gabriel smiled and patted his perfectly flat stomach. Perfectly perfect was more like it. On more than one occasion I had imagined him without his shirt. Always made me feel guilty, I wasn’t ready to move on, and he just wasn’t my friend.
He was Rick’s friend too.
That just made it a whole host of complicated and while I knew Gabriel should have been off-limits, nobody told my heart that.
He took the coffee and his fingers swept across mine gently, but I knew he did it on purpose. It made me blush, but my heart sprouted wings.  He had been working up to something for a while, but I never said anything. Always pretended I didn’t notice. My heart shouted at me through a bullhorn to say or do anything, but the guilt stopped me.
Guilt like I was betraying my dead soon-to-be-husband with his closest friend. Meanwhile Rick was somewhere at the bottom of Gloucester Harbor, still never found.

Featured Review
By cm3
Having lived in New England for half my life I am drawn to any book that is based there. Add the fact that Jill Cooper wrote the book, the author of my favorite Glistening series, I'm there.
Devour is a romance/horror book. I wish more authors wrote in this genre. Roberta is an awesome MC, she has torment, hardship and is a single mom. She lost her fiancé to the sea and is pretty much left alone and very young as the sole provider for her daughter. Basically, besides her daughter, she has nothing left to lose. She's had weird things happen to her pretty much all her life but when the townspeople around start acting VERY strange, it's hard for Roberta to duck her head as usual and ignore it. In walks her knight in shining fatigues, Gabe, who is her fiancées best friend. That's when things get really interesting.
Devour is an awesome blend of romance and horror. It's was a fantastic read, I definitely recommend it to anyone who loves the genre like me. It was fast paced and kept you thinking the entire book. I love when books aren't predictable. I find contemporary romances and NA books can be that way but when you throw horror in there? All bets are off.

About the Author
Author of the YA Dream Slayer series, Jill loves to blend horror, comedy, the supernatural, and love, through her novels. A fan of genre blending, her work strives to cross boundries, but most of all strives to entertain.
She loves soft cuddly cats, warm blankets, and paranormal romances.
Jill resides in Massachusetts, is constantly renovating her home that she shares with her husband, young daughter, and two skittish cats.

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