Savor by Kate Evangelista, AF -New Adult/Paranormal, 2013, Review ebook, 295p, Rating=5
Source: provide by author through tour host in exchange for an honest review
Content: Mature and explicit content. Not recommended for readers under 18yo
I'm Dakota Collins, a tough talking, eye patch wearing, workaholic photography student. Why am I important? Well, maybe because I get to spend an entire month with Vicious, only the sickest indie rock band out there.
You see, I needed a subject for my Spring Showcase introspective in order to graduate. During a chance encounter at a club I'd been sent to cover for the Daily Gossip, our ironically named college paper, the features writer I usually teamed up with introduced me to the band--by accident, I might add. It involved a run in with a scary, bald bodyguard. Anyway, long story short, I signed a contract to take pictures of Vicious.
I should have known their handsome yet way too serious for his own good bassist, Luka Visraya, wouldn't be able to keep his hands to himself. He's gorgeous and all, but the way he smiles spelled trouble with a capital L. I'm in for a long month with him around.
Crazy stuff happens and then some I can't explain. So, if you want the skinny on Vicious and the events revolving around my stay at Lunar Manor, read my story.
Holy cliffhanger, Batman! I didn’t see that ending coming and that’s what made it so thrilling. I cursed in shock then I saw the epilogue and hoped for some answers and found none. The sneak peak for book #2 followed and by then I was pacified. In all, Ms Evangelista’s evil scheme (just kidding) worked because no reader in their right mind would stop at this book and not find out what happens next.
I don’t know what to make of the leading characters. If I’d met Luka in real life I’d run. Run the other way, very very fast! His possessiveness screamed trouble, as in signs of potential domestic abuse kind of relationship. But as a fictional character, his sexiness forgave any and all flaws. Then there’s Dakota. A woman scarred, literally and figuratively, exuded obscurity. Confident in projection but in truth was a lost soul. Mix the two and you’ve got chemistry gone awry! They were insanely likeable. So that made for a swift page turning experience. Plus, their mysterious past that needed to surface got me hooked to the end. The entire story was too stinking off that it was brilliant!
Oh that's not all. My memory is incredibly bad. So much so that I completely forgot how this ties in with the author's young adult book, "Taste", which I absolutely loved. No wonder certain characters and places seemed familiar. I looked back at my review of "Taste" and sure enough three of the characters showed up. Good golly. I need extra strength dose of Gingkoba! Even so this book took in a new life. The paranormal aspect wasn't secured until the very end so before then the read had the adult romance fiction feel to it. Then that ending. Can't talk about it enough. That just sealed the deal. I may have found some scenes racy and language vulgar but all that was forgiven and forgotten. I'm so ready to ready book #2, NOW!
Girl, Ms Evangelista. You. Can. Write! Therefore. I. Am. Still. A. Big. Fan!
When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she took Master’s courses in creative writing. In the end, she realized to be a writer, none of what she had mattered. What really mattered? Writing. Plain and simple, honest to God, sitting in front of her computer, writing. Today, she lives in the Philippines and writes full time.
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