Monday, September 17, 2012

Finder’s Keeper


Author: Vivi Andrews
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61921-217-6
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary Paranormal Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Release date: 11-13-12

Mia Corregianni is a neuroscientist. She doesn’t believe in magic or love spells but when she loses an heirloom watch, she panics. The watch has been in her family for one hundred-fifty years and supposedly assures love to anyone carrying it. It isn’t working too well for her. Asking for help to find the watch is the hardest thing Mia’s ever done, especially when she’s forced to turn to a psychic finder.

Chase Hunter’s been finding things since childhood. If the owner has a strong bond to an item, Chase can find it and that’s the problem. Mia doesn’t want the watch and Chase can’t get a strong fix on it because of her animosity. Finding it means spending time together and Chase ends up posing as her boyfriend to avoid raising her family’s suspicions. As their fake relationship turns real, a terrified Chase runs. Can he get over his fears from the past? Can he open his heart and love again?

Finder’s Keeper is the newest release in Vivi Andrews’ Karmic Consultants series. Note that this series release can easily be read as a standalone but for additional background, please read them in order.

I really enjoyed this fun and entertaining paranormal romance. It’s fast-paced, has vivid descriptions and the bantering dialogue between Mia and Chase cracked me up. These two are so different I knew from the beginning it wouldn’t be easy getting them together, but it was exciting watching them try. Talk about opposites attracting. Sometimes I thought Mia’s head was going to explode. Ms. Andrews did a wonderful job with their personality development and with the creation of Mia’s wild and wacky family. As secondary characters they really add interest and flair, great interaction, emotional upheaval and angst at family gatherings.

Then there’s the enchanted watch. What a great idea for the premise, especially with Mia being a non-believing scientist. Pairing her with Chase, a psychic, is just perfect. I love the idea.  Seeing the change in them both as the story progresses is nice…it’s handled well. So, I guess the crux of all this is that I like it. Finder’s Keeper is well written; it flows well and has great characters you can care about. Give it a try. You’ll be glad you did.

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