Stacey Rourke, what have you done to me? I am in love with this book. I am not supposed to fall in love with the characters you write because no character is safe in your books. Look at the Legends Saga, the main character Ierland was not safe. However, this speaks volumes to your writing that you can make me love a character even when I know I might get crushed, but I will continue to read every word and soak it all in.
Dead Ringer has everything you want in a book, witty humor, great one liners, hot guys, a bad-ass female lead, pet sidekick, and did I mention hot guys. The flow of the story goes really well and you realize your almost finished and it leaves you wanting more. Stacey Rourke does an amazing job painting a picture with her writing, and you think you are watching a movie instead of reading words in a book.
Octavia Hollows is on a journey to find the love of her life Elba, who was taken from her. She had visited many places trying to backtrack on her journeys. Belle Chasse is the next stop, at a boxing ring where she wants her old job back. Jack the club owner is in over his head with Reid the boxer who seems to not be able to die. Octavia can't just sit back and not help out Jack and makes friends with Reid and helps him. I don't want to give away spoilers because you have to read to connect to the emotions, and I want you to form your own opinion but lets just say I am all about Reid. TEAM REID!!! After the last few books Bacon gets some major love in this book and its the cutest thing ever. I cannot wait until Dead As A Doornail drops. I need more Octavia and Reid in my life and to find out who this mystery man is that has taken her coven.
I hope you enjoy just as much as I did!
*This review will contain spoilers. Proceed with caution.
In Drop Dead Gorgeous, Arroyo has taken Octavia and Bacon to a sirens traveling pageant, to pod leader Bahari. Octavia is the newest member of the pod, trying to find her escape. After watching the pageant, Octavia is sleeping and is awoken by another halfling because there is a double murder. Eldoris and Octavia are trying to figure out what to do as Bahari cannot be dead with Arroyo around, she will be the new leader of the pod and we all know that would not end well for anyone especially our girl Octavia . So Octavia uses her powers but it has failed to work at bringing back the siren. So she does the next best thing and brings the human male soul back into the female siren body, and this is where the hilarity ensues. However there are heartfelt moments in this story.
This story Stacey Rourke wrote touched my soul with her words. I have been feeling down about a family situation, along with feeling like I do not belong, and being unwanted. In this book she wrote words which left me feeling empowered with knowledge of who I am, and family does not have to be blood, it can be the family I CHOOSE, genetics be damned. I look forward to the next Journal of Octavia Hollows and see the adventure Stacey Rourke takes her on. It's going to be epic.