Friday, May 6, 2011

Review: Stolen Dreams by Stacey Kennedy



Tess Jennings has the ability to see and talk to spirits. On a daily basis, they harass and annoy her to save their souls. Sometimes she helps, other times she ignores them, but one ghost will give her no choice. Kipp McGowan, a cop with the Memphis Police Department, uses his ghostly charms to gain her attention and forces her to expose herself to his partner.
As she’s pulled into the five year old cold case of Hannah Reid she wants no part of, she finds herself in more than one precarious situation. But that’s the least of her worries―Tess begins to have a serious problem on her hands. Kipp might be dead, but he’s drop-dead gorgeous and she’s beginning to forget that he’s a ghost.
Murder and corruption has brought Tess and Kipp together. But as her feelings for Kipp deepen, she suspects she just signed herself up for a one-way ticket to the nut house, and can only hope, straitjackets come in a size four.
My Thought
Before writing this review, I did not read its synopsis. So I have no idea what Stolen Dreams told about. I just wanted to discover the story myself. I did not wish for something good since the cover has made me disappointed in the first place. Then what I got? This is one book that reminded me not to judge the book by its cover. I did not have to read many pages to jump to the story. Tess, Kipp and their story grabbed my attention only in a short time.

It was so easy to like Tess.Not only her unusual ability, even all those silly things she did pleased me. Kipp himself also become my favorite character. It was not because of the description of his physical appearance that Tess kept saying in some chapters. It is more about the way he treated Tess. From the first time they met, the way she attract Tess, teased her and when he confessed everything. No need to be genius with all Tess reactions. I did enjoy all the conversations between them. Especially in few last chapters. some of them almost made me cry.

The relationship between Tess and Kipp is not the only one thing that made me reading this book till the last pages, the murder case also become interesting part in this book. When the investigation was started again, I kept wondering how Tess would help this Police Department find the murderer. The plot was great. It brought me something really good from the beginning till end.

I think I have to put Stacey Kennedy into the list of my favorite authors. Out of the adult scene that she mixed with the story inside, she written everything very well. I do want to read another books of hers especially with Tess and Kipp inside.

Cover
I think it is not fair for Tess, Kipp and all the characters inside for this kind of cover. They deserved a better picture. I have noticed that Stacey has written many book and printed it in good cover but this one. All I can say ,forget about the cover, the story inside was too good to left behind.

4/5

Ebook: 260 pages
Publisher: Stacey Kennedy (February 21, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0986593141
ISBN-13: 978-0986593147
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.9 inches
Buy Stolen Dreams (The Lingering Spirit Book One) at Amazon

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of the Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours and a copy was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.