Series: The Grim Alliance

Reaper’s Deliverance by Miranda Stork

Posted June 18, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | | 2 Comments

Reaper’s Deliverance by Miranda StorkReaper's Deliverance by Miranda Stork
Series: The Grim Alliance #1
Published by Moon Rose Publishing on June 30, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 160
Format: eBook
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two-stars

When Ryder dies in a horrific motorbike accident, he’s left facing a choice. Go onto his next life, more terrible than his last, or become…a Reaper.

Ryder’s life has little meaning to him. A violent hedonist who left his broken childhood behind, he would rather spend his time chasing women and smashing up bars than consider his future. But when it all comes to an abrupt end, he’s forced to make a decision that changes everything.

Elizabeth is a single mother, and the light of her life, her son Thomas, is terminally ill. With no time for a job, a normal social life, and definitely not a relationship, her world is turned upside-down when Ryder strides in with his biker boots. She’s always known there was something more to the universe than what she can see. But when she learns the real reason for him being in their lives, she has to do something she hasn’t done for a long time. Trust someone.

When little Thomas is threatened by an evil that would misuse his special gift, they must work together, along with a troubled but caring group of reapers. Time is running out to get him back, and Helheim beckons with its black jaws. All of them must fight, and be prepared for the centuries-waiting battle they will kick off.

And will Ryder finally gain his redemption?

*Please note, this book is in UK English. And there's also swearing, sexual scenes, violence, and a lot of sarcasm.

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I went into Reaper’s Deliverance thinking it was a paranormal version of a motorcycle club romance or something. Throughout reading, I kept waiting for my emotions to fire and to care about something.  It never really happened.

I didn’t connect with any characters or feel like I got to know them really.  So much of the story was in Ryder’s head, thoughts and feelings,  no one else got much time.  I couldn’t understand who they were or much about any of their motivations. So whatever they chose to do, it didn’t make sense.

The plot was fairly simplistic. There was a bit of action with good triumphing over evil, rather easily.  The world building was not clear so really it was foggy and made it hard to connect to my feelings.  There were some grammar and editing problems in the book which wouldn’t matter if I was engrossed in the story.

Reaper’s Deliverance just didn’t work for me. I didn’t grasp the characters or the world. I didn’t believe the romance.  And I want more realistic dialogue and actual sex.  Just saying. Others have rated it well but I didn’t care enough about it to read any more in this series.

 

Sexual content:  Kissing, touching, implied sex (off page)