Deadly Kissesby Kerri Cuevas
Aiden Grant is seventeen, has a killer kiss and a boss who used to be President, back in the old days. You see, Aiden is a grim reaper and his kiss welcomes the newly dead. But Aiden's pleasant grim reaper lifestyle is in jeopardy. And it's not only because Honest Abe keeps throwing out history lessons with reaping assignments just to confuse him. It's because Aiden's next assignment is to reap the soul of Bee, the only girl he has ever loved.
When Aiden's kiss of death fails, intertwining their souls, Bee is still very much alive and they are both in trouble. The ancients want Bee, who has special powers of her own, and they'll do anything to get her.
Some rules are meant to be broken, even if that means Aiden must bargain with his own soul to save Bee. Who knew the afterlife could get so complicated?
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Can't wait for book two to come out to see what happens next! Loved the characters, even though not a genre I often read, left me wanting more!
So this one was refreshingly different! By holding onto regret, Aiden doesn’t get to go to heaven and instead becomes grim reaper. The crazy thing is that he is really good at it. The funny thing is that Abraham Lincoln is his boss man! The challenge comes when Aiden has to reap the girl that he was in love with when he was alive, Bee. The story becomes a fun and imaginative tale and the romance between Aiden and Bee is sweet.
*3.5 Stars* Unique Perspective on Reapers I'm a sucker for grim reaper stories so I was immediately drawn to Deadly Kisses. It's a unique perspective on reapers and was full of dark humor, both of which I enjoyed. I'm assuming Deadly Kisses is the first in a series and Ms. Cuevas did a fine job of setting it up and creating an interesting cast of characters. It did get off to a shaky start for me, but picked up steam eventually. Aiden Grant, "Ad", is a grim reaper. He died at 19 and has several regrets about his life, keeping him on the mortal plane. He's good at his job and enjoys his afterlife for the most part, as a Reaperling working for our 16th president...that's Abraham Lincoln, folks! :) However, Ad has just received an assignment that is his worst nightmare. He's been tasked with reaping the soul of the girl he loves. Beatrice Flynt, "Bee", has always had the gift of "sight". So seeing a grim reaper doesn't scare her - she knows why he's there. But Bee has other special gifts too and when Ad delivers his kiss of death, something goes wrong. Problem is, this error brings Bee all sorts of the wrong kind of attention. And once she realizes who her reaper is, she and Ad join together to unravel the mysteries that have surrounded her family for generations. Oh, and try to save Bee's soul before her time runs out. They'll have help in their quest to find the answers and fight off the Ancients, who hunger for Bee's soul; Old Abe for one as well as Reina, a reaper friend of Ad's, and Jaleb, Bee's brother. These supporting characters are all likeable, although I would have liked more character development - especially with Mr. Lincoln. ;) I do look forward to learning more about them as the series progresses! I did feel that the writing was stilted in places. There were points in the dialog that seemed disjointed and kept the story from really flowing. There were also a few instances where the author relied on images having been painted to aid in the action or dialog but those images weren't there. It seemed like Ms. Cuevas hit her stride around the midpoint of the novel and from there the story really flowed. Overall, this was an enjoyable read. I liked the mystery surrounding Bee's family and that Aiden was able to release one of his regrets. I also liked the grim reaper mythos and imagery Ms. Cuevas created. I look forward to the next in the series and/or more from her.