GENRE: PARANORMAL ROMANCE
17-year-old Calise Thomas grieves her mother's death. As she trains with Chris and his friends at a cabin in the woods, she realizes why they live in the forest - to hide their identities and profession. With each of them wearing a spade tattoo, she tries to investigate the purpose behind the mysterious mark. At the same time, her attraction for Chris heats up and things get sidetracked when she feels like she's being watched. Something unseen and heavy is in their midst, but no one acknowledges the foul, unsettling presence that grips the air. Instead, they take on their secret profession, leaving Calise to figure out who she is and what she's capable of.
MY RATING: 4 STARS
I really enjoyed Spades by Kristy Evans. I think the characters were well thought out and executed rather well. The story was interesting and kept me reading. The only beef I had with this book was the cliffhanger. I was so into this story and then it just abruptly ended. The good news is the second book is available so you can easily purchase it and keep reading.
I think Chris's character was very mysterious and interesting. There were more questions raised with his character instead of answered in this book. At this point, there isn't much romance going on between he and Calise. Whether there even will be isn't certain. I guess I will have to move on to the second book to find out...and I desperately NEED to know!
I like the main character, Calise. Her mother has died, and her father has moved on with a new woman—a woman Calise can't stand. Calise feels as all hope has been lost and just desperately wants to end it all and be with her mother again. Her attempt at suicide failed when Chris found and saved her. He brings her into his super secret world, now it's up to Calise to find the courage and strength to belong.
Chris's friends and co-workers are Tre, Kevin, and Blue. Tre is a fun character, Kevin is kind of indifferent at this point, and Blue is a huffy mean girl. Their personalities are all different therefore they all work really well together in this story.
Overall, I really liked Spades and have already purchased the second book. I absolutely recommend this story if you are a fan of paranormal romance. Right now, Spades book 1 is free on Amazon. Follow the link below to download Spades.
*This e-book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.