My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Loved that Dank got his POV in this book a little bit :) It was great to hear his view on his feelings towards Pagan. In fact, I peeked over at the author's website and she has a lot MORE of Dank's POV from the first book :) YES!
You would think after helping save her boyfriend from an eternity in Hell that things would go back to normal. Well, as normal as life can be when you can see souls and your boyfriend is Death. But for Pagan Moore, things are just getting weirder.The high school quarterback and reigning heartthrob, Leif Montgomery, is missing. While the town is in a frenzy of worry, Pagan is a nervous wreck for other reasons. Apparently good ‘ol Leif isn’t your average teenage boy. He isn’t even human. According to Death, Leif doesn’t have a soul. The quarterback may have skipped town but he’s still showing up in Pagan’s dreams... uninvited.
Dank has known from the beginning Leif wasn’t human. But he hadn’t worried about a simple soulless creature. Now, he realizes he made a grave mistake. Pagan’s soul has been marked since birth as a restitution, to a spirit so dark not even Death walks near it. Dank knows saving Pagan’s soul won’t be easy but Pagan is his. And he’s already proven he’ll defy Heaven to keep her. If Hell wants a piece of him too, then bring it on.
Loved this book - SPOILERS from book one is below - if you haven't read book one, don't keep reading!
So it all happened so fast towards the end of last book with how Pagan gave the ultimate gift of unselfishness and became Death's personal soul. Awe -
But you should have known it wasn't going to be that easy! HA! As soon as we read the last sentence from that book, Leif took off - where did he go? Who knows - after a month-ish of Pagan and Dank being together finally, Leif was MIA - and even though Dank was happy he wasn't around, he needed to find him.
Pagan was having dreams, dreams of her memories that were once gone. Memories of a little blonde boy that helped her when she needed him, a friend that popped in when she felt lonely. But as soon as it was over, it was gone from her memory.
Dank wasn't impressed, in fact he was downright pissed off that Leif was getting his hooks into Pagan while Dank was off collecting souls. It wasn't like he could give up his job and be around her 24/7 - although he wanted to. But while she slept, she should have been safe.
In walks Gee - I LOVE Gee! She's so cute, and funny! And believe it or not, she's a loyal friend to both Death and Peggy Ann :)
So when Dank has to switch to go to work during the day, and try to figure out how to get Pagan out of the mess her mother got her into when she was a child, Gee was appointed to keep an eye on Peggy Ann. And let me tell ya, Miranda wasn't as impress with Gee as Pagan was :)
With Dank gone so long, Pagan gets a little sad, but she remembers that he's away trying to help her. It's not easy on anyone. And when Leif shows up whenever Gee turns her back, things start to get complicated. Leif doesn't want to bow out gracefully. He wants what's his... and that's Pagan.
Unfortunately for Leif, Dank isn't going to go out without a fight
Loved this story - seems like everything cleared up on its own though, not sure where the next book will go. But I'm really anxious to find out.
I'm thinking Jay is going to come back into Pagan’s life, and Dank really doesn't seem happy about him :)
Favorite Quote ~
(This is Gee laying the smack down on Dank. She cracks me up.)
" 'Whatever, listen, why is it that you can't just go say 'Yo, stop haunting my girl you stupid ass piece of shit' and then be done with it? I realize you're hanging with the humans these days but Dank, you're Death. What's with all this angst?' "
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