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Semi-Charmed: (Snarky paranormal romance) (Harper Hall Investigations Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 5 in Harper Hall Investigations
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From the Author
Book 1: Semi-CharmedBook 2: Semi-HumanBook 3: Semi-TwistedBook 4: Semi-BrokenBook 5: Semi-SaneBook 5.5: Semi-ObsessedSemi-Magical: A Harper Hall/Misfits of Magic Crossover Novel
- File size : 689 KB
- Publication date : August 29, 2014
- Print length : 269 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Publisher : Isabel Jordan (August 29, 2014)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00N5XZM7U
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #27,074 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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She doesn't. Or rather, the author doesn't. I forgot toward the end that she even had that ability and I think the author did, too. The whole story of a plucky girl with a great gift doing dangerous work to find and save people quickly devolved into the standard, girl gets kidnapped, prays the Hero will come save her, and he does because they're magically in love. For some reason. Oh right, because he's hot and brooding and she's gorgeous and headstrong, check.
And save her he does from her silly girlish helplessness, at least three, possibly four times. But even if broody Hero wasn't available, there was equally hot alpha shifter cop who's also in love with the h and wants nothing more than to protect her, although why he was described as a shifter is inexplicable since he never, you know, shifted. Into anything.
So here's what I think happened. Author had a standard romance story. Author sees that paranormal romances sell. Author adds a few paranormal references to her book like sprinkles on a cupcake, not realizing characters need to be consistent with their natures and abilities throughout the whole story. For instance, if the h gets crazy visions from touching things, show her consciously avoid touching things. Or wearing gloves. Or something. Because her history says she would be having visions almost constantly and be unable to function.
Then tack on a couple of woefully short action scenes, a subplot romance that follows exactly in the footsteps of the main one (strong woman turned to quivering goo by handsome dominant man), and a totally gratuitous sex scene (yikes!) at the end, and there you have it, a completely formulaic romance.
Too bad. The story had a lot if potential and would have potentially been really good if it focused less on the h's quivering thighs and burning loins and more on the interesting plot and character possibilities. And for once, can the h please just save herself?? Or even the H? Just for variety.
The one thing that threw me off about the story was the fact that Harper's psychic abilities via touch weren't quite explained to my satisfaction. Like - did her touch only involve seeing things play out in the future? If so, with all of the touching that she received - from the H, her family, her friends, and the bad guys - why couldn't she see into the future, and manipulate that knowledge to her benefit?
Still - 'Semi-Charmed' was a fun read. I'll be reading book 2!
Top reviews from other countries
Whilst trying to earn a living at being a PI her old slayer partner runs off leaving her with business debts and no physical back up which means police don’t want to work with her. She meets a famous slayer, Noah Riddick, and she tries to get her to work with her on a missing child case.
I loved all the characters in this book. Though there are some dark moments there is a real feel good factor this book. Harper comes from a large Italian family who all get together once a week in the family restaurant. They are stereotypical Italian family, banter, insults and unconditional love. Harper’s mother is a force to be reckoned with as is her best friend Mischa, someone who worked at Sentry as a watcher (the very smart researchers). Then you add in the not so bad vampire, the shifter cop and the odd low life bad guy and you get a fabulous melee of interesting interactions and plot line.
I will definitely be reading the next book in the series.
A plot about the way a dissolved agency has left it's members floundering a little. An agency that was charged with taking out vampires that have gone on a killing spree. It has left some members dealing with psychosis as they come to terms with the fact that not all vampires are bad (okay a lot are), that not all slayers are cold blooded killing machines and that the agency lied to them. The plot revolves around two couples and their interaction not only with each other but also rogue vampires who might have become fixated on them. Will they work out their problems? Will they survive?
If you like Jeaniene Frost and Ilona Andrews, you will absolutely love these books. Thank you so much Ms Jordan for creating a new world and giving me new people to care about.
It popped up as a 'freebie' and loving the write up of it quickly downloaded it.
I was a big Buffy fan, even though I'm an older 'geek' lol, so the premise of Vamps being out and an undercover organisation being disbanded leaving Slayers and Seers without jobs got me straight away.
Harper is sassy, sarcastic, loving Seer who has nasty premonitions who's not afraid to stand up to nasty Vamps on her own.
Riddick, dark a deadly Slayer who's never felt love and doesn't really 'do' talking, let alone show how he feels.
Mischa, Harper's ex boss now her BF, who scares the snot out of people.
Hunter, a Native Indian warrior Vamp from when the Indians owned the land and friend of Harper, and a Vamp Mischa tried to put down in her other life.
Throw in psycho kidnapping Vamps, a dog rescue and a big Italian family and you get a brilliant book.
If you like a bit of paranormal and a good romance, look no further, give it a go.