Saturday, June 8, 2013

Review: Forgiving the Beast by Penelope Rivers

Forgiving the BeastForgiving the Beast by Penelope Rivers
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Easy, short, fun? read. Good for going to sleep with at night. No nightmares in the making either.

Asher's parents were murdered by a werewolf in Maple Falls, Washington. Years later, after Asher was raised by his eccentric grandparents, Asher decides he wants to go to the place where his parents were killed in order to find out the secrets surrounding their deaths. When Asher leaves, though, he expects to find his parents' murderer. He doesn't expect to find love too.

I like my mysteries, no matter what genre they are. This is a paranormal-murder-mystery that spans at least two decades. If Nora Roberts were to delve on this genre - this would be it.

I really like getting to bed and reading books that make me relax. Those books that even with the predetermined angsts and whatever-else thingies, it still makes the reading fast and easy. I don't want to think, I want to make my mind excape to settings where I can get lost in the mystery of it. This is one of those books that despite its shortcomings, made me stop thinking and just plain enjoyed myself.

As a mystery, this was not horrifying either or filled with such suspenseful scenes that could make my heart thump hard against my chest. This was just a mystery many would consider "cozy" but isn't really.

The only thing I do not really agree with in this book is this inclusion in its blurb: Warning: This book will have you spending all day hiding under your covers, but not because you're scared of a werewolf. Whoever thought this up made a huge --------. ahhhh, heck no! nothing like this is happening!!!!!!

However, for those who like to read and relax before falling off to sleep, go ahead and read this. And promise, no nightmares either. Or whatever else that warning is warning you.

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