Sunday, December 28, 2014

Review: Hear Me by Viv Daniels

Release Date: November 14, 2014
Publisher: Word for Word
Source: NetGalley
Author Links:  Goodreads | Diana Peterfreund's Website

Listen… the bells have stopped ringing.

Once upon a time, Ivy belonged to Archer, body, heart, and soul. They spent long summer days exploring the forest, and long summer nights exploring each other. But that was before dark magic grew in the depths of the wilderness, and the people of Ivy’s town raised an enchanted barrier of bells to protect themselves from the threat, even though it meant cutting off the forest people—and the forest boy Ivy loved—forever.

And there’s a naked man lying in the snow.

Three years later, Ivy keeps her head down, working alone in her tea shop on the edge of town and trying to imagine a new future for herself, away from the forest and the wretched bells, and the memory of her single, perfect love. But in the icy heart of winter, a terrifying magic blooms—one that can reunite Ivy and Archer, or consume their very souls.

Warm up this winter with a sexy, paranormal New Adult romance from Viv Daniels. Contains magic spells, true love, and the hottest scene ever set in a greenhouse. Not meant for readers under 18.

Huh. I had no idea that Viv Daniels was Diana Peterfreund's alter ego. I probably would have read this earlier, but then again, I probably wouldn't have gotten quite what I expected, either.
Hear Me is a New Adult (urban?) fantasy novella with a great big heaping spoonful of romance.
It's short enough that I could easily ruin the plot if I explain too much, but it centers around two childhood sweethearts from different...backgrounds...that find their way back to each other.

I'm not a huge fan of books that center around the sex, but this one had an interesting story to go with it. And Hear Me also felt pretty well thought-out for a novella, so I was mostly happy with it.
If you're looking for something a little different in a short romance novel, then this would fit the bill nicely.

I will say there's a part about his semen being evil that sort of freaked me out, but if you want to know any more about that, you'll just have to read the book.


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