Living Violet

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Living Violet
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Release Date
December 27, 2011
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978-0758269249
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He's persuasive, charming, and way too mysterious. And for Samara Marshall, her co-worker is everything she wants most--and everything she most fears. . .

Samara Marshall is determined to make the summer before her senior year the best ever. Her plan: enjoy downtime with friends and work to save up cash for her dream car. Summer romance is not on her to-do list, but uncovering the truth about her flirtatious co-worker, Caleb Baker, is. From the peculiar glow to his eyes to the unfortunate events that befall the girls who pine after him, Samara is the only one to sense danger behind his smile.

But Caleb's secrets are drawing Samara into a world where the laws of attraction are a means of survival. And as a sinister power closes in on those she loves, Samara must take a risk that will change her life forever. . .or consume it.

 

 

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Captive Violet Eyes
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Living Violet is not just another run of the mill paranormal. Reed gives us a smart and at times hilarious heroine who doesn't wait for others to help her out. Samara Marshall is independent and not one to fall in love with just anyone. When hot Caleb flashes his gorgeous violet eyes her way, Samara doesn't gravel at his feet like other women do. Well, not at first.

I love Samara's tenacity and her way of looking at her world. The writing at times is fast-paced with great dialogue exchanges especially between Samara and her friends. Some parts are kind of predictable like the revelation of who Caleb is but I still found myself captivated by Samara and her growing attraction to Caleb.

Living Violet gives readers a new heroine to cheer for. The ending left me breathless and wanting to know more. A paranormal with an intriguing twist that will leave readers wanting to know what happens next.
Good Points
1. Intriguing premise
2. Samara is at times sarcastic and hilarious
3. Great biracial heroine
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Turns Paranormal on its Ear in a Fun, Sexy Forbidden Romp
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I devoured this book in less than 2 days. It was amazing, gripping and FUN! You'll love how tempting this forbidden, paranormal love story is! A must read.
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I was completely pulled in by this one, I read it in 2 days flat (very fast for me). I'm still processing all the awesome, but I will say that this is one for the books. Ha! Jaime Reed takes the genre of paranormal and turns it on its ear in a refreshing and unapologetically sharp take on everything that makes up paranormal. Dabbling in urban fantasy, bookstore co-workers Samara Marshall and mysterious bad-boy Caleb Baker cook up one hot forbidden romance that draws out the paranormal aspect between the couple. At first, Samara makes it clear she is thoroughly disgusted by the perverse way Caleb interacts with girls. What she doesn't realize is that all other girls are unable to stop themselves with gross public displays of affection followed by ambulance visits and trips to the ER, or worse.

It's enough to raise a few eyebrows, for sure.

But, Samara is not one to shy away from fire. And, she's certainly one who gets singed as she draws closer to the mystery behind Caleb. Against her better judgment, Samara agrees to go out on a date with Caleb to an amusement park where the strange occurrences follow Caleb like a dark cloud with a looming bad omen. Will it turn out to be true? If you start reading this book, you'll definitely find yourself pulled in and gasping for breath.

I love Samara's friends and their similarly tragic on again off again love/hate couples just begging a reality show to be named after them. this was a great, quick read. I loved Samara's snarky yet likeable character. She's got a great voice that works well with this book. I think Jaime Reed did an amazing job of balancing the elements of the smoldering romance betweeen these two, and upping the stakes at every turn. There were numerous twists and turns that left me going WTF? and quickly turning the page to find out what the heck happens next.

Samara's conflict of not trusting the bad boys, and for good reason, is a great examination of what makes love so tempting, but in a funny, quirky, and modern take on the paranormal. You. Will. Love. It.

If you haven't read this one, it's a MUST READ! I'm going to go make sure I have all the other books in this series in my TBR pile, too. So, so good!!

Find out if Samara gets burned, singed, or thoroughly consumed by the love she's tempted to flirt with, fight for, and find the unexpected that is so perfectly what she needs, wants and hungers for in a relationship. You'll be captivated, too!
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LIVING VIOLET has a lot of great action, humor, and potential to be a fun new series. There were several parts that made me giggle out loud.
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