A review by Amanda.
Lucinda “Lucky” De Salle sees ghosts. After a painful childhood, because of her unusual ability, Lucky has made peace with her life and learned to take advantage of her ability; namely as a medium and an author. Despised by charlatans in the psychic world, and wary of meeting new people, Lucky’s only real friend is Kayla, a spirit who has been around for as long as Lucky can remember. Something about Kayla has kept Lucky safe from other spirits invading her home, and Lucky considers them to be best friends. A string of odd coincidences in a twenty-four hour span twists Lucky’s entire world upside down, and now she doesn’t know who to trust – her closest friend; Jamie, the unassuming medium who shows up out of the blue; or Philip, the handsome and wealthy man with sad eyes? Secrets begin to emerge from every corner of her life. Can she even trust her own instincts?
Marked was a thrill ride to the very end. The intrigue and action began immediately, drawing the reader in and keeping their eyes glued to the pages. The supporting characters were well-defined and varied greatly in both looks and personality. Kayla was sarcastic and mischievous, with an occasional cruel streak. It was difficult to get a read on her true intentions. Jamie was the definition of enigmatic, the angelic golden boy with hidden depths. Jinx oozed sensuality and playfulness, and his serious side only highlighted his sex appeal. The only character I had difficulty liking was Lucky herself. I related to her as an introvert with an awkward past, but her naïveté became grating and overdone after a while. A lack of experience is one thing; making multiple foolish choices for the sake of “doing the right thing” is something else entirely. On the plus side, Lucky has a lot of room for growth. The romantic pieces of this story were both sweet and sexy, as well as unexpected, and I cannot wait to see where it goes from here. I will definitely be picking up the next book in this series.
My rating: 4.5/5 stars.
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