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Friday, October 29, 2010

Book Review: A Match Made In Hell By Terri Garey


A Match Made In Hell

By Terri Garey

Second Book in Nicki Styx Series








A brush with death and a brief trip to the hereafter left vintage clothing store owner Nicki Styx an unwilling ghoulfriend to the dead. She can see and hear spirits, and boy, do they want to be heard! Luckily, her new boyfriend, sexy doc Joe Bascombe, is there to help, especially when Nicki faces her latest ghost, a woman in pink sequins who holds the key to some family secrets.

Unfortunately for Nicki, it turns out that there are more skeletons in the family closet than she thought, including a twin sister and a mysterious house full of spirits and surprises. Things go from bad to worse when the devil himself shows up, determined to lure Nicki from Joe's side. Will she give in to temptation and sell her soul (or someone else's) for one incredible night?
Demons may be a ghoul's best friend, but with this particular hottie, it could be a match made in hell!



*Spoiler Alert- If you haven’t read Dead Girls Are Easy this review will probably contain spoilers for you.*

Nicki Styx is a hot 29 year-old vintage goth girl with a drop dead gorgeous doctor for a boyfriend and an unknown twin sister, who owns her own vintage clothing store with her gay best friend…and sees dead people.

In this sequel to Dead Girls Are Easy, Nicki encounters a ghost that leads to her twin sister Kelly. She, a bit reluctantly, agrees to take Kelly in and help her with her recovery from a bad accident that also killed their biological mother and get to know her sister better along the way. Nicki has diffidently met her match with Kelly and you question whether or not their relationship is going to turn out good or if they’ll end up trying to kill each other, which I guess is true sisterly form. LoL (I did find Kelly a bit annoying and a major guilt trip; I could see why Nicki was getting fed up.)
Insecure in her relationship with Joe now that Kelly is back Nicki goes through a lot of ups & downs about what she wants in her life. How do you deal with your long-lost twin sister being your new boyfriends ex-wife? I’d feel like beating my head against the wall too!
Then while at a Halloween party Nicki meets the hotter then Hell, literally, Sammy who afterwards keeps popping up in her life and in inappropriate dreams. ;)
Nick, Joe and Kelly later travel to the family’s haunted house Savannah to find out more of their heritage and encounter another wicked spirit, a woman in drag and the Devil himself.


IMO this book is a little more serious then the previous one but what I said with Dead Girls Are Easy goes for A Match Made In Hell as well; Light and humorous with a dark edge. There are a lot of ups & downs and twists & turns in the plot that will have you laughing and crying with the characters.
With Kelly and a few other tangles that get knotted into their relationship, Nicki and Joe have an obstacle course thrown at them in this book and your heart breaks wondering if they are going to make it through together.
You get to delve deeper into Nicki’s character as well, which just wraps her around your heart more.

A Match Made In Hell is filled with thrills & chills, mystery & suspense and believable characters that will grab at you from the first pages. Also, very interesting and unexpected twists at the end that will have you doing a double take.



Can be read as a stand alone but def. better as a series! This is a series that you won't be able to put down! 






Rating: 4 Wine Glasses

PG13: Gettin' a bit steamy

2 comments:

Mad Scientist said...

Following that darn mechnical bunny around. His gears and cogs are wound tight.

I would want a library at my finger tips, wait I have a Nook. I would want a million books to be loaded on it now :)

I do not have a post for this week's hop but I do have a most wonderful new review posted. Stop by and see what I had to say about Stardust.

Mad Scientist
http://madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

Crystal ♥ said...

Thanks for stopping by! =)