Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Review: Lightning Strikes by: Theresa Parker

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Title: Lightning Strikes An Andromeda Spencer Novel Book 1
Published: April 27, 2014
Genres: Humor, mystery/thriller, young adult
Format: eBook
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As if being struck by lightning wasn’t bad enough. I spent a month in a coma. Of course that was when I was a teenager. It left me with some pretty unusual abilities. For instance, I can find just about anything or anyone. Oh, and I can see ghosts, too!
I pick up extra cash working with the local P.D. I’m their go-to girl when they have someone they need to find. Despite all of this, my life is pretty boring — that is until the very hot Detective Nick Cavanaugh came into my life. Boy did we get off on the wrong foot. I was asked to pair up with Detective Cavanaugh to look for three missing children. Did I mention that he doesn’t believe in my superpowers?
When we discover the children have been kidnapped, the search takes us up into the mountains and old mining towns. With time running out and my abilities going wonky, Nick is ready to drop me from the case. Pffft! As if that will stop me!
—Andromeda Spencer

I think I have found my favorite character. I enjoy almost all the characters I read about, but Andromeda or Rommey as she is known has to be my favorite by far. She is witty, sarcastic, and she is just a normal girl minus the whole I can find people or lost things heck throw in the occasional ghost.

Rommy’s family is by far normal her mother is in a coven and her father believes in the stars how Rommey turned out to be normal is well her stars must have been lined. I found myself trying to saying her name properly and I couldn’t so I am glad she had a nickname that was easy to say. Rommy helps the local PD in her town to help solve cases when they need her which I think is pretty rad.

Rommy gets a case one that will push her limit on her powers and in the process explore her feelings with Mr. Yummy Detective real name Nick who is possessive and sexy all rolled up into one. I don’t think he realizes that trying to control or “protect” Rommy is what is going to happen. The chemistry between both of these characters had me in fits of laughter especially the whole shower scene that went on that left Rommy a blubbering hot mess.

There is humor, some action, some attraction all mixed in with this story and it went together very very well. The author has done a great job with capturing your attention from the first page and leaves you wanting more of Andromeda and her powers along with her narcoleptic cat which was a first for me to read about.

The author has done a great job with character building, and descriptions overall she has an awesome writing style. I do hope to read more as I want more of the humor.

Theresa  Parker
Theresa Parker was born (1969) in California, where she still lives with her husband. Theresa is an avid reader and whenever she finished reading a book, she would imagine new characters and insert them into the existing story. After a lot of prodding from her husband, she wrote Lightning Strikes in 2008. Aside from her passion for writing, she enjoys crafts, collecting crystals and gemstones and spending time with her family.