Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Review: Rematch (Chinese Zodiac Romance Series (1.5)) by Rachael Slate

In April I stumbled across Trancing The Tiger by Rachael Slate. I love the concept of the story line and the characters along with their romance was nice too. This month Rematch, book 1.5 of the Chinese Zodiac Romance Series, came out and I grabbed it up. Here's a bit about the book and my take on it.

25371358Rematch by Rachael Slate

Thirteen Zodiac animals entered the Great Race. Only twelve became Chosen…

After failing the test to join the Lotus League, Wen Pierce will do anything to prove herself worthy. Even if it means being demoted to a maid in the house of one of the Eight Immortals—Li Tieguai. But this seductive yet surly immortal wants only one thing—her surrender to his rigid control. On his remote, magical island she’ll fade into the background of his tortured existence. Unless she can convince him she can steal anything…including the one thing he believes he’s lost forever.

A spirit outcast and denied…

Tricked by the Monkey King, Li Tieguai lives in shame and surrounds himself with other outcasts, like the spirit animal Cat. But when the vibrant and sultry Wen is assigned to his household and offers to thieve for him, she just might steal more than he planned.

On the edge of redemption, lies temptation…

Li isn’t the only one who can’t resist Wen. The spirit Cat offers Li the solution he’s longed for, but to atone for his past, he’ll have to endure a future…without Wen.

 The Review

At first I was put off a little by Wen. She seemed a little over the top sexy and sultry, but as her story developed and I learned more about her I warmed up to her. Li was almost an instant mystery that I wanted to figure out. The unfolding of his secrets had me turning pages to find out more. 

The myths woven in the story line were well done. As I said before, I love the concept of Chinese culture inside a paranormal romance, and from what I do remember of the Chinese folklore the author has done a wonderful job giving readers just the amount of information they need and tickling their interest to learn more.

This story didn't grab me as fast and hard as the first novel in the series, but it did grab me. Before I knew it I was scrolling past the last page and really wanting more. All in all I'll keep waiting for the next story set to come out this summer.

Peace and Love!