Thread of Life (Echoes of Time #1) by L.M. Adams (Review by Cassandra – #NerdGirlLola)

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Title: Thread of Life (Echoes of Time #1)

Author:   L.M. Adams

Published Date: July 6th 2015

Genre: Supernatural and Erotica

Rating:

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***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

*Events within the Echoes of Time series occur approximately 20 years before the events of Snow Covered Moon.*
*Can be read as a standalone*
*Graphic sexual scenes and BDSM*
*First seen in Untamed and Unleashed Paranormal Twists*

My name is Desmona Thompson, a fortuneteller by trade, most days. I dabble in this and that, whatever really, just to make rent.

Up until a few months ago I worked for the FBI as a consultant on what is affectionately known as the Spook Squad. Ritual murders and mass suicides is the usual flavor. All in the name of some archaic god or another, the Spook Squad mops up the mess, and it is usually – a mess. It’s a bloody job they do, don’t know how they sleep to be honest, I have trouble most days.

More often than not I’m called in for my extensive knowledge in the occult and my other less recognized abilities. Can’t really put on my application – ability to read memories and manipulate time – I’d be put into the crazy bin.

I live my life day in day out, hunting an answer to a question so large I dare not speak it out loud, but must. How do I, Desmona Thompson save the world?

 

***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Cassandra – #NerdGirlLola’s  Review***
I am intrigued by this book but disappointed all at the same time. There are parts of the book that I absolutely loved, parts where I was confused, and then parts where I was just down right mad. I can’t explain everything here because I don’t do spoilers but I’ll try to hit the major points of my thoughts if I can.

One of the issues I had with the book was in the description area. Twice while describing the Spook Squad, the FBI offshoot that Desmona is a Consultant for, the descriptions of the people who make up the squad are almost exactly same, I mean word for word the same. I even went back to confirm this. Also when describing a mental institution it happens again almost exactly word for word, the same description as the first time she goes there. I’m not sure if this was an error but it was kind of distracting.

As for the love interest, I was kind of put off by Agent Smith/ Quinn. He was just so bipolar that it was jarring going back and forth between the two. He didn’t seem like the type of guy I would want to keep around. I get that people have mysterious backgrounds but seriously he was as different as night and day.

I loved Desmona, her spitfire attitude is great and her powers are just awesome. She is everything I want in a heroine. Her story is incredible and I want to continue the series if only to find out if she ever gets the answer to her question.

Overall, I absolutely loved Desmona’s character but was disheartened by her leading man as well as a particular scene which I will not go into in this review. I would also like to add that this book is far darker than the synopsis portrays it to be.

 

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