Type: Paranormal Novel/Light Romance
My Copy: Sent
Hailey Parrish is quick-witted, irreverent, and hasn’t had a date in three years. She only wanted an eBook reader because her collection of paperbacks threatened to take over her small living space. Little did she know that the “special offers” that prompted the purchase included much more than a reduced price in exchange for a few ads. The device came pre-loaded with the essence of Sebastian Kess, an erudite womanizer with magical abilities from a parallel dimension. When she inadvertently releases him and he inhabits her body, she finally has a man inside her, just not in the way she imagined. And soon her predicament introduces her to yet another supernatural, the handsome could-be-the-man-of-her-dreams Alex Sunderland. Can Alex and Hailey find a way to return Sebastian to his own body, stay one step ahead of the criminals who want to keep him where he is, and not lose their sense of humor?
When I read the blurb for this book I must admit I was skeptical. It’s unique and unlike anything I had heard of before and in that uniqueness came a worry. Unless this was done perfectly, it would fail miserably. I was pleasantly surprised to find Special Offers to be wonderfully written, engaging and with a plot that kept me turning pages and groaning when it was over to fast!
In a attempt to not be killed by her overflowing bookshelves Hailey decides to embrace the age and buy herself a Kindle. She never expected the Kindle to come preloaded with a mans soul. Sebastian was awesome, loved him! He provided some comic relief to the heavier story of having to find his body and reunite his soul with it.
The one good thing about having a man stuck in your body? He’s sure to have a friend willing to come and try and help him get out. Alex is Sebastian’s friend and him and Hailey hit it off almost immediately. They have this hot connection without the sex. I mean, it’s hard to have sex with another guy stuck inside you. Har-de-har-har-har. But seriously, virtually no sex in this one. Which was fine because I still got thier connection and the story line of the guys origins and the pursuit of Sebastian’s body were more then enough to keep me reading. Alex just lit the page on fire with his presence. He’s incredibly smart, being over a hundred years old but he has this quirkiness about him that I found endearing. I also loved how Hailey wasn’t a shrinking violet. When she needed to she thought quickly and she wasn’t afraid to help the guys in their quest.
The intrigue throughout the book was well paced and the writing was clean and never faltered. Not once did I get bored while reading this one and that’s saying a lot coming from me. I often feel the need to speed read through some books but Special Offers never got to that point. I can’t say enough wonderful things about the quality of this one.
Special Offers ends with a slight cliff hanger that really hooked me in for book two. I WANT BOOK TWO NOW! I hope that it means we’ll get to learn more about their people and the different dimension Sebastian and Alex from. M.L. Ryan is a author to watch because I found Special Offers to be a surprise of epic proportions! Pick this book up!
I give Special Offers by M.L. Ryan 4.50 stars!