Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Match Made in Hell

This second book in the Nicki Styx series sees Nicki's life taking a very new direction. Nicki, who started to see ghosts following a near death experience in the first book, has begun to reconcile herself to this unwelcome development in her life. It hasn't been all bad, really - after all, as a result she has met and is now romantically involved with her sexy new boyfriend, Dr. Joe Bascombe.

But when the latest ghost in her life turns out to be a family member, and her twin sister - her boyfriend's ex-wife - walks into her life, things become hopelessly complicated. Before Nicki knows it, she's agreed to accompany her sister to the most haunted city in the country in search of the truth about their family. To add to the confusion, a very sexy man keeps turning up, determined to lure Nicky away from Joe, and he is very tempting indeed. Devilishly tempting, in fact...

This is a fun series with romance, suspense, and a bit of mystery. While the coincidences that keep cropping up were a bit much, it was certainly entertaining to go along for the ride. It was fun to see Nicki attempt to come to terms with her newly discovered family, and I enjoyed seeing the way in which her relationship with her newly discovered twin is developing. There were times, though, when I became frustrated by the lack of communication between the sisters, which spurred the plot along in convenient directions but became wearisome after a while. The ending offers a satisfying conclusion to the main story, but leaves many intriguing loose strings to be addressed in future volumes.

Nicki Styx series
1. Dead Girls Are Easy
2. A Match Made in Hell

3. You're the One that I Haunt

4. Silent Night, Haunted Night


A Match Made in Hell (#2 in the Nicki Styx series) by Terri Garey (Avon Books, 2008)

Source: My local public library

Also reviewed at:
Best Fantasy Stories: "Terry Garey has given us a great story with strong characters that pull you in and make you feel like you’re experiencing the story with them."
Darque Reviews: "Ms. Garey adds many twists to this installment, and keeps readers on the edge of their seat until the last moment."
SciFiGuy.ca: " A Match Made in Hell is surprisingly fresh and fun."

6 comments:

  1. This sounds like a really fun series, think I'll try it!

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  2. Joanna - I hope you enjoy it!

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  3. Oh wow, her boyfriend's ex-wife is her twin sister?!? I see problems already.

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  4. Janicu - Oh, yes, and that's just the beginning! :-)

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  5. I loved the first one but I couldn't get my hands on this one at the time. I'll see if I can find it again. Thanks for reminding me of this series!

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  6. Ladytink - Thanks for telling me about this one in the first place!

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