Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Mr. Real - Book Review

Mr. Real (Code of Shadows #1)
by Carolyn Crane

What is it about:
He finds the girl of his dreams…with the secret agent of his nightmares.

Alix Gordon is a woman who doesn’t take life too seriously. What’s the fun in that? So when she stumbles across occult software that can bring any computer image to life, she conjures up lots of awesome outfits and accessories. And then, on one drunken, horny night, she conjures up Sir Kendall, the sexy TV ad spy . . . who looks exactly like Paul Reinhardt, the super-sexy martial arts teacher who kicked her out of class three years ago.

Fighter Paul Reinhardt has good reason to hate Sir Kendall, the character he brought to life to land a part in a TV ad; he’d do anything to forget him. A cross country road trip seems just the thing . . . until Paul finds himself inexplicably drawn to Minnesota and is shocked to discover Sir Kendall - in the flesh - with the girl he’d once loved from afar. He barges into Alix and Sir Kendall’s love nest, determined to stop the madness - somehow.

But is superspy Sir Kendall transforming into something more dangerous anyone can imagine? And what will Sir Kendall do when Paul and Alix finally give into their mad lust for each other?

What did I think of it:
This is an amazingly fun read!

I absolutely love Crane's Disillusionists trilogy, so when I got the offer to read and review her self-published book Mr. Real I jumped at the chance.

I love it!

Alix is such a great heroine. I fell in love with her from the start and could perfectly understand why she does the things that get her in trouble. And then there's Paul and Sir Kendall. I loved both of them and at times I was wondering which one of them I should root for. I also really wanted to drink Denali, the drink that was featured in the ad where Sir Kendall is from.

I like how Crane manages to write a humorous story, but still make it really suspenseful as well. I was snickering one moment and holding my breath the next. Crane's writing is fun, funny and intense. Once I got reading I couldn't put this book down.

I can advice this book to anyone who likes an original and quirky paranormal romance that's fast paced and funny. I myself will be trying to get my trotters on a print version of this book and will reread it often. I also hope Crane will write many more books in this series.

Why should you read it:
It's a fun and cool paranormal romance.

~Available in ebook and paperback from most online sellers~


Anonymous said...

Just ordered this book. I'm a huge Carolyn Crane fan, too. Very excited to see what her new series is like!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, above comment from Lee @shewolfreads! :)

Sullivan McPig said...

It's such a fun book! I hope you'll enjoy it.

M.A.D. said...

*WOO HOO* LOVE the idea of occult software, and a drunken, horny gal conjuring up the image of some serious hunk! What a fun & juicy plot! ;D

Stella Ex Libris said...

Yay! I'm so excited that Carolyn Crane has a new release and it sounds fantastic! Thanks for the great review Sully, now I'm even more impatient to read it :-D

Melliane said...

great! I can't wait to start it, I'm sure I'll love it!

Aurian said...

I have put this one on my wishlist, it sounds like fun. Imagine, conjuring up all the books you would want to have ... especially the out of print ones ...
O wait, I already do that, it is called shopping online ;)