Format: Digital ARC
Release Date: March 29, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Tess Jennings, who has been gifted with the ability to see ghosts, struggles to help the Grand Master of the Animus, Alexander, cross over. She might even have discovered who murdered him, but she has no way to prove it.
Adding to her pile of failures, Tess must accept a harsh reality—she has officially run out of time. The closer she gets to an answer to save her ghost lover, Kipp McGowen, the more she’s realizing she’s been searching for an answer she didn’t want to find.
Tess will have to make difficult choices, and her decisions will lead to consequences she cannot predict. Will Kipp finally take a living breath again, or will Tess take her last and join him in the Netherworld forever?
I am so frickin' happy-sad that Stacey Kennedy's Frostbite series is over! Donezo! No more Tess and Kipp! No more B.o.B. worthy sensual ghost dreams! No more fantasies of some hunky guy visiting MY dreams and giving me the best. Sex. Ever! But at least these two finally got their well-deserved HEA.
I've been a fan of Frostbite series since I read Supernaturally Kissed because the romance is sensual and the urban fantasy aspect is gripping and laced with the right amount of action to keep my mind engaged. But truly it's the forbidden love story that had me invested from the start. Here you have two people, one alive, the other a ghost, desperately in love with each other but can only express themselves through dreams if they're lucky! If you think long distance relationships are hard, try falling in love with someone who belongs in a different plane than you are! Don't get me wrong, their dream-sex are mothafrickin' hawt but after Tess wakes up, the fantasy ends and she's once again faced with the reality that Kipp is a ghost.
"I'll - we'll - never give up, not until you are back in your body."Sudden tears welled in Kipp's eyes. "But at what point do we realize that might never happen?"
Their story progressed to their hard-earned HEA and the road was riddled with spikes and landmines. I don't want to give anything away but suffice to say that there's hope for Kipp to join Tess in the world of the living. And since Tess discovered that in Demonically Tempted, the poor girl was hell bent on bringing Kipp back. Hence the torture we, Frostbite series fans, endured in Mystically Bound because for a minute there I thought that we're being let down slowly and the only way for them to be together is if Tess meets a tragic ending...
Happy to report that wasn't the case but I sure was kept on the edge of my seat. The Animus murder-mystery felt like pulling tooth! I wanted to scream at all of them to go and help Tess save Kipp because they deserved it and solve their own problems themselves! Surely a group of witches can do that without Tess?! Turns out Tess is her own savior and she didn't need anybody or any spell to save Kipp. Happy-happy-joy-joy!
On to the HEA. I was grinning like an idiot towards the end. I must say that Kipp is a frickin' rockstar for even having the energy to bump uglies with Tess considering that he's been out of commission for the longest time! It sure made all the waiting and all their ordeals worth it because their reunion is oh, so sweet, and beyond fulfilling! I just love HEA's and these two more than deserved it. The ultimate ending was a little cheesy, with the neat little bow too perfect but I guess looking back, I really can't complain. All I can say is I'm glad Tess and Kipp's love test is over and they can finally be together.
So I'm cutting short my little ramble here. SKennedy's Frostbite series is one of the best paranormal ghost love story I've ever read. Tess and Kipp will pull you into their world and they won't let go til you've taken their trying journey with them and celebrate their much deserved bliss together. You can't help but root for these two, feel their pain and desperation and throw confetti at the end. SKennedy is great in weaving romance, heat and suspense, you won't be disappointed.
Au revoir, Tess and Kipp, you'll be missed.
#298 Kim K.
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