Series: Providence #1
Published by Independent on November 17th 2010
Struggling with her father's death, Nina meets Jared Ryel, presumably by chance. However it soon becomes clear that he knows more about her than even close friends. When her father's former associates begin following her in the dark, Nina learns that her father was not the man she thought he was, but a thief who stole from demons. In searching for the truth behind her father's death, she stumbles upon something she never expected, and something Hell wants, that only she holds the key for. Jared risks everything to keep the women he was born to save, by sharing the secret he was sworn to protect.
Warning! Danielle has her ranty pants on!
Oh PROVIDENCE…where to begin?
I truly think when it comes to Jamie McGuire, the less romance the better when it concerns me. I adore her more plot driven books like RED HILL but the very sniff of romance and I come over all queasy and this was no exception.
My two main issues with this book were the instalove *everybody shudders* and the face that it really felt like a Twilight rehashing. I loved Twilight but there only needs to be one of them.
When we meet Nina, her father has just died. After his funeral she meets mysterious stranger Jared and somehow through her grief manages to begin obsessing about him and takes a taxi home with him. Which is a good move because he seems to be obsessed about her and shows up everywhere she goes and seems to stare directly into her soul and just…knows her.
When it turns out that he’s some kind of mystical creature, I can’t remember the name and is sworn to protect her because of some ancient line she descends from (I could be making this up and it wouldn’t matter), we, of course have ourselves a little star-crossed lovers action. There’s a lot of “We can’t be together…I can’t stay away from you though…stay away from me…but I can’t…Why are you so tempting…don’t leave me!!” conversations going on and apparently there’s some chemistry…we’re told there’s chemistry but I didn’t find any evidence of it.
Some other stuff happens and there’s another annoying dude who apparently she has chemistry with (so we’re told) and hello, there’s a love triangle set up for book two. I’m sure other stuff happens in book two but I’ll never find out because driving a nail into my skull sounds like a much better option.
So to sum up, there’s a girl and a guy who might not actually be a guy, they can’t be together but damn it they will be because who the heck cares Fate! The book isn’t called Providence or anything…oh wait! There’s annoying friends and other annoying love interest who doesn’t have a name (he does but I can’t remem…Ryan!) and things come to try and kill them and maybe they do and maybe they don’t… whaaaat like I’d spoil it 😉
What was I talking about again?