Ivy Morgan is happy with who she is, and what she can do. She certainly doesn't need to second guess her life, or her witchy ways... that is, until Shadow Lake's newest police detective enters her life.
Jack Harker is haunted by a past he refuses to talk about, and he's not looking forward to a future with anyone - especially a sassy witch with boundary issues.
Jack and Ivy find their paths crossing on a regular basis when a dead body is discovered on the edge of Ivy's property. Jack doesn't want any romantic entanglements, but there's just something about Ivy that keeps drawing him in.
When the truth is finally revealed, Jack has to decide what he believes - and he has to do it before a murderer turns his attention to Ivy.
Can Ivy heal Jack's wounds? Will she even get a chance to try?
©2015 Lily Harper Hart (P)2015 Lily Harper Hart
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I love cozy, paranormal mysteries. I am always looking for different ones to try. I saw this book and was on sale so i decided to give it a try. Boy was i disappointed. First the voice of Bryan really was awful. It seemed like he was screaming but hesitate. The characters seemed Juvenile. I felt like i was reading but teenagers and not grown men and women. I probably won't read anymore of these.
"Compelled to write this review"
A different narrator.
No. Perhaps if there was a different narrator, I might try it. The story was somewhat interesting but the writing didn't seem very professional. The detective work in the story was very flimsy.
The narration detracted very much from the story. She didn't pace the sentences cohesively. At times one sentence or thought was expressed as 2. There was distinction in the male and female voices except that all except for the hero they were like they were shouting and forced or squeaky and hard on my ears. The pacing of the expressions was not done well either.
The women chasing after her brother. It was not necessary to include dialog with them especially since that dialog was also grating.
I gave the story 2 stars because there was some entertainment to it. I rarely if ever give bad reviews. Usually I just ignore giving any feedback in those cases. However, I think this narrator has possibilities if she gets more training. I definitely felt she really liked this story.
"Not the paranormal I was expecting from the cover."
Maybe, if there is a sale.
The narrator made the heroine so darn whiny. Ugh! A bit of inflection and emotion would have helped tremendously.
This was an okay story. I was able to finish is but Predictable mystery with many details left for upcoming series. This is NOT a paranormal, which is what I was expecting. The narration was seriously just okay. I have heard much worse and MUCH better.
"A very casual read."
I tend to prefer reading books to listening to them, but this reading was one of the better ones. It wasn't hard to distinguish one character from another, though it did take me a while to remember which choice belonged to which background character. Definitely recommend this book for casual readers/listeners.
Bought the title as an audiobook. The story is very infantile. In the book we have men talking like women about the two main characters' relationship. We have the obvious red herring in Chad. And the supposed to be twist at the end of the book. Yes, let's have our heroine running through the woods in a skirt while the inept police department not investigate everyone at the compound. After that, the person reading the story started as a robotic voice then when the story moved on let's have her differ the male voices from the female ones by making the voices really deep. I can almost see her scrunching her face like Shirley Temple does when she was being serious. I understand that this is the first book and I hope it gets better.
"May have been good"
I think this may have been a good book, however the narration was so awkward I was unable to finish it.
I did not enjoy this story. very simple. the narrorater's whining tone made the overall character come off extremely whiny and annoying. So no attachments formed to characters in story.
"Wicked Days by Lily Harper Hart"
I really enjoyed the story -- of this volume, as well as the rest of the series -- but Angel Clark's narration made it painful to listen. Her high-pitched, shrill, and whiny rendition of the main character, Ivy Morgan, made Ivy seem an incredibly immature, empty-headed, petulant 12-year-old. Her idea for making the Police Chief distinguishable from other characters was to utter his dialog in a screaming voice, speaking as if he were a brain-damaged dunce in a child's cartoon. I doubt the author intended that for either of her characters. How Angel Clark gets jobs narrating is beyond me, as I've heard other samples of her reading, and the voice is always the same high pitched, whiny, shrill noise used in this volume. She must be related to someone well-placed in the publishing business, because she surely isn't being hired for her talent. Although I enjoy Lily Harper Hart's writing, I won't be purchasing any other volumes that are narrated by Angle Clark. It's just too painful and annoying to hear ... what a shame that a good author has to suffer for a choice over which I doubt she has any control.
"Need a new voice for narration ."
I may enjoy the book but I don't enjoy the narrator. She makes it hard to listen to. She makes the male parts all sound like children.
the story is great. the characters are hilarious. I will be reading this entire series!!
"A very light hearted listen. Loved it."
Narrator was great. Put a lot of effort into defining the characters... more like a play... great!
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