I understand that the author took the time and effort to put out a story for readers to enjoy and although the characters were quirky and there were some interesting bits but the use of lengthy adjectives splattered all over the story and the mean spiritedness of the main character left this reader cold. I am happy that I choose the Kindle version at the lower price but still feel cheated.
There were too many mean undertones for this reader to enjoy the story. Nixie spends her time waiting in line picturing "dachsund guy" going at it doggie style first with "shaggy collie of a woman" and then continuing the nasty with a "surgically enhanced 34-DD." This makes Nixie chuckle as she spends 10 minutes imagining the scenes. Nixie goes on to daydream about the ways to kill the man who wrote the song, "Proud Mary." This is our introduction to the inner workings of the main character, Nixie. This is considered amusing? witty? and all the other accolades heaped on this book by other reviewers? Put me down for an emphatic NO.
Also, reading too many sentences like "Waiting for the burro-cracy (aka the mule-ass government) to move its fat butt was enough to make the McHamburger Clown sweat" bogged down the flow. I soldiered on to read that Nixie's mean old high school principal jumped in front of her place in line and when she confronted him, he made a fist and attempted to punch her in the face. Nixie stood still to take it because she didn't want to make a scene at the mayor's office. REALLY?! Nixie can dress like a punk rocker (like that wouldn't cause a scene in a small midwest town?) but she draws the line at physically defending herself because it would be impolite? Apparently yelling at him is okay.....it makes no sense. I guess it was used as a way to introduce the three piece suit wearing love interest named Julien Emerson but there had to be better ways.
All of this takes place in Meiers Corner, IL and plenty of "Deutsche-glish" references are made in honor of the town's germanic origins. This proved annoying as I got it the first time. Meiers Corners, the hemoglobin center of the Midwest, is being annexed from Chicago and the plot is off and running as Nixie and Emerson are thrown together. I had no problem with the paranormal storyline or opposites attract with a twist theme but my dislike of the main character and the adjective laden prose prevented me from liking the book overall.
I am sure this story will appeal to some paranormal romance fans but count me out. I found nothing amusing in the story to warrant the glowing review. Everybody has different tastes and I wanted to provide another viewpoint on this book to provide a well rounded view.