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Finder's Keeper (Dreamspun Beyond Book 4) Kindle Edition
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Zane is a clueless Keeper, the power source that Kit needs in order to operate the Gate and stay strong himself. Having been orphaned at a very young age, he has never gotten the history of his family and how necessary he is to the continued operation of the Gate. Kit has served the Gate and the Carter household for 200 years. His strong spirit has been severely weakened by five years without a Keeper. Now the two have to figure out how to not only live with each other, but what to do with an attraction that just won’t quit.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The premise is so unusual that it was captivating almost from the start. I say almost because the very beginning is a bit slow, though I promise it’s worth it. There is a lot of background on Kit and his service that needs to be gone through, but Zane’s obliviousness to everything makes his portion of the beginning drag things out.
From there, however, it picks up considerably and turns into a well-spun intrigue of a story. The Gatekeeper and his servant, Lor, a very cheeky demon, have constant conversations that are both amusing and informational. Zane’s twin, Ren, plays an integral part of the story, as well, even though she is nowhere near Ohio. A trip through the Gate with Kit brings us Traalo, mayor of the village of spirits that has sprung up around Kit’s Gate. With diverse and charismatic characters, you become fully engaged and desperate to know more.
The story takes place in Cleveland and in the spirit village, and while Cleveland is pretty much a minor backdrop, the village is simply incredibly written. The imagery is such that a solid picture forms in the mind, and you can easily walk with the characters through a wonderland.
The character growth on both sides is enormous and messy, a realistic expectation followed through beautifully.
The chemistry is instant upon meeting, but Kit is an innocent, and it’s a very slow buildup that takes you three quarters of the way through the book before they act on their attraction. Even here, though, paranormal twists come through, and it makes for a delightfully sexy time.
By the time I reached the end, I was thrilled for both Kit and Zane, wishing that the incredibly adorable Lor had someone of his own to love, and hoping against hope that there would be more books on this line.
Finder’s Keeper is a curious twist on the paranormal, to be sure! It’s worth a solid four stars and a hearty recommendation, and I was so excited to learn that it IS actually the first in a new series! I look forward to seeing where things go from here.
I voluntarily read an ARC copy of this book for Divine Magazine from Dreamspinner Press with hopes for but no obligation to provide a review.
**Same worded review will appear on Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.**
This is a sweet paranormal romance. When Zane inherits a house from his uncle, he doesn’t expect to share it with a fox spirit and a demon. Zane is surprised to learn that he is to be the next keeper of a gate to the spirit world and he is even more surprised to find himself attracted to Kit, a two century old fox spirit.
Zane and Kit are both quite loosely sketched. Zane is an engineer. He and his twin sister grew up in foster care and remain close. Little bits of Kit’s life and emotions are explained to readers but I didn’t ever feel very connected to either character. This is a relatively low heat story - the sex is sweet and intimate. Kit taking on some of his fox form in bed was a bit of a turn-off for me but otherwise, these two are good together.
The ‘gates’ in this book remind me of the portals in Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments books. I’m still not sure how I felt about a whole novel based around one element of urban fantasy lore. In some ways, it keeps the story contained and manageable in a single novel. But - it also keeps the story contained. Compared to most contemporary paranormal romance, there is little action and not much world building. Kit and Zane are tethered to a house - an interesting house with a gate to the spirit world in the basement - but it’s not the most exciting UF plot.
This isn’t one of my favourite Shira Anthony books. I’ve enjoyed her writing in several different genres and while this didn’t quite work for me, I’m sure other readers will be drawn to this sweet supernatural romance.
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Although Zane was the guy that wasn’t “different” and sort billed as normal and boring I liked him that way. It showed the contrast between him and Kit so much the better. One not taking the spotlight away from the other but showing even more clear their roles regarding protecting the gate even better. Kit was magical and giving and shy and beautiful. He tried to be more to his Keeper, to be the thing that kept them there but with Zane his feelings changed. He didn’t want to trap him knowing his dreams were bigger than the house Kit was not allowed to leave.
The descriptions of not just the house that Kit lived in but of Kit and the world beyond the gate was a huge part of this story and it was so well written that I felt that world and lived that world with every word in this book. I loved Ren, Zane’s sister, even with the little bit she was visible in the story, she made things interesting but definitely not as much as Lor who was mischief and fun but for a demon his care for Kit shined through.
The chemistry between these two was sweet and slow but perfect for the Dreamspun series since that’s exactly what you should expect going into one. I loved them together, I loved them learning each other and saving each other, Their relationship made this fun to read. Oh and the magic because I love me some magic!
Kit is so freakin' adorable! He is caring and kind, and quite the hottie as well. Zane is a keeper (heh) too - smart, funny, and humble. I adored these two together, and the sense of wonder from Zane was thoroughly charming. His thoughtfulness toward Kit made me smile, and Kit's awkwardness in accepting this new-to-him consideration is both heartbreaking and heartwarming.
The author does a fantastic job of bringing in some wonderful plot elements that I haven't often seen in paranormal romances. Her descriptions of the nature of the spirit world and its effect on the human world really made this book something special. The guardian/keeper dynamic is an interesting one as well, and fun to explore.
I do have a few minor complaints, especially some plot developments late in the book that don't have time to be fully explored or explained enough for my liking. Also, there are a few errors in the editing where the terms "Guardian" and "Keeper" are swapped that made things confusing until I figured out what was intended. These characters are so great I'm happy to overlook these things, though.
This is a great book that brings some welcome novelty to the genre. I recommend it highly.
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
The truth might ruin his dreams—or make them come true.
When Zane moves into an old gothic brownstone, he discovers the house comes equipped with a caretaker—Kit, who lives in the basement. Zane is immediately drawn to the charming and attractive Kit. But Kit is much more than he seems. He is a two-hundred-year-old half-human, half–red-fox spirit who guards a Gate between the mortal and spirit worlds—a fact Zane should recognize, but doesn’t.
Orphaned at a young age, Zane never learned he comes from a long line of mystical Keepers. Kit needs Zane’s help to protect the Gate, but how can he tell Zane of his legacy when that will crush Zane’s dreams of traveling the world? If he takes up the mantle, Zane will be bound to the Gate, unable to leave it. But when Zane realizes Kit’s true nature, and his own, he’ll have to make a choice—fight to protect Kit and the Gate, or deny his destiny and any chance of a future with Kit.
Finder's Keeper is one of those stories where one of the main characters arrives at a place, in this case an old brownstone bequeathed to him and his twin sister by an unknown uncle and immediately feels a connection. Ties to that place and to the handsome man he finds making him coffee and breakfast the next morning. Not instant love feelings but something that goes deeper. An emotional tie that somehow Zane can't explain away, not that he really wants too.
I have to admit to having felt those from time to time. I've never really tried to categorize them. But you walk into a place, across a landscape or gaze into a stranger's eyes, if even for a passing second and there's a spark of recognition that isn't possible, or a feeling of coming home when you've never been there before. In a way, Anthony uses that as a basis for her story of Finder's Keeper only here the relationship between house and family, Gate and Keeper is almost cellular as well as spiritual.
Anthony makes it more realistic for Zane to accept his feelings for the house and its caretaker by having Zane and his sister orphaned at a young age as well as giving a difficult romantic history for Zane. All of which would make a house and new location suddenly look like a very attractive path if you're looking to make a home. Especially if you feel as though you're being led there. Which Zane is.
I liked all the characters Shira Anthony fills her story with and there's quite the collection here, including Lor the demon, and Zane's sister who I really could have used much more of. I hope that's rectified in the next stories. I even really loved the romance here. I don't think instant love has a place here. As set out by the author, their attraction and yes, love for each other is believable. The only thing that semi-irritated me towards the end was the dithering Kit did over the relationship binding, ignoring what Zane was telling him. Once yes, but repeatedly? That started to feel forced.
Oh Kit, he was amazing. I loved the Kitsune element here and hope that somehow the author will find a way to bring Kit's father into future stories. Anthony has built so many intriguing minor (who knows) story threads into Finder's Keeper that I can't help but hope they will be fleshed out in future sequels to come. Lor the demon alone needs his own story too. And he's not alone.
I'm loving this new Dreamspun Beyond line from Dreamspinner Press. If you love paranormal or supernatural romances, then Finder's Keeper, the first in a new series from Shira Anthony is just the thing for you.
Cover art by Aaron Anderson. I just love this cover. Just the right element of spookiness and a gorgeous otherworldly model. Perfect!