Monday, October 10, 2011

Indie Author of the Week, Jamie McGuire and her book Providence (Providence, Rhode Island #1)

Title: Providence
Author: Jamie McGuire
Series: 1st Book in the Providence, Rhode Island Series
Published By: Self Published (November 20, 2010)
Genre: YA Paranormal
My Rating: 4.5 Stars

Goodreads Description:
In the old world shadows of Providence, Rhode Island, Nina Grey finds herself the center of a war between Hell and Earth.

Struggling with her father’s recent death, Nina meets Jared Ryel by chance…or so she believes. Although his stunning good looks and mysterious talents are a welcome distraction, it soon becomes clear that Jared knows more about Nina than even her friends at Brown University. When questions outnumber answers, Jared risks everything to keep the woman he was born to save—by sharing the secret he was sworn to protect.

When her father’s former associates begin following her in the dark, Nina learns that her father is not the man she thought he was, but a thief who stole from demons. Searching for the truth behind her father’s death, Nina stumbles upon something she never expected—something Hell wants—and only she holds the key.

My Review:
So like most people who read McGuire's book Beautiful Disaster, I feel in love with her characters and the story and when it ended I was so sad and had such a hard time finding something to read again.
Well, then I saw this series, also written by McGuire and I knew I had to try it as well because if it was even half as good as her stand alone, I knew I would love it.
And I did really enjoy it. And while Jared is no Travis he is still a very swoon worthy character and was great. 
Nina however did remind me a lot of Abby, some of the choices she made, her denial about her feelings for Jared and just some of the things that happened through out the book.
This story had a lot more mystery and suspense involved since we still don't know exactly what Nina's dad was involved in and we don't really know who Jared is at first and what role he plays in Nina's life.
This truly was a great love story above all else though. My only complaint is that my heart about broke for Ryan. He seemed like such an amazing guy as well and I really really hope in the next books we will see him get his HEA as well. 
Either way, one thing is for sure, Jamie McGuire can write a leading man that will make you swoon and leave you wanting more.

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