Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Death Gets a Boyfriend
Author: Sophie Bonaste
Heroes: Death/Tommy Neilson
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 138 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 24, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Death is in a lonely business. Since the beginning of time he’s been reaping souls then returning home to his little condo in the sky. It’s not a bad job. There are perks. But Death would kill to meet his soul mate, no pun intended.
Tommy Neilson is the next human slated for death. But when he can see Death, Tommy turns his whole world upside down. Curious, Death seeks Tommy out. The chemistry between the two is immediate and soon an unlikely romance starts to form. While Death may not be lonely anymore, he isn’t allowed to interact with humans. Consequently, he must make a choice: billions of souls or the one that makes being immortal worth it.
Death has been reaping souls for thousands of years. It’s the only thing he’s ever known and while it might be lonely, he’s never not been able to do his job. That is until one of the names on his list is a soul he can’t seem to make himself take. Immediately enamored with Tommy, Death’s intrigue means Tommy doesn’t die when he’s supposed to and soon, Death’s fascination with the human turns into something he never thought he’d have – love. But when the time comes, Death has to make a decision – save the man he loves… or save billions of souls.
This was such a sweet story! I loved that it deals with Death, also know as the Grim Reaper. Except, this Grim Reaper is far from the scary man with the scythe. Instead, he’s a funny, geeky guy who just so happens to have the ability to end your suffering and take your soul. He’s a quirky being with a love of novelty t-shirts and maybe a little depressed at times. Tommy, though, brightens Death’s life to the point that he finally has a reason to live. I loved that Tommy and Death had such good chemistry and that Tommy didn’t really freak out when he learned that he’s the only one who could see Death.
While I enjoyed this one I had a few issues with it. Mostly, I found Death’s tendency to go off topic a little distracting. Sure, he was funny and definitely amusing in the way he would go from one topic to another without any real connection between the two topics but after the first time or two, it grew just a bit tiresome. Beyond that, I felt like the story was a little shallow, not very deep or anything.
In the end, this was a very entertaining read where Death is nothing like the Grim Reaper we all know and never want to meet. Instead, Death is kind, funny and sweet and finally gets his own man. If you’re looking for something cute, sweet and with a few laughs, definitely give this one a go!
Overall Impression: I liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*