A Reaper Made by Liz Long 2


 Grace had finally gotten used to her new afterlife as a “Made” – a Reaper who used to be human. When Made Reapers and souls begin disappearing, however, Grace and her mentor Tully suspect demons. Grace’s worst fears are confirmed when her living family is threatened.She’ll have to break every rule in the Reaper book to save them, including using a little magic to become temporarily human. With the help of Tully and her witchy friend Tessa, Grace goes undercover to save the fates of kidnapped souls – only to discover that demons aren’t working alone. Betrayal and distrust runs deep and Grace discovers that sometimes even Reapers are prone to humanity.

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As many of you know, my love of romance novels started in with paranormal romance, so I have to admit that I once in a while I really love to sit down and read a great paranormal story.  This sounded interesting, so I thought I’d give it a try and I’m certainly glad I did!
Grace is a new “made” reaper, meaning that she was once human.  Her partner in her second life is Tully, a gruff Irishman from the time of the famine who only plays by the rules.  But, Grace was born
to break rules, and when bad things start to happen she decides that she needs to break one of the biggest ones in order to save the living.  And that’s when all the crap hits the fan, people!
First off, I’m new to this author but I found her style to be engaging and fun to read.  I LOVED Grace and Tully.  Grace, because she’s spunky and smart, and Tully because while smart, he is the polar opposite of Grace.  But Tully definitely has his moments, and in those moments you glimpse a man who feels deeply.  I really, really loved Tully.
This story really incorporates the best of the supernatural world.  Besides reapers, there are witches and angels and shifters and even a few frat boys to keep it interesting!  The world building, I thought, was spectacular.  The characters were well written and though mythical, completely believable.  What I really wasn’t expecting was the moments of sorrow as you glimpse more of the life Grace had.  She died young, without living much life, and while she has embraced the afterlife you can’t help but be touched and saddened at certain points.  I found it not only to be a fun story, but touching as well.
Kudos, dear author.  You got me! 5 stars.

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