Sunday, October 25, 2015

Housekeeper of the Damned - WRI Fright Fest 2015 Reviews: A Job From Hell by Jayde Scott

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A Job From Hell by Jayde Scott
Pages: 375
Publisher: Aurora Press
Source: Amazon
Format: mobi
Rating: ☆☆

Synopsis: Hidden from mortal eyes are the creatures of darkness that coexist with mortals: Shadows, vampires, fallen angels, demons, shape shifters, succubi, and the likes. 

Seventeen-year-old Amber enters their world by chance when her brother, Dallas, sets her up with a summer job in Scotland. Dallas has spied something in the woods he thinks could make them rich beyond their wildest dreams. But instead of finding riches, Amber unknowingly enters a paranormal race—and promptly wins the first prize—a prize that comes with no exchange policy, and for which many would kill. Soon, she discovers her new boss, Aidan, didn’t employ her for her astounding housekeeping skills, and no one is who they say they are. But by that time she's far too deep in a world she never knew existed, a world of love bonds, dark magic, ancient enemies and immortals. 

As the dark forces slowly conspire against Amber, her naivety and love for Aidan catapults her into a calamitous series of otherworldly events. With every immortal creature hunting for her, whom can she trust with her life?

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My Review
This was an okay read for me. The story wasn't all that bad. Amber gets a job as a housekeeper. Unknown to her, she's working for a vampire who thinks that she is his life mate. Then to top things off her brother convinces her to steal some jewels he found in a shed in the middle of the woods only the jewels actually gifts/curses the person who's able to take them. Now she is in dangers from immortals and other paranormal creatures.

I found Amber to be quite annoying. She is one of those characters who thinks the hot guy couldn't be interested in her. I also had a problem with how easily she took that she was living with vampires. Actually, she took everything a little too well. She struck me as the type of character that would've freaked out at least in the beginning. I just couldn't gel with her.

I also wasn't impressed with the hottie either. He acted like a jerk at times usually unprovoked. I didn't like the fact that he just couldn't tell her that he loved her because he truly believed they were meant to be together and why he knew it to be true. He kept saying she wasn't ready. I felt like that was a lame way to create suspense. With everything the book had going on, the love story din't need any extra suspense.

The secondary characters were okay. Cass and Layla made the story interesting. They were much needed additions to the cast for sure. Cass is witty and mischievous but not as evil as you would think the daughter of Satan would be (at least not yet). Layla is vain and wants what she wants when she wants it. During the novel that means Aiden. Not being used to being turned down especially when it is because of a mortal woman she will ended up being a formidable force the group will have to deal with.

The short of it: It is an okay time killer but not something that would be on the top of the tbr pile.

About the Author
Jayde Scott is a writer and the creator of the Ancient Legends series. She lives in England with her family and several pets.

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