September 26, 2021

Book Review * Quill Me Now by Jordan Castillo Price

Book Blurb

What if the words you wrote came true?

Spellcraft isn’t exactly a respectable business, but it does pay the bills. At least, it should. Unfortunately, Dixon Penn failed his Spellcraft initiation. Instead of working in his family’s shop, he’s stuck delivering takeout orders in his uncle’s beat-up Buick.

Winning a Valentine’s Day contest at the largest greeting card company in the tri-state area would be just the thing to get his life back on track—but something at Precious Greetings just doesn’t add up. And despite numerous warnings to quit pestering them about his contest entry, he simply can’t stop himself from coming back again and again.

It doesn’t hurt that the head of security is such a hottie. If Dixon had any common sense, he’d be scared of the big, mysterious, tattooed Russian.

To be fair, no one ever accused him of being too smart….

Book Review

Soooo, I wasn’t really very impressed with this book.

For me the story lacked a purpose, it was one of those books that had me wondering, what is the point. I also believe that to label this book as an MM romance is laughable. There isn’t any character development, and all of a sudden Dixon and Yuri are having sex, I’ll add that the sex wasn’t good. I don’t usually start out a review in the negative, it just goes to show how unimpressed I was.

I think that a contemporary paranormal book is better if the paranormal is infused into the real life that we see around us everyday. The paranormal could be kept secret or be out in the open as this story suggests that it is. Here is the hard part, the storyline is very narrow in this aspect. It doesn’t allow the reader to immerse themselves in a world that is not brought to life, a world that only follows a narrow line that is told through Dixon. This really bothered me, I want a contemporary paranormal to “feel” realistic, if it doesn’t feel real how can I be expected to believe it.

Character development and romance were really lacking for me. The majority of the story is told through Dixon so we do get a sense of who he is. Yuri gets a small voice at the end of the story but not enough to shed much light on who he is. Romance? There was none. Sure there was a sexual scene but that wasn’t brought on by an emotional desire, it was performed because there was a magical binding that literally forced the characters into the act. Reasons for having sex are wide and varying and this was just blah!

I do think that the premise of the story is good and I like its originality. I just feel that it could have been so much better if the author had widened the world in which the story was told. There are more books in this series but I think I’m just going to stop here on the first book.

Book Information

  • File Size: 996 KB
  • Print Length: 82 pages
  • Publisher: JCP Books LLC (February 1, 2019)
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • My Rating: 2.5 Stars

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