**REVIEW** Recalled by Cambria Hebert
Love or Death? A simple question really. The choice seems obvious. But. What if you never knew love, what if your life was spent just trying to survive? What if you knew your fate before you were fully grown?
And then you died.
And you were given another chance. A better chance.
This new life depended upon one thing: your job. And so you agreed. You thought it would be simple. You thought it would be cut and dry.
It never is.
And now you are left holding the fate of someone else in the palm of your hand and you have to make the ultimate choice.
Love or Death?
I have had this book along with Cabria Hebert’s other books on my Kindle for awhile now. I hate to say but I had not gotten a chance to read them with the growing list of books that I keep adding. Thankfully a friend asked me to read it for her so I sat down today and read it in one sitting. This book was so good it was hard for me to put it down to even go to the restroom. It is that good. I loved this book and was hooked from the first chapter.
Piper is a sweet girl with the ability to have visions of the future. She has a best friend Franky who is spunky and fun. Piper is going to college to be a doctor and also working at a diner to pay for it. One night she runs into a guy (Dex) on the street who just so happens to pick pocket her tips on her way to the bus stop. Just seconds after the bus comes and loses control and is about to hit Piper but the guy that stole her money pushes her out of the way and in return ends up hit by the bus and dying on the street with his last vision being Piper.
Dex was homeless living on the streets. After helping Piper and getting killed he wakes up in a room without a true form only a purple mist. In this room that looks like an office there is a man named G.R who offers him a job as a Death Escort with tons of money and nice things. Something Dex never had before. His first target is Piper. Dex agrees because of the money and being able to live like he never has before. He has two months to get the job done or he gets Recalled and sent to a place much worse then Hell. Dex tries his best to do the job but what he didn’t plan on or expect was to actually like Piper.
Piper knows there is something about Dex that she can’t seem to figure out. Some things he has said makes her think he knows the guy that saved her life from the bus. She proceeds to try and figure it out by showing up at his house. This is Dex’s first real chance to kill Piper. He invites her to stay for dinner with the knowledge that she is deathly allergic to peanuts and his butler Hobbs just fried chicken in peanut oil. But as Piper is on the floor close to dying Dex has a change of heart and Hobbs saves her just in time
After Hobbs saves Piper and Dex finally gets her home he meets a Ghost Escort named Storm. Storm doesn’t have a body or really any form at all but grey and is there to spy on the targets that Escorts are given. Once Piper is dead Storm would get a vacation where G.R gives him a body for a little while to do as he wants.
“I’d fist bump you, but that might be kind of hard.”
“Like I haven’t heard that before.”
He tries several times to kill her but every time he ends up saving her again. G.R. which Dex learns stands for Grim Reaper shows him what it would be like to be stuck in the other place that is worse then Hell. He fights with himself and the fear of the place he could end up. He finally comes to the realization that he is in love. Something he has never felt before.
Charming comes into the picture as Dex’s babysitter. When the job is done and Piper is killed Charming will receive her gift of visions. He tries pushing Dex to get the job done. Charming ends up taking off and kidnapping Piper from her house. He takes her to the diner where he plans on killing her but Dex comes in and rescues her. After getting her away from Charming and driving down the icy road Piper realizes that Dex has been trying to kill her all along. She is crushed because she has fallen in love with him too. After finding out she starts beating on Dex resulting in a bad car accident placing her in the hospital yet again.
The ending to this book was damn good. I was so nervous threw this book not knowing what was going to happen. I really hate that Dex and Piper couldn’t have a happily ever after. Storm made me laugh along with the times Dex made fun of Charming for his crazy name. This book was perfect and I am so happy I finally sat down and read it.
About the Author
Author. Blogger. Latte Sipper.
Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series and the Death Escorts series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com
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