Wednesday, October 02, 2013

A job from Hell by Jayde Scott Book review

Jayde Scott

The moment Amber starts her summer job in Scotland and sets eyes upon Aidan, her fate is sealed. Summoned by an ancient bond, she can never love another. Lost in the woods one night Amber enters Aidan's deadly world when she unknowingly participates in a paranormal race and promptly wins the first prize...a prize worth killing for.

In a world of forbidden love, ancient enemies, legends and rituals, nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. Life will never be the same again, unless she enters the Otherworld. But to do so, Amber must die...

A Job From Hell is the first book of the Ancient Legends series. The second book, Beelzebub Girl, is available now. 

See my Full Book review after the break!

This is my first book from Jayde Scott and I was able to download it for free to try as I do love a good vampire story and Im really into my fantasy reads at the moment.
A job from hell is totally different to what I was expecting; which was a vampire love story with a mortal. Well ok it...was a vampire with a mortal love story....but it has a wicked sense of humour; something quite different to other books around at this time.  Jayde gives a unique and funny, but sarcastic edge to her characters particularly the girls. She even made me laugh outloud a few times with her characters cynical remarks. Its a refreshing change for those that do not take scifi fantasy seriously.
It has everything for a fantasy book; your standard drop dead gorgeous dark vampire pining for his dead ex until, the pretty girl who takes a job as his new housekeeper in the wilds of Scotland and then falls in love with him, and her klutzy comical brother who leads her into trouble.
This book is a comical paranormal vamp romance with a dash of horror.

BUT I did feel however the love affair between Amber and Aiden was way to fast considering he is missing his long-lost love. I didn't feel it was believable enough as they needed longer together or more time to fall in love. Amber seems to like Aiden the sexy dark vamp one minute then hugging her boyfriends photo the next. I found too I didn't take to Aiden like I would have liked.  I actually preferred Cassandra one of the supporting characters.
I felt there wasn't enough depth to the characters or the storyline and I really wanted and tried to love this book but it fell flat for me. The first part of the book was a real struggle but I persevered and even though the storyline is a good one I feel the comedy side took away from believability and I really struggled to finish it.
All in all Jayde is brilliant at creating strong female characters and slightly weaker men and she really has a fab sense of humour, but it didn't work for me within this storyline.

Author Bio

Jayde Scott is a British psychology graduate and writer most notable for creating the Ancient Legends series. Having moved home at least twenty times, she's lived all around the world, but her favorite place will always be Scotland. Ever since visiting a haunted B&B fourteen years ago, where strange noises coming from an empty room in the middle of the night scared her to death, Scotland, world mythology and the paranormal have provided plenty of inspiration and play a key role in all her books. Although she'd rather be a witch than a vampire, Jayde's favorite book is The Queen Of The Damned by Anne Rice, not least because she prefers her vampires dark, broody and deadly.
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