DEAD GIRLS ARE EASY
Nicki Styx #1
Author: Terri Garey
Source: Personal Purchase
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon (August 28, 2007)
There’s something about almost dying that makes a girl rethink her priorities. Take Nicki Styx—she was strictly goth and vintage, until a brush with the afterlife leaves her with the ability to see dead people.
Before you can say boo, Atlanta’s ghosts are knocking at Nicki’s door. Now her days consist of reluctantly cleaning up messes left by the dearly departed, leading ghouls to the Light . . . and one-on-one anatomy lessons with Dr. Joe Bascombe, the dreamy surgeon who saved her life. All this catering to the deceased is a real drag, especially for a girl who’d rather be playing hanky-panky with her hunky new boyfriend . . . who’s beginning to think she’s totally nuts.
But things get even more complicated when a friend foolishly sells her soul to the devil, and Nicki’s new gift lands her in some deep voodoo.
As it turns out for Nicki Styx, death was just the beginning.
After reading Devil Without A Cause by this author, I just knew I was going to have to purchase the previous books written by this author. Ms. Garey has the ability to keep me stitches with her writing and characters while enjoying a story that is fun and quirky. The author’s writing reminds me of Lynsay Sands and her Argeneau series. Fun writing and characters that are memorable make wonderful stories to sit down with.
In the first book of a series, Nicki Styx has a near death experience. Dr. Joe Bascombe declares her dead, but Nicki surprises him by not taking death lying down! When she awakes from her experience, she finds herself seeing dead people and not understanding why. While trying to get these spirits to go into the Light, she quickly falls for the handsome Doctor as well. As the two start to develop a relationship though, an evil Voodoo worshiper decides to have fun with Nicki as well. Add on the juicy gossip that Dr. Joe might be married in name only to Nicki’s long lost twin sister, and you have the makings of a Soap Opera in one book!
I loved Nicki and her rebel attitude. She is fun and witty with enough spark in her to light off an army of fireworks! I absolutely fell in love with her long time gay friend, Evan. He was a riot and one I wouldn’t mind having around for ‘girl talk’ time! The steamy romance between Joe and Nicki was great. The author didn’t force their relationship and let it build at its own pace which can be tricky in a book. I also liked the fact that the steamy scenes didn’t go overboard because this book was fun and carefree! I know you are shaking your head at me because you know I like the steamy romance scenes, but with this book it wouldn’t have worked out as well.
If you are looking for a fun and laugh-out-loud dialogue, then I recommend you getting your fanny in gear to get this series! I, for one, cannot wait to start the reading the rest of the series!
Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading! 5 STARS