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Oxford Whispers (The Oxford Trilogy #1)
By Marion Croslydon
New Adult Paranormal Romance
Published October 8th, 2012
Blurb:SOOKIE STACKHOUSE GOES IVY LEAGUE!
Madison LeBon is dead set against the dead. She has vowed to ignore her Voodoo-stamped heritage and the psychic gift passed down through her Louisiana family. The world of the living is where she wants to belong.
But her resolution shatters when the tragic lovers in a painting-the subject of her first history class at Oxford-begin to haunt her. The lovers warn her against their own nemesis, a Puritan from the English Civil War.
College becomes more complicated when Madison falls hard for Rupert Vance, a troubled aristocrat and descendant of one of the characters in the painting. With the spirit of a murderer after her, she realizes that her own first love may also be doomed...
FALL IN LOVE FOR THE FIRST TIME...AGAIN
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I received a copy of this book for an honest review as part of this blog tour.
MY OVERVIEW: While I really did enjoy the story, I feel that it needed just a little more editing. It was rough in parts and the beginning seemed like it skipped scenes that should have been in there.
PROS: So, I really thought that I knew who Peter was and was just like "oh, just out with it"... but then... surprise! Betcha didn't see that coming! It was a twist that I really didn't expect and I love it when that happens. I love how the author created this whole mysterious story behind The Wounded Cavalier painting. I thought it was really creative and beautifully done.
CONS: This was a "New Adult" paranormal romance, so I did expect some sex in it. However, I was not prepared for the very graphic sex scenes. I don't mind that the scenes were in there, but I wasn't happy with how graphic they were. It is something that I would think would probably belong in an erotic novel.
MY FINAL THOUGHTS: I wish I could say that there was one character that I fell in love with, however there wasn't. I probably would have liked Ollie the best if we had learned a little more about him, and he showed up a little more. I do like the looks of the next book in the series, so I do plan on reading it.
About the Author:
In addition to being an author, I work as an entrepreneur, wife and mother-of-one but spend a good deal of time with books, DVDs and listening to my mp3 player; all for the sake of inspiration, of course.
My debut series, The Oxford Trilogy, has been a blast to write because I can indulge in my favorite types of music: Country and English rock.
My main goal as a writer is to make readers dream bigger and cause their hearts to beat a little faster. Since my writing is all about sharing dreams and stories, I love connecting with fellow readers and authors.
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