Saturday, March 31, 2012

Feature: Katie's Hellion by Lizzy Ford - Rhyn Trilogy Blog Tour

I'm really excited to be hosting the beautiful Lizzy Ford for her Rhyn Trilogy Blog Tour!  Lizzy just released the third installment of the trilogy, Rhyn's Redemption, so you can go ahead and grab all three and gobble them all up at once!

Today, I'll be sharing my review of book one of the trilogy, Katie's Hellion.  Be on the lookout for reviews of the other novels as soon as I can squeeze them into my crazy schedule!

Tomorrow, April 1st, be sure to come back by and get to know Lizzy better as she hangs out with me for a little Q&A...

Katie’s Hellion (Rhyn Trilogy #1)
By Lizzy Ford
ISBN:  9781463542825
Published May 27, 2011
Available Format: Paperback, ebook

My Rating: ★★★★

I’ve had some pretty insane days, but I think Katie has me beat.  Already running late for work, she is pulled over by a cop happy to fill his quota just with her inconsequential crimes.  Then, suddenly, her world is completely rocked when a five-year-old immortal is dropped into her life, escorted by Death’s right hand man.  She wasn’t supposed to remember her life before, but she does—and that sends up quite a few red flags for the Ancients. 

When fate lands her in prison with one of the Seven brothers, Rhyn, she is forced to accept that life as she knew it is no longer a reality.  Katie finds herself in a twisted relationship with the black sheep of the Ancient family, who claims her as his mate, both in desire and for revenge.  Will he be able to protect her from all those who want to use her to destroy the world? And will Katie ever find a way to trust Rhyn?

Holy bad guys!  I don’t know what it is, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a girl that could honestly say that a guy like Rhyn didn’t at least tickle her curiosity a bit.  Yeah, he can be a real jerk sometimes, but every single one of us thinks if we could just work on him a little, we could chip away all that rough exterior and find that soft heart hiding underneath.  Alas, that’s Katie’s job in this novel.  We can only dream…

I bet you think Rhyn is my favorite character… Well, actually, I’m leaning more toward Gabriel!  Must be the dark, quiet, mysterious qualities he possesses.  That and it seems he knows how to handle the kids as well.  Katie is such a relatable, likable character. She is funny and sarcastic and kind of just rolls with the punches, as crazy or terrible as they may be. She compliments Rhyn very well, and her dynamic with each of the characters is written perfectly (Oh, there’s an angel of death in my living room. I think I’ll throw back a shot and hit the sheets… J). 

This novel is full of great characters and a great, entertaining story line.  There is a lot going on.  There are a lot of new ideas introduced. So, I think there could have been just a little more fleshing out of the different characters and their worlds.  I think that might have helped give it a little more depth and give the reader some time to wrap their minds around everything that is going on. 

But, by the second half of the book, you’re so absorbed in the story (and Rhyn *giggle*), there’s no turning back. This book may not exactly have the happy ending you’re hoping for, but you will definitely want to have book two on hand to begin right away!