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Sweet Release by Carrie Pulkinen

Sweet Release by Carrie Pulkinen
* I received a copy of this book from Breathless Press in exchange for an honest review*

The day Miranda Billings dies isn’t the worst day of her life—but it’s close. Miranda dreams of adventure and escaping her boring existence, but death might be too much of an escape. With the help of Andre the demon slayer, she discovers the excitement she craves. If only he’d let her share his quest as well as his bed.

When Andre, the half-demon EMT, finds the woman he loves crushed by a bus, he reawakens her soul with his magic and his blood. Now, Andre must decide if he’s willing to let her join him in his perilous quest to slay demons and save humans. He almost lost her once. Is he willing to risk losing her forever?

What would you do if you had just lost your job and your boyfriend broke up with you?  That’s what Miranda is facing in Sweet Release.  She is a nurse at a local hospital and is unsettled with her life.  She is in a relationship that is boring and dull.  The only highlight is when she gets to spend a few minutes a night talking to Andre the local EMT.

She didn’t know what she was going to do now that she was jobless and homeless but circumstances took that decision out of her hands.  Andre stepped in and literally breathed new life into her.  She is now facing an exciting future, just what the Doctor ordered.

The characters have known each other for about six months and have fallen in love with each other.  Andre wants her but doesn’t feel like he can do anything about it because of the life he leads.  He’s a half demon, on the run, and trying to rid the world of evil.  He doesn’t want to subject her to that kind of life.

 In Sweet Release, it seems the story is more about Miranda being released from the boring life she’s been living to enjoy the new life Andre is able to show her.  Miranda and Andre have chemistry right from the beginning.  This is a short story so there isn’t a lot of room for character development, instead, the author uses the story to give us clues so we can learn more about them. 

This story could easily be expanded to provide us with more background on the characters and a look at the future as Miranda and Andre help rid the world of demons.  Overall I enjoyed this short story and look forward to more from this author.  I give Sweet Release 3 1/2 flaming hearts

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