Monday, November 23, 2015

Review: Borrowed Heart (Book One of the Evie Sanders Series) by Linda Lamberson

Borrowed Heart (Evie Sanders, #1) 

Book: Borrowed Heart (Book One of the Evie Sanders Series)
Author: Linda Lamberson
Publisher: Linda Lamberson
Rating: 4 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: Signed Paperback Review Copy

Summary from Goodreads: 
Can love survive in a world where death is just the beginning and demons are hunting your true soul mate? Read Lamberson’s debut novel in her nationally recognized romance series to find out how Evie and Quinn's story begins.

"It is a very strong love story that defines what the word 'soul-mate' means ... It's not so much about what happens after death as it is about how far love and a heart can reach." —Reviewers Helping Authors on Amazon and Goodreads

"Lamberson does a fantastic job weaving a fated love-story. She took her idea of ‘what-if’ and has created a fantastic answer." —Kathy LaMee for Tracy Riva Books and Reviews on Goodreads

Lamberson's debut novel, Borrowed Heart, was a finalist in the 2012 National Indie Excellence Awards in the romance category.


Evie Sanders is good at heeding that gnawing feeling she gets when trouble rears its head—or at least she used to be. Things change when she meets Quinn Harrison. Evie would never intentionally hurt her long-distance boyfriend or jeopardize their relationship, but she finds it difficult to resist Quinn. Just when things can’t seem to get more complicated, she’s involved in a fatal car accident. Yet, her death marks a new beginning—and her new existence as an immortal. It’s not long before Evie and Quinn’s paths cross again, and she finds herself walking a fine line between bending the rules she must now obey and breaking them.

Read the entire series to see how Evie and Quinn's story begins and ends!
—Borrowed Heart (#1)
—Peace of Mind (#2)
—Soul to Shepherd (#3)

My Review:
Borrowed Heart is a rollarcoaster ride of emotions and romance. It will drawn you right from the start and leave you wanting more at the end.

Eve, or Evie as her friends call her is just a normal college student. She has a boyfriend from high school Ryan who attends a different collage. Things are going fine until she meets Quinn in one of her classes. He is gorgeous and very persistent. After a kiss between Evie and Quinn one night at party Evie decides she needs to tell Ryan in person what happened and her feelings for Quinn. That is the night that will change her life forever.

Evie is tragically killed in a car accident. When she awakens she is greeted by Peter. He tells her that she is dead and is a Shepard, someone who watches over and protects human or as they call them, charges. Evie cannot believe that she is dead and wants answers. Peter starts to explain what a Shepard is and all the rules that go along with it. All of Evie's memories of her life are gone. She is not allowed to find anything out. While on assignment protecting a charge you are not allowed to reveal yourself to them either. There are too many other rules to list. Evie has only just started her training when she finds out that she is being assigned to a charge immediately.

When she arrives back on Earth to start her assignment her charge who just happens to be Quinn, can "feel" or sense her. He knows that Evie has somehow returned. This is where the story started getting really interesting to me. Evie starts breaking the rules starting with revealing herself to Quinn. She can go from invisible to materializing into a human like being with all her cool powers. As they start to rekindle their forbidden romance they have no idea what danger is in store for them. Evie doesn't realize that she is not only putting Quinn in more danger but herself also. The Servants, evil other worldly beings will do anything to keep them apart.

I loved the chemistry between Quinn and Evie. Their relationship is so emotional with all the ups and downs. Quinn wants to be a normal couple but Evie knows that she has to stick to her assignment to protect Quinn while trying to follow the rules. She struggles big time with this and it makes for a really great story. The ending was bitter sweet for me and a bit of a cliffhanger. I am looking forward to the sequel and the rest of this series. This book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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