Release Date: January 12, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: 4 Bookworms
Challenges: #COYER B2B, Blogger Shame, New Release
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Life isn't exactly normal for Eva Parker: the stronger Eva's emotions, the faster nearby electrical devices die. Eva can't have a cell phone, use a computer, or be in a car for more than a few minutes without killing it. Dealing with her electricity-killing curse makes living in modern-day Los Angeles complicated enough for Eva--and that was before she was blackmailed into hiding a stolen baby elephant and partnered with Hudson, a sexy electrical engineer Eva just met.
Dodging repeated attempts on her life made by ruthless corporations hunting the elephant is easier for Eva than quelling her growing affection for Hudson, and while protecting an elephant is hard, controlling her curse is a lot harder. However, Eva must do both, because if she lets her emotions free and falls in love with Hudson, neither of them will survive.
Enchanting and quirky, Tiny Glitches fuses electrifying romance and high-voltage suspense in a rollicking adventure.
Tiny Glitches is a unique story with a lite paranormal element, lots of action, humor, romance, and a delightful cast of characters. I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this but I can say I'm thrilled to have taken the chance on it.
Eva is an interesting young woman. She's a feng shui consultant, is very close to her aunt, and she has this amazing gift/curse. The only drawback is that it drains electricity. This prevents her from riding in cars for long, owning a cell phone, using a computer...essentially it keeps her from living a normal life. Good thing since her uncommon life is about to be turned upside down.
Tiny Glitches has a complex plot with many threads woven in. It has mystery and suspense as Eva and Hudson try to figure out why Eva was targeted to take care of this baby elephant. There's romance as Eva and Hudson begin exploring the attraction between then while working at solving the puzzle they've been given, and work at giving each other trust, which is clearly difficult for them. And every step of the way they are surrounded by family and friends who love them and offer every kind of support they can.
Tiny Glitches is also about acceptance - accepting yourself as much as others. It's about the power of friendship and family. And it also has a social message about the evils of certain human quests using science. Ms. Chastain managed all the many threads deftly and injected so much humor. I literally laughed out loud several times. I feel for and/or felt for each of the characters as Ms. Chastain gave them distinct personalities.
There's so much going on in this story. Sometimes it was a little over-the-top but Ms. Chastain created such an entertaining story - it is a read where your emotions change as many times as Eva drains cell phone batteries. It is a compelling read and I'll definitely be reading more from Ms. Chastain.
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