Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Prah, Constantine, and Baryeh Review: Tangled Souls by Jana Oliver

Anyone who knows me can tell you that I’m a wuss when it comes to ghost stories. My two reading partners know me well, so I wonder why they didn’t question me when I suggested we read Tangled Souls. Heck I have no idea why I chose it other than the awesome cover and fantastic blurb. It helped when Bookbub placed it on my list as being on sale.

I guess I figured we should try something different and Constantine and Baryeh agreed. Check out their reviews after you’re done reading mine.

The Blurb
Wiccan Gavenia Kingsgrave’s psychic gift, the ability to talk to the dead, comes with strings attached. As a Shepherd, she escorts them into the hereafter, but not all the souls want to cross over, and some can be downright vicious. When her latest case involves a heart-breaking hit-and-run victim, Gavenia is stressed to the max. The last thing she needs is a no-nonsense private detective on her tail, even if he is a handsome Irishman. 

Former homicide detective Douglas O’Fallon possesses his own psychic gift, one he’s denied for years. Hired by a wealthy client to prove that Gavenia’s a con artist, he is sceptical of the witch’s claims she can speak to the dead. If he finds her gift as genuine, then he will be forced to accept his own. When their two cases intersect, opposites attract. But will they be able to set their differences aside long enough to outwit their foes – both the living and the dead?

My Review
When I first saw the cover I knew I had to read the book. Sure it scared me a little when I started reading and I questioned why I would have chosen a ghost story when I'm such a wuss. But then there was a scene about Libras (which I am) and I knew this was the book for me.

I enjoyed every aspect of the novel. It was filled with a balance of paranormal, romance, humor, and action. I could see where both Gavenia and O’Fallon were coming from when they met. Opposites in so many ways I wondered how they’d overcome it.  I loved how they each grew and changed as the story progressed.

To my surprised it wasn’t the ghosts that freaked me out, but the people Gavenia and O’Fallon had to contend with. And there was one big bad supernatural being that I wanted to make vanish.

The romance between Gavenia and O’Fallon was so flippin sweet. Sure it got spicy, but I’d still categorize it as sweet. Well done.

I give this book five out of five cane shaped chocolate bars.

I purchased my copy from Amazon.


  1. I think I would LOVE this book... Thanks for brining it to my attention, Nana :)

    1. I kept thinking of you while I read it, Debbie. I figured you'd be proud of me.

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    1. I just came from your site. We sure do. Great book.


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