Drip Drop Teardrop, a novella by Samantha Young
Published May 9, 2011
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Avery hasn’t had it easy.
When she was ten years old her parents died in a car crash. Now nine years later her Aunt Caroline is the only family member she has left. And Caroline is dying.
So when Death comes knocking (quite literally) in the form of the damaged and dangerous, Brennus, Avery makes a deal with the reaper in order to save Caroline.
Brennus is an Ankou.
One of the many, once mortal men and women, who were given the choice to become an immortal in exchange for ferrying the dead over into their afterlife.
Nine years ago Brennus took Avery’s parents and tried to take Avery, but she fought him and won. Amazed by her strength Brennus followed Avery and has watched over her.
Now he knows Avery is the one to offer him freedom from his obligation to the dead.
And he’ll stop at nothing to have her.
YA Paranormal Romance for mature teens+ (some content may not be suitable for younger readers)
Review: I'm sort of lukewarm about Drip Drop Teardrop. I can say I liked it, that it was short, and that I personally wouldn't read it again. I never really connected to the characters. Sure, I found Brennus sexy, but that's pretty much it. I didn't care much for Avery or her attitude and her friends that had a presence at the beginning utterly disappeared at the end. If it had possibly been longer, I could have learnt more about the characters, and I could have (possibly) swallowed Avery falling in love within a week. If only the week had been detailed fully! It's just, she meets a man that has been watching her in a club every time she's been there, she's attracted to the man, she is scared by the man, she is embarrassed by the mans scars, she realizes the man has been stalking her- Cue heavy panting. Actually, the more I think about it, the less I like it. I'm hard-pressed to give it a rating, but I did like the writing and the overall idea, so, three stars.