Author: Terri Garey
Series: Nicki Styx (Book One)
There's something about almost dying that makes a girl rethink her priorities. Take Nicki Styx—she was strictly goth and vintage, until a brush with the afterlife leaves her with the ability to see dead people.
Before you can say boo, Atlanta's ghosts are knocking at Nicki's door. Now her days consist of reluctantly cleaning up messes left by the dearly departed, leading ghouls to the Light . . . and one-on-one anatomy lessons with Dr. Joe Bascombe, the dreamy surgeon who saved her life. All this catering to the deceased is a real drag, especially for a girl who'd rather be playing hanky-panky with her hunky new boyfriend . . . who's beginning to think she's totally nuts.
But things get even more complicated when a friend foolishly sells her soul to the devil, and Nicki's new gift lands her in some deep voodoo.
As it turns out for Nicki Styx, death was just the beginning.
Mmmm... hard to review this book. I liked parts of it, and I didn't like others... Some bits seemed rushed and uncomplete, while other bits were nice and really nice. I liked mostly the first part of the book, and got scared to death too at some point in Caprice's "ghost" presence (here's an advice: Never read a creepy scene in the middle of the night, in plain dark!), but liked less the last. I'm not sure how I feel about Evan... He isn't bad... he just hasn't gotten to me. Caprice was creepy as hell. God, that duppy scared the hell out of me more than once! Joe? Mmmm... I really like him. I liked him from the beginning, then liked him a little less when I found out something about him, and thought he was an asshole. But then he explained himself and I forgave him for his sins (just kidding, no sins! Ha!) And now I kinda love him. He's a stud, really handsome (well, never seen him really, but I guess he is), rich, a doctor, he wears the surgical scrubs very well (or so I've been told), he's protective and brave and he's as sweet as honey! Oh, see, my perfect type of man! Unfortunately you meet the perfect man only in fantasy books. Now, let's talk about the main character, Nicki. I want to say something to her: "You silly woman! What the hell are you waiting for? Grab that stud of a man and make him YOURS! What are you scared of? He isn't Erik! You know that! Now more than ever! I know you're also scared about that other thing (or person) but you'll deal with that when the time comes. And,by the way, Joe loves YOU now, and he's not gonna change his mind. At least I hope so, or else I would beat him senseless and rip his head off his neck!"
That aside, I liked Nicki. She has a nice sense of humor and made laugh more than once. But she's not in my favorite books characters list.