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Reborn Yesterday by Tessa Bailey (Book Review)

⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 Stars)

While their love is strictly forbidden, it might be the only thing that can save them…

Reborn Yesterday, an all-new unique and unforgettable paranormal romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey, is available now.

A timeless love story with bite.

It was a night like any other for funeral home director Ginny Lynn, until the

exceptionally handsome—and unfortunately deceased—young man on her

embalming table sat up, opened his emerald eyes and changed the course of her life

forever, making her feel quite fluttery while he was at it.

Humans aren’t supposed to know Jonas Cantrell, or any vampire, exists. It’s kind of a

major rule. Despite his instantaneous bond with perfectly peculiar Ginny, he has no

choice but to erase her memories of their one and only meeting.

That was the plan. Before a reluctant Jonas can wipe Ginny’s mind clean, she reveals

a secret that brings their worlds crashing together. Human and vampire. Past and

present. Darkness and light. And while their love is strictly forbidden, it might be the

only thing that can save them…

My Review:

Twilight meets Pushing Daisies with an extra dose of edge.

It’s been a while since I’ve read a fun take on paranormal/vampire romance. Tessa Bailey delivers a great story that will keep you entertained from page 1. Ginny Lynn works at a funeral home, known as death girl in her community, she has difficulty in making friends and feels like there’s something missing in her life. That’s until one handsome man arrives at her funeral parlor. He’s the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen, it’s too bad that he’s dead. Or is he?

Jonas is absolutely enchanting. After his weird meet-cute with Ginny, he is supposed to erase her memories and walk away. But something keeps nagging him and making it difficult for them to be separated.

Reborn Again is hilarious, Tessa Bailey’s easy writing jumps from clever joke to clever joke and it takes no time for you to be completely in love with these characters and their world. Also, if you read anything by her before you know that she is the queen of sexy scenes. And Reborn Again is no exception, this book goes there and it’s hot.

However, I do wish we could have more answers about this new world she introduced to us. Conflicts resolved too quickly and we get a glimpse of the rules, but things are never fully formed. We get introduced to a cast of very interesting characters, but their story only orbits around the main couple and I just think there was so much potential wasted. I think the romance was great, but plotwise I wanted more.

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

Find the book here.

Excerpt:

“Will there be a million weeping women at your wake?” She tapped a finger to her lips. “There will be, I’m sure of it. The place will overflow with tears. I better make sure our flood insurance is up to date.”

As she commenced circling the table once more, her white lab coat scratched against the hem of her green plaid dress, which fell sensibly to her knees. It was cold in the funeral home, especially downstairs where P. Lynn Funeral Home’s guests were kept in preparation for their final goodbye, so she’d pulled on thick black stockings with a flower pattern before coming below to work the night shift.

Dressing with care was Ginny’s way of showing respect to the people she worked on—a fact her stepmother and reluctant business partner often scoffed over—but a T-shirt and jeans simply didn’t cut the mustard when she’d been entrusted with a loved one’s care. Ginny had designed and sewn her current ensemble in class and she definitely shouldn’t be wondering what Dreamboat here would think about the cut and fabric. Or if he’d notice she’d fitted it a touch tighter in the hip zone than usually made her comfortable.

“I need help.” She gathered her auburn hair over one shoulder. “You agree, don’t you? Finally, you’ve gotten peace and quiet from your multitude of admirers and here I come, trying to annoy you into reanimation so I can find out the color of your eyes. You must want to die all over again.”

Continuing her journey around the table, Ginny’s gaze ticked to the clock, reminding her she should have started working half an hour ago. Why was she so reluctant to begin? Where did she get off experiencing the weight of loss when she’d never crossed paths with this individual before?

“Anyway, I know what you’re thinking. She’s brought up my legion of female fans three times now. She must be jealous.” Ginny stopped beside Dreamboat and looked down at his regal brow, the masculinity of his jaw, and a horrible welling started in her chest. “I think you’d be right,” she whispered in a red-cheeked rush. “I think if you’d smiled at me even once on the subway a decade ago, I’d be out avenging your death right now. Isn’t that crazy?”

Just to be sure a terrible (wonderful) mistake hadn’t been made, Ginny lifted her right hand, letting two fingers hover over Dreamboat’s pulse. Her heart rate spiked at the prospect of touching him, which didn’t bode well for tonight’s task of filling his veins with formaldehyde. How could she give him the proper care he deserved if she couldn’t stop shaking?

A bracing breath passed between her lips.

She touched her fingers down to his pulse.

Nothing.

There had been no mistake.

He was thoroughly, devastatingly dead.

“I’m so sorry,” Ginny managed, her tears welling at such a rapid pace that one escaped, glopping heavily onto the man’s stone cold torso.

His eyes shot open.

His…eyes shot open?

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