Love Me To Death by Marissa Clarke….ARC Review

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Love Me To Death releases today!


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Medical research scientist Elena Arcos has always lived her life under the radar, which is not easy to do when you live with the craziest woman in the world. But eccentric Aunt Uza is a picnic compared to the other people who enter her orderly life after she is shot in a convenience store robbery.

Elena finds herself rocketed from comfortable predictability to supernatural insanity courtesy of her own private angel of death who happens to have the sexiest accent on earth and a body to match. Her death angel is convinced she’s some kind of freaky half vampire thing and that her deceased dad was the real deal: a blood sucking monster.

Yeah, right. She’ll play along, but then she doesn’t have much choice seeing how as the guy claims to be some immortal law enforcer and has taken her prisoner.

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Nikolai Itzov had expected to fight the urge to torture the progeny of his father’s murderer, but he’d never anticipated battling the urge to kiss her her.

As a Slayer, an elite law enforcer descended from Azrael himself, his charge from the Underveil General is clear: Kill her or die. He has been told she is one of them–an Undead. Nothing but a parasite to be destroyed. But he has been told wrong.

Nikolai and Elena find themselves in a life and death battle to stop a plot designed to lift the Underveil and enslave humans.

With her analytical mind and his centuries of training and experience, they might be able to foil the plot with their lives and maybe their hearts intact. But in order to succeed, he must help her become the very thing he hates the most: an Undead.


My review:

Love Me To Death is the first book in author Marissa Clarke’s Underveil series and kicks it off with a pulse-pounding start!

Elena Arcos only wanted to get a candy bar. That’s it. Now, she finds herself in the midst of a world she never in a million years thought existed. A world with vampires, time-benders, future-seers, and more supernatural species than she ever had heard of…even in fairy tales. But before she can wrap her head around it all, she is on a mission to save the exact world she just learned existed. As if that wasn’t enough, she had to do it with Nikolai. The ridiculously sexy and extremely infuriating slayer she was now stuck with. Even if she tried to get away from him, she couldn’t. He was her only ally in this scary world. He was also the main object of her affections…thanks to more than a few circumstances. Could Elena really be the solution to the underveil’s unrest? Could she stop the war between species before it began? She really hoped so.

Love Me to Death is a great new world and had me pulled in from the very first chapter. I loved all of the paranormal aspects to this story and author Clarke’s spin on things. The characters were unique and enjoyable to read and the reason behind the unrest in the underveil was also a nice, new, outlook in the paranormal genre. Nikolai and Elena were really great together and the push and pull between them, all while having to deal with the constant threat of harm, was done really well. Their chemistry was smoking hot as well. Nikolai sure knows how to turn on the charm when he needs to and poor Elena doesn’t stand a chance. Luckily fate wouldn’t have it any other way. Adding another great layer to this story was the mission Elena and Nikolai were on and the twists and turns it leads them on. Acts of betrayal, murder, and duplicity add that extra spice to this book. We are also introduced to a cast of characters that I hope to see more of in the series.

Overall, this is an exciting new addition to the paranormal world and one I will be looking forward to continuing with. Thank you, Marissa, for an action, and heat, packed read!


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About the author:

Marissa Clarke lives in Texas, where the everything is bigger, especially the mosquitoes.

When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, husband, and a Cairn Terrier named Annabel, who rules the house (and Marissa’s heart) with an iron paw.

Also writes YA for Penguin USA as Mary Lindsey


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