Review: Supernaturally Kissed (Frostbite #1) by Stacey Kennedy
*** This review is SPOILER-FREE! Read on with confidence! ***
Tess Jennings is special- she can see the dead. She tries to lead a normal life, but when a sexy ghost named Kipp shows up asking Tess for help, she finds she can’t resist the gorgeous cop. With his help, Tess sets off to discover who murdered Kipp, while also fighting her growing attraction to him. Can Tess solve this mystery, or is she in way over her head? Supernaturally Kissed is a GraveTells Recommended Read!
Title: Supernaturally Kissed
Series: Frostbite book #1
Author: Stacey Kennedy
Prominent Characters: Tess, Kipp
Recommended Reader Age: 17+
Sexual Content Level: moderate
Ever since Tess Jennings was in a car crash and died for a few short minutes, she’s been able to see ghosts. The ones that have unfinished business come to her for help. Occasionally she’ll assist them, but for the most part, she tries to be normal. However, everything changes when Kipp comes along. Recently murdered, Kipp needs Tess’s help to find out who killed him and to solve the cold case he was working on before he died. Although she tries to ignore the delicious cop at first, she’s unable to brush him off. Kipp gets under Tess’s skin like no one else has, and soon she finds herself in the middle of a dangerous murder case.
This book was a sweet, light read, with plenty of sexual tension and mystery. I loved the interactions between Tess and Kipp, and I liked how Kipp had a sweet side AND a sexy side that included a fondness for dirty talk. He’s also fiercely protective, and pretty much the perfect guy. The chemistry between the two was steamy, and the book still managed to have some hot scenes even though Tess and Kipp couldn’t actually touch each other.
The secondary characters in Supernaturally Kissed were fun and well-developed, too- especially Zach and Caley. The story moves along rather quickly, and there’s even some action towards the end of the book. Tess was a likable heroine; she’s funny, stubborn, and strong, and even though she has no experience solving cold cases, she’s brave enough to put herself into potentially dangerous situations to help Kipp and other murder victims. Fans of PNR books that center around ghosts will want to check this one out!
Aaaand cue the swooning…
“When I saw you the first time, the only way I can explain it is I didn’t want to leave you. I couldn’t walk away from you, even if I had wanted to, which I didn’t. Yes, at the beginning, I needed you to help me talk to Zach, but it became more than that. A connection I’d never once experienced before and that’s what drove me to get you to acknowledge my existence.”
Mmmm….gotta love a straightforward guy….I wouldn’t mind being in your bed, Kipp!
“I’ve grown as a player…” Trent went on.
“This guy is a fucking joke,” the ghost said.
I almost turned my head to nod, but of course refrained. I continued to listen to Trent’s words without truly hearing what he had to say. I merely muttered “yeah” or “cool” when appropriate.
“If I were him, I would’ve skipped the conversation all together and had you back in my bed the moment I laid eyes on you.”
Well, laughing about it is better than crying, I suppose…
Zach keeled over, busting a gut. “You talk to ghosts—they tell you about their deaths.” His voice sounded strangled through loud, deep gasps of breath. “That’s f*cking insane.”
“I know,” I managed. “They never shut up, always wanting something—I’m dead, where do I go, who am I?” My breath released in loud pants, my tummy ached from my muscles contracting with each laugh and tears streamed down my face.
Zach returned to a sitting position, wiping the tears from his face, and sighed. “F*ck, if anyone just heard our conversation, we’d be committed.”
If you liked Supernaturally Kissed…
I recommend First Grave on the Right, book #1 in the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones. It also has a heroine who sees the dead, a hot romance, and humor. It’s a fantastic series!
I also recommend Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready, the first book in the Shade series. This series is considered YA, but I’d say it’s one of the more mature YA series out there. This one features a heroine who can see ghosts (and is in love with one) as well.
I really enjoyed Supernaturally Kissed! This series has alot of potential, and I’m very curious to see if Stacey Kennedy will be able to find a way for Kipp and Tess’s relationship to work out (I hope it does! *crosses fingers*) I’m looking forward to reading more about Tess’s adventures in book 2! Supernaturally Kissed is a GraveTells Recommened Read!
Rating: Supernaturally Kissed