Coffee and a Review: Light the Shadows by Michelle Clay

imagesAs promised everyone here is today’s second review.  I am spotlighting Light the Shadows by Michelle Clay.  Today is full of paranormal romances and this is a great addition.  Its unique take on souls, reapers and more.  This book will have you looking over your shoulder for shadows along with hunting for a hunky reaper.  Be sure to check out my full review after the book blurb.

17796209Book Blurb:

You only get one chance at life, then you die. The game’s over, no second chances.  But she was never one to follow all the rules.

In a strange twist of fate, a woman flees purgatory only to jump into a newly vacated body. When she wakes in the hospital, she has a brand new life and a whole lot of unanswered questions.  Now she’s Micah Munroe, a real estate
agent with broken memories of the messed up life she once lived. A mysterious man who claims to be Death says she’s his granddaughter and that she’s something called a grimm.

Sully knows she’s an imposter because he reaped the soul of the real Micah only a week ago. He suspects she might be a misplaced shadow, what he calls spirits and vengeful ghosts. He becomes obsessed with finding out who she really is and just how she inhabited a new body.  He’ll stop at nothing to find the truth and send her back to purgatory where she belongs. What he didn’t bargain on was how his body would react to her or how  powerful the white light within her is.

When a powerful shadow and her horde of angry spirits kidnaps Sully’s best friend, they must work together to get him back. Fighting their feelings for each other isn’t half as difficult as fighting the army of shadows bent on starting a war with the living.


We first meet our heroine when she dies.  She follows a doorway into what appears to be a waiting room that no one expected her to be in.  Though she can’t remember her name she does know that she doesn’t want to be dead.  So, in an act of rebellion she runs back through the door and jumps into a now empty body.  She is now Micah Munroe.  She sees what Micah’s life was like and decides that if this was going to be her new home then she had to revamp everything about her life.  While Micah is trying to become what she once was she inadvertently runs into Sully.  Sully recognizes Micah because it was only a while ago that he reaper her soul.  She should not be standing in front of him breathing.  It soon becomes Sully’s mission to find out who or what Micah is and what her plans are.  The only problem is spending more time with her is making him feel things he shouldn’t be.  While Micah and Sully draw closer she soon discovers that she isn’t just an ordinary soul starting over, she is a grimm.  She is charged with fighting, removing or guiding shadows through the light so that they may go to their hereafter.  Micah’s life isn’t just new it’s completely different and with a sexy man at her side how can she not try to live life to its fullest.  But, with death there is never an easy road.  With the shadows wanting her and her feelings for Sully growing how can things work out for the best without her dying or worse becoming a shadow herself?

This was a great story. I was really drawn in by the characters and the action packed story.  Micah and Sully are as steamy a couple as they come.  You can really feel their feelings toward each other and go along with them while they grow.  I thought the premise of the story was great.  It is definitely a different interpretation of the idea of a reaper, souls and many other death related mythologies.  Michelle Clay does a wonderful job with this story and I fell in love not only with the characters or the story but with her writing as well.  If you are a paranormal romance fan, like me, you will want to pick this up if not for the story than for the steamy scenes with Micah and Sully.

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