The Charmed Life of Taryn
by Lindy Zart
She’s told she’s someone special; a Charmed, and the key to winning in a battle of worlds about to collide. Only problem is, she can be a weapon of good or a weapon of bad, depending on who gets to her first.
This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I’ve got to say that the Blurb intrigued me.
Please be warned this review contains spoilers so read at your peril.
I enjoy a good PNR but I’ve got to the point where to stand out in a saturated PNR market I need the books to be a little different.
This book tried to be different, or at least it tried to put a new supernatural spin on a classic trope.
The love triangle. Some love it, some loath it. Personally I enjoy a good triangle with the right characters.
And for me that’s where this book slightly misses the mark. Taryn is great, she’s sarcastic and dry. I loved the snarky banter she had that added a witty humour to quite a tense storyline.
Unfortunately neither Luke nor Creed really hit the mark on swoon worthy men. Luke was barely there, the token nice guy who lust after the girl but doesn’t get her. Or at least that’s what his role should have been. He wasn’t strong enough to be the winning guy.
Creed had so much potential he fought a good fight, until he stopped. I don’t understand why he didn’t fight harder for her because she could have been swayed.
For me this was the theme for the rest of this book. It was almost action packed, except we got endless build up but no real action. It was almost an epic race on race good vs. evil battle except it sort of ended before it started.
It just never quite hit the mark for me. It’s a shame because I really wanted to love this book but unfortunately I just didn’t