12 Jul 2015

Blog Tour: Review Tour | Undercover Empath by RaShelle Workman

Undercover Empath by RaShelle Workman

Genre: paranormal-romance
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Release­­: June 1, 2015
Cover Artist: Eugene Teplitsky
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Nineteen-year-old detective Rose Hansen has a secret. She can read a person’s intentions by touching their hands. It’s a curse! A power she never uses if she can help it.

Only one person knows. Her partner Jack.

At least that’s what she believes until a handsome, shirtless stranger appears on her doorstep in small town Blush Valley, California.

He leaves her an envelope, but not before articulating his disappointment in her for ignoring her powers.

The contents send Rose on a path toward the supernatural, solving her parents’ murders, and possibly even saving the world.

Aside from that, Rose and her partner have two important cases they’re working. The first involves a missing child. The other is the death of a stripper. Ruled a murder, a very hot FBI agent from L.A. shows up and is given lead. To make matters worse, he asks her to go undercover.

Her life is a disaster. Rose can’t strip. She doesn’t even own a dress.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I did enjoy this one -- but not as much as I expected. I love most paranormal romance novels but this one started slow and didn't really keep my interest. It was a quick read as it was a serial but it still lagged. I didn't think the character development was that spectacular to make it the whole first 20% or so of the novel. Especially since I thought some of the characters weren't that well developed or weren't around enough for me to care about their development. I mostly just wanted to know about Rose and Jack's relationship and why it went wrong and if they have a chance to get back together. 

Also, considering this was a semi-detective story, there wasn't a whole lot of mystery or build up to the actual crime stuff. There was a lot of getting ready for Rose to go undercover as a stripper -- which I felt was quite boring -- but other than that there wasn't much mystery or suspense.

The whole dead parents/mythological creature thing was a bit much for me. I am sure that at some point it will make sense but for now it just felt thrown in there and as if the story didn't have enough so they added in this part to make it different.

I did like Rose. I think her becoming more and more confident now is a good thing and it is nice to see it mostly from her perspective. I also think her supernatural power is really cool. I hope she starts to use it more.

Overall: 3/5. It was fast paced and fun, but I needed a bit more world building to really enjoy it.
About the Author

RaShelle Workman is the author of the popular Blood and Snow series. She loves to reinvent fairy tales readers can sink their teeth into. Her stories include vampires, werewolves, witches, aliens, and creatures of her own creation. Her books: Sleeping Roses, Exiled, Beguiled, and Dovetailed have foreign rights contracts with a Turkish publisher. RaShelle is also one of the co-founders of IndiePUBCon. Currently, she lives in Utah with her husband, three children, and their three dogs.
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Curiosity Quills Press (CQ) is a small hybrid publishing company specializing in genre fiction of the highest quality. With 150+ titles in our catalog already and approximately 6 new books coming out each month, there’s never a dull moment at CQ. We work with major retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Audible to ensure that you, the reader, can find whatever you are looking for at your convenience.

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