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“A JOB FROM HELL starts out with a teen girl, Amber, on her way to her summer job as a housekeeper, something she is completely unqualified for, but thanks to her brother and his resume, she gets. Her new boss, Aidan, is hot, a little mysterious, and has a house full of friends and family that...”see full review » see other reviews »
“I liked this enough to order the second book of the series.”Lane Carroll wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is my first book from Jayde Scott and I was able to download it for free to try as I do love a good vampire story and Im really into my fantasy reads at the moment.
A job from hell is totally different to what I was expecting; which was a vampire love story with a mortal. Well ok it...was a vampire with a mortal love story....but it has a wicked sense of humour; something quite different to other books around at this time. Jayde gives a unique and funny, but sarcastic edge to her characters particularly the girls. She even made me laugh outloud a few times with her characters cynical remarks. Its a refreshing change for those that do not take scifi fantasy seriously.
It has everything for a fantasy book; your standard drop dead gorgeous dark vampire pining for his dead ex until, the pretty girl who takes a job as his new housekeeper in the wilds of Scotland and then falls in love with him, and her klutzy comical brother who leads her into trouble.
This book is a comical paranormal vamp romance with a dash of horror.
BUT I did feel however the love affair between Amber and Aiden was way to fast considering he is missing his long-lost love. I didn't feel it was believable enough as they needed longer together or more time to fall in love. Amber seems to like Aiden the sexy dark vamp one minute then hugging her boyfriends photo the next. I found too I didn't take to Aiden like I would have liked. I actually preferred Cassandra one of the supporting characters.
I felt there wasn't enough depth to the characters or the storyline and I really wanted and tried to love this book but it fell flat for me. The first part of the book was a real struggle but I persevered and even though the storyline is a good one I feel the comedy side took away from believability and I really struggled to finish it.
All in all Jayde is brilliant at creating strong female characters and slightly weaker men and she really has a fab sense of humour, but it didn't work for me within this storyline.
“I liked a lot of things in this book. But I felt the story was a little rushed. I think this could have been a fantastic book. Like the authors take on the underworld and the paranormal creatures. Should have had more character development. Even though the romance side of these kinds of books are not realistic, this one wins for being the most unrealistic. With more character development and more plot development, this book could have been fabulous. ”Peaches D wrote this review Thursday, April 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is a vampire book, which seem to be really popular at the moment, but it's a bit different and is a differnet kind off vampire book. It's really mysterious and exciting, which made it a great read. It's books like these that you want to keep reading just because you want to see where it goes!”Rachael Earl wrote this review Tuesday, July 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Amber takes a job in Scotland as a housekeeper (a job for which she happens to be majorly unqualified), but soon discovers that everything is not as it seems regarding her employer Aiden McAllister and his brother Kieren.
I think the paranormal romance genre is wearing a bit thin now, not I know it is! The plot is predictable and the characters unbelievable, especially Amber's character who I find wishy-washy at the start and then she changes halfway through and becomes very cocky and arrogant.
I didn't feel any though there was any back story, I never fully understood the race which really annoyed me as I was reading, but by the end I wasn't really bothered. I was tempted to give up halfway through but reluctantly ploughed on to the end.
The other bone of contention I have about this novel (and the paranormal romance genre as a whole) is the lack of free will. Aiden somehow knows that Amber is his mate, Amber accepts this and goes along with it. I think it's all very unrealistic as people aren't that one-dimensional and authors in the genre need to realise this.”
“Great book I fell in love with Amber's character but I can't bring myself to read the rest of the books because they don't revolve around her story....”Marisa wrote this review Wednesday, February 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“You can't put this down. Paranormal seen with a sense of humor. Fun.”vanmellon wrote this review Saturday, December 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Interesting paranormal read although I don't know if I will continue with the series...”TracySchoenberg wrote this review Friday, December 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A JOB FROM HELL starts out with a teen girl, Amber, on her way to her summer job as a housekeeper, something she is completely unqualified for, but thanks to her brother and his resume, she gets. Her new boss, Aidan, is hot, a little mysterious, and has a house full of friends and family that stay with him, also all a little strange. Meanwhile, Amber's brother has 'cased' the area to make a fast buck and together they steal some jewels found on the property in a shack. Amber finds out that everyone in the house is a supernatural of one kind or another and she is now a target because the stolen gems are important in the supernatural world and she has been given some magical powers that everyone wants.
Seriously, the idea is pretty good, but, sadly, the execution left a lot to be desired. I love dialogue full of snark, I love romantic tension, good vs. evil, a multitude of different beings and this book covered all that. The snark was over the top, the dialogue seemed disjointed. The romantic tension was strange between Amber and Aidan, he loves her, she's his One and Only for eternity, he would die for her. She starts out liking him, then mistrusts him, then seems to hate him, then loves him. Good vs. Evil???? Were the Shadows good, evil? What exactly were the Shadows?
Back up to the stealing from your boss, (or anyone, for that matter), and then just going back to work like nothing happened? Faking the housekeeping? Not knowing WHAT your brother said to get you the job?
I read the entire book, and the ending was a nice one. There were a couple of secondary characters that were pretty funny, other than that, the book kind of fell flat for me with too much being tossed in and not elaborated on. Amber wasn't likable and, as a main character, she should be! ”