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An Unexpected Outcome: A Review of Ali Winters’ “Flirting With Death”


Being a reaper has its perks, but also its downsides.

While on an assignment, Evander is caught of guard by an unmarked human. Captivated, he is unable to tear himself away.

This is why reapers don’t associate with mortals.

Piper was ordinary, just a girl looking for love. And all she knows is that her current boyfriend isn’t it. An unfortunate incident and a series of remarkable events turn her world upside down. But what she finds is the last thing she ever expected—She finds herself falling for the least likely candidate.

About the Author

Ali grew up in the Pacific North West. She attended Oregon State University for photography. After many adventures she moved to Colorado and earning second degree, she found and met and married her husband.
Ali currently lives in windy Wyoming with her husband and two dogs, Nika and Tedward. When not writing Ali is either photographing, knitting, reading, dancing or staying inside where it’s warm with a hot cup of coffee. She dreams of traveling the world someday soon.

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Twitter: @aliwinters_

My Review:

I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

The short story, Flirting With Death, was the first fiction I’ve ever read by Ali Winters. It won’t be the last.

Winters wrote an imaginative love story between two unexpected characters, a reaper and a human. Definitely not your average couple. I loved these characters and their story.

Evander never imagined what could happen just doing his job. When the story opened, I got the sense that he had grown discontented with his position. He found the job mundane. He looked forward to finishing an assignment and moving on to the next one. The job didn’t thrill him until he met the girl who intrigued him. He couldn’t get her out of his mind.

Piper was the pretty girl willing to settle for a guy who mistreated her. She just wanted someone in her life. She didn’t think she was worthy of doing better. Never could she have imagined that a tragedy could change her life forever.

The emotions are what made this story so good. Evander’s need for something more resonated with me. I understood how his job didn’t fulfill him. His feelings colored how he saw all humans. And, Piper’s desperation was so palpable. Evander lit a spark in her that she wanted to embrace fully. Just one inopportune moment, and she couldn’t get him out of her mind.

Flirting With Death was simply a good, heart felt story. I hope to read more about this interesting couple. I know I’ll be reading much more by Ali Winters!

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(5 Hands=Excellent; 4 Hands=Pretty Good; 3 Hands=Good)

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