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A Legacy of Revenge: A Review of “Gypsy Love” by Angela McPherson & Lynn Vroman

Title: Gypsy Love

Authors: Angela McPherson & Lynn Vroman

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Description:

Two centuries ago, Adrian vowed to seek revenge against the Gypsy woman who bound his spirit for eternity. Despite how far under the dirt Miryah Kotorara’s bones lay, he won’t stop tormenting the Kotorara bloodline. The person doesn’t matter, only the name.

Until her.

Dr. Mia Kotorara has spent the last ten years trying to forget her Gypsy heritage. Ostracized by her family and emotionally damaged, Mia throws herself into her work to fill the void. She forgets everything from her past—except for the man who solely exists in her dreams.

When reality and dreams collide, Adrian and Mia find something they never expected. Love.

Magic will bring them together, but it may not be enough to mend Mia’s broken heart and Adrian’s lust for revenge.

The Kotorara curse is never satisfied.

As the curse threatens everything they have overcome, Adrian and Mia must fight to save what matters most—each other.

About the Authors

 Born and currently residing in Texas, Angela shuffles three active children (not including her husband) all over the place. She works in a busy pediatric doctor’s office as a nurse during the day and writes at night. Addicted to coffee and chocolate, Angela laughs a lot, often at herself and is willing to try anything once. When Angela isn’t rushing kids around, working or writing, she’s reading. Other than life experience, Angela turns to a wide variety of music to help spark her creative juices. She loves to dance and sing though her kids often beg her not to.

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Born in Pennsylvania, Lynn spent most of her childhood, especially during math class, daydreaming. Today, she spends an obscene amount of time in her head, only now she writes down all the cool stuff.

With a degree in English Literature, Lynn used college as an excuse to read for four years straight. She lives in the Pocono Mountains with her husband, raising the four most incredible human beings on the planet. She writes young adult novels, both fantasy and contemporary.

Find Lynn online at:

Website: https://lynnvroman.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lynnvromanauthor/

My Review

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I first read Gypsy Love as a short story in the Beneath the Cape anthology. I loved the tale and wanted to find out what happened next. Well, McPherson and Vroman didn’t disappoint.

I loved this fresh take on ghosts. Gypsy Love gives readers a glimpse of life through the eyes of a spirit who met an early demise because of some raunchy behavior. What female hasn’t thought about ending the life of a guy who did her wrong?

My opinion of Adrian, the unlucky ghost, changed after reading the full story. In the previous short version, I didn’t have a whole lot of sympathy for this man. After all, he betrayed the woman who loved him. Pure and simple. He got what he deserved. But after being forced to walk the earth for two hundred years as a virtual mist, Adrian got smarter. He started learning from all of his mistakes once he met a descendent of the woman who took away his corporeal form.

Mia, the ancestor of a jilted gypsy, was a woman in need of a life outside of work. Many of us can relate to her reality, but could the much-needed escape lie in the dream world? For Mia, Adrian became her dream come true. There was something unsettling about Mia, however. She had dreamed of Adrian as a child and she fully believed that he existed in the dream world. But she had a hard time embracing the beliefs of her culture.

Another thing Mia had a hard time embracing? Family. She let the differences between herself and her family members create a chasm which could have had disastrous results.

Gypsy Love is a creative story about love and selfishness. Both the modern Mia and the Mia of the past were both selfish women. The past Mia never reconciled herself to love lost. Her actions rippled through her family. She didn’t care who got hurt as long as she got her revenge and eventually the man. The modern Mia was a stubborn woman determined to keep her distance from her aunt and uncle even if she risked losing the man she loved.

McPherson and Vroman did an excellent job exploring the concept, if you love something set it free. Gypsy Love was intriguing and well-written with great characters you can’t help but love.

Rating: 5-hands-up5-hands-up5-hands-up5-hands-up5-hands-up (5 Hands=Excellent, 4 Hands=Pretty Good, 3 Hands=Good)

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