"a wonderful blend of humor, romance, and mystery"
Single mother Simone Sweet is doing her best to overcome a
brutal and troubled past, all the while trying to raise her
six year old daughter, Glory, who is suffering from
experiences so traumatic that she has retreated into
herself and refuses to speak to anyone. Escaping to Broken
Heart to live with her deceased husband's grandmother,
Simone is trying her best to live a life that will help
heal both she and Glory's painful emotional wounds. But
little did Simone expect to be turned into a vampire when
she arrived in Oklahoma, although this did have the added
benefit to help Simone to seemingly "disappear" in the real
world. With an affinity for all things mechanical, Simone
settles in as Broken Heart's resident mechanic and begins
to help the Consortium create a special shield that will,
in effect, make the paranormal community invisible to the
outside world. While working on this special project,
Simone comes into frequent contact with the sexy human,
Tall, brooding, and sexy as hell, Braddock "Brady" Hayes is
a PRIS (Paranormal Research and Investigative Services)
Operative who has always seemed very quiet and standoffish,
so Simone can't help but be surprised when he seems to take
a sudden and unexpected personal interest in her. But
Brady also has a dark secret -- one he isn't proud of.
After Brady experiences tragedies of his own as a young
man, he suddenly decided to join the military and ends up
volunteering for a special assignment -- ETAC is a covert
government operation whose sole purpose is to remove any
domestic threats -- including any of the paranormal
variety. Spending several years doing their bidding
despite knowing it's wrong, Brady finally manages to escape
the long arm of the government and ends up helping those he
As a growing sanctuary for all paranormals, Broken Heart is
fast becoming the place for all paranormals to live
without the worry of hiding themselves. But with a serial
killer on the loose all eyes are turned to Simone and the
secret she has worked so hard to keep hidden.
With a wonderful blend of humor, romance, and mystery,
readers will not be disappointed with best-selling author
Michele Bardsley's fifth installment of her Broken Heart
series. A fast-paced story filled with a touch of bedlam,
Over My Dead Body was a page-turner that had no
problem keeping me fully entertained from beginning to
end. I particular enjoyed the chemistry between Simone and
Brady -- two broken souls who are both hiding secrets of
their own yet are trying to move on from their mysterious
and troubled pasts.
As an added bonus to Over My Dead Body, Bardsley
provides a Glossary, A Brief History of the Consortium,
and several other references pertaining to Broken Heart
that will no doubt be appreciated by both newcomers and
long-time fans of the series.
Reviewed by Mippy Carlson
Posted April 19, 2009
Hot enough to wake the undead.
**A PNR STAFF RECOMMENDED READ**
Moving into Broken Heart seemed like the perfect transition for Simone Sweet and her young daughter, Glory. With her ex-husband gone after attempting to murder Simone, and Glory being mute since the incident, it is one place where she can feel safe, and almost forget she’s a ravenous vampire...
No one is without secrets, but Simone’s are big. She’d hate to have them interfere with what’s developing with local hunk Braddock Hayes. When not turning her legs to jelly, he’s building an Invisi-shield around Broken Heart and helping Glory speak again. But when Simone’s past resurfaces, it threatens to ruin her second chance...
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Vampire