Saturday, May 29, 2021

Audiobook Review - BETWIXT: Betwixt & Between, Book One by Darynda Jones


 Betwixt: Betwixt & Between Book One
Author:  Darynda Jones
Narrator: Traci Odom & 1 more
Genre:  Paranormal Fantasy
Release Date:  March 2, 2021
Listening Length:  6 hours and 45 minutes

About the Book:

Divorced, desperate, and destitute, former restaurateur Defiance Dayne finds out she has been bequeathed a house by a complete stranger. She is surprised, to say the least, and her curiosity gets the better of her. She leaves her beloved Phoenix and heads to one of the most infamous towns in America: Salem, Massachusetts.

She's only there to find out why a woman she's never met would leave her a house, a veritable castle that has seen better days. The lawyer assigned to the case practically begs her to take it off her hands, mostly because she's scared of it. The inanimate structure that, as far as Dephne can tell, has never hurt a fly.

Though it does come with some baggage. A pesky neighbor who wants her gone. A scruffy cat who's a bit of a jerk. And a handyman bathed in ink who could moonlight as a supermodel for GQ.

She decides to give it three days, and not because of the model. She feels at home in Salem. Safe. But even that comes to a screeching halt when people begin knocking on her door day and night, begging for her help to locate their lost objects.

Come to find out, they think she's a witch. And after a few mysterious mishaps, Dephne is beginning to wonder if they're right.

Buy Links: Amazon 

My Review:

I knew the moment I saw this book that I was going to love it. Why? Because it was written by Darynda Jones. I listened to Betwixt while on a road trip and arrived at my destination not realizing how I got there. The time passed too quickly because I was so into this story! Great narration and so much humor!

Defiance (yes, that's her name) is recently divorced from a jerk who stole her restaurant from under her and left her with nothing. Then she discovers that a woman she has never met has died and left her a house in Salem, Massachusetts. And that house is named Percival and has it's own personality, one that makes the realtor afraid to step foot in the house. That's when the fun and mystery begins! And who is the hunky guy in her kitchen? I'm not giving you any spoilers. You really need to read this... or listen to it like I did. But I warn you  that you will not be able to stop at Book #1. You will want more!

This book had me hooked from the very beginning. As soon as I finished it, I downloaded the next book in the series. Awesome characters! Great narration! Totally entertaining!

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About the Author:
NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier, and her books have been translated into 18 languages. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that legacy. She currently has two series with St. Martin's Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. 


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