Thanks to the publisher & Netgalley for the complimentary e-ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
If found family is your jam Ann Aguirre’s The Only Purple House in Town has you covered.
This book has such an interesting premise: Iris Collins is from a family of psychic vampires but she’s the only one who hasn’t manifested any talent yet. She feels like a disaster & a constant source of disappointment to others.
Then she inherits a purple home that needs some love & chooses renters to live with her, including Eli Reese, a hawk shifter who has never forgotten the impression Iris made on him at young age—even if Iris can’t say the same about him.
The family that Iris & her housemates build is my fave part of this book. How she & the people who live there—despite their wildly different personalities—welcome others & give them acceptance & a place to call home.
The LGBTQIA rep in this book is also fantastic & I adore the overall whimsicality of the world.
But I didn’t connect with the writing or the characters as much as I had hoped. The actual romance between Iris & Eli left me a bit cold, & that’s not a commentary on the fade to black aspect of the book but just on the romance arc itself.
I’ve heard so many great things about this author so I might give another book a try at some point but I only liked this one & didn’t swoon for it.
3⭐️. Out 07/11.
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Give me that HEA, please.
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