Book Review: Grave Vengeance by Lori Sjoberg

Grave Vengeance is the third book in the Grave series by Lori Sjoberg. I do not remember having read the previous two books, and will say that you can read them out of order or as stand alones.

Handsome and haunted, Dmitri Stavitsky is a Soviet KGB spy in life turned reaper after death. He is also a reaper who prefers to work alone. But orders from the top soon place him alongside fellow reaper Gwen Peterson, the American counter intelligence agent who took his life so many years ago.
The two have no choice but to set aside their differences and apprehend the rogue together. But their cross-country mission soon ignites feelings Dmitri thought he was no longer capable of, least of all for the woman who helped destroy him. With an ancient force and a small army against them, he'll have to let go of old grudges or risk his future with Gwen.

Grave Vengeance is a powerful romantic suspense with a dab or paranormal. The reapers work to collect souls on behalf of angels and fate, and do so under the radar in an attempt to redeem their souls. Dmitri and Gwen were on opposite sides in life, and there are still some hard feelings. Being thrown together is something neither wants, but both will deal with in order to stop someone from killing their fellow reapers, and possibly causing even greater havoc.I liked that their coming together was slow, and for the most part free of the occasional syndrome of 'attraction overriding good sense at the worst possible moment' that so often happens in high action stories. And there is plenty of action, in both senses of the word. There is enough character development to make me happy, and plenty of fights, chases, and battles to make the action lovers happy. There is also a thread of mystery or suspense as they try to discover the who, why, and how behind it all. A nice balance is achieved between all the important elements and kept me turning pages.

Grave Vengeance is a book for those that like suspense filled romance. There is plenty of action, particularly if they do not mind a hint of paranormal. While the paranormal aspect is important, it does not overshadow the romance or suspense in the slightest. 

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