Book: Dutch (The Keeper Series #1)
Author: Madhuri Pavamani
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date 4th April
DUTCH is Madhuri Pavamani’s first book in a stunning new, suspenseful urban fantasy series that will take you on a wild ride of danger, love, sex and magic.
I’ve spent years holed up in the deepest, darkest parts of the city, fighting to keep Death and her Poochas from crossing the dead back to the living. My skill with a blade is bested only by my menace, my despair, my anguish – the strongest weapons I yield.
Then I meet Juma Landry and it all goes to hell.
She is beauty and love and sex and light, everything I am not. And she makes me want things I haven’t desired in years. But the monsters of my life, the evil lurking in the dark corners of my soul, those places craven and vile, bind me to a past I cannot shake free. As the most skilled Keeper for The Gate, nothing and no one can prevent me from excelling at a job I never wanted. I do it because it is my legacy, a fate I cannot outrun, but when Juma becomes my next assignment, each of her nine lives to be ended by my hand, I must decide: the legacy I never wanted or the love I don’t deserve, and put Ellis in harm’s way. Can they overcome their fear of relationships or will they destroy each other?
“Full of sex, magic, and turmoil…poetic and utterly beautiful. I can’t remember the last time a book made to stop and think, wow.” Meredith Wild, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Dutch by Madhuri Pavamani
Tanya Rae’s rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
This is the first book that I have read by Madhuri Pavamani and when I first started listening to this book (I listen to most of my books on my Kindle) I kept getting lost or I didn’t hear something and would have to go back. So, I think Dutch needs to be read instead of listening to. I switched to reading and it helped me understand this book a bit more. The other thing I would have liked to see is a glossary of terminology and characters that are in this book.
This book is a paranormal/fantasy genre and is a bit dark. Dutch is a keeper (Killer) and works for The Gate. Dutch gets assigned a poocha who, he is to kill.
The Keepers fight to keep Death & her Poochas from crossing the dead back to the living.” Poochas have 9 lives and after the 9th death they can’t return to the living.
I really had a hard time getting into this book. It must have been just me because there are some very amazing reviews for Dutch. But, for me I am going to give it 3.5 stars. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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Meet the Author
Madhuri Pavamani is the author of the paranormal romance trilogy, THE SANCTUM. A Southern girl with Northern sensibilities, a slight twang, who still uses the word y’all, but never fixin’, she has an affinity for writing twisted love stories and dark poetry. A graduate of Barnard College, and incapable of leaving the bright lights of New York City, Madhuri works in Manhattan, but rests her head in New Jersey. She loves whiskey, tattoos, Bukowski, and yoga. Her upcoming urban fantasy trilogy, THE KEEPER SERIES, will be released from St. Martin’s Press in 2017.