Levitating Las Vegasby Jennifer Echols (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Published by Poket Star, Simon & Schuster on May 7th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
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Nothing up her sleeves...or so she’s been led to believe.
Showgirl Holly Starr is sick and tired of assisting her dad, a celebrity magician, in his Las Vegas casino magic show. As soon as he keeps his promise to her and shares the secrets to his tricks, she can break out on her own. But can she really make it? For years Holly has taken medication to stave off crazy hallucinations that she can levitate objects. Just when she thinks she’s ready to make a career and a life for herself, her medicine—and her luck—run out.
Elijah Brown suffers from a similar delusion—that he can read minds—and he’s out of medicine too. Determined to save himself and his old flame Holly, he kidnaps her and takes her straight to the source, a town high in the Rockies where their medicine is made. What they discover there leads them to suspect their powers are not imaginary after all...and neither is the intense attraction they feel for each other.
They make a pact to stick together as they return to Vegas to confront the people who kept them in the dark so long. But soon they’re pitting their powers against each other in a dangerous world where the nightlife is seductive, domination is addictive, the sex is beyond belief...and falling in love is murder.
A New Adult Monday Review
.. a bi-weekly Feature where we will review and talk about New Adult books! If you are not familiar with this term, you can read my New Adult Discussion post!
I have heard a lot about Jennifer Echols’s New Adult story so I was seriously excited when I I got a chance to read it! It sounded funny and different and this is exactly what I found!
A Little Magic A Little Weird
Truly I think this sums this story up the best and I totally didn’t expect this. What I expected was a cute Contemporary and what I got was a little different a little weird and a little fun! Totally surprising combination. Even more, the story has a slight hint of magic and paranormal, something I too didn’t expect. So Levitating Las Vegas will be a little different from what you expect, and once you put behind your expectations you are ready to enjoy the ride!
Holy – Magician on drugs
Holy’s parents are famous Vegas magicians and they put her daughter holy on a drug when she was still very young. It’s to keep her mental disease in check – or so they say… But, when Holy finally gets behind this weird drug she has to use , there are more and more secrets she comes across and she finally has to face a reality she might not be prepared for. But, it also brings her closer to her childhood crush Elija who weirdly enough takes the sam drug for the same mental disability. Together they go on a werid trip to discover the truth!
Romance – Action and Twists & Turns
The story is action packed and filled with a lot of mind boggling twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. The whole story is truly entertaining and once I got used to the weirdness of the story I found the ride to be funny and different. Elija and Holy were a great team and it was great to see them come together and finally learn the truth about themselves and each other. Filled with some sexy times, I truly care for them as characters as well as a romantic pair. However, they didn’t completely make me fall for them as I normally do with other characters. I admit it took me a while to fully grasp the oddness of the story and truly enjoy it. It’s hard when you get into a book thinking one way only to go a complete different dirrection.
Levitating Las Vegas by Jennifer Echols is weirdly different and filled with action, magic, romance and touch paranormal. Readers who enjoy to be surprised and like a little oddness will be a perfect fit for Levitating Las Vegas!
I love that Jennifer Echols totally welcomes the New Adult genre and goes along for a ride. She clearly is a writer who can write any genre Adult, Young Adult or New Adult and I am more than excited to read more from her! Read her New Adult article on her site!