Cosmo’s Reason by Julie Losoya-Harthi

Posted February 17, 2012 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments

Reason Regan is just an average witch who lives and works in a town run by demons. Her familiar is a shape-shifting pig named Sherman. Life is pretty boring until she meets Cosmo, an attractive Italian vampire who just so happens to be the prince of all vampires. He is sent to protect her from rogue vampires that escape to her town. She soon finds herself the princess, but life as princess of all vampires is not so easy. From stakings to abductions, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat.
I like reading books by all kinds of authors, and one of my biggest pet peeves with a lot of review sites is they like to stick with the established author who is backed by a big publishing house. I don’t think I have ever made a decision on a book based on who published it, or if it was self-published (thank you eReaders for that). I will say that first time authors do have a lot of growing pains, and if you talk to people who have published several books they will always tell you that first book had a lot of flaws in it (in their eyes, not always the reader). Part of why I enjoyed this book is that the bones of it are good, and I know that when the second book comes out it is going to just get better, sometimes experience really does help especially with writing. 
That being said I can honestly say I don’t think there is a girl out there who isn’t going to like Reason. She’s a great character and mostly because I think everyone can see a little bit of themselves in her, she is just an average girl whose world is turned upside down and has to find a way to make it work. You literally just can’t help yourself, you want to pull for her throughout the entire story, you want everything to work out for her in the end. And when she starts to really hold her own and grow into her own and really start to have confidence behind her, you can’t help but feel proud of her and the journey she has been on. 
There are a lot of little touches in this book that I like also, like for instance the pig, seriously who would have thought of putting a pig in a urban fantasy book? And the world building is pretty good, especially for a first time author. I didn’t have very many times while reading the book where I felt confused or disconnect which is a huge plus for me. Plus the book is full of action so there is little to no chance of you getting bored while reading it. 
I also like Cosmo, the character himself is quite entertaining and interesting to read. And there is also some backstory there between the two characters. I do have to say that this book does have it’s moments of being hot and heavy so if that isn’t your thing you might want to be aware of it. 
Overall, it was a good book. I would not recommend it to YA readers because of the “hot and heavy”, but paranormal romance and urban fantasy readers alike would enjoy this book. 

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