Reborn Yesterday by Tessa Bailey
Series: Phenomenal Fate, #1
Genre: Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook, 234 pages.
Published on March 16th 2020
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Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from SOCIAL BUTTERFLY PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my opinion or rating of the book in any way.
A timeless love story with bite.
It was a night like any other for funeral home director Ginny Lynn, until the exceptionally handsome—and unfortunately deceased—young man on her embalming table sat up, opened his emerald eyes and changed the course of her life forever, making her feel quite fluttery while he was at it.
Humans aren’t supposed to know Jonas Cantrell, or any vampire, exists. It’s kind of a major rule. Despite his instantaneous bond with perfectly peculiar Ginny, he has no choice but to erase her memories of their one and only meeting.
That was the plan. Before a reluctant Jonas can wipe Ginny’s mind clean, she reveals a secret that brings their worlds crashing together. Human and vampire. Past and present. Darkness and light. And while their love is strictly forbidden, it might be the only thing that can save them…
Reborn Yesterday is a standalone paranormal romantic comedy with a happily ever after.
I was exited to join to my very first blog tour but I was also scared because I was disappointed with the last Bailey book I read. I only gave it two stars but I was confident I’d love this one since I love listening Bailey in Read Me Romance -podcast and I’ve really enjoyed few of her other books.
“My sanity, my soul, my existence, depend on you being mine.” He ground a fist to his chest, right above his heart. “This cannot be governed by rules. I was a fool to think it ever could.”
This was quite different from the usual paranormal romances I usually read. I liked to learn new things about it like how vampires didn’t need to be invited in but they did turn into dust when they go in the sun.
There wasn’t many things I really liked about our heroine but I felt so bad for her because of how women in her dressmaking class made her feel.
Jonas was amazing hero but also so frustrating at the same time. I could’ve almost started a drinking game (with soda since I don’t like alcohol) about how many times he said that he shouldn’t be around her. I like that he wanted to do what was best for her but also I really hate that trope where hero leaves heroine for her own good.
On other hand he could be so romantic. Ginny isn’t used to people seeing her worth, let alone thinking things like she would be better suited as a war general or comedian given her ability to keep her sense of humor under stress.
“Watching you two is better than pretending to be a lost virgin to bait vampires.”
You know what surprised me the most? I actually liked the friendships in this book. Friendships usually irritate me on romance books (I don’t need thousand different versions of a friendship where the best friend think she knows better what heroine wants) but I actually loved the one between Ginny and Roksana. They were so different but they didn’t tel each other what to do or how to feel. I also enjoyed the friendship Jonas had with his roommates. They’re all different but Jonas is a rule follower while one of his roommate’s is serious and another one likes pranking.
I’m not usually big fan of slow burn romances, so while it sometimes annoyed me during this book I was also all there for it. Ginny was never afraid of Jonas and he wanted to keep her safe from day one. I loved how even though he wanted to raise her memory, he also wanted to listen her talking about things that mattered to her.