Review Maple Lane Manor, Home for Retired Supernaturals by Cree Walker

August 14, 2013 Review 2

Review Maple Lane Manor, Home for Retired Supernaturals by Cree Walker

Maple Lane returns to the retirement home where she grew up, after ten years away, and must face the music. How can she rebuild the dilapidated building, repay a massive mortgage, and restore her residents’ faith in her with her arch-nemesis – Stacy Three Names — breathing down her neck, hungry for an artifact said to grant immortality? As Stacy sabotages Maple’s efforts, the gorgeous new handyman Derek complicates matters with his demon blood and hot attraction.

How can Maple and her residents fight Stacy, find the artifact, and save their home with the rich and powerful of the town arrayed against them?

…And can she trust a demon to help her?

Title: Maple Lane Manor, Home for Retired Supernaturals
Author: Cree Walker
Published by Naughty Night Press
Source: Publisher
Published: 25 July 2013
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance, Suspense
Pages: 374
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Stars: four-stars
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Instantly I was intrigued by the premise: retirement home for supernatural creatures just has fun written all over it.  And Cree Walker did not fail to deliver on that promise of new, different and clever.  Maple Lane is a perennial student with no real ideas of career until her grandmother is murdered and she inherits Maple Lane Manor, a retirement home for supernatural beings.  Told in first person point of view, we are treated to Maple’s rather unusual way of looking at the world, and the problems inherent with her new bequest.  Not to mention that there is a mystery to solve, back taxes to be paid, repairs to be made and someone is trying to shut down the home and remove the residents.  Those are just a few of the challenges facing Maple, without the added inputs of the varying personalities and talents of the residents.

This story had some laugh-out-loud moments that pepper the story, especially in the interactions between residents with their quirks and frustratingly lovable personalities.  Standing out most prominently is the deep familial loyalty that the residents have for one another, and their support of Maple.  There is romance and action, although neither is dramatically fast paced, both manage to keep the plot moving forward smoothly and give the pages to the end a satisfying feel.  Although this does work alone as a story with no cliffhangers, I would love to see more about the residents and Maple of Maple Lane Manor.

Kallysten

                    

2 Responses to “Review Maple Lane Manor, Home for Retired Supernaturals by Cree Walker”

  1. evamillien

    Does sound like a clever and fun book. I will have to look for this one. Thanks for sharing your review.