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Reborn Yesterday by Tessa Bailey

Updated: May 17, 2020

Blurb: 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…

Review: There's one thing we know Tessa Bailey can do: write romance hot enough to make a seasoned romance reader blush. There's one thing we just learned Tessa Bailey can do: create and rock the new romance sub-genre of a paranormal romantic comedy. Reborn Yesterday is a romance never before seen by the likes of romance readers.

Going in, knowing it was a Tessa Bailey novel, I may have had a slight bias. The woman has never written a book that I didn't devour and obsess over. It's how she earned a spot in my top five romance authors of all-time. But I'm the first to admit that paranormal romances, particularly vampires, are not really my cup of tea--only a select few paranormal romances find their way into my reread pile--so I went into my read warily.

No need, of course. Because Reborn Yesterday was amazing.

You might think that quirky virgins have been overdone, and you might be right, but Bailey manages to keep Ginny unique and lovable, with just the right amount of strange to keep things interesting, but not so over-the-top that you're rolling your eyes. Our heroine is smart and talented--both as a mortician and in her hobby of clothing-making--and she's full of quips and comments that will have your lips quirking on repeat.

Jonas is, well, a vampire. So you can probably guess he's grumpy, closed off, and generally displeased with the way his life is going. It was quite enjoyable watching him try to fight his feelings for Ginny, even if he failed miserably time and time again. Definitely the type of vampire you want waking up on the cold, metal table in your funeral home, that's for sure.

And don't even get me started on the secondary characters. We have Roksana, the Russian vampire slayer who won't admit she's in love with a vampire, Elias the brooding vampire whose history remains a mystery but whose obsession with Roksana is totally obvious, and Tucker the uber-driving vampire with a heart of gold. So, basically an amazing cast with tons of fodder for future books that I'm already craving


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