Jilted by Azaaa Davis is a fantasy and paranormal romance that doesn’t take itself too serious. It is so fun and well-themed that it can really suck you in!
Series: Never Marry a Shifter Book 1
Author: Azaaa Davis
Release: January 12, 2021
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Goodreads Link: Here
Administrative assistant by day and boss lady on social media by night, Theresa enjoys sharing her charmed life with half-million followers. The only thing she loves more is being engaged to the hottest doctor at the clinic where they both work. Unfortunately, life stops running smoothly when her husband vanishes on their wedding night and a leaked photo of a barely-dressed Theresa yelling at the police sparks a viral sensation. With everything at stake—love, reputation, followers, and career—she embarks on a reluctant voyage of discovery.
First, I read this book in a day. It’s short but engaging and that made it very easy to read.
I found this story cute. That’s the best way to describe it. Not in a bad way as some people would take that word, but in a sincere way! The plot of this first person narrative was super cute. It was the story of a woman whose life is torn apart by supernatural forces, but not in a stiff, super serious Fantasy way, but in an influencer losing their clout kind of way and how that would make you laugh. Davis does an excellent job with the plot because really, we should hate Theresa. She’s shallow, materialistic and uncaring, but this plot is so crazy, fun and smart that we do find ourselves rooting for her.
All the characters were well done. I didn’t like or dislike anyone more than anyone else, but I felt the characters were fleshed out well anyway. Davis really did a lot with Theresa, the main character and narrator but it was so fun and the narration was smart. When Theresa thought “I knew not to push my luck by wasting my question on basics like, ‘Where are you taking me?'” I knew the author was a genius! These characters are GROUNDED in reality when they say things like that. Additionally, the dialogue was A++++. Davis did an awesome job making the characters sound realistic.
The world of the story is our own, which I liked. I don’t always want to be in a fantasy world when I’m reading fantasy. Davis does an excellent job describing what needs to be described and leaving other things to the imagination. The theme of growth and willingness for change is very deeply imbedded in the story. Additionally, self-reflection is noted in our main characters arc too. Theresa REALLY has to grow and Davis makes it easy for us to see how she develops.
This book is short and sweet! Davis uses no complex language, which is important because our narrator is a 21 year old social media influencer who also works as an administrative assistant. She has no where near the vocabulary of our author, and Davis keeps everything to Theresa’s level.
I have no complaints about this book. This part One of the series ends on a perfect note! It was well done, fun and thrilling! Highly recommended!