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The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love (Beyond #1)

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  221 ratings  ·  45 reviews
In award-winning romance author Erin Quinn's exiting new paranormal series, a woman who can't die meets the man destined to kill her.

She Cheated Death…

Roxanne Love isn't human. At least not entirely. She tries to fit in but can't conceal her ability to defy death—not from the world, not from heaven's darkest creatures, and not from the Reaper determined to destroy her. Now
Mass Market Paperback, 396 pages
Published August 27th 2013 by Pocket Books
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It barely took two chapters for me to fall in love with this dark almost fairy tale story with major ideas on Life, Death and Love. Just the opening scene where we meet Santo was enough to draw me into his story as I wanted to know just how an otherworldly being could cope with the reality of being human. I adored Roxanne for all of her courage and strength even as her whole world came crashing down around her. Some reviewers have complained about a feeling of Insta-Love between these two, but I ...more
This book wasn't what I expected in a PNR! And I mean that in a good way. The reason I love urban fantasy is the darkness you find there. PNR usually skirts around the edges of shadows, but Erin Quinn went full force into it with her latest release, and I was running right behind her.

I don’t want to scare off the regular PNR readers, there is still a heavy PNR feel to the hero and heroine’s story and they get their HEA, but the collateral damage is harsh. The balance of good and evil is at stake
4.5 Stars. Plain and simple, I enjoyed the crap out of this book. It wasn't standard PNR/UF, it was a new take with reapers as the good guys, assorted and creepy demons, and just different all the way around. The whole series is about the siblings in the Love family. This particular story is about twins Reece and Roxanne who can't die and stay dead, and opening a portal to a part of the 'beyond' where the scavenger demons and the worst of the worst reside.

Fresh, imaginative, well written. Recom
4.5 stars - The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love was so good. There's a great intensity in the romance between a woman who has died five times, but who just won't stay dead, and a reaper who takes on flesh to catch the one that keeps getting away - and gets caught up in the human emotions that come with the new packaging.

The reaper, now occupying the body of cop Santos, and the heroine, Roxanne, are both appealing as is her brother, Reece, who has also died (and resurrected) with Roxanne five times.
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
Roxanne and Reece are twins with a secret, they have died four times and each time they miraculously come back to life. However their experiences of life after death are polar opposites, Roxanne feels warmth and the presence of one who waits for her while Reece only feels darkness. When Roxanne's Reaper assumes the body of uber hot but suicidal policeman Santo Castillo he is determined to reap Roxanne's soul once and for all. But when evil forces from Abaddon have both Roxanne and Reece in their ...more
Paranormal Haven
The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love opens with the Reaper explaining his mission to reap the soul of Roxanne Love. When she and her fraternal twin, Reece, revived after their confirmed death by drowning, they caused a disturbance in both the earthly and supernatural realms. How and why they survived their deaths is a mystery the Reaper would like to solve, but he isn’t the only one. Evil demons also want to get their hands on Roxanne to exploit the power for their own purposes.

To get close to Rox
Sandy M
Erin Quinn became a solid, all-time favorite author of mine with her Mists of Ireland series. Every year a book in that series released, it was the No. 1 pick of my Top Favorites for that year. So you can imagine my excitement with this new book/series she’s written and is on shelves now. So if you’re in a reading slump or you’re just not sure what to pick up next, this story will deliver on every level.

First thing’s first – this book is entirely different from the Mists of Ireland books. Comple
Christi Snow
My Review:
I have never read any of Erin Quinn's books and honestly, probably would not have picked this one up on my own, but the publisher sent it to me and I was intrigued with the story line. It was good! This book is incredibly creative, unbelievably action-packed, with a really heartwarming romance story that was so filled with promise. At the same time, as a reader, you are wondering how in the world can this book end well??

The book description is a good one. I'm not going to get too much
I can't decide how to rate this one...I loved a lot of it which could have been up there in the 4.5/5 stars, but there were a couple of major gripes for me which stopped it from being an amazing read.

I really thought the premise was very interesting and a bit different and despite the two major issues I have with this story, I still enjoyed it and couldn't put this down. The characters, the plot and the pace were all good, I enjoyed the added dimension of different POV throughout and the baddies
Nikki Brandyberry
This was such a great book…beginning to end! Santo, aka a reaper, has come to the human world to find out why one of his charges keeps coming back from the dead. He assumes the body of a cop who was seconds away from committing suicide and sets off in search of Roxanne Love. He never expected that when he took the body before it was actually dead that he would also get saddled with memories and emotions and a conscience. When he catches up to Roxanne and actually sees her in the flesh he finds t ...more
harlequin {Stephanie}
I loved the hints of darker world that peeked through in this book. I wanted more actually. I was forced to settle.

The three star rating was mostly for the love story. It had potential to be great and came out less than mediocre, with the instalove, but the writer wasn't mushy about it. After reading this I longed for a deeper connection between these characters. we get one, but it's explained rather than felt.

Lacked a strong villain as well.

I am looking forward to reese's book. he was more inte
I wasn't actually planning to write a review for this book and I kind of waffled because I wanted to but I didn't take any notes, but I really liked it so here goes short and simple:

This book was unexpected. It didn't really feel like a romance, even though it definetly was a romance. It was nice how almost reasonable everyone was. Nothing felt dragged out too.

I was a little put off when Lucifer and God etc were real, but luckily they never appeared in the story (thank you Erin Quinn).

The idea
Roxanne Love is one of the co-owners of Love's a bar and restaurant with her brothers and sister. But that isn't the most interesting thing about Roxanne, the most interesting thing -to at least some people- is that she has cheated death several times already along with her twin brother Reece. Roxanne is feeling very edgy one night while working and can't quite put her finger on what's going on. Then a dark and extremely sexy man enters the bar and into Roxanne's life and it makes her even edgie ...more
CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
As a twin, Roxanne Love knows how it feels to be linked to another person on a level few can understand. Yet, she and Reece have a more bizarre connection. They have both died and come back. Not just once. On three separate occasions.

Reaping the soul of Santo Castillo is amazingly easy, considering the man wants to be dead so badly he is ready to eat his gun. What he does not anticipate is how his and Santo’s feelings are now intertwined and focused on one thing–Roxanne Love.

His only goal in tak
This is the first book in a brand new series my Erin Quinn. I am so glad to see her start another paranormal romance series. Book one is a real page turner. Even though the first book in a series is a lot about world building Erin doesn't make it all about that. She builds and she tells the story. Roxanne Love and her twin brother can't seem to die. Well they die but don't stay that way. Roxanne and her sibling own and run a bar together. Roxanne and her twin Reece are working the night a a sexy ...more
Kelly % Books-n-Kisses
Roxanne Love has died 4 times now. She is not afraid to die because he has always been waiting for her. But when she died this last time he was not there. Roxanne doesn’t have time to worry about that right now she has bigger problem. Hellhound size problems. Roxanne’s only chance of survival is to trust the sexy, dark stranger that has not left her side since she was shot at her restaurant. But is he really what he says he is?

Santo Castillo is not who he seems to be.
May Mostly Romance
กอนเริมอานเราคิดวา พลอตของเรืองนีนาสนใจมากทีสุดเรืองนึงในรอบปี เรืองราวของรอคแซนด เลิฟ หญิงสาวผูทีตายไปแลวหลายครัง แตเธอฟืนคืนชีพกลับมาทุกครัง ความสามารถในการหลีกหนีความตายของรอคแซนดสรางความไมพอใจใหกับยมทูตตนนึงอยางยิง เพราะเขารอคอยวิญญาณของเธอมาหลายครัง แตกไมเคยรังวิญญาณเธอไวกับเขาไดเลย ความหงุดหงิดมีมากพอทีจะทำใหยมทูตฝืนกฎและเดินผานประตูทีกันระหวางพวกเขา มายังโลกมนุษย เขาครอบครองรางของมนุษยทีกำลังจะตาย ยมทูตตังใจวา จะคนหาความลับของรอคแซนด อะไรทีทำใหเธอไมตาย เพือทีเขาจะไดเอาเกบวิญญาณของเธอไปสัก ...more
Michelle Leah Olson
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:
*ARC Received from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review

In my honest opinion, The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love was one of the best books I've read all year. Thrilling, captivating, full of suspense, heart, drama & action... Just a fabulous read!!

Roxanne Love and her twin brother aren't quite... normal. They've died multiple times now, and for some reason, each time they come back. The rest of their family is protective
Aug 24, 2013 Delta rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Delta by: ARC from Pocket Books
Captivating paranormal romance with a sexy noir flavor...

The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love opens with the Reaper explaining his mission to reap the soul of Roxanne Love. When she and her fraternal twin, Reece, revived after their confirmed death by drowning, they caused a disturbance in both the earthly and supernatural realms. How and why they survived their deaths is a mystery the Reaper would like to solve, but he isn’t the only one. Evil demons also want to get their hands on Roxanne to ex
Philisha Stephens
Captivating and addictive. Sad to say, but I started this book last night and couldn't put it down until the wee hours. Not good for my day job, however, this is an addictive read. I look forward to the following book with Ryan and anticipate that it will be equally captivating. Action from page one to the end. No wasted space or sagging middle to lull me asleep. Enough descriptions to help me picture where I am without too much to make me skim over the text to the good parts.
I really enjoyed this book. The storyline had an original feel to it and was not a typical PNR. It was not a light read at all, and some bad things happen to good people. Usually insta-love scenarios bother me but this did not have that feel to it even though Santo & Roxanne were only together a couple of days - this is explained way better throughout the course of the story which I won't reveal now and ruin. The ending had a lot of things going on at once and then ended a bit abruptly. Ever ...more
I've never read a paranormal romance that reminded me MORE of one of my fav tv shows: Supernatural. Angels, demons, reapers, the stealing of souls, family ties, redemption, world saving, it's all there. Awesome.

My first Erin Quinn read, but definitely not my last. She's got an interesting style, a fascinating world to visit.
A unique story about the grim reaper coming to earth the gather the soul of the one that got away. She becomes much more than he expected. He becomes entwined in the reason that she can not die. He becomes enthralled with her as he gets to know her and as he gets a handle on his passion for her. Definitely a worthwhile read. Can't wait for the next one
Loved this book! It grabs you and you can't put it down till it's finished. Demons, Reapers, a reaper who wanted a human with a special gift that keeps demons in Hell, passion, action, great characters, and a wonderful plot. It had it all.
I was lucky and won this book. Not normally my genre but I might read more by her - it was very entertaining, a bit racy, a bit romantic and a bit exciting. What more can you want from a book?
I enjoyed this but wanted more. I wanted to know more about how human & Reaper Santo blend. Are they co-existing? How much is reaper and how much is Santo. This also applies to April. She mentions that April wont let her go because she wants revenge? How much of the human remains? Are they aware? I wanted to know what happens to April and what happens to Reece. The abrupt ending with no information on this was acceptable when I assumed the next book would be their story but it seems to be ab ...more
Sandra Leblanc
Good book

I really enjoyed reading this book, I didn't want to stop reading once I started.I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a good book. Promise you won't be disappointed.
I’ve read a lot of paranormal romances over the years. I’ve seen a lot of characters’ deaths (romance and death…who knew?) but never one that impressed me like the fiery one McHugh plots toward the end of the story. I was expecting another way out up until the very end and suddenly…yikes.
Apr 07, 2015 Angela marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
7 April 2015: $1.99 on Kindle
It's a book to pass the time. Not memorable, but still enjoyable enough. I think there are more in the series, but I won't be pursing them.
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