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A Lovely Drop

(The NeverNeath #2)

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4.27  ·  Rating details ·  812 ratings  ·  130 reviews
A woman who claims to do the impossible…

Andrea Grace comes from a long line of women who can do the impossible: They can eavesdrop on the past. But ever since her mother’s suspicious death, Andrea has led a half-life, guarding herself from those who would kill to get their hands on her. From heads of states to the most violent criminals craving what she has to offer, every
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Published January 2020 by Independently Published
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Robin (Bridge Four)
3.5 short story stars

I picked up this free short story not really knowing what it was about but I enjoy Darynda Jones most of the time so this was an easy selection for me.

Andrea has a special gift, she can rewind time and see what happened at any location for the last 24 hours. She has been secretly doing this to help the police solve crimes anonymously but when she is found out and detained Special Agent Strand has a case, he really needs her help to solve.
I didn’t do anything illegal. What
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Ira
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love this short story, it kind of time travel but it wasn’t.
I would say, a suspense paranormal with dash of romance?

I hope Darynda will make this couple into a new series, I really like the idea what this heroine can do with her new job. I’ve never read someone with her ability before, so let’s see:)

Get this book for free here, https://dl.bookfunnel.com/j138p67e2v

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Tez
Feb 19, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was all set to give this 4 stars, until the romance kicked in. Just didn't care after that. ...more
Patty
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Short but great. Highlights everything I love about Ms Jones. Action packed, witty and great characters. I would love for this to turn into a series (hint hint). I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed
Sandee
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Delightful! I first read this story a few years ago as part of a collection called Twelve Shades of Midnight. In my review, at that time, I wished that Darynda would write more about these characters. Unfortunately, this is the same story not a new one but it was just as fun reading it this time as it was the first time. The characters are engaging, the story exciting and the action is non-stop. I still hope that the future contains more stories about these characters but as long as Darynda is w ...more
Alina
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, fantasy
Interesting concept! I would love a follow-up book. It would be interesting to see their work dynamic along with their personal relationship!
Betül
A Lovely Drop was great even if it was on the very short side. I was able to connect to the main character Andrea and looked forward to seeing what she could do. I love when suspense is combined with paranormal elements, and I really should read more of this subgenre. Darynda Jones is one of my all time favorite authors, so I don't know why I didn't read this book the moment it released. The chemistry between Andrea and Special Agent Sebastian Strand was great and I really wish this book was a f ...more
Marta Cox
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this short free story. It features a young lonely woman with the amazing ability to watch timelines unfold. Having hidden for so long it's a scary moment when she's actually found by Homeland Security but things get way more complicated when she's suddenly helping to defend national security !
Ok I loved the ideas here and really warmed to the two main characters. Obviously I wanted more because I'm a very greedy reader but this short story entertained me and kept me smiling so yes I'm no
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Shannon
A Lovely Drop
The NeverNeath, Book 2

I Picked Up This Book Because: Fan of the author

The Characters:

Andrea Grace:
Special Agent Sebastian Strand:


The Story:

Andrea Grace has very special skills that she has been warned not to use to help humans. They will take advantage of you and she has seen this first hand. Her anonymous help is noticed by Agent Strand and Andrea is forced to help Agent Strand solve the murder of his partner and a whole town.

I liked the dy
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Timitra
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Lovely Drop was very interesting and intriguing. I’m very much looking forward to reading more in this world. It’s a Paranormal Romantic Suspense. It’s pretty short but good. I can’t wait to read more about Andrea and Sebastian. I definitely recommend it.


Copy won in a contest hosted by author
Sue
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Need lots more in this world!!
Sue MacKenzie
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Intriguing read, great story line.
This really makes you pay attention and it is worth it.
Glad to see the ending came out the way it did.
Might have to follow this author a bit closer now.
Debrac2014
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a freebie! Very good short story!
Lyndi W.
Sep 15, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-star
The heroine was a little angsty and all up in her own head, but I really did enjoy the story. Could make a great crime solving series.
Wendy
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal-adult
I'm not generally a fan of novellas that aren't connected to a bigger series but Darynda made me rethink. This was a fun paranormal read. ...more
Ivana
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A quick but quite enjoyable read.
Val Moss
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! Very fun and different. Can't wait to see what's next! ...more
Ladyhawk
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun little story. Totally D. Jones!
Debbie Turk
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Time Rewinder & A Special Agent Join Forces!!😲💥🔥⌚💫
A Lovely Drop: A Story of the Neverneath

I loved this quirky & intriguing crime story with a huge twist!🌟 We first meet Andrea being transported in the back of a Police Van, she's got a good over her head & is cuffed!!😳 Once they stop she's taken outside to what is obviously a crime scene, it's swarming with Officers, Plain Cloths too. She's escorted into a kitchen that's covered in blood & blood splatter and told it was a murder suicide. A Spec
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Katia M. Davis
Oct 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun read

This was quite a fun read. I liked the idea of dropping into time and replaying events and that was The main reason I decided to read it.The writing was kind of grungy, which set the scene really well for the hard ass undercover detective scenario. This was fast paced and high on believable action. I wasn't too fussed by the romance / sexual desire part with chiselled jaws, muscular buttocks, rippling chest, and erections sticking in the small of backs. I am sure straight women would fin
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James Wharton
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, fantasy, mystery
This is the first book I've read by Darynda Jones and I loved it. My only regret is that it was too short. The story grabbed me at the first paragraph and did not let go through the end.

The author has a unique take on astral projection which is central to the plot. Andrea (Andi) was taken into custody by Homeland Security after providing information resulting in the solving of several crimes. She has inherited a special ability that can result in insanity for her or abuse by unscrupulous indivi
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Becky Burciaga
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Never doubt that Darynda Jones is a gifted storyteller...from Charlie to Sunshine, and now Andrea, I fly through her stories. When I’m reading one of her stories, I’m immersed in it...this new one was no different. Sebastian was larger than life, as depicted, he’s hard to forget about once the story ends. I hope that there’ll be more Sebastian and Andrea in future books in this series
Romance Rehab
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Romance Rehab: Book recs, author services, general badassery: https://www.romancerehab.com/

I don’t know when or why Darynda Jones decided to self-publish, but I AM THERE FOR IT!!!

Plot overview: Andrea has the ability to time travel (essentially...it’s a little more complicated than that) and witness crimes. She’s “asked” (forced, really) to help a sexy Special Agent do just that.

This isn’t so much a romance novel as it is a novella that I could see being a great series starter. I’m not sure what
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Susan
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Ciru
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a novella, previously published as part of an another anthology.

We have Andrea who can rewind time, for the past 24 hours. She was taught to keep her gift a secret but decided to help the police with it, and as it happened, is eventually caught.

Here comes in Sebastian. Tall, dark and handsome and for all intents, Andrea's handler.

She drops in time, proves her gift, helps solve a major crime, prevent another large scale one, prevent her+Sebastian's deaths and also get to snoop on him.

As
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iamGamz
Darynda Jones hasn’t written a book that I didn’t love. She’s brilliant. A Lovely Drop May be a free short story but it can easily become a wonderful series. And gaaawd I hope the Neverneath stories become full series’s.

Andrea Grace has a unique talent. She can go back in time, up to 24 hours, and see the events that happened. She used this talent to send clues to the cops to help them solve unsolvable crimes. And then she was caught and accused of being a terrorist and held by Homeland Securit
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Beth
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nice new series

I like the premise of this story. Andrea is from a family of women who can go to a place and see what has happened in the preceding 24 hours. It hasn’t always worked out well for them though. Andrea has anonymously been helping law enforcement solve crimes for a while trying to remain under the radar. The authorities discover her identity and decided to use her to solve some crimes. It’s a double edged sword; she is useful but also could be considered a threat to national security
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Barbara
Dec 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Andrea Grace has a talent that allows her to “drop,” which is going back in time up to 24 hours. She had been solving crimes and giving the information to the police anonymously until they caught on to her. She ends up in the hands of Special Agent Sebastian Strand who wants her to solve the murder of everyone in a small town, including his partner. She begins helping him and finds herself falling for him hard. Agent Strand is an intense, dedicated agent who has been undercover for some time, an ...more
Terric853
Basically a short story (or novella, if you prefer) about Andrea, a woman with the ability to "drop" back to view events that have happened in the last 24 hours. She's been helping Chicago police solve crimes by sending them details of crimes anonymously. However, one night they caught a glimpse of her when her hoodie blew back and now the Department of Homeland Security is asking for help to prevent a terrorist attack.

Andrea is funny and smart and her inner dialog is hysterical. I expect that
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Exploringthebooks (Jas)
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A short paranormal novella about a woman named Andrea who has the ability to "drop". In any crime scene she can "drop" and turn back time to witness the scene. After years of anonymously helping solve cold case crimes, Andrea is pulled in to help FBI, Special Agent Sebastian, to solve his best friend's death. It's intriguing, it's suspenseful, it's relatively fast paced and as quick as Andrea and Sebastian came together, it's not really an insta-love kind of vibe, it's a sweet, meant to be kind ...more
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NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier, and her books have been translated into 17 languages. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, certain they went away the better for it. Sh ...more

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