KISSED BY DEATH by Andi Anderson
Kissed By Death by Andi Andrews
Kissed by an Immortal, Book 1
Reviewed by Cassie
At fourteen, Gregory Harris was supposed to die. Instead, he asked for, and was granted, a few more years to help prepare his family for his death. After years of pain and suffering, Gregory isn’t sorry to see death return again—especially since he’s spent years dreaming of the beautiful immortal.
Thanatos is astonished when Gregory claims to want him for a lover. Because of something he said, he is obligated to give Gregory two days. He’s glad to take the opportunity to be with the sweet young man, but saddened to know that after the two days, he will have to give Gregory up. Or will he?
Kissed by Death is a sweet, gentle tale of a young man who has known little other than pain getting his most cherished dream. Both heroes are appealing. Because of his illness, Gregory was never able to have a lover. All his fantasies centered around Thanatos, the most attractive man he’d ever met. Seven years after he first meets Thanatos and begs for more time, Gregory is more than ready to leave his life behind.
Far from being the cruel, heartless skeleton of many myths, Thanatos is a kind Death. He doesn’t revel in the pain of others, and only wants the best for them. When Gregory asks to be his lover, Thanatos can’t believe a bright, happy young man would have any interest in Death. Fortunately, he’s too soft-hearted to say no.
Readers in search of a deep, conflict-filled read won’t find it in Kissed By Death. It’s a quick, simple tale. There’s a hint of conflict due to Thanatos’ determination to send Gregory on to the afterlife, and some references to other immortals that will no doubt have their own stories, but on the whole Kissed By Death is a sweet love story. Since I was in the mood for a lighter read, I really enjoyed Kissed By Death. Sure, it could have had a lot more depth and angst, but if you’re looking for a feel-good read with likeable heroes, Kissed By Death fits the bill.