Why’d I Pick This Book To Read:
I actually really like Jennifer Echols’s books aimed at older teens and adults, so when Levitating Las Vegas came to my attention I thought it would be just the thing for me. After all, I love the idea of magic, Las Vegas, romance, and more. I also recently had great luck reading Dirty Little Secret and so, I figured Levitating Las Vegas could give me my fix when it came to my need of a light romance. Also, because the setting was SO WELL DONE in Dirty Little Secret, I thought this book would also make me want to jet set to Las Vegas just as DLS made me want to buy a ticket to Nashville.
What’s The Story Here:
“Nothing up her sleeves…or so shes been led to believe.
Showgirl Holly Starr is sick and tired of assisting her dad, a celebrity magician, in his Las Vegas casino magic show. As soon as he keeps his promise to her and shares the secrets to his tricks, she can break out on her own. But can she really make it? For years Holly has taken medication to stave off crazy hallucinations that she can levitate objects. Just when she thinks shes ready to make a career and a life for herself, her medicineand her luckrun out.
Elijah Brown suffers from a similar delusionthat he can read mindsand hes out of medicine too. Determined to save himself and his old flame Holly, he kidnaps her and takes her straight to the source, a town high in the Rockies where their medicine is made. What they discover there leads them to suspect their powers are not imaginary after all…and neither is the intense attraction they feel for each other.
They make a pact to stick together as they return to Vegas to confront the people who kept them in the dark so long. But soon theyre pitting their powers against each other in a dangerous world where the nightlife is seductive, domination is addictive, the sex is beyond belief…and falling in love is murder.”
How Long Did I Last:
7% or… 21 pages.
Why Did I DNF:
It was honestly a struggle for me to get through those 21 pages of Levitating Las Vegas. They are basically all set up and infodumping and not a ton of action. I consistently felt bored and just not into the book like I was into Dirty Little Secret or Forget You. I would set the book down and dread coming back to it. Instead, I would start reading other books instead of keeping a focus on this one. After looking at the average goodreads rating which is under 3 stars, which I think is abysmal for a Jennifer Echols book, I gave up. I also had a lovely friend tell me it’s okay to DNF, and this friend is a fan of Echols. Also, I truly did DNF because there’s so many books in my TBR that when something is taking me an outrageous amount of time to read and not because it’s over 900 pages, to me that is a signal that it is time to move on to the next book.
Is There Anyone This Book Would Appeal To:
Honestly, I think that maybe if you love Las Vegas as a setting, can get past a whole lot of description and infodumping upfront and are a diehard Jennifer Echols fan, you might really like this book. It might also appeal to people who like a bit of magical realism with their romance.
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Disclosure: Review copy provided by publisher.