26 March, 2012

Splitsville.com by Tonya Kappes

Splitsville.com is more than Olivia Davis ever dreamed of when she launched the online break up service where she does the dirty work under the alias of Jenn. No one can find out she’s the mastermind of her internet sensation, especially when they threaten her for breaking their hearts.  More importantly, Olivia can’t keep a job. The problem is, she has a "gift". Or what she considers a curse - reading auras. When a bunch of auras collide, Olivia isn’t able to function. So having an online business works out great. But when two of her clients turn up dead and puts her company at risk, she’s the first one on the trail. With Splitsville.com future on the line, it’s time to use her "gift" to figure out who the killer is and who’s trying to set her up.  You never know who’s behind the monitor.
~~~ (Summary from Goodreads) ~~~

Olivia Davis is no normal girl. She sees auras of people that prove to be too distracting for her to hold down a permanent job. That’s not the only problem though. She is also neatness impaired and has zero love-life. She starts a business herself - Splitsville.com, a ‘break-up’ agency. The online business turns out to be successful minus a few threats. Her life turns around when she meet Bradley.

But there’s more in store for her… Her clients start to turn up dead – murdered. Olivia, who runs her business under an alias ‘Jenn’ in order to remain undiscovered, starts to panic. It seems like she is being framed for the murders and worse yet she might be a target herself. In order to keep herself from being exposed and her business undercover, Olivia decides to investigate the case herself.

There are a lot of characters in the book. Some of them are totally not needed and with the rest, Ms.Tonya has done a great job. Olivia, the protagonist and a few of the other main characters have been developed well through the book. As for the plot, I am not sure whether adding the paranormal touch was necessary. It doesn’t really add much to the plot.

The book had the potential of being a great piece if not for a lot of typos and grammatical mistakes – they are so distracting! Also, it lacked consistency with regards to information. The only highlight of this book is Olivia and her sense of humour!

1 comment:

  1. Such shame when errors get in the way of enjoying a book.