Book Spotlight: The Collector (Dante Walker #1) by Victoria Scott

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The Collector (Dante Walker, #1) by Victoria Scott

BOOK BLURB:

He makes good girls…bad. 

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence have made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple: weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal-opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within ten days.

Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect, he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector…and uncover emotions deeply buried.

MY REVIEW:

I love it when authors switch it up to the guys’ POVs and I have to say that this has to be my most favourite among all the other novels I’ve read that included a guy’s POV. Dante Walker is an ass. I swear, he’s the cockiest, most arrogant and egotistical bastard I’ve ever met. And I love his bad-to-the-bones ass.

“You don’t know who you’re fucking with, princess. Ain’t no one do bad like I do.”

—–

Even though I’m half asleep, I wonder if she’s checking me out in my boxer briefs. Then again, who wouldn’t check this out?

—-

I glance in the mirror. Surprise, surprise—I look finger-lickin’ delicious. 

If it wasn’t for reminders here and there, I would’ve never imagined that all the things that happened in this book just happened within 10 days. Being inside Dante’s head provided me a whole new perspective on what the “reformed” bad boys really go through once they’ve met THE girl. And his road to redemption and love was just oh-so beautiful and profound.

I couldn’t even remember how many times I laughed out loud with his inner ramblings and egotistical self-praises. But what I loved most was his transition from being Charlie’s corruptor to her protector. It was like I actually witnessed the wheels turning inside Dante’s heart and mind whenever he goes on full attack mode against anyone who hurts and offends Charlie. At the same time, you also feel the change in him when he starts to take notice of Charlie’s real beauty as well. I even teared up during that scene in Vegas when Charlie in all her drunkeness, opens up to how much she sees the goodness in Dante and he just stares at her in awe as he felt his heart slowly opening up to a whole new feeling. And then he finally falls for her…

I stare at the note and try to decide how to sign my name. Dante? Love, Dante? Obsessed with you, Dante? I feel like a freakin’ twelve-year-old, like I’m seconds away from zits and wet dreams.

—–

Don’t let her kiss anyone, and I’ll start being a better person. I’ll eat vegetables. Save baby seals.

—–

“You are beautiful, Charlie. You’re so beautiful, and I can’t believe I let you think you weren’t.” …. “I love you, Charlie. I fucking love you so much.”

Charlie was the perfect heroine. She’s not your typical beautiful-girl-who-everyone-adores but with her spunk and big heart, you just know that she’s the perfect match for Dante in every way. I mean come on, if you managed to turn a self-centered super badass demon into a selfless and lovesick puppy, you just have to be incredibly awesome right? And she really is.

All the other supporting characters including grams, Annabelle, Blue, Max, and Valery, also contributed in the overall character dynamics and they really complemented each other as well. And even though Dante isn’t your typical perfect swoon-worthy lead guy and Charlie isn’t your usual physically-perfect girl, I still completely adore their journey together and I can’t wait for the next installment in this series!

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