Title: Bewitching Sloth
Series: Seven Deadly Series #1
Author: Michelle Gross
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: July 30, 2018

“This book was everything! One I am sure that Michelle Gross’s fans will absolutely love.” ~ Jess (the cozy reader)


“Bewitching Sloth is action packed, sexy, hot and fun.” ~Beyond the Covers Blog


“Seven Deadly has been one of my top highly anticipated read of this year, and after reading it……It devoured my soul…” ~ Julia- The Romance Rebels

Reapers are the peacekeepers—the balancers of life and death, good and evil. They’re the police of the Underworld in a way. They keep both worlds balanced just enough so that the King of the Underworld can never escape his prison. 
For the day his reign stretches into the human world, all things good will come to an end. 
This is the story of a dark king who cursed seven siblings with sins, and how far those seven went to protect both worlds from the end of days when an old entity challenged the Dark One’s very reign. 
Isabella Wen has spent the last decade in the human world hiding from the one that turned her touch deadly, made her body a weapon for his own gain.
Sebastian Reaper—bearer of the sin of sloth and the eldest son of the revered Grim Reaper—has spent his entire life fighting to stay awake because of his curse.
When the witch finds the sleepy sloth passed out in the human hospital, they touch and sparks fly. Her touch should have hurt him. Instead, it’s the one thing he’s after.
She thinks her darkness is her undoing. He thinks she’s his cure.
When her past and her future collide, he must choose between duty and heart.
The world or her?
Each book in the series is about a different sibling and their sin, so the romance has an ending in each book. As for the storyline, it’s just getting started
Michelle is from a small town in Eastern Kentucky where opossums try to blend in with the cats on the porch and bears are likely to chase your pets—this is very true, it happened with her sister’s dog. Despite the extra needed protection for your pets, she loves the mountains she calls home. She has a man and twin girls who are the light of her life and the reason she’s slightly crazy.
As a kid, she was that cousin, that friend, that sister and daughter, the talker who could spin a tale and make-believe into any little thing so it was no surprise when she found love in reading, and figured all these characters inside her head needed an outlet. They wanted to be heard, so she wrote.
The voices keep growing faster than she gets the time to write. 
The stories are never going to end. That’s perfectly okay, though. We never want to stop an adventure. 
She writes and loves many different genres so sign up to her mailing list to keep updated on her releases!

On the day the seventh child was born, the Devil came to them with curses. Each one representing the seven deadly sins.
If you aren’t interested in reading the book after that little snippet of the prologue, then you are all beyond help lol.

A smashing NTMA is always a win.

Sebastian you sleepy sloth you are where we shall begin….

Characters & Chemistry.

Sebastian Reaper eldest son to the Grim Reaper carries the sin and curse of Sloth. He is always drained. Always. He falls asleep at the most inopportune times.

In my head, I could hear my asshole siblings yelling what they always did when this happened, Reaper down! Reaper down! Reaper –

I love Sebastian he is absolutely hilarious, he is loyal, he is protective, and his randomness is endearing. He is adorable in all is sleepy glory.

Isabella Wen a witch and something other, something she calls the darkness is on the run. She trusts no one until a certain reaper “befriends” her.

I like Izzie admittedly not as much as Sebastian but that is a contest no one would win. I did find her somewhat irritating at times as it was all woes me when it came to the darkness.
The chemistry between these two is strong and although there is attraction. Trust must be earned.

“And then, when you trust me, we can discuss the no touching.” “Really?” Unbelievable. “This is a serious problem among friends. Friends touch.” I bit back a groan as he started on the touching thing again. “You don’t befriend someone just, so you can touch them.” “This friendship’s special. Just let me touch you and you’ll get that little zap that tells you how important it is for us to be friends.”

These two are fantastic together and seeing as I’m on a self-imposed sex reading ban this truly did work for me. Isabella is Sebastian’s little juice box. Her darkness is also attracted to him.

Writing, Plot & Pace.

It is the beginning of the end. Unless the reapers can stop it.

Izzie was sold at a very young age to a cruel entity that has since her 10th birthday infected her with darkness. The past ten years she has managed to live in the human world and keep a low profile. That is until an accident with a supernatural being occurs. Before she goes on the run she trips over a reaper. But not just any reaper. Sloth.

The expression I’d given him must have been funny because he burst into deep, rumbling laughter. Then he stopped abruptly, his entire body falling. His face landed on top of my legs, his nosed pressed between my thighs. I stiffened and flushed with embarrassment all at once.

Full of imps and ogres and an entity out to rule the Underworld. The entity will send everything he has after Isabella. He wants her back. She wants to leave because the entity wants her exactly where she is, but she can’t leave Sebastian. She is meant to harvest something.

The author knows how to write a fantastic plot with gripping characters and three-dimensional characters. I had a blast with this book and a riot getting to know the whole reaper family. The pace was just right including the right amount of action and the balance with the story buildup and the characters interaction.


A must read in my opinion I can not wait for the other siblings/sins to get their books. I have Grim’s book to read as well. Bravo Ms. Gross. I loved every moment of it.

Next up is Maureen as a Pride.
The others are;
Wrath – Barron, Greed – August, Lust – Prudence, Envy – Joy, Gluttony – Kitty (Kara)



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