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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Catch a Ghost

Catch a Ghost by SE Jakes

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

September 2013

ISBN: 978-1-62649-038-3

Pages: 260

Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, m/m

Prophet is a former Navy SEAL and CIA spook.  He is currently a full-time pain in the ass.  And he works alone.  Working at Extreme Escapes, Ltd. his boss has now decided Proph needs a new partner.  They have also been assigned to a case that is haunted by the ghosts from Proph’s past.  Now he has to confront both head-on.

Tom Boudreauz has failed as both an FBI agent and as a sheriff.  He is a full-time believer in bad luck.  What he can’t figure out is why the head of a private contracting firm has contacted him after hunting him down.  This time around he is determined to succeed. Tom finds out that to succeed it means being the partner of EE’s most successful, lethal and annoying operative.  This first case is resurrecting his painful past though. 

Prophet and Tom must find a way together to take down the killers that are operating in the dangerous world of underworld cage matches.  It isn’t helping that they must also fight the attraction they feel for each other.  Now they are in the crossfire and these two loners must trust each other and work together so they can overcome their ghosts otherwise they will pay the ultimate price. 

This is a story that starts a series off with a bang.  It is full of action and suspense and is a book that once the reader starts they won’t want to put it down until the very last page.  It will also have them wanting the next book in the series.  If this is how the whole series goes this is going to be one series that proves to be a keeper.  The characters are interesting and damaged and reading how they work to overcome their pasts proves to be an engrossing read.  There are also humorous parts that keep it from getting too dark and gloomy.  The characters are very well written and prove to be likeable even with all their baggage.  This book leaves some threads dangling but the storyline is wrapped up very nicely. For readers that enjoy this genre this is one series that they should definitely check out.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses


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