Author: Ally Blue
Cover Artist: Kanaxa
Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 01/21/2014
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal
What’s a guy supposed to do when his mojo’s a no-go?
Mojo Mysteries, Book 2
Adrian Broussard has always considered his ability to talk to ghosts a mixed blessing. Until the night he and his man, Greg Woodhall, find the body of an elderly neighbor. The woman’s ghost whispers murder, then refuses to speak to Adrian again.
She does, however, try to communicate with Greg. An unexpected twist that leaves Adrian grappling with a green-eyed jealousy monster—and he has no idea how to vanquish it.
For Greg, his first experience with talking to a ghost is part fun, part terrifying. Beyond that, he simply wants to help the woman he’d befriended in life. At least Adrian’s just as eager to solve the case, which is good. Because things get real weird, real fast.
Figuring out whodunit isn’t going to be easy, especially with a ghost who seems to be speaking in tongues. But neither of them anticipate the revelations they reveal as they dig deeper into the case. Or the danger those revelations unleash.
This book contains suspense, spookiness, suggestive nicknames, amateur sleuthing and a grumpy ghost. May cause inappropriate laughter and/or nail-biting.
I am enjoying this series. So far, each book has been a stand alone with enough history to be read individually. However, I recommend reading the previous story as well as Love, Like Ghosts. They will give you a better understanding of Adrian and Greg as a couple.
A Ghost Most Elusive is the first installment in this series where there is an active bad guy that the ghost story has to find. As such, this story is a bit different than the previous ones in that there is a bit of the “over the top” and “far fetched” which clashed some with the pieces of reality interspersed in the story. When the ghost stories are cold cases or demonic possession, it is easy to suspend belief. But when it is a realistic murder and there is police involvement, it is harder to connect to the fantastic while ignoring the realism that is a bit “off.”
However, I recommend you suspend your ideas of reality and just go with it. Lay aside all your CSI/NCIS (etc.) crime drama knowledge. Put away all your ideas of what it takes to put a house up for sale and just enjoy the mystery and humor. Just enjoy the way the author crafted a story full of twists and turns. Enjoy the very odd images of a very angry ghost. If you can do that, you will like this book.
Finally, I really liked that the author has created a relationship between Greg and Adrian that is ever evolving. As each new book comes out, they learn more about themselves and each other. Their love grows and it is easy to see through their interactions that they are a true partnership. The way the behave towards each other easily displays a bond that transcends all else. The author did a great job using actions to show the love that is continuing to grow between these men. I am looking forward to their next adventure.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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