Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Blog Tour Review: Ghost by J. M. Dabney

(Executioners #1)
by J.M. Dabney
Release Date: July 18, 2017

Gideon Jane earned the name Ghost for his reclusive nature when he joined a group of guys in Powers, Georgia in a band called Executioners. It had been his way of settling into small town life after living in New York for the past twenty years. He loved the band and his small organic farm. What he didn’t love was being single, but it appeared it was his new reality. He didn’t want his ex back, although he did want something. What that was eluded him until the evening he walked into Nightingale’s Books.

Small town girl Harper Sage knew pain, and she’d lived with it—she had the scars both mental and physical to prove it. It would’ve been easier to hop in her car to find safety and anonymity, but Harper stayed to prove she was stronger than hurled fists and bruising prejudice. She found herself within the safety of a close-knit group of rough bikers and bar bouncers. That didn’t mean it was all perfect.

What’s a girl to do when she craves normalcy and acceptance: she just smiles. Choices are made, some with dire consequences and others that bring her closer to her dream. Will she make the right decision or finally discover escape is her best option?

Author Note: This book contains scenes of violence and descriptions of self-harm.

Prior to starting this, I had no idea this is a spin off series and also no idea that this is just a 157 pages novella. Thus, I felt that is not right for me to complaint of the lack of background story for both Harper and Gideon. I didn't read Brawlers series before, so I find the cameos of all the previous couples a bit overwhelming. There seems to be a lot of them together with a bunch of kids and I lost count of the people involved. 

Harper is a trans woman who grew up in the same town that she was born in. She seems to have a great support system. She had some loyal friends such as Kyle and Jokey who are ready to defend her honor, so I can't understand why she would self harm and involved in such a toxic relationship with Bill. 

Gideon moved into the town two years ago, but this is his first time meeting Harper in the bookstore. From what I understand, Gideon motive was to befriend her with the intention of dating her. His lumbersexual outlook definitely added to his overall appeal, but I just don't really get why did he set out to look Harper in the first place.

Their relationship progression is slow and tentative due to Harper's reservation. Gideon is a perfect gentleman and have all the patience in the world for her. I actually wanted to find their connection and chemistry beside of Gideon just plainly said he was attracted to her.

J.M. Dabney is a multi-genre author who writes mainly LGBT romance and fiction. She lives with a constant diverse cast of characters in her head. No matter their size, shape, race, etc. she lives for one purpose alone, and that’s to make sure she does them justice and give them the happily ever after they deserve. J.M. is dysfunction at its finest and she makes sure her characters are a beautiful kaleidoscope of crazy. There is nothing more she wants from telling her stories than to show that no matter the package the characters come in or the damage their pasts have done, that love is love. That normal is never normal and sometimes the so-called broken can still be amazing.

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