Friday, August 18, 2017

Review: P.S. I Spook You by S. E. Harmon

P.S. I Spook You
by S.E. Harmon
Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal
Release Date: June 12, 2017

SSA Rain Christiansen used to be the agency’s golden boy. It just takes one moment of weakness, one slight, tiny, itty-bitty paranormal sighting, and all of a sudden he’s the agency’s embarrassment. His boss gives him one last chance to redeem himself—go down to Brickell Bay, play nice with the local police, and leave the ghost sightings behind. Rain is determined to do exactly that, even if it kills him.

Cold-case detective Daniel McKenna’s latest investigation is going nowhere fast. Five years earlier, high school student Amy Greene went missing after leaving her part-time job and was never seen again. Daniel is glad to finally have the FBI help that his department requested, even if it does come in the form of his ex.

It doesn’t help that Rain is pretty sure he’s falling in love with Danny all over again—if he ever stopped. Add to that the frustration of seeing ghosts at every turn while he works a case that’s stalled in its tracks, and Rain is starting to wonder if second chances and happy endings are just for fairy tales.

This story gives the perfect balance of romance and mystery. Often times when the mystery is good, the romance is lacking and vise versa, but not this. There is a paranormal element with the hero, FBI Agent Rainstorm ability to see and converse with ghosts. And everyone around him thinks he is a nut job. Anyway, this is not a creepy or horror book, in fact I find it amusing most of the time. Rain's POV has a very charming sarcasm feel to it that makes me love him right from the start. 

Danny is the cold case detective in Rain's hometown, who is also Rain's ex. I am totally digging their unresolved feelings for each other and wondering what drove them apart. Is obvious they still care. Rain was sent back to assist Danny on a cold case and with them both in close proximity brings forth all secret that used to be buried deep.

First of all, I'm hooked with the mystery surrounding Amy's disappearance. Everyone they came across feel like a possible suspect and I just couldn't stop guessing who is the real guilty person. Even the random ghost that popped up had a vivid personality of their own. Rain can't get any downtime even when he's alone.

Even without Danny's POV, he is someone that I really root for. He is such an opposite compare to Rain. He's like a bad cop to Rain's good cop. I'm sure his level of frustration towards Rain is through the roof. Not only his boyfriend dumped him for a better job and now he came back claiming he can see ghost. Danny's reaction to all this is quite understandable and I'm just glad they can move forward together. The ending has a very nice HFN feel to it and I can't wait to see where the next book takes them.