Monday, June 3, 2019

Review: Give Up the Ghost by Jenn Burke

Give Up the Ghost
(Not Dead Yet #2)
by Jenn Burke
Release Date: June 3, 2019
Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance

The bigger they are, the harder they maul.

Immortal not-ghost Wes Cooper and his vampire partner, Hudson Rojas, have it all—rewarding private investigation work, great friends and, most important, a love that’s endured. But ever since Wes sent a demon screaming back to the beyond, his abilities have grown overpowering and overwhelming. He’s hiding the fact that he’s losing control the best he can, but it’s hard to keep anything a secret for long when your partner’s a former cop…and especially when your partner’s a former cop who wants to move in together.

When all hell literally breaks loose in Toronto and superstrength ghosts are unleashed on Wes and his friends, he and Hudson are thrown into a case unlike any they’ve seen before. To save the city, Wes needs to harness his new power…and find some answers. But when he gets them, the solution to fix it all could mean losing everything.

I absolutely love Not Dead Yet and was excited to start on book 2. Wes and Hudson is now a couple, but still not very steady. Both of them keeping secrets from each other really frustrate me for half the book. There was no lack of sexy times, but I wish they will start trusting each other more.

Hudson, Wes and the gang came up with a new PI firm and there are some argument between them regarding the cases. There are a few paranormal cases that they took up and initially I felt overwhelmed, but of course we found out that it was all linked! 

Wes is getting more powerful from the aftermath in Book 1. I actually not sure how I feel about his new status with this almighty power and it didn't help that Wes keep angst-ing over his predicament. Despite Hudson being a vamp himself, I felt that Hudson didn't really have any opportunity to shine. It seems that in all the crucial moments, everyone is dependant on Wes. I hope to see more of a balance partnership in future books or just let Hudson be the badass vamp that he is meant to be. As for Wes and Hudson's relationship, I'm glad to see they are finally moving forward to the next stage and trusting each other.