Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Ghostwalker Blake Jones dies every day. It’s his job and how he helps trapped souls cross over. But to return to life, he needs an anchor. His new partner, Derek Scott, is a surprise. Not only is he male, but his appearance belies a caring and gentle heart. Despite attraction and a strengthening relationship, they know they shouldn’t take things further.
But there’s a big difference between knowing and doing.
Their growing love presents a problem, though not the one they expect. Blake and Derek have to decide if they should take their relationship to the most permanent level—an unbreakable metaphysical bond. Doing so offers both risk and unimaginable reward. Can Blake let go of his fears and put his complete trust in Derek in order to have the happily ever after he’s always craved?
I absolutely loved this story. Blake is used to people leaving him, his only constant has been his brother and boss and fright from the get go he wants to see if Derek has it in him to stay. Derek is willing to take that bet from the start and exceed anyone’s expectations.
Blake’s biggest fear is someone he loves leaving him, his parents kicked him and his brother out after they learned about the ghostwalker gene and all his lovers leave once they realize he is a ghostwalker. Derek has always wanted someone to take care of completely, he begins while they are sequestered but gets more of a chance to take care of Blake in every way as their relationship evolves. If only they were more informed about the anchor bond.
Blake and Derek are wonderful. Blake finding the support and strength he so desperately needs in Derek and seeing him finally able to put aside his fears was perfect. Derek is so grounded and it’s in his nature to take care of others but he can tell from the beginning that it means more with Blake. I could feel both of these characters emotions throughout the whole story; Blake’s fear when he had a problem in the spirit realm and Derek’s when Blake came back to life to quickly are the biggest and made my heart stop for a second. This story is a great beginning to this new series and hope it continues. I really hope to see Blake’s brother, Sam, find the happiness he is looking for too.
The cover art by Aaron Anderson is great and gives a wonderful visual of Blake.
ebook, 216 pages
Published: January 16, 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English