Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5
Blaine Franks is a member of the paranormal research group the Supernatural Explorers. When the group loses their techie to a cross-country move, newly graduated Flynn Huntington gets the job. Flynn fits in with the guys right off the bat, but when it comes to him and Blaine, it’s more than just getting along.
Things heat up between Blaine and Flynn as they explore their first haunted building, an abandoned hospital, together. Their relationship isn’t all that progresses, though, and soon it seems that an odd bite on Blaine’s neck has become much more.
Hitchhiking ghosts, a tragic love story forgotten by time, and the mystery of room 204 round out a romance where the things that go bump in the night are real.
Okay, I liked this story for the most part but there were a lot of little things that didn’t work for me. I guess from the blurb I thought these guys were established in the supernatural world much more than their little group seems to be considering they need to have day jobs to support themselves. The ghost hunting mystery was the main focus of the story which I enjoyed but there wasn’t any connection to the characters. I felt like I was just along for the ride and not invested in the turn out of the story and we were told a lot about how they felt for each other but not really shown. I don’t usually have a problem with insta-love but in the context of this book and with these characters it didn’t work for me either. There were a lot of interesting characters and I plan to continue this series to see how their TV series goes I just hope I’ll be a little more into those stories.
Kenneth Obi didn’t do a bad job narrating this story, but it didn’t work for me. Many of the voices he uses for the characters sounded like they were high or were grating on my nerves. I think the combination of the writing style and audio didn’t make this book as enjoyable as it would have been it I had read the book myself.
Cover art by Aaron Anderson is great and I love the visual of Flynn.
Audiobook, 6hrs 18min
Published March 2, 2018 (ebook first published October 15, 2017) by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English
Series: The Supers #1, Dreamspun Beyond