Review: Conduit Crisis (Ghostly Guardians #3) by Louisa Masters

Rating: 4.25🌈

I admit I wavered here with the rating. Conduit Crisis ends on a cliffhanger. A really good one, but still a cliffhanger which isn’t my favorite way to end a book. Unless I know the series is complete and I can binge read each novel through to the finale.

That’s not the case here.

Conduit Crisis is building the series storylines to a sense of overwhelming dread with the portents of imminent doom. Masters interlaces the gathering of paranormal facts about whatever incoming dangers the characters (human, spirits or whatever) are facing with a romance between Spiritual Conduit Skye and the manor’s living history farmer, Daniel.

Long time friends, Skye has been nursing a crush on his straight friend, something Daniel is clueless about.

Skye and Daniel’s relationship turns into a romance that includes a bisexual awakening along with a touch of fake boyfriend element before they settle into a HFN partnership. It would seem rushed except for the fact that these men have been in a steady solid relationship with each other since the beginning of the series.

So it’s a matter of a change in perspective which is believably written by Masters and grounded by their actions and words leading up to this story.

The newest paranormal biggie introduced is fascinating. I can’t wait for the rest of his/it’s story to fall in the upcoming Gateway Catastrophe.

Until then, I’m recommending Conduit Crisis. But make sure to read all the stories leading up to it. This series must be read in the order they are written in order to understand the events and character development.

Ghostly Guardians:

✓ Spirited Situation #1

✓ Vortex Conundrum #2

✓ Conduit Crisis #3

◦ Gateway Catastrophe #4 – June 21, 2023

Related to the series:

◦ Eternal Luck, the prequel

Buy link:

Conduit Crisis (Ghostly Guardians Book 3)

Description:

Being in love with my straight friend isn’t easy…

I thought pining for Daniel was an epic tragedy, but then I found out I’m a conduit—someone who can communicate with beings from the otherworld—and my unrequited love for one of my best friends seems less of a problem.

So when a spirit is destroyed while trying to warn me of an approaching disaster, it makes sense for Daniel to step up and help me search for more information. Or it does until my mom turns up twenty years after abandoning me and Daniel turns into Mr. Protective. One thing leads to another, and somehow the whole town now thinks we’re dating.

As if all that isn’t enough to deal with, Daniel’s having a bisexual awakening, and he’s looking to me, his gay friend, to guide him through it. I’d do anything for him, but the thought of being with him and then watching him move on to another guy… I don’t know if my heart can take it.

But I have to toughen up and get on with it, because whatever’s happening in the otherworld is spilling over to here, and it’s going to take everyone we’ve got to keep humanity safe… if we can.

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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