Novel: P.S. I Spook You
Author: S.E Harmon
Genres: Paranormal, Mystery, Romance
Part of Book Series: The Spectral Files (#1)
Summary: 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.
Post’s Author Opinion:
Note: This is a personal opinion, it does not reflect YaoiOtaku’s official position towards the novel.
Crime investigation + paranormal has been a popular combination in books for a long time. I enjoyed this particular genre very much, but coming across a really good one was quite rare. I’m happy to say that this novel made it through to my list of recommendations.
P.S I Spook You was the first book I encountered where the main character was an FBI agent who had the special ability to communicate – or trying not to communicate, in Dr. Rainstorm Christiansen’s case, with ghosts. They were the bane of his existence and seemingly costing him his career if they didn’t already ruined his relationship with Detective Daniel McKenna three years prior. Working on a cold case together, Rain was ready to try at love again. Unfortunately, Danny would rather put his faith in rock t-shirts than believe in Rain’s claims to seeing dead people, leading to their rocky start.
I liked Rain’s character very much. Instead of the steady and composed attitude we would expect of an FBI agent, he was unintentionally witty and a bit of a princess. Sarcasm escaped his mouth faster than he could pull out his gun in self defence. The man was horny whenever he’s in close proximity of his kind-of-on-again boyfriend, which is good, because his mouth needed stuffing so he won’t get into trouble from talking without thinking (*winks).
There wasn’t anything bad about this book, but I think some parts could be better. The ghosts’ appearances were pretty much all over the place, the plot was slightly predictable and I had to wonder if law enforcement officers – plainclothes or otherwise – were allowed to wear visible eyebrow piercing while they were on duty.
Other than that, I think this book was a good read because there was never a dull moment with Rain’s narrative. Let’s hope the other 2 installments of this series would be as much enjoyable as this one did.
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