Title: Worth His Salt
Author: Ofelia Gränd
Release Date: January 1st 2018
Page Count: 47 pages
Reviewed by: Ana
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Eldred Henstare is a not so powerful witch who’s been left in charge of helping the city’s lingering spirits to move on. He usually handles it pretty well, but something’s wrong with the spirit leading him to the abounded lighthouse.
Mo Vin likes his quiet life in the cottage next to the lighthouse, at least it’s quiet until one night when Eldred Henstare—young, beautiful and crazy—arrives. After that night things aren’t the same. A man is found dead on the beach outside Mo’s cottage, and he’s almost sure he’s the one who killed him, except it doesn’t make sense. Why would he kill anyone?
Eldred needs to get rid of the ghost haunting Mo. If he doesn’t Mo’s life is in danger, but to do it he needs both Mo and his brother Lachtin to help out.
I had such a great time reading it, although it was way too short. I wanted to last longer because I enjoy it so much. It was great.
I loved the characters, especially Eldred who was adorably odd. I was smiling most of the time because he was so cute. I loved the flirting and Mo’s reaction to it. Mo was also a nice character, they seem perfect together. I prefer slow burn romances, but their relationship worked perfectly and, maybe because of the extreme circumstances, it felt believable.
The plot was strange but in an interesting way. I read the previous Tattooed Corpse Story and this feel completely different from it, maybe the only the common element beside the corpse, one that I enjoyed so much, was the humorous tone both stories had. The paranormal elements were great. There are some spooky moments, not too much to be unbearable for an easily scare person like me, but appropriate for the plot.
It had the promise of a romance, and maybe that’s why it’s so frustrating that is so short, because I wanted so much more from Eldred and Mo and the story. It was so easy to love them. The length was the only issue I had with it. Overall, I loved it.