Title: Lost Souls Found (Requiem Inc. #2)
House Line: Dreamspun Beyond #18
Author: Kris T. Bethke
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 17th 2018
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 212
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
A Requiem Inc. Story
Dying is all in a day’s work. Love is more dangerous.
Ghostwalker Sam Jones has been half in love with Michael King since he started working at Requiem Inc. But Michael is his boss and a Guardian, to boot. Sam thinks they could make it work anyway, but Michael uses his position and his age to keep Sam at arm’s length.
When Sam continues to volunteer for the most dangerous cases, Michael has to intervene. He tells himself he’s just doing his job, but he’s always seen Sam as more than another operative, and he can’t bear the thought of not taking his chance. The connection between them has been strong from the beginning, and Michael’s telepathy adds unexpected depth and an edge to their new romance, but working together while they try to build their relationship might be the hardest part of their job if they don’t make some sacrifices.
This was not what I’d hoped it would be. We could all see how Sam and Michael were pining for each other in Ghost of a Chance, but I didn’t expect this book to be so incredibly predictable.
We have Sam pining for Michael. We have Michael saying we can’t, I’m your boss, blahblahblah. Then we have
- Sam requesting a transfer, and Michael panicking. They have goodbye sex, Michael sees the light and doesn’t want Sam to go and then they need to figure out how to be in a relationship while also working together and staying professional.
I never bought Michael’s sudden 180. I mean, he clearly loved Sam, but resisted him for 10 freaking years. And then all of a sudden he’s all, I love you, we should move in together!
I kind of wanted there to be a situation involving them both (like with ghostwalking or something), which then would bring them closer together and would make Michael admit his true feelings. Not this back and forth while nothing really happens.
I still really love the world Kris T. Bethke created and there are a lot of interesting characters whose books I really want to read (Tyler!!!). But this one was not a winner for me.