The Reluctant Ghost Whisperer (Ana’s Review)

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Title: The Reluctant Ghost Whisperer
Author: Neptune Flowers
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
Release Date: October 10, 2018
Genre(s): Paranormal
Page Count: 74 pages
Reviewed by: Ana
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5


All you need is love, or so they say!

Owning a building company means long hours, lonely days and too much physical labour.

When Adam Barrow employs a fit capable guy, life begins to look up. His business thrives from the extra muscle, and so does Adam. Being around chatty Johnny really helps the time fly past. Adam is shy and inexperienced in ways of the heart but very soon his awkwardness eases and he finds himself flirting and having fun.

Johnny Sparrow has a mysterious past and seems to have a knack of stirring up inexplicable presences. From the day he arrives on a motorbike, weird things begin to happen, like strange noises and creepy mists. Even motorbike Angus has a personality!

All you need is love, but can Adam find the strength to confront the ghostly goings-on? Can Johnny find a use for the egg whisk, and can Angus really carry them both to safety?

A story of paranormal divas, supernatural aromas and head-over-heels romance.

Barrow and Sparrow book one.

It was a lovely book to read. I loved the main characters and I found some particular interest in the beginning of each chapter that was so bittersweet. A little angst that I always love in a book, but not too much that made it hard to read.

It was a very enjoyable read. It is the first book that I read from the author. I did have a few expectations that weren’t truly meet. I was expecting more horror, as this was part of a horror anthology that it’s previous installments have been perfect delivering also a little bit of dark humor, which I love. On that matter, I would like it to be a little spookier than it was, but considering it individually, it was really a fun story to read.

What I liked the most was the sorrowful emotions. The yearning felt so real, I truly loved that part. I couldn’t read fast enough to get to a point where I could know what was going on. Adam and Johnny were nice characters, but I think Adam was the one I care the most. Their relationship was so sweet, some of their interactions made me smile a lot.

It does have some paranormal elements, but I guess it wasn’t the stronger part of the book. I still liked it too and sure, there were some spooky moments, but I got more interested on their relationship than the actual mystery. Overall it was a fun book to read, surely will be keeping a track on the author.

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I love to read M/M books. I’m still doing a lot of catching up with some series and getting to know some authors. I love to read stories with dark themes, a lot of angst and complex characters. I’ve always been interested on how mental illness is portray in books, so I would probably read any book with that subject. Here are some of my favorite books