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Dead Man and the Restless Spirit

TITLE: Dead Man and the Restless Spirits (Dead Man #1)

AUTHOR: Lou Harper
PUBLISHER: Harper Books
YEAR: June 2013
LENGTH: 166 pages
GENRE: M/M paranormal romance
HEAT LEVEL: Adult only, erotic
RATING: 5 out of 5

REVIEW: A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I should begin by mentioning that this book is presented in the form of three stories, all focused on the new and growing relationship between Denton Mills and “B. Maurell (apartment 309).” Denton played a guest role in the Spirit Sanguine series, and now he’s starring in his own series. Oddly enough, as much as I loved Harvey and Gabe, I found Denton’s story even more engaging. I adore his love interest, and his new guy’s pet cat is a marvelous secondary character.

You should approach this book the way I did – not knowing much about it, other than it plays a part in the Spirit Sanguine universe, and that it was written by Lou Harper, whose romantic comedies have had me in stitches since I first read the short stories Tomfoolery and Seduction.

The original version of this review was ridiculously long, filled with bits of dialogue and narrative that caught my fancy. I’ve agonized over writing it for two weeks, and finally decided that it wasn’t my place to rob you, the reader, of the experience I enjoyed so much. You deserve the opportunity to meet these characters and get to know them just as the author wrote them. He really did get it right. And it was lovely to get a little visit from Harvey and Gabe.

The final word is this: I wouldn’t change a thing about this book, and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys M/M romance with a mystical twist. Or, really, anyone who enjoys M/M romance at all.

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