Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Spirit

Title: Spirit
Author: John Inman
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-62798-681-6
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Jason Day is crazy about his nephew, Timmy. That’s the only reason he agrees to watch him during his sister’s four-week vacation. Jason just didn’t realize how it would take over his life and prevent him from getting any of his at-home video design work done. Timmy’s a hand-full and constantly moving. Help comes with the arrival of Sam, an unexpected visitor who Jason hasn’t seen since his sister’s wedding. An even bigger surprise is the man who lives in the basement—a ghost Jason didn’t know he had.

Spirit is the newest release by John Inman. It’s not only well written and plotted, but fun and entertaining with a smooth pace, vivid descriptions and great characters. I really enjoyed Timmy. At four, the kid’s a dynamo of energy and takes over every scene he’s in—but not in a bad way. The author’s done a wonderful job with his personality, allowing him to stay child-like without making the mistake of giving him adult mannerisms. His interaction with the adults and how he runs them ragged, made me chuckle.

Jason’s a great guy. He made me laugh with his stubborn refusal to believe in his ghost until he didn’t have any other choice. Sam has a great sense of humor and his bantering dialogue with Jason is just another reason for me to love this book. Not to mention these two have a sizzling chemistry—can you say hot? The ghost is a great addition and has a vivid personality all his own that comes out in pieces as the story progress and we learn his identity. The scenes where Jason and Sam are searching for the truth of what happened to him are some of my favorites and are particularly well written. 

There are a couple of niggles but they didn’t diminish my enjoyment. The identity of the ghost is obvious pretty early on. The same goes for the villains. They spend most of their time off-scene, but once they do make their presence known, it’s action and danger. So, as you can see, this paranormal romance is still a winner for me and I can easily say—read it.

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