Friday, June 28, 2019

ARC Review: Give Up the Ghost by Jenn Burke

Give Up the Ghost (Not Dead Yet #2)From the blurb:

The bigger they are, the harder they maul.

Immortal not-ghost Wes Cooper and his vampire partner, Hudson Rojas, have it all—rewarding private investigation work, great friends and, most important, a love that’s endured. But ever since Wes sent a demon screaming back to the beyond, his abilities have grown overpowering and overwhelming. He’s hiding the fact that he’s losing control the best he can, but it’s hard to keep anything a secret for long when your partner’s a former cop…and especially when your partner’s a former cop who wants to move in together.

When all hell literally breaks loose in Toronto and superstrength ghosts are unleashed on Wes and his friends, he and Hudson are thrown into a case unlike any they’ve seen before. To save the city, Wes needs to harness his new power…and find some answers. But when he gets them, the solution to fix it all could mean losing everything.

Heather's rating:

I really enjoyed Give Up the Ghost by Jenn Burke, even more than the first in the series. Jenn Burke seems to get better and better over time!

Give Up the Ghost follows Not Dead Yet and should not be read as a stand-alone. It is heavily dependent prior knowledge of the characters and plot from the first book, and I liked following the same couple over time for a change.

I loved, loved, loved Wes. I think he is such an interesting, unique character, and that's saying a lot considering I've read hundreds of paranormal romances. I liked his chemistry with Rojas, and though they've had their ups and downs, I think they are a solid, emotionally strong couple. Jenn Burke isn't afraid to allow her characters their insecurities and differences, which makes them feel real.

I also was impressed by the author's plotting. The story moves along at a steady pace, but it will hook you and keep you reading long into the night. I loved the plotting and pacing, and I found the story to be incredibly compelling. I was really busy in my personal life while I was reading this book, but yet I kept coming back for more.

If you like your urban fantasy/paranormal romances to be a bit gritty, a bit sweet, and very, very interesting, you can't go wrong with this series. I can't wait to see where else Jenn Burke takes me in the Not Dead Yet world.

*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*

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