Dead Man & The Restless Spirits by Lou Harper

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Summary: 

Denton Mills has a secret: he can see dead people. Or rather, how they died. It’s quite a drag in a city like Chicago, teeming with the echoes of the no-longer living. Rather than whine about it, Denton has learned to live with his troublesome talent. His adaptability comes in handy when he meets his enigmatic new neighbor.

Denton Mills has a secret: he can see dead people. Or rather, how they died. It’s quite a drag in a city like Chicago, teeming with the echoes of the no-longer living. Rather than whine about it, Denton has learned to live with his troublesome talent. His adaptability comes in handy when he meets his enigmatic new neighbor.

Bran Maurell catches Denton’s eye right away, but unfortunately Mr. Tall, Dark, and Mysterious is as standoffish as he is alluring. However, after an unexpected introduction from Bran’s cat brings the two men together, Denton discovers they have a mutual interest in the spirit world. Herbalist by day, Bran moonlights as a witch, performing house cleansings for a fee.

From Bran, Denton learns that his knack for interacting with the dead qualifies him as a necromancer. It makes good business sense for them to team up and rid Chicago of its pesky spirits one grateful client at a time. Amongst ghostly adventures the attraction between the men is impossible to ignore. They seem like perfect partners—unless Bran’s not-so-little secret comes between them.

Warning: men loving men, ghosts with attitudes, and a portly feline with hidden talents.

Review:

It’s no secret I’m a big Lou Harper fan, I’ve read a number of her books and loved them all.  The Sanguine Series, in particular, is a favorite.  Why it took me so long to read the Dead Man Series is beyond me, but I picked up Dead Man & The Restless Spirits recently, devoured it, moved on to the free short (Dead Man & The Lustful Spirit), and the second novel (Dead Man & The Army of Frogs).

I love Denton.  He’s sarcastic and funny and such a wonderful contrast to Bran’s serious, reserved nature.  The secondary characters were equally wonderful.  They were all interesting, unique, well-rounded characters although my personal favorite is Murray the cat.  Denton’s ability to see the dead and Bran’s training as a witch lead to them working together to banish restless spirits, but that isn’t always easy. Bran’s upbringing (and his secret) lead to plenty of conflicts, but I love the way every case brings them a little closer.  And Bran’s secret was a rather delightful twist.  The book was wonderful, start to finish, and the sequels were equally enjoyable.

If you love paranormal and mysteries, you really don’t want to miss this story.

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