Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Release Day Review: Lost Souls Found (Requiem Inc. Book 2) by Kris T. Bethke

Title: Lost Souls Found
Series: Requiem Inc.: Book 2
Author: Kris T. Bethke
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Category: Paranormal: Ghosts, Dreamspun Beyond
Pages: 207

Dreamspinner Press

Dying is all in a day’s work. Love is more dangerous.

Ghostwalker Sam Jones has been half in love with Michael King since he started working at Requiem Inc. But Michael is his boss and a Guardian, to boot. Sam thinks they could make it work anyway, but Michael uses his position and his age to keep Sam at arm’s length.

When Sam continues to volunteer for the most dangerous cases, Michael has to intervene. He tells himself he’s just doing his job, but he’s always seen Sam as more than another operative, and he can’t bear the thought of not taking his chance. The connection between them has been strong from the beginning, and Michael’s telepathy adds unexpected depth and an edge to their new romance, but working together while they try to build their relationship might be the hardest part of their job if they don’t make some sacrifices.

5 Stars!

We met Sam and Michael in the first book in the series and you can't read it as a standalone, or at least, I wouldn't suggest it. While there's background information regarding what ghostwalkers, anchors and guardians do in Lost Souls Found, I think you'll get more enjoyment (and be less confused) out of reading both books in order. It's really an amazing series, so you can thank me later.

Sam has been half in love with his boss, Michael King, for the last ten years and is losing hope that Michael will ever get past his hangups to return his feelings. Enough is enough, though, and Sam is resolved to move on. How will Michael react to the news of Sam putting in his transfer?

I'll be perfectly honest here, I spent the first half of this book wanting to kill Michael dead with his swords, yes, plural, and it was just what he deserved, too. He made up for it in the second half, though. It wasn't that I hated him, just that I was so fed up with his excuses to push Sam away when it was obvious he had feelings for him. I could feel Sam's pain, his hopelessness and I ended up crying more than once because of it. As I said before, Michael made it better and he was all swoon-worthy and possessive and I ended up loving him.

Now, Sam, I absolutely adored. He was so earnest and stubborn, and I loved that even if he was half in love with Michael, he didn't let Michael walk all over him. They were really so good together and had this amazing chemistry, complementing each other so perfectly. It didn't hurt that they were really hot together, their connection shining brightly every moment they were together, be it making love, kissing or just being close to each other.

I loved catching up with Blake and Derek and I'm (im)patiently waiting for Avery's book, and hopefully more Tyler in the future?

Overall, this is definitely my favorite book in the series and my favorite book by this author, so far. She just keeps getting consistently better and better with each new book and I just can't get enough. Highly recommendable!

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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