The Library is reviewing Happy Medium, by Meg Benjamin. Meg will be awarding the complete Ramos Family Trilogy: Medium Well, Medium Rare, and Happy Medium (all ebooks) to one randomly drawn commenter, so be sure to leave a comment or ask Meg a question. You can see the other stops on the tour here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/12/virtual-nbtm-review-tour-happy-medium.html.
Ray Ramos has a problem–the King William District mansion he and his business partner purchased for a fast renovation needs more work than expected. Ray could use a quick infusion of cash. Enter Emma Shea, assistant to Gabrielle DeVere, the star of American Medium. Gabrielle is looking for San Antonio houses to use for her televised séances, and Ray’s fixer upper seems to fit.
When Gabrielle does a sample séance, Ray and Emma become the target of a touchy ghost with no respect for boundaries. After Ray learns his family has a special affinity for ghosts, the two decide to investigate the haunted house. It doesn’t hurt that Emma is immediately attracted to the laconic Ray or that Ray is intrigued by the buttoned-down beauty who seems determined to hide her considerable assets behind sober business suits. But can the two of them fight off a vengeful succubus bound to the house while getting a lot closer than either of them planned?
Woo hoo! I think my ereader is scorched.
Happy Medium is a super hot, fun and interesting read. The author does a great job with her characters, and that's always what sells me most on a book ... strong, unique and interesting characters. Ms. Benjamin hits that one out of the park.
The plot is no slouch either, but is also what contributes to the heat. This isn't a typical ghost story ... nope, our paranormal being is a succubus and since sex is a succubus' middle name, it's a driving force in this story. That's not to say that plot suffers for it, just that you should be aware this isn't a sweet romance by any stretch.
There's also quite a bit of profanity here -- from the first line (which I have to admit was a jolt for me to start that way). If you're sensitive to that, this may not be the book for you.
That said, I really enjoyed this. I wasn't really cognizant of the fact this was part of a series when I took it to review and honestly, I never felt lost. I'm sure I missed some "in" jokes or other things series followers would enjoy, but it definitely stands alone.
So, if you're in the mood for a fun, sexy, interesting novel, grab a copy of this one -- and maybe the first two books in the series. I think you'll be glad you did.
http://www.MegBenjamin.com and her blog is http://megbenj1.wordpress.com. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. Meg loves to hear from readers—contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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