I seem to be reading a lot of short stories lately. It’s just this phase I guess :). Sometimes I get into those. Not really wanting to read a whole book or maybe in a middle of one that’s not as fascinating as it seemed. This time I put my hands on a little paranormal romance with some steamy moments :). Just what I needed at the moment.
This is a story of Martin, a paranormal investigator with no supernatural skills whatsoever, and Hope, a psychic who doesn’t really want to be found.
A Man After Midnight (Ghosts, Inc. Ghostly Shorts #5) by Bethany M. Sefchick
You can find this story on Goodreads.
It all starts with notes from a mysterious A. McKnight given to both our protagonists. Martin has to find and save Hope. As much as he hates to travel he really wants to get to her as soon as possible. In the meantime Hope is using her psychic skills to communicate with ghosts from the little town she’s hiding in. She’s not a trained psychic yet and she has no idea she shouldn’t agree to everything the ghosts propose.
Story contained enough background informations about our two main protagonists that we can picture them both clearly. It’s obviously a part of a bigger story. Both the beginning and the ending seem like author has more to say about them and also others. It felt like a pilot episode to a new series.
Hope and Martin have this intense attraction toward each other from the very first meeting. I know their relationship feels very sudden and maybe a bit forced, but I have to admit I didn’t mind. Maybe I was in a mood for this kind of read, but I liked it.
And as you can see – it’s part 5 of the story set. And there are also full sized books following the stories. I’m actually looking forward to reading the first one as I liked this author’s writing style. True, this is a hot, steamy romance at parts, but I’m still interested enough to read it :).