Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
I am writing this review while we are in the middle of a pandemic where everything that we once knew as normal has totally changed. I say this because I can’t think of better time than now to lose yourself in a romantic comedy filled with surprises, romance, and amazing characters.
Asher is the Grim Reaper. He has decided he needs a two week vacation, a vacation that will hopefully get his mind off the Necromancer, Jasmine Lee whom he forgets. As a Reaper, if he falls in love with a Necromancer he could lose his immortality, and when she kissed him he ran like a bat out of hell.
Jasmine was left hurt and convinced that the reason Asher ran was that he like everyone else can’t accept what she is. She is able to call on spirits and to reunite a corpse with its spirit when she is hired to find out information that only the corpse can provide. Neither Jasmine nor Asher could ever expect what would happen when he decided that a two week vacation was the way to go. Leaving his door to hell open and a porch light on for the spirits to follow, he covered every base but the best laid plans of mice, men, and reapers went horribly wrong.
Never imagining that while the door would allow spirits to enter him never took into account that a spirit could also exit which is exactly what happened. Now the door cannot be opened and thousands of ghosts are roaming the streets of New Orleans. These spirits are a danger to Jasmine since they can drain her of energy. She has no choice but to work with Asher to locate and return the missing spirit of Jean Lafitte, The Pirate King.
Lafitte is not willing to be returned to Hell and the chase is on. While trying to correct all the mistakes that he made, Asher finally realizes that running from Jasmine was not what he really wanted to do, He didn’t want to run from her but to her. Now she is in danger from all the loose spirits, and he needs to protect her in any way he can.
The chase to capture Lefitte is a fun romp and they are helped by enjoyable secondary characters: a succubus who is fasting, her twin who is psychic, and a spirit she puts into the body of a cat and who is adorable. As I said before, this is just a little escape from all the real life problems we are all facing now. I highly recommend it.