Haunted Hearts The Bisbee Bachelors’ Club Book 1 K. Sterling LGBTQ Paranormal Romance Bawdy Books January 29, 2021 154
There are worse things haunting Cace Talbot than the ghosts inhabiting his beloved hometown. Hidden in Arizona’s Mule Mountains, Bisbee was small in a cozy way and just casually haunted with specters from its wild and sometimes dark past. Then, Laurence “Lorrie” Nixon returns after breaking Cace’s heart twenty-five years earlier and the town becomes too small and the memories a lot scarier.
Lorrie’s waited long enough and is determined to win Cace back no matter how hard he has to grovel. He’s already got his work cut out for him when a pair of copycat killings with echoes from Bisbee’s past cast suspicion Lorrie’s way. Lorrie turns to Cace and their band of childhood friends for help solving the brutal murders.
Cace doesn’t want to see his first love accused of a gruesome crime he didn’t commit but that doesn’t mean he’s letting Lorrie Nixon back into his life. At least, that’s what Cace says. His body on the other hand... Can Cace help find a killer without getting caught up in the memories and the pull of Lorrie’s lips?
Reviewed by Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
This is the first book in a new series by K. Sterling. It took me a while to get into this book. The first couple of chapters made me feel like I was jumping into an already established series and I had to double check that this was indeed book one. The minimal descriptions of the characters added to the difficulties in connecting to the story. Once I was able to figure everyone out, I was happy to fall into the history of this group of men and their current situations.
Cace Talbot and Laurence Nixon are a pair of older men that are trying to negotiate their new relationship after being broken by their past together. Of course, K. Sterling adds a paranormal element and a crime to solve, because their personal demons aren’t enough. A strength of this story is the family these men have created in this small town in Arizona. I have to say though, that my favorite part of this book was the appearance of Aiden and Lane from the Boys of Lake Cliff series. I am looking forward to the rest of the series.