Catch a Ghost by S.E. Jakes
Everyone knows that Prophet—former Navy SEAL, former CIA spook, full-time pain in the ass—works alone. But his boss at Extreme Escapes, Ltd. has just assigned Proph a new partner and a case haunted by ghosts from Proph’s past. Suddenly, he has to confront both head-on.
Tom Boudreaux—failed FBI agent, failed sheriff, full-time believer in bad luck—is wondering why the head of a private contracting firm has hunted him down to offer him a job. Still, he’s determined to succeed this time, despite being partnered with Prophet, EE’s most successful, lethal, and annoying operative, on a case that resurrects his own painful past.
Together, Prophet and Tom must find a way to take down killers in the dangerous world of underground cage matches while fighting their own dangerous attraction. When they find themselves caught in the crossfire, these two loners must trust each other and work together to escape their ghosts . . . or pay the price.
This is an action book…or it is suppose to be. I assumed that would be very true going into the story, but Prophet right off is in casts and is constantly hurt. This was a bit irritating since you can tell he is the big action guy. Also the basic characterizations of these two men are close to what they are in the Cut & Run series. I didn’t like these two as much either.
Prophet is a big badass and Tom has a rep for getting his partners killed. So why would a man that likes Prophet and wants him to run the company someday put these two together. This is not explained in this book. The writing was good. I thought the author did a good job in trying to keep the two men’s past shady and mysterious. I think maybe the execution of the plot was a bit of an issue. Prophet is just not likable and Tom I just didn’t understand. I didn’t get the relationship either. I would think there would be SOMETHING, just a little something besides attraction for a relationship as intense as they seem to act like it is to develop. I just didn’t see it.
I liked the book. I know it seems like I didn’t. I just didn’t connect to the characters and see the relationship. The last part of the story actually gets pretty good. I was just starting to get the characters a little more when BAM! It all blows up and is over…WHAT!?! The author picks a really difficult place for me to like to come back to the series. I mean why would I want to if it looks like Prophet is going to hook up with another guy and one I’m not sure I like either?
I think this is a good book but could have been better. The premise behind it is solid and interesting there just needed to be a little more between the characters to get me into and liking the story. As it was I just couldn’t. I will most likely read the next book because of the improvement at the end of this one with the hope that Prophet doesn’t go there!
Posted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014, in Book Review, Contemporary, M/M Romance, Novel: 150 pages and above, Three Roses, TJ and tagged M/M Romance, Novel, Riptide Publishing, S.E. Jakes, Three Roses. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.