Medium at Large #1
Genre: Paranormal, Series
Get a PhD in anthropology, kids, and you, too can end up unemployed and on your brother in law’s ghost hunting reality show. Well, technically, it’s not his show. It’s Oscar Fellowes’ show. An internet-famous medium, Fellowes has signed on with my brother in law’s production company so his show will be on the UnReality Channel. Enter me, Julian Weems, professional skeptic. Skeptic sounds better than “disgraced professor who didn’t even last a year.” Fellowes is nothing like I expected and everything I could have possibly wanted. Too bad I don’t believe in ghosts.
I never wanted my little web series to get famous. I had enough of people wanting pieces of me back when my grandmother was selling my talent to the highest bidders at parties and events around Europe. The entire proposal from Wish Granted Productions rubbed me the wrong way–why would we need a professional skeptic following us around? I had enough problems with the amateur ones sending me hate mail, thank you very much. Julian Weems, though, is something else. Absolutely nothing like I’d feared and maybe more than I imagined.
When an attempt at filming a haunted house investigation for UnReality t.v.’s new series, Bump in the Night, takes a decidedly pear-shaped turn, Julian and Oscar find themselves untangling a century-old spate of deaths and something darker that only the living could create.
Bump in the Night is a contemporary paranormal MM romance featuring an unemployed professor who ends up on a ghost hunting program as their professional skeptic and an internet-famous medium who would rather be anywhere else. Hints of insta-lust with a HEA.
This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I’m hooked. I loved Julian and Oscar’s story, which was a mix of paranormal, mystery, and romance. I’m already looking forward to more in this series.
I became invested in their story very quickly, and I liked how their preconceptions of each other didn’t match up with the person they met. Their attraction is immediate and mutual, although it takes them a while to act on it. I thought both of them were wonderfully quirky. I loved Oscar’s dress sense. It’s lovely and old fashioned and suits him. I love how he interacts with the ghosts, and that he’s very much the real deal, and it comes with consequences. I enjoyed seeing Julian in his element when he gets the opportunity to shine and show that he does know his chosen topic, and it covers a wider scope than most people think. The part when they’re exchanging nerdy geek quotes is very sweet.
I also liked Ezra who is much more than he appears and has talents of his own. I’d like to see a book from his perspective. CeCe, Julian’s sister is a great character. I liked her and her interactions with Julian too. She’s a strong character in her own right. The less said about Daniel and Cynthia the better.
I thought the mystery was very clever, and I liked the way it unfolded. Although I guessed some of it, and who one of the characters was, it added to my enjoyment of the story, rather than detracting to it. I loved how the townspeople played their part in putting the pieces together.
5 out of 5 stars.