Ghostly Guardians #2
Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Series
Wanted: one demon hunter. Beware the matchmaking ghosts.
After years managing a haunted hotel and estate, I thought things were good. Sure, the ghosts can be a handful—nosy, opinionated, interfering—but they’re also friendly and fun. We have a system. Everything was under control.
Cue hysterical laughter.
But after a minor blip with a demon in the basement and a vortex to the spirit world, the ghosts swear they have no more secrets. The danger is gone, and we’ve done everything we can to make the vortex safe. It should be fine. Nothing’s come through it for fifty years.
It’s never that easy at Mannix Estate.
Lucky for us, the demon expert we met online is willing and able to help us out. I’m so grateful, I’d willingly kiss his feet. Until he arrives and opens his mouth.
Connor is… a jerk. But he’s a sexy jerk who’s doing us a favor, so I’m going to be polite no matter what. Even when he makes me mad. When he flirts hard. When the roof falls in and we have to share a bed. When we realize the vortex upstairs is just the beginning.
Suddenly, Connor’s real strengths shine. Beneath the smoking hot yet annoying surface is a heart of gold, and I don’t think I can hold out against it… or that I want to.
I’m enjoying this series with its mix of great characters, humour, and paranormal. I loved how this story expanded the world building, introduced some new characters, and gave insight into others. The author does a great job in tying up this book’s plot, yet leaving threads that still need to be resolved moving forward.
Connor and Kieran’s relationship is fun with the constant snark, and determination not to fall for each other despite their immediate physical attraction. I loved how Connor starts to show who he is under the snark once he opens up to the possibility of a future with Kieran. I enjoyed getting to know Kieran and having him take centre stage. I liked Connor’s insight into the ghosts and who they really are, instead of the appearance they’re projecting.
I loved Gabe, and his and Connor’s friendship, and their younger brothers. I hope Gabe gets his own story and HEA. I’d like to see more of Ian and Matt too. Connor’s uncle is a hoot, and he fits in well with the other ghosts, who are far from subtle with their determination to matchmake. They need to learn about oversharing as they know everything and have no shame. I loved Skye’s role in this story, and the different perspective on the other characters especially Josh.
One of my favourite parts of this story was the introduction of The Collective. I’d love to see more of them. It would make a very cool spin off series. I loved the showdown with the old evil guy and the demons, and seeing Connor in action.
I’m already looking forward to the next book in the series. That vortex isn’t going away anytime soon.
5 out of 5 stars.