- Title: Stubborn Dead
- Author: Natasha Hoar
- Series: Lost Souls #1
- Genre: UF, PNR
- Format: eBook
- Source: NetGalley
- Reviewer: Soo
- Rating: 3 out of 5
Description: Rachel Miller thought her next job was a run-of-the-mill haunting. As a member of the Order of Rescue Mediums it’s her duty to release trapped spirits from the earthly realm. But when called to client Sylvia Elkeles’s house, she finds a wraith who doesn’t act like he should.
The Order considers the wraith an extreme threat and Rachel may be forced to use a barbaric ritual to free him—a ritual that comes with a heavy personal price. If she fails to humanely release the wraith, she’ll have her supernatural abilities bound.
When Janus Ostara—local supernatural mob boss—shows up demanding her attention, and Sylvia keeps secrets that may place Rachel in mortal danger, she doesn’t need her abilities to know something darkly sinister is at play.
Between uncovering Sylvia’s disturbing motives, and avoiding Janus, Rachel has enough on her hands without dealing with a wraith who may not realize he’s supposed to be dead…
Review: Read via NetGalley
It’s too short!!! Ahem.
Rated 3.5 Stars
Lately, due to one reason or another, I’ve been reading a lot of (something)-romance books & shorts. When I read the synopsis for this one, I thought, “Oh! Seems like an interesting PNR.”
YAY to being to being wrong, surprised and finding another author to follow!
The Stubborn Dead title is somewhat misleading but not completely off the mark. Rachel Miller is a Rescue Medium that helps release spirits that are trapped on earth. She takes on a new case & finds herself in pot of trouble with a wraith that behaves strangely, a conniving client, and a threat that may strip Rachel of everything she knows.
The story is full of information & particles that can make a great mystery! Only a taste of Rachel’s world, lifestyle, career, and other intriguing characters are brought about as the story progresses. Having finished the story, I’m left with a desire for more.
– Rachel (Lots of depth & potential.)
– Kit (Who is he really?)
– Janus (Drool worthy, pushy & up to no good?)
– Female Boss (What’s she up to?)
– Magic System (Described in a rough, technical fashion.)
Looking forward to more from Natasha Hoar.