Monday, March 5, 2012

A Ghost of a Chance by Minnette Meador: My Review

A Ghost of a Chance
Keenan Swanson is your typical, everyday graphic designer. Well, except for the hundreds of pesky, prank-loving poltergeists that make his life interesting (in a Chinese curse sort of way). He finds his situation precarious yet manageable—until witty, smoking-hot coworker Isabella enters the scene and Keenan decides he wants her all for himself. With a horny succubus who has other ideas, a burly city cop determined to lock Keenan away, and an evil entity who’s hell-bent on using Keenan’s seed to create a living demon, the reluctant psychic realizes he just might not come out of this alive—or with heart intact.

“Hysterical and very original!”
2-Time Rita Winner Wendy Warren

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Keenan is cursed. He sees and hears ghosts, and is almost constantly surrounded by a gaggle of them. All kinds, all dispositions; some helpful, some not; some appear wispy and ethereal, some seem most substantial. They all are drawn to him for some reason. He longs for a normal life, but dates never turn out well. And then he meets Isabella.

Dabria has searched lifetimes for her beloved. Cruelly tricked in a most despicable manner, Dabria voluntarily forfeited her immortal soul in vain. She yearns to escape her jailer, but Only Keenan has the power to free her.

Keenan would like to confide in Isabella, but is afraid it will destroy their tenuous budding relationship. Love is always complicated, especially when a soul-sucking succubus claims you for her own. Yes, Keenan has issues; yet, he is determined to do what must be done to free his ghostly entourage from the grip of malignant evil.

This is a fantastic romp that grabbed me from the first page. Unexpected devilment filled the pages and my imagination. The author paints indelible images with words that are nothing less than stunning. There are twists and turns to keep even the most jaded reader guessing. Fast-paced, unpredictable, and funny, the dark subject matter is treated with irreverence and indisputable style. Keenan is a likeable, somewhat lazy man who discovers he has unwittingly been thrust to the forefront of a long, on-going struggle. With the guidance of some ghostly companions, he might be able to unravel the clues and discover his true destiny. With its unparalleled originality, this novel is sure to amaze and amuse.

Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More

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1 comment:

Carole said...

Great review! Sounds like a pretty enthralling read!