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"a very sexy ghost story"

Ever since her mother's death, Jillian Drew has been frightened of her ability to communicate with the dead. Her sister Amy is the one who makes her living talking to ghosts and helping them find their way into the light. But when Amy disappears, the reluctant Jillian has to use her powers to find her, with the help of a very sexy civil war era ghost.

Brigadier General Thomas Benton Smith is not only a ghost, he is Jillian's Gatekeeper, sworn to protect her from the soul collectors who have haunted her since her childhood. He also stirs Jillian's emotions and awakens her lust, but his physical manifestation consumes his energy, putting Benton at risk. Must their passion be put aside to preserve Benton's soul?

This is a very sexy ghost story, informed by Glass's own experience as a medium and her knowledge of the civil war. Jillian is easy to relate to and understand, and there was a nice use of details to draw a contrast between the practical Jillian and ethereal Amy. Benton comes across as equal parts gentleman and rogue, a man with a strong sense of honor who is not above a little seduction when needed. There is plenty of suspense here, as Jillian attempts to solve a mystery from the past, and as she finds herself torn between the physical pleasure Benton gives her and the risk in which he may be placing his soul. There were a few times I disagreed with decisions made by Jillian, primarily about revealing her psychic abilities. Although the answers to some of the mysteries in this story came a bit too quickly for my taste, it was full of surprises right up to the end, and those who love ghostly love stories should enjoy this fun and sexy read.

Reviewed by Kimberly Bea
Posted April 21, 2008

SUMMARY

Evil shadow ghosts known as soul collectors haunted her childhood nightmares, so Nashville PD criminal profiler Jillian Drew did everything possible to turn her back on her psychic abilities. But now her eccentric sister has been abducted and nothing in her criminology background has prepared Jillian for that tragedy or for Benton Smith, the powerful and devastatingly attractive ghost of a Civil War officer and the only witness to Amy's abduction.

Fearful of the brazen specter, Jillian nevertheless needs him. Benton is her Gatekeeper, a spirit sworn to protect her from the soul collectors, who attack each time she unleashes her long-dormant psychic senses in an attempt to find her sister.

Yet she must somehow keep the devilishly seductive spirit at arm's length, for Benton's soul is at stake and succumbing to his desires could have dangerous consequences for them both.

Sexual Content: Rated S-ensuous
Genre: Paranormal
Book Length: Novel

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Gatekeeper
(Phantom Lovers: Book 1)
by Debra Glass

Ellora's Cave
April 1, 2008
Available: April 7, 2008
ISBN #1419914855
EAN #9781419914850
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