"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
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
Book Length: Novel