Book Title: Loose Ends (Badlands #4)
Author: Morgan Brice
Publisher: Darkwind Press
Narrator: Kale Williams
Release Date: January 19, 2021
Genre: Urban fantasy MM paranormal romance
Trope/s: Established and evolving relationship, problems with an ex, hurt/comfort
Themes: facing the past, rebuilding trust, found family
Heat Rating: 4 flames
Length: 6 hours and 22 minutes
It’s #4 in the Badlands series, but can be read/listened as a standalone story.
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Cold cases, old enemies, ex-lovers, and vengeful spirits—will Simon and Vic solve the case or become the newest ghosts of the Grand Strand?
Cold cases, old enemies, ex-lovers, and vengeful spirits are making life dangerous for psychic medium Simon Kincaide and his boyfriend, homicide detective Vic D’Amato.
The ghosts of Myrtle Beach are restless, trapped by love, secrets, scandals, and spells, keeping Simon busy protecting the living from the unhappy dead. Someone from Vic’s past is out to destroy him and everyone he holds dear, and the high-profile trial of the first case Simon and Vic worked together puts them in the spotlight – and put a target on their backs. As a deadly trap closes around them, can Simon and Vic tie up the loose ends to stop the threat, or will they become the newest ghosts of the Grand Strand?
Another ghost-laden and exciting adventure featuring Simon, an authentic medium, and his tough-as-nails cop boyfriend, Vic. I have loved all of the books in this series but this one is now my absolute favorite. Even though this can be read as a stand-alone, I strongly encourage you to read the others as the growth in their relationship evolves over time and really adds to the enjoyment of the story. Simon and Vic are one of my favorite couples, as their connection and chemistry are so potent. I simply adore them.
Myrtle Beach appears to be a central hub for major paranormal activity, so Simon is definitely in his element. His life is finally on the right track. He owns a thriving business, the Grand Strand Ghost Tours, and the former college professor is thrilled with the direction his life has taken. He has an amazing partner in Vic, as his boyfriend not only believes in his ability but completely supports him.
However, all is not perfect for long. Vic’s luck seems to be challenged as odd things start to happen to him. A near miss on his motorcycle and someone hacking into his credit give him cause to worry. As the story progresses, so do the strange and damaging events to Vic. Between the ghosts, both good and bad, along with the escalating sabotage to poor, harassed Vic, I was unable to put the novel down. Ghosts, spells, twisted revenge, and former lovers, with warped motives, bring chaos to the happy life these two men have forged. Vic can steal your heart, but oh the feels I have for Simon! Academia has never been so sexy. I cannot wait for the next riveting installment!
Narrator: Mr. Kale Williams
Kale is a master at narration. I was easily transported to Myrtle Beach with this perfect adaptation of Ms. Brices’ work. The deep sexy rumble of Vic was perfection. The changeover from Vic to Simon never left me guessing who was speaking. The narrator flawlessly handled the differences in their tones. There was a wide variety of individuals in this audio, and Mr. Williams handled all the numerous characters and scenes wonderfully. The uncomfortable meeting with classic rock cutie was one of my favorites, and I will let you enjoy this without any spoilers. Ghost, cops, and mediums, oh my! Mr. Williams nailed every different one and made this audio such an immense treat. I highly recommend this wonderful production, and enthusiastically urge you to give it a try. Happy listening!
About the Author
Morgan Brice is the romance pen name of bestselling author Gail Z. Martin. Morgan writes urban fantasy male/male paranormal romance, with plenty of action, adventure and supernatural thrills to go with the happily ever after. Gail writes epic fantasy and urban fantasy, and together with co-author hubby Larry N. Martin, steampunk and comedic horror, all of which have less romance, more explosions. Characters from her Gail books make frequent appearances in secondary roles in her Morgan books, and vice versa.
On the rare occasions Morgan isn’t writing, she’s either reading, cooking, or spoiling two very pampered dogs.
Series include Witchbane, Badlands, Treasure Trail, Kings of the Mountain and Fox Hollow. Watch for more in these series, plus new series coming soon!