Book Review: Catch A Ghost (Hell or Highwater #1)


Title: Catch A Ghost

Series: Hell or Highwater

Author: S.E. Jakes

Publisher: Riptide

Genre: M/M Suspense

Heat: Pretty hot

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

S.E. Jakes writes a hard, gritty kind of novel. Her characters are bad ass and much prefer fucking to talking (or dealing with emotional issues). In this book, she introduces Prophet and Tom, two agents in a shady underworld where they send the cast-offs from CIA and FBI. Each of them has some ghost in their past, which in Prophet’s case almost seems like a literal one.

I like that these are damaged guys. (I almost typed ‘boys’ but there’s nothing boyish about these two. They’re manly men.) There’s also just a touch of paranormal in the fact they seem to get vibes about certain things. It was just a little hint to up the tension even more. I particularly liked the case they worked on, which involved a fighting ring and Tom having to pose as a fighter. Bring on the blood and sweat!

I think my only issues aren’t real issues. The book leaves several threads dangling, all on purpose. The main case is solved, but this only opens up two or three more. The reader gets a few hints about the skeletons in the closet, but there’s also the feeling that this is just the tip of something much larger.

The sex is good–rough and hard, like the characters. I think the more interesting aspect was the developing emotional connections–which both characters tried to fight, of course.

I’ve already bought the sequel, so yes, this is definitely a good read, especially if you like action, intrigue, and rough sex.  One last comment: I absolutely love the cover.


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