Review: The Featherweight Heart by Jillian Snyder

Clairvoyant Jake Parker is about to close up for the night when a handsome stranger wanders into his shop, the Witching Well. During his reading, Jake is surprised when a persistent spirit comes through, desperate to communicate. Before Jake can make a real connection between the two, his mysterious customer takes off. The spirit, however, decides to stick around.

Eric Austin is a Boston-area author with a new best seller. But a year ago, he ended his relationship with a closeted man, who died shortly after. Still troubled by unresolved issues, Eric searches for answers. What he finds instead is the Witching Well and Jake—and a little more than he bargained for.

When Jake and Eric meet again by chance, they begin to work together to unravel the mystery of Eric’s ghost, and Jake struggles with his professional duties and his undeniable attraction to Eric.

But even if they can find a way to balance the personal with the professional, a specter from the past just might ruin their chance at a future together.

Featherweight Heart is my first novel from Jillian Snyder, but it won't be my last. I truly enjoyed this cast of characters and this paranormal tale. 

I like stories that are paranormal set in our world. I like that there is something different about Jake - his clairvoyancy - and I liked how this led the story. This is a romance at heart, set in a paranormal mystery. Eric and Jake wouldn't have met (or been thrown together) if it wasn't for Jake's ability. Jake can see Andrew, Eric's angry ex, and through this link the two formed a bond and a romance grew.
I mean, Jake would still have met Eric at the book signing, but the seeds of connection wouldn't have been sown already, waiting to be cultivated if it hadn't been for Andrew or the clairvoyancy.

The story wasn't overly complex, I wasn't sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happened next, but it was engaging and well written. I enjoyed Eric and Jake ass the MC's, but I can't mention this book without mentioning the wonderful secondary characters. Gram, Laney, Bobby, Jessie - they all added to the story, and more importantly, to understanding Jake.

I seem to be falling into this review abyss where I don't know what to say. Not because the story hasn't entertained me, but because, as enjoyable as the story is, without divulging story lines there is not a lot to say other than enjoyable. That isn't a negative though - for me, this is a four and a half heart read. Sometimes enjoyable means just that, and I'm able to sum up my feelings in one simple word. So there isn't a need for a TL;DR version, this author kept me reading with a good story and a lovely cast of characters. Oh, and before I go, I just want to say I loved the cover!

A copy of this book was given in exchange for an honest review.

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