Audiobook Review: P.S. I Spook You by S.E. Harmon

SSA Rain Christiansen used to be the agency’s golden boy. It just takes one moment of weakness, one slight, tiny, itty-bitty paranormal sighting, and all of a sudden he’s the agency’s embarrassment. His boss gives him one last chance to redeem himself—go down to Brickell Bay, play nice with the local police, and leave the ghost sightings behind. Rain is determined to do exactly that, even if it kills him.

Cold-case detective Daniel McKenna’s latest investigation is going nowhere fast. Five years earlier, high school student Amy Greene went missing after leaving her part-time job and was never seen again. Daniel is glad to finally have the FBI help that his department requested, even if it does come in the form of his ex.

It doesn’t help that Rain is pretty sure he’s falling in love with Danny all over again—if he ever stopped. Add to that the frustration of seeing ghosts at every turn while he works a case that’s stalled in its tracks, and Rain is starting to wonder if second chances and happy endings are just for fairy tales.

Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine 
Listening Length: 8 hrs 35 mins

I'm not wild about ghosts and the paranormal but I truly enjoyed this author's Rules of Possession series and I remember how much everyone cooed over this one when it came out so I went for it when it came out in audiobook and I'm glad I did. S.E. Harmon's voice resonates with me in its slanginess and occasional kookiness. I know I'm going to snortle at least once every time I read one of her books.

This one started off a bit slow but soon caught its stride and we synced up when I discovered that Rain is kind of a grump. I do love me a grump. I'd probably be a bit grumpy myself if ghosts started popping up all around me asking me to do their bidding which in turn makes all the living people around him think he's certifiable.

Fresh off some forced leave he's sent to work on a cold case in his hometown where his ex is a member of the local PD. I'm not sure Rain even realizes that he's ready to fully "come home" until he gets back to Brickell Bay. Danny and all his family make for a potent cocktail of enticement, but bridges need to be mended and amends made before Danny's going to give him the keys to the kingdom again. And I liked that.

The story is told through Rain. I actually would've liked Danny's perspective in a few instances but overall I liked Rain and his grumpiness. He's insightful and I enjoyed discovering right alongside him just how much he misses home and all that that entails.

The sex and chemistry between them is out of this world. I had to rewind a couple parts. For science. I may have to rewind the whole book in the future for purely quality control purposes, of course.

This case is compelling as well and kept me on my toes with twists and turns and the odd ghost popping up now and then to "lend a hand". Perhaps this will turn into a series since the ending kind of seemed to leave it open to that possibility. I, for one, would be happy to go on some more adventures with Rain, Danny and the ghost gang.

Noah Michael Levine is new to me and did a good job with the voices. He has decent range, though all his female voices sounded alike to me, but he did well differentiating the male characters and hit the sweet grumperton spot for Rain, so I will definitely listen to him again.

Recommend to paranormal and second chance romance fans.

A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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