Title: Touch of a Ghost
Author: LM Brown
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Characters: Andy Jessop, Benji Richards
Sub-Genre: Paranormal Romance
Andy Jessop wants a life without ghosts. He doesn’t want to see, hear, or talk to them. Ignoring them should be relatively simple. But Andy soon finds that Benji Richards, an eternally gorgeous ghost from the fifties, is not so easy to ignore. Halloween night is approaching and both Andy and Benji know what it could mean for them. From sunset to sunrise, it is the one night of the year when a mortal can feel the touch of a ghost.
Andy Jessop is ready for a new lease on life so he moves into a new apartment and is ready to ignore a certain part of himself, so he can have a normal life. You see, all of Andy’s life he’s been able to see and communicate with ghosts. This family trait he’s inherited on his father’s side has been a torn in his side for most of his life, and since Andy’s been betrayed by a ghost, he’s determined to push this gift aside and ignore any ghost that happens to come his way.
As soon as Andy moves into his new apartment he sees two ghosts. One of them is a handsome young man named Benji, who was killed in a tragic accident in the fifties. No matter how hard Andy tries, he cannot help but be attracted to the sweet Benji and soon his vow to ignore all ghosts is broken. As Andy and Benji become friends a deep attraction and love develops between them. But how can a love affair between a human and ghost survive?
I loved this book! I admit I wondered how in the world a human and ghost would co-exist together, but I’m pleased to say that this author pulled it off in a very creative and interesting way. I also loved both of the heroes, Andy and Benji, and I thought both men were very well written. Touch of a Ghost has a very fresh, unique quality about it that I highly enjoyed. This is the first book I’ve read by LM Brown, and it definitely won’t be my last! I really liked the author’s ability to grip this reader into her fast-paced storyline and care about her likeable characters. Highly Recommended!
Reviewed By: Gabbi
Touch of a Ghost by L.M. Brown
Andy Jessop wants a life without ghosts. He doesn’t want to see, hear, or talk to them. Ignoring them should be relatively simple.
But Andy soon finds that Benji Richards, an eternally gorgeous ghost from the fifties, is not so easy to ignore.
Halloween night is approaching and both Andy and Benji know what it could mean for them. From sunset to sunrise, it is the one night of the year when a mortal can feel the touch of a ghost.
Excerpt (Mild R rated)
Andy could ignore rattling pots and piercing screams with no problem, but how could he hope to ignore a shirtless Benji, draped enticingly across his bed?
Andy couldn’t resist much longer, especially when Benji took control of the television and persistently altered the channel he had chosen.
“What about this one?” Benji suggested as he changed the channel again, this time to a porn film.
Andy ignored him and turned the channel back to the news.
Benji smirked and switched it back again. “You can’t tell me you’ve never watched a porno before.”
Andy gritted his teeth, determined to neither confirm nor deny the teasing accusation. Even if he were in the mood for watching some porn, the straight stuff that Benji had put on wasn’t to his taste at all. He reached out to switch the channel yet again, only to find Benji had taken the remote and moved it to the other end of the sofa.
It took every ounce of his willpower not to glare at the ghost as he grabbed the remote and switched off the television.
Benji chuckled and twisted round so he faced Andy.
“I can’t believe you’re still ignoring me. We could have so much fun together if you’d just stop being so stubborn.”
Andy closed his eyes and rested his head back on the sofa. He forced himself not to look at the way Benji toyed with the belt of his jeans.
“Did you know that you’re the only single gay man in the building?” Benji asked. “Apart from me, but I guess I don’t really count.”
Andy hadn’t known that, and honestly, he hadn’t really thought about it. He doubted he could even name half of the residents in the building.
“There’s only five people in the building who regularly watch porn,” Benji continued. “And all they watch is the straight stuff.”
Andy suspected he knew where this might be going.
“Would it kill you to watch a bit of gay porn now and then?” Benji whispered, sounding far closer than he had been when Andy had closed his eyes.
Andy sighed and opened his eyes. Benji had moved closer. A few more inches and the ghost would be in his bloody lap.
“Just one film? Or I may have to consider getting my thrills some other way…”
Andy shivered involuntarily at the implied meaning behind the words.
“You’re a healthy young man,” Benji continued, his voice low and seductive. “Sooner or later you’ll need relief, and if you won’t let me watch the occasional porno…”
Andy didn’t know whether Benji would actually carry out his unspoken threat, but he found instead of being shocked or angry, the idea of Benji watching him while he masturbated actually turned him on.
“You like that idea, don’t you?” Benji murmured in his ear. “Even if you won’t admit you can see and hear me, your cock tells me otherwise.”
Available from Silver Publishing