Thursday, June 20, 2019

Not Dead Yet by Jenn Burke

Hello everyone,
So this is going to be a learning experience in how to do this, what to include and what the hell am I doing :-)
My first book recommendation is one that I recently read and reviewed from a new to me author and it's a paranormal romance but different to anything I've read before. 

Not Dead Yet by Jenn Burke 
Dying isn’t what it used to be. 
Wes Cooper was dead. Then he wasn’t—though he’s not exactly alive, either. As an immortal not-ghost, he can transition between this world and the otherplane, which makes him the perfect thief for hire. For seventy years he’s made a “living” returning items to their rightful owners, seeing his fair share of the bizarre in the process. But he’s never witnessed murder. Until now. His latest mission brings him more than he bargained for: a very-dead actor who is definitely going to stay that way. It’s just Wes’s luck that his ex-boyfriend, Detective Hudson Rojas, is assigned to the case. Hudson broke Wes’s heart years ago—and could again, given he’s rocking a hot silver-fox look that shouldn’t be legal.As they work together to track down the murderer before anyone else gets hurt, it becomes clear Wes and Hudson have unfinished business. And when a secret Hudson’s been keeping threatens more than just their happiness, it might mean the end of their not-life together—permanently.
This is such a great story!! Really enjoyed everything about it. There is a well thought out and interesting plot with a bit of mystery and paranormal elements to it. Then there are the characters - our MC's; Wes and Hudson. Not seen each other for many years after a bad break up and meet again when Wes has information on witnessing a murder and Hudson happens to be the detective. There are also several secondary characters that bring a lot to the party in friendship, support, make the MC's think about themselves and things going on.
Right from the first meeting, I could sense the connection between Wes and Hudson, even if things are quite bumpy in the beginning. More murders and more time spent together brings up memories and history along with a new surprise that Wes would never have imagined.
I was fully invested in this story right to the end, loved the writing and how the author gives enough for the reader to feel involved and there with the characters but it's not over filled with unnecessary words. There's a variety of experiences for the characters in the book, highs and lows filled with a lot of emotion. We do only get the story from Wes' POV but it gave enough to feel informed about everything going on.
Highly recommend and excited for book 2!


  1. Thank you for this recommendation! I hadn't heard of this one and it sounds like it's right up my alley!

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