Two men fall in love thanks to a perceptive matchmaker—a ghost.
When librarian Payne MacGregor calls the Supernatural Explorers for assistance after months of ghostly activity in his family’s centuries-old mansion, he’s not expecting they’ll be that helpful. For their part, the Supers, five gay men working together on a supernatural TV show, are just excited about the possibility of finding a house that’s actually haunted. Their first visit is nearly their last, as Will, one of the Supers, starts bickering with Payne —an inauspicious beginning to their relationship. But after they make up and all grab dinner at the Silver Flyer Diner, the Supers are back on the case, and not a moment too soon given the amount of activity they witness. They soon determine there are multiple entities in the house—one or more malevolent, but at least one who cares for Payne. Payne believes it to be his grandmother, especially after she traps him with Will for hours and they realize their intense attraction to each other. As they continue to explore their feelings, however, the murderous force in the house continues to build, and Payne may need to risk his life in order to truly end the haunting of his home and the danger to all of them. With alternating spooky and explicit scenes, Michael builds tension and releases it repeatedly throughout the story. The prose is occasionally workaday and overly expository, but the chemistry between the heroes allows the plot and characterization to carry the day. This is the second book in The Supers series (The Supers, 2017), but it can stand alone for new readers.
A contemporary gay paranormal romance for readers who like everything that goes bump in the night.