Saturday, June 8, 2013

Dead Man Living: The Review

Dead Man Living

The day Joe Baker died was the first day of his new life.
Shot while trying to rescue a victim of domestic violence, SWAT team leader, Joe Baker was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. Eight minutes later, he opened his eyes a changed man. With his newfound ability to see auras and graphic glimpses of impending murders, Joe retreats to a life of solitude, going as far as losing the only person he’s ever loved, his best friend and former partner on the force, Brian.
When a vision puts him in contact with Beth Adams, director of a battered women’s shelter, Joe is drawn to her pale aura. Curious, he accepts a lunch meeting with Beth only to have another vision strike him. With Beth as the newest victim , Joe calls upon Brian to help protect her.
Joe didn’t expect to fall in love with Beth, nor was he prepared for Brian’s confession of love after so many years of wanting nothing else. Faced with a decision, Joe prays his greed won’t drive away the two most important people in his life.

I enjoyed the voice of this book. I don't read a lot of m/f/m or m/m/f books, but this one hooked me with the intensity of the emotion right away. Joe has loved Brian forever and it has given him tons of angst. When Joe dies on a call and awakens with the ability to see into the future, it pushes him into isolation. (A tough thing to have weighing on you! sheesh!) When he falls for Beth and Brian shares how he really feels, things get complicated. Add into the story the aura, murder mystery and domestic violence aspect and you have one page turner of a book. The sex scenes were pretty hot too! 
This is one author I will be looking for in the future. To me, the story was about the feelings and connections of the characters, no matter the sex and that is what really got my interest. The paranormal aspect was also a big hook. 
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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