elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Best Gay Paranormal Romance: The Gravedigger's Brawl by Abigail Roux

Surprisingly less frightening than expected, even if the gory details didn’t lack, I found myself enjoying this novel very much, even considering I’m not really a huge fun of ghost stories. More, I found it sweet and even cute at time.

Probably the element I liked more was the couple, museum curator Wyatt and flair bartender Ash, who comes along equipped with very interesting tongue piercings. So of course, you are expecting for the nerdy professor to be captivated by the domineering bartender, and instead? Wyatt displays a strong, almost dominant attitude toward Ash, especially during intimacy, making him more the protector than the captive. And Ash will unveil an endearing fragility, and here the cuteness factor came out strong and loud.

The setting was a protagonist as well, Richmond, Virginia, coming out from the pages in full force, a mix of past and current, mixed together that, while it was obvious a contemporary story, sometime it seemed we very living in the past; sure, the Gaslight ambience of the Gravedigger’s Tavern, the place where Ash is bartending, was helping in this feeling, but it was also the cobblestone streets and the old building, the tidbits of history the author was springing around, and of course, the Historian society for which Wyatt is a curator. Oh, yes, also Noah and his strange history lectures.

If you usually avoid the ghost themed stories cause they are too “involving” or scaring, mind you that, in a way, this was more a romantic thriller than a horror story.

Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (October 9, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1937551539
ISBN-13: 978-1937551537
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Tags: author: abigail roux, genre: paranormal, length: novel, rainbow awards 2013, review, theme: ghosts

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