The Ghost Shrink, the Accidental Gigolo & the Poltergeist Accountant by Vivi Andrews

Samhain

Paranormal Romantic Comedy

ISBN: 978-1-60504-391-3

Reviewed by Chris

   

 

Lucy Cartwright is a medium who works for Karmatic Consultants, counseling the recently departed and encouraging them to “find the light.” Unfortunately, as a sexually frustrated medium, she attracts a lot of ghosts who have unfinished umm, bedroom-type business. Too bad she can’t pick the ghosts she wants to see semi-naked and naked. (Think of the geekiest guy in your office. Now picture him naked. Eww.) Karma, Lucy’s boss, tells her the only way she can stop attracting those kinds of clients is by going out and getting laid. If only it was that easy…

Enter manly man Jake Cox, private investigator, Karma’s brother, and someone Lucy mistakenly thinks is a gigolo sent to her compliments Karma. Jake’s immediately attracted to massively blushing, utterly incompetent and clutzy Lucy. The kicker? If he scratches Lucy’s itch, the recently murdered accountant he needs Lucy to talk to, won’t be attracted to a sexually satisfied Lucy.

And then there’s Eliot Mellman. Talk about mid-coitus-interruptus. Poor Eliot got himself murdered while doing the deed. Jake wants him to help put away Eliot’s boss. But Eliot’s got more important things on the brain…like “protecting” Lucy from Jake.

My biggest complaint about this book is its cover. With a title like this, I expected something a little snappier than bared legs in slippers. My second biggest beef is with Lucy herself. Lucy is cute, but unfortunately her actions go well beyond the TSTL heroine and jump into the really-are-you-sure-she-isn’t-medicated-or-needs-medication category. While that hampered my overall pleasure factor, I very much enjoyed the unique phrases found in this story. Things like “poisoned pussy” or “murdering fuck puppet” or how about this visual, “the site of a bloodless chicken massacre”? Vivi Andrews has crafted a story that is first a comedy, second a paranormal, and third a romance. Looking for a spot of laugh-out-loud humor, a hunky hero, a miserable ghost-turned-savior, and a misunderstood murderer? Check out The Ghost Shrink, the Accidental Gigolo & the Poltergeist Accountant.

     

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