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
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
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