Expected publication: January 23rd 2015 by Totally Bound
Available for Early Download
Death is a minor inconvenience in the path to true love.When the God of the Underworld sends Alstair back to the Academy to help pick out a new headmaster, he doesn’t mention he put Alstair in for the job. Angered but willing to keep his word, Alstair discovers the headmaster position comes with more knots of deception than a sailor’s rope.Porter Exton had a crush on Alstair. He’d watched Alstair train Elijah through the window and had spent more than one night dreaming of the Reaper. However, dreams were set aside in order to discover the truth about his death and if the man who killed him is responsible for the other deaths at the school.Two men with different backgrounds need to discover what they have in common if they hope to save themselves from plotting gods, egomaniacs and possible killers.
Review by multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 3.5 of 4 Stars
(Based on Short&Light Read Category)
If there is one thing that makes me keep clicking on an Amber Kell book, after the read, I always end up smiling and relaxed.
Book 5 of a series by this author is no problem, every book usually are standalone, even if the stories do tend to overlap each other. The characters from the previous installments are always there be they mentioned or take part of the particular plot. However, I have noticed that even if I come in at odd series installments, somehow I am never lost.
In this particular story, we have that ghost, Porter, from Elijah's Ghost (A Wizard's Touch, #4) who is now living in Hades and whose powers are reemerging. We also have that gorgeous Reaper, Alstair, have his comeuppance, so to speak. Alstair is conned by Hades to go to a supposed convention where he is supposed to be the representative of his master when he realizes he is now the new headmaster. Accompanying him, as assistant, is Porter.
And so the fun begins when Reaper realizes that Porter had been keeping his own secrets and had wanted to join this new adventure to find and avenge his murder. A murder that had been swept aside by the school officials to cover the tracks of the murderous son of a huge benefactor. In the meanwhile, they have to also discover who the murderer is. The murderer of more students within this school Alstair is now headmaster of. To complicate matters, Porter is someone he does not wish harmed or even leave his sight. And these feelings come from a man, errr, Reaper, who swore never to get into a serious relationship.
This was a fun read. So okay, I know, there are some timeline issues, there are some inconsistencies and all that, but the beauty of this read is that it is short and so light it was enjoyable and just plain relaxing. I have no hesitation to recommend this read to all who want to just leave be the serious life and just dive into a world of mystery and paranormal.