I enjoyed When the Dead Speak and the characters Laine and Severo. The second book in the Southern Spirits series by Bailey Bradford left me feeling fulfilled and excited as much as the first book.
Introduced to Sheriff Laine Stenley in A Subtle Breeze, the closeted sheriff is thrust in the middle of not only a murder investigation, but a new love affair as he’s tossed from behind his safe veil of his hidden sexuality.
Severo is a Medium whom has been summoned by a spirit to McKinton and the aide of Laine. The larger than life, out and proud Sev is a shock to Laine’s system when he quickly falls for the man and jumps out of his security and into the limelight—gay man with a serial killer after him.
Zeke and Brendon, A Subtle Breeze, added depth to the story—the men becoming fast friends, taking Laine and Severo under their wing.
The sex was hot and steamy, Laine and Sev heating up the sheets and scorching my e-reader.
Secondary character Doreen stole the show numerous times. She was a quick draw mama bear who dared anyone to talk about the boys in her presence, and even when she wasn’t there.
When the Dead Speak was filled with intrigue and an unexpected twist. Ms. Bradford also left the door open for the subsequent stories.
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A five handcuff review
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