Sunday, September 13, 2015

S.E.X. Review~ When the Dead Speak by Bailey Bradford

The only way to stay alive is to listen when the dead speak…
Sheriff Laine Stenley thinks he might just be losing his mind. Ever since he'd encountered the spirit of his friend's deceased mother, strange things have been happening. His sheriff's tin star keeps popping off, his Stetson tends to fly off his head at the most inconvenient times—and then there are the subtle caresses that remind him of a lover's touch… Something Laine has been without for years—since the violent murder of his partner—and figures to be without well into the future if he wants to retain his position as the sheriff in the small town of McKinton, Texas. Laine doesn't want to risk his career or his heart ever again, but he may not have a choice, not if he wants to stay alive.
A man who listens to spirits, Severo has come to McKinton to deliver a message of danger. One look at the sexy sheriff and Severo finds himself in a different sort of danger. He's not ready to find a man who can claim him heart, soul, and body, but ready or not, the attraction that simmers between them is undeniable—and irresistible.
Together, they will race against time, because something evil is coming to McKinton. Severo and Laine must learn to trust each other—and themselves— and listen when the dead speak.
Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series but can be read as a stand alone.
Publisher's Note: This book has previously been published under the same title. It has been expanded, revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

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.
Book provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review

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