Not Dead Yet
by Jenn Burke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a really interesting story and one where I know the city it's located in! Love that this was set in Toronto, just sayin'.
Wes Cooper is a 'retrieval specialist' who is dead, but not really. He died over seventy years ago but a well meaning and guilt ridden witch brought him back, except not all the way. Now he's a 'not-ghost'. Someone trapped between the worlds of the living and the dead. He can be corporeal one minute and slip into the 'otherplane' the next. He's taken his unique ability to be incorporeal and built a business out of it. Wes goes into houses and retrieves items, returning them to their rightful owners for a small finders fee.
Except this last job went south so fast... he witnessed a murder of a famous actress, and the murderer 'saw' him when he was in the otherplane. What the <#$*? Now Wes needs help, and he turns to ex-boyfriend, Detective Hudson Rojas, the guy who broke his not quite dead heart over a decade ago. And time has been goooood to Hud, giving him the hot silver fox look and making Wes's heart beat double time yet again. But that relationship is over, dead and buried, right?
Working together to solve the murder reveals that maybe, just maybe, things aren't as over as Wes would like. And then there's the fact that Wes, himself, seems to play a major role in the investigation as weird things happen to him time and time again. And what is up with the secret Hudson is trying so hard to keep from Wes? Will Wes actually survive this adventure to see, maybe, if he and Hud have a happily ever after? View all my reviews