4 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Book Contemporary Cop/Crime Dee Dreamspinner Friends to lovers Gay Gay Ghost Heat Index Humor Insta Love Little to no angst m/m Mid level steam/heat Monthly Theme Mystery Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Paranormal Purchased Spooky! Standalone writer

Spooky! Spirit by John Inman

Dreamspinner Presents


Jason Day, brilliant designer of video games, is not only a confirmed bachelor, but he’s as gay as a maypole. One wouldn’t think being saddled with his precocious four-year-old nephew for four weeks would be enough to throw him off-kilter.

Wrong. Timmy, Jason’s nephew, is a true handful.

But just when Timmy and Uncle Jason begin to bond, and Jason feels he’s getting a grip on this babysitting business once and for all, he’s thrown for a loop by a couple of visitors—one from Tucson, the other from beyond the grave.

I’m sorry. Say what?

Toss a murder, a hot young stud, an unexpected love affair, and a spooky-ass ghost with a weird sense of humor into Jason’s summer plans, and you’ve got the makings for one hell of a ride.


 I really enjoyed this book ☺ Jason has to look after his nephew, Timmy, while his sister goes on holidays with her boyfriend. There is little affection between the siblings, even less with the BF, but Jason adores his nephew and is looking forward to spending time with him. As Jason is babysitting his ‘smarter-than-him’ nephew, mysterious things start to happen in the house. Then, to make things even more interesting, Timmy’s uncle Sam comes to visit. Once Sam arrives, the ghostly manifestations become more frequent and more defined. The 3 of them end up having to handle a haunting, solving a mystery and fielding calls from an irate sister/mum. All of which made for an entertaining story.

The mix of spooky, humour, mystery and romance was very well done. Once you get the backstory of Jason and his sister, the ghost becomes fairly obvious, but the mystery behind how the ghost came to be left me pleasantly surprised. The ghostly actions were interesting, (I especially loved when he used Bugs Bunny to communicate to Jason). And the attraction and relationship between Jason and Sam developed fairly quickly (not a criticism), blending well into the story.
Overall, this is a fun, chilling story that I would read again.

4 stars out of 5


Copy Purchased for Review

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