Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Review: Girl Unseen by Athena Daniels

Title: Girl Unseen
Author: Athena Daniels
Genre/Age: Paranormal Romance/Adult
Series: Beyond the Grave Series (Book Three)
Publisher: Sunset Coast Publishing
Format: ebook via Reading Alley
Rating: ✺✺✺
SynopsisSome secrets aren't meant to stay buried...

When Pia Williams, a gifted psychic medium, is contacted by the traumatized spirit of a young girl, her search to uncover the truth begins. The more Pia learns about the girl's gruesome fate, the more determined she is to bring those responsible to justice. But is she prepared for the shocking truth of what she's about to expose? 

With more questions than answers, one thing becomes clear to Pia: the girl's spirit is uniquely powerful, and she's killing from beyond the grave. Who--or what--is the girl now? A victim, or a demon with murderous intentions? What really happened to her? And how far will Pia go to help her get revenge? 

Accused of a murder the spirit commits, Pia reaches out to the only man who can help her: ex-Special Forces detective Nate Ryder. A man who is as dangerous to her heart as the situation she seeks his help with. Nate would move mountains for the woman he loves, but how can he protect her against forces he can't even see? 

As Pia and Nate are swept into an unpredictable situation brimming with dark, evil intent, they soon discover they have more to fear from the living than they ever did from the dead…

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book.**

When you're about to be arrested for murder, who do you call?

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Pia is a psychic and uses her gift in her job as a paranormal investigator. She can sense things, hear thoughts, see futuristic events, and even talk to spirits. This all comes in handy when hunting down the paranormal entities that haunt their clients' homes and businesses. But her powers also make it nearly impossible to maintain a steady relationship. Something always happens to rip her happiness away.

Nate isn't discouraged by Pia's abilities, however. He's seen the craziness of the paranormal world first hand and won't let a little thing like psychic abilities prevent him from getting the girl. And when Pia's future is threatened by a murderous ghost looking for vengeance, he will do whatever it takes to clear her name and keep her safe. Even if it means protecting Pia from herself.

It took me a while to read this. Not because there's anything wrong with the story but because I chose the wrong time to read it. This book has ghosts and creepy dolls. That's a scary combination on any given day but even worse for me because my hubby was gone this week. That meant a lot of quiet nights where reading a scary story made me jump at every shadow on the wall. Fair warning: this book has a high level of "creepy". More than the previous books in the series. Be prepared.

I enjoyed this book despite the fact that I was terrified to wake up and find the ghost of a girl at the foot of my bed. Yikes! I think this is one of the times when the paranormal plot out-shined the romance. I got completely wrapped up in figuring out Sarah's story and seeing things from her point of view was devastating but intriguing. Her story was filled with twists and turns that shocked me. I loved that element of the book.

The romance between Nate and Pia was quick to start and progress. I was actually a little surprised to see how soon the feelings of love came into play. But the love scenes were definitely of the spicy variety. Our couple was dynamite in the bedroom (and everywhere else) and they were able to sneak in plenty of naughty time between hunting down ghosts and barely escaping dangerous houses.

There was really only one thing that disappointed me about this story. In the first two books, Nate and Pia's relationship was very entertaining as they argued like an old married couple. There were sparks between them that I was really looking forward to seeing fly here, too. But even from the first encounter in this book, the pair were softer with each other and got along much better than I expected. I was hoping for some more feisty bickering between the two.

In closing...
A nice addition to the series. Four suns!

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