Guest Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Dead in the Desert
Author: Lou Harper
Series: L.A. Paranormal #3
Heroes: Jon Cooper and Leander “Andy” Thorne
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 111 Pages
Publisher: Lou Harper
Release Date: September 13, 2013
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Jon Cooper used to think he wanted a life free of complications, but that was before he got involved with his roommate, Leander. Jon knows that the only thing he can’t lose is what he doesn’t have, but where does that leave him?
Leander Thorne, on the other hand, is an easygoing bookworm, with an addiction to books and cooking shows, and a soft spot for Jon, despite Jon’s grumpiness. He also happens to be a psychic specializing in finding lost pets and—more recently—lost people. He’s good at it. Too good if you ask Jon,
Unsolved crimes, missing people and bodies buried in the Mojave Desert make Jon’s and Leander’s lives anything but uncomplicated. Jon is forced to dig into his soul and find a way to let go of his past if he wants to keep Leander.
Wow – am I glad I read this now and not back in 2012 – I hate to wait for books, and this looks like it took a year to be released! Well worth the wait though, an excellent ending to the series.
Jon and Andy find themselves in a comfortable routine, getting closer and closer as a couple, but never actually acknowledging the fact. Andy gets asked to find a missing person and this takes the pair on a journey through the desert looking for clues.
This is a bit longer than the original two stories, and the case is way more complicated. The relationship is more of a central player but doesn’t really get top billing til the end.
I really enjoyed seeing Andy being more forceful with Jon, and I love his staunch support of Jon’s art. I also really loved how protective Jon is of Andy and loved that now the two are essentially an investigative team.
I enjoyed the mystery in this story – it keeps you guessing. I absolutely loved the gentle growth of Jon and Andy’s love story and found the ending to be very, very satisfying.
I would love if there were more to this series, but as finale books go, this did a fantastic job.
I highly recommend this book/series/author.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*