Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Lucky Town
Author: Morgan Brice
Series: Badlands #1.5
Heroes: Simon & Vic
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 116 pages
Publisher: Darkwind Press
Release Date: October 29 2018
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Psychic medium Simon Kincaide and his boyfriend, Myrtle Beach homicide detective Vic D’Amato, find that the only thing more frightening than murder might be navigating their first holiday season as a couple.
A trip back to Pittsburgh to spend Thanksgiving with Vic’s large, exuberant family means dodging old frenemies and a bitter ex-boyfriend. A cold case comes back to haunt Vic when a murdered woman’s ghost begs Simon for justice. Then a new murder back in Myrtle Beach looks suspiciously familiar, and the dead man’s ghost isn’t playing nice. When Simon gets a vision of the next victim before the crime occurs, he realizes that all the murders are supernaturally linked. Catching the murderer will take his psychic sleuthing skills along with Vic’s street smarts to avert a tragedy. Can they do right by ghosts past, present and yet-to-come without ending up in the crosshairs of a killer for Christmas?
This was a very interesting addition to the Simon and Vic story. I won’t go into much detail about it but I will say that Simon and Vic have come across more murders that lead them to a rather old supernatural being. Trying to find a connection to who the being is proves a little difficult since there’s not many clues to go off of, just what Simon sees in his vision. With the help of a possible victim and other people in the magical community, they might just be able to stop another murder before it’s too late.
Oh, how I love Simon and Vic!! I liked that we got to see Vic’s family and how Simon got to meet them. They were all so welcoming and embraced Simon’s abilities. Add to that, I adore the relationship Vic and Simon have and how even with Simon still surprising Vic with the supernatural world, Vic still believes and respects Simon. He doesn’t doubt Simon’s abilities or question what he can’t see or understand and I really love that they still have that. Their relationship is stronger than ever and they have more trust and respect now then I thought they would have in Badlands.
My only issue with this one is that there was too much sex for my tastes. I also wished we had gotten just a little more of the fight scene dragged out. It seemed to have come and gone much faster than I expected.
All in all, though, I really enjoyed this addition to the series. I loved getting to see Vic and Simon again and seeing how they’ve settled into their new life together. I adored seeing Vic’s family and how Simon was embraced by them and loved seeing more of Simon’s abilities and just them together in general. I hope this isn’t the last we see of them because I still want more!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*