Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: My Past, Your Future
Author: Gabbi Grey
Series: Deerbourne Inn
Heroes: Callum & Elijah
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 109 pages
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Release Date: February 24, 2020
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Callum MacLaren, a professor from Scotland, visits Willow Springs, Vermont during the Winter Solstice to study and explore the rich history of St. Joseph’s Cemetery. His encounter with a sexy soldier in a tattered Civil War uniform is a captivating puzzle, and the more he learns, the deeper his attraction.
A hundred and fifty years ago, Elijah Freeman was killed during the Second Battle of Fort Wagner and woke up in Willow Springs, the only home he’d known. Alone, he roams the town, unable to leave or interact with a single soul until an intriguing Scot addresses him. Even stranger, the man can see him, hear him, and touch him–a sizzling caress that leaves Elijah aching for more.
But will Elijah return to his ghostly form when the magic of the solstice fades, or is Callum’s love enough to keep him in the land of the living?
This was a very cute story and it was interesting to see Callum and Elijah trying to understand what was happening with Elijah. As a history professor, Callum was all too quick to try to understand who Elijah was and it was interesting to see Elijah’s pull to Callum as he’s the only one who’s ever seen Elijah. I liked that hint of shock from both sides when they realized what was happening shouldn’t happen. As characters, I liked that Callum was so easy going while Elijah felt a bit more innocent in things even though he’s definitely been around for a few centuries.
While I enjoyed this one, I felt like it could have been more fleshed out. For me, the characters barely new each other and just when I thought they would start to build that connection, it was taken over by sex. Don’t get me wrong, sex has it’s place in a story but when the characters don’t know each other and end up with an HEA as these do, I expect to know them better than this story gave me. Add to that, I had a lot of questions that were left unanswered and I wish we had gotten something especially if I was the ghost or the one who found the ghost, I would want to know how all this happened especially when neither of them celebrated any type of culture that acknowledges winter solstice.
In the end, this was a cute story. I liked the characters and their time together but really wished the author had spent more time on these guys connecting than having sex. Nonetheless, readers will enjoy this one if they’re looking for a quick, easy and smutty read with a ghost and a history professor.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*