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Review – “Spirit”



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.


Summing this book up in a few sentences is difficult.

I spent my lunch laughing so hard I smeared my eye makeup and terrified the people sitting around me. I came home from work and read more, still laughing, totally engrossed in the story.

But to say that it’s funny would only cover a small part of it. It was an extraordinarily well-written ghost story/mystery. The characters were utterly delightful, especially Timmy. The chemistry (and sex scenes) between the main characters were steamy. And in parts, the book was utterly heart-breaking.

It’s rare to read a book that covers such a wide array of emotions so well, but this did it beautifully.

Read it. Now.

I’m going to find more John Inman books.

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