Happy Medium by Meg Benjamin

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Happy Medium by Meg Benjamin
Publisher: Berkeley
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full (299 pgs)
Heat: Hot
Rated: 4.5 stars
Review by Poppy

Love is good for the soul… unless it’s one that you’re trying to exorcise.

Ray Ramos has a problem–the King William District mansion he and his business partner purchased for a fast renovation needs more work than expected. Ray could use a quick infusion of cash. Enter Emma Shea, assistant to Gabrielle DeVere, the star of American Medium. Gabrielle is looking for San Antonio houses to use for her televised séances, and Ray’s fixer upper seems to fit.

When Gabrielle does a sample séance, Ray and Emma become the target of a touchy ghost with no respect for boundaries. After Ray learns his family has a special affinity for ghosts, the two decide to investigate the haunted house. It doesn’t hurt that Emma is immediately attracted to the laconic Ray or that Ray is intrigued by the buttoned-down beauty who seems determined to hide her considerable assets behind sober business suits. But can the two of them fight off a vengeful succubus bound to the house while getting a lot closer than either of them planned?

Looking for a super sexy, fun and exciting paranormal romance?

Happy Medium is the first in this series I’ve read. It stands alone well, though I’m sure followers of the family would catch references and nuances that I may have missed. Regardless, I really enjoyed this book.

Coming into this with no knowledge of the other books, I full expected Emma to be the medium. I was quite surprised to find out that wasn’t exactly the way things were! Apparently the Ramos family has some paranormal talent, and Ray discovers his in this book as he tangles with something you don’t see all that often in a non-erotic romance… a succubus.

While the plot was interesting and well conceived, I really think the true strength of this story lies it its characters. I was so completely hooked from the first sentence. Ray’s character builds right off the bat, as does Emma’s when we meet her. I really loved them. They were interesting, real and unique. I wasn’t as big a fan of Emma’s boss, Gabrielle. She especially made me mad by continually harping on Emma’s weight. It didn’t endear her to me. Fact is, though, I was absolutely invested in all the characters and that above all is what kept me turning pages.

The chemistry between Emma and Ray is off the charts hot (as is the sex because, hello, succubus), and the plot was strong and occasionally nerve-wracking. I admit to wishing I’d read the series in order because I was completely entertained. I’ve gone back to check out what I missed and I’m definitely a new fan of Meg Benjamin.

So, if you like your paranormal stories hot, fun and exciting you should grab a copy of Happy Medium … or maybe you should just start at the beginning and read all three books straight through!

Comments

  1. What an intriguing book! I love ghost stories and have added this book to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing the great review.
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  2. Sounds like a great read!!
    Paranormal reads are my favorite!!
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  3. Elise-Maria Barton says:

    Thanks for the review. I haven’t read a really good PNR in months; I think it’s time for me to break my dry spell!

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