Saturday, 13 May 2017

See Me Forever - Susann Oriel



                See Me Forever is a fast paced mix of murder, mystery, the supernatural and erotica. The cover doesn’t really do the book justice as it gives off a horror vibe and some readers who would enjoy it may pass the book by for this reason.
                Annie has just bought an old house and fixed it up, making it into her dream house. Inhabiting the house is a spirit (they don’t like to be called ghosts) who becomes infatuated with Annie. Annie has the ability to see him and wants to help him to pass over. The problem is that Edmond really doesn’t want to pass over. He built this house and he has no intention of leaving it. He will do anything to protect the house and Annie. This includes any murders that he needs to commit.
                Logan is a cop who investigates a strange occurrence at Annie’s house and winds up falling in love with her. He doesn’t believe in ghosts or her story about Edmond, the angry spirit, but he is willing to look into the cold case of who killed Edmond over one hundred years ago.
                I didn’t expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. The story catches your attention from the first page. It’s told from various viewpoints including that of Edmond’s which is very interesting as to how he sees the way things are in modern times. The writing style is easy to read and flows nicely. There are some fairly graphic sex scenes which are tastefully written but if you have an issue with that sort of thing then you probably shouldn’t pick the book up. If you like romance then this will definitely pique your interest. Combining all of these different genres into one book can often make for a confusing story but Ms. Oriel really makes it work and this is partly due to the characters being so well written. Not all of them are as well developed as Annie and Logan but it doesn’t affect the story. The only thing I would change would be that I would have liked to have read more about Edmond’s past. I think it would have added to the story nicely if the reader knew more about his relationship with his wife and why he is as angry as he is.
                By the way the book ended, there could be another one involving these characters and I would love to read it. I read this book in digital form and it formatted perfectly.