Erryn reviews ‘Blink (Treasure Trail Book 2)’ by Morgan Brice. This book was released on August 31, 2021 and is 212 pgs long. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by John Solo and released on April 19, 2022. The audiobook is 6 hrs and 21 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I enjoyed the first book in the series.
Ghosts always remember. Mobsters never forget.
Erik Mitchell helped Interpol bust cartels, oligarchs, and spoiled billionaires for art fraud. As an undercover cop, Ben Nolan helped bring down a Newark crime family. Now Erik and Ben have started over in Cape May, leaving their danger-filled jobs behind them, excited about a fresh start and their new relationship.
Plans to renovate a historic old theater stir up dangerous ghosts and revive interest in unsolved Mob hits. The curse of a murdered witch strikes a close friend, old movie props reveal clues to long-ago crimes, and a shakedown scheme sends Ben’s cousin running for cover.
Time is running out to lift the curse. The Russian Mob wants revenge on Erik, and the Newark Mob is gunning for Ben. A grieving ghost seeks justice. Secrets, lies, and deception unravel in the blink of an eye.
Erik and Ben were planning for happily ever after. But unless they can outwit witches, wraiths, and wise guys, they could go down in a hail of gunfire and a blast of dark magic—and see their plans go up in smoke.
I adore Ben and Erik. Both are former law enforcement. Both were injured on the job. Both have settled in a little town hoping to live a quiet life. Erik has opened an antiquities store and Ben is running a property rental business. Life should be quiet.
Uh, yeah, no.
Cape May used to have a thriving movie theater and a growing movie business. A series of tragedies led to the closing of those businesses, but the ghosts haven’t gone away. It’s up to Erik to solve the mystery of the black magic before a close friend loses his life. Oh, and the Russian mob is after him for his involvement in one of their jobs. No big deal. Right?
Not to be outdone, Ben gets involved with the Newark mob and gets himself taken. But he can get out of the situation before Erik gets involved. Right?
Meanwhile, each man is trying to figure out how to move their relationship forward. They’re spending all their spare time together, so they should make the next step. Right? But they’re also cautious. Part of me wanted to tell them to get over themselves already and just…move in together?
Solving mob and ghosts problems prove challenging, but the men are definitely up for the task. More to come, I’m quite sure.
Loved John Solo’s narration of the book. Just overall a great audio choice.
9/10 Pots of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars
Morgan Brice is the romance pen name of bestselling author Gail Z. Martin. Morgan writes urban fantasy male/male paranormal romance, with plenty of action, adventure and supernatural thrills to go with the happily ever after. Gail writes epic fantasy and urban fantasy, and together with co-author hubby Larry N. Martin, steampunk and comedic horror, all of which have less romance, more explosions. Characters from her Gail books make frequent appearances in secondary roles in her Morgan books, and vice versa.
On the rare occasions Morgan isn’t writing, she’s either reading, cooking, or spoiling two very pampered dogs.
Other books include Witchbane, Burn, Dark Rivers, and Badlands. Watch for more in these series, plus new series coming soon!