Lou Harper – Dead Man and the Army of Frogs (Dead Man #2)

dead manAuthor: Lou Harper
Reviewer: Mandy
Publisher:Harper Books
Genre: MM Paranormal

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Web developer by day and necromancer by night, Denton Mills is used to seeing things nobody else can. When he starts hallucinating frogs, he simply assumes they have something to do with his boyfriend Bran’s obsession.

Bran Maurell is a witch, who in a youthful outburst, accidentally turned his then-lover, Peter, into a croaker. Bran has been trying ever since to reverse the spell. A fresh amphibian encounter only spurs him to double his efforts.

As if Peter’s ghost coming between them weren’t enough, Denton and Bran are forced to deal with several errant spirits stalking the citizens of Chicago. Between a French chef who refuses to admit he’s dead, and malevolent creatures bent on causing mayhem, jealousy may be the least of Denton’s problems.

First I have to say this can be read as a standalone I didn’t read the first book in this series and it wasn’t a problem at all to follow along, although now that I’ve read this one, I feel the urge to go back and read book 1.

Bran and Denton are navigating a lot of things in this book. It’s divided in to shorter stories that are connected and flow in to each other.
Now, I have a thing for men in kilts *drools* and I have a huge thing for Gerard Butler.
This book has men in kilts…
“It looks like a skirt to me.” Denton eagerly clarified the situation. “Nah, it only would be a skirt if I wore underpants.”

These two are nothing alike, but maybe that’s why it works. Bran and Denton have some unresolved issues, jealousy, kilts and not to mention the army of frogs.
I enjoyed the stories, mysteries and the relationship between them. I’ve discovered a new series for me and I think this book has one of my favorite quotes ever in a book : “I bet Gerard Butler in a kilt is ten times sexier than Gerard Butler naked.”

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