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Book Review: Ghostly Game (A GhostWalker Novel Book 19) by Christine Feehan

Ghostly Game (A GhostWalker Novel Book 19)
by Christine Feehan
May 2, 2023
Book 19 of 19: Ghostwalker Novel
It’s fight or flight in this sultry, suspenseful GhostWalker novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.

Gideon “Eagle” Carpenter is used to rolling with the punches life has thrown at him. It’s the only thing that’s kept him alive. He and his team of GhostWalkers have seen and experienced it all. He does his best to live with all the sins written on his soul. Then he hears the laughter of a woman with the ability to erase—even for a few precious moments—the darkness of his past.

Laurel “Rory” Chappel has always been a nomad. She’s accustomed to taking care of herself, despite the physical challenges she lives with. She thinks she’s too weak to find real love, but that doesn’t stop her interest in Gideon from turning into a full-on addiction. He’s all rough edges and danger contrasted with a tenderness that makes her feel safe. Still, after a life spent in motion, she’s not sure she knows how to stay in one place.

Gideon hopes he can persuade Rory to take a chance on him with every electric touch. But soon, life conspires against him, forcing the GhostWalker to risk everything to protect the woman he loves....

Rory and Gideon meet while she’s working as a bartender in a pub. She keeps to herself, doesn’t go out with anyone and has a few close friends she hangs out with. Gideon is a GhostWalker, these people have psychic abilities and have been enhanced with other abilities so they can go on special assignments, but he’s also a really nice guy. When they first meet, Gideon is still recovering from some gunshot wounds he got while on a mission, and Rory can tell he’s in pain but she figures he’s been in a car accident or something. These two start talking after Gideon comes to the pub she works at and he asks her out, and surprisingly she says yes.

Rory hasn’t been getting close to a lot of people and doesn’t lay down ties for too long. Once she gets bored in a place or feels the need to move on, she does. She’s been moving from place to place for years. But the place she’s in now almost feels like home to her. She likes her job, her friends and feels good where she’s at.

When Rory realizes that she feels safe with Gideon and they seem to like some of the same things, she agrees to go on another date, but Gideon’s teammates show up and let him know she might be in danger, which puts him on edge. Gideon is a GhostWalker, and so are his teammates. He had a rough childhood but now he and his team help people. Rory doesn’t seem like a GhostWalker but because he’s so instantly attracted to her and they seem to click together so fast, he’s wary that she either is a spy or doesn’t know she’s a GhostWalker.

When it looks like someone is after Rory, Gideon and his team investigate it and find out who is putting her in danger. Secrets start to unravel and come to light. I didn’t guess who the bad guys were until it was revealed, so it surprised me, which was great. I felt bad for Rory as things started to make more sense and the secrets were revealed. But Gideon and his team were right there with her to help, which was great. I’ve loved this series but I think this book is actually one of my favorites so far. Gideon and Rory’s romance was a slow burn. Even though they felt an instant attraction, they took things slowly because neither one trusted that the other was as good as they seemed. This was great fun.

I give this book 5 sheep!

Mary Kirkland
Dark Thoughts Blog

About the Author:
I write every day and have done so since I was old enough to pick up a pen. (I spent a lot of time getting in trouble at school for writing instead of doing the things I was supposed to do.) Once I create my characters, I try very hard to have them react to situations as they really would. Sometimes I have preconceived ideas of what I would like them to do, but they don’t mind me, because it would be out of character for them. They take on a life of their own. Sometimes when I throw difficult situations at them in the hopes I’ll get a certain reaction and they don’t do what I want, I complain bitterly to my husband and he laughs at me. Still, it is important to me to have them be real, not perfect people, so they make mistakes we lesser mortals might make.

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