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An engaging plot, strong characters and action with a fantastic setting

Chasing the Dead (Bannister Brothers Novel) - Keta Diablo

What a fantastically original plot and story idea! If you like westerns, American history, the native American Indians or just want a read with some seriously sexy Bannister boys (cowboys!!), well then this one is for you.

The plot moved along at a cracking pace, it kept me interested and had plenty of action. There are bigger plot arcs that aren’t really finished in this one, which gives Keta plenty of opportunity to bring these boys and girls back for more. I loved the female characters, Maddie and Sacheen are headstrong and know themselves well. It was a lovely thing to see strong women in a romance novel with such strong males.

The mixing of Indian folklore/beliefs with Mexican and Christian beliefs worked really well. Given the setting, and the little Indian translation list at the start I was initially concerned that there’d be too much in Indian or Mexican and I’d miss plot points because I don’t speak/read either. Thankfully, Keta took care of me, and the different languages ended up giving the story a lovely exotic spice, without being too much. There wasn’t any point where I didn’t understand what was going on.

There were a couple of points that bothered me (hence the 3.5-4 star rating). I disliked how easily it was for Uday to lure Sacheen away from the rest of them (it seemed a little too convenient that Maddie knew the answers but it’d slipped her mind to share with someone else), and it was a little rushed at the ending. Minor things really, just the last rough edges of an otherwise enjoyable read. The manuscript needed another once over, to catch some minor typos, but it was mostly really well written.

I would recommend it for romance lovers, paranormal fans and general readers who are interested in an engaging plot, strong characters and action with a fantastic setting.

I received this book free of charge from the author in return for an honest review.