Ghost of A Chance by T.A. Chase
Publisher: Loose Id
Length: Short (88 Pages)
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Review by: Cactus
Padraig Monaghan has a problem. Most would consider dying in a bar fight ten years ago upsetting, and existing as a ghost wandering the world might be thought a real predicament. They might deem a second chance at life through a chance encounter with a dying man a serious dilemma. But for Padraig, finding himself face to face with the man he'd loved and lost a lifetime ago is the biggest thing on his mind.
Gareth Reilly stops at O'Toole's for a drink before he heads home. Tomorrow's going to be another lonely birthday for him until he's approached by a stranger. There's something about Padraig's bright green eyes and Irish accent that reminds Gareth of a man he once knew. Unable to resist, Gareth breaks his cardinal rule and invites Padraig home.
On St. Patrick's Day, when Irish magic is strongest, it'll take a belief in the impossible and help from a grateful elf to give Padraig and Gareth another chance at love.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, male/male sexual practices, violence.
St. Patrick’s Day is filled with magic and second chances as ghost Padraig Monaghan gets another chance at love with the man he missed out on ten years ago. Padraig’s sudden and unexpected death left the fiery sparks between him and Gareth unfulfilled and Paddy to wander the world as a ghost. With a little elfin magic on the special Irish holiday, these two might just have a second chance at love.
This is a lovely and delightful story about missed opportunity and the belief in love as the most powerful emotion. Padraig is wonderfully unrefined, an overconfident dockworker always seeming to find trouble yet charmingly insecure about approaching the educated Gareth. When faced with the rare chance to be with Gareth again, Paddy can’t help but jump at it and fulfill his fantasies, both sexually and emotionally. It’s clear both men have harbored lingering feelings for the other even over the span of a decade.
Gareth is appealing in his quiet demeanor and relatable with his loneliness and wanting to find someone special and not just another one night stand. His struggle to understand the path of how these two lovers finally were able to reconnect is touching and sweet. Together these two are an instant favorite couple with hot sex and a deeply loving relationship spanning the test of time. Add in a little luck in Padraig’s new life this time around and these two might just have an excellent start to the rest of their lives.
Strong writing and moving characters had me unable to put the book down. From the opening scene, I was drawn into the story and easily able to believe in magic, ghosts, and a love lasting through death. For anyone wanting a beautifully written story with well-developed characters and an engaging story, I highly recommend this charming tale.