Grave Phantoms by Jenn Bennett – Review & Giveaway
Roaring Twenties series – Book #3
by Jenn Bennett
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Feisty flapper Astrid Magnusson is home from college and yearning for the one thing that’s always been off limits: Bo Yeung, her notorious bootlegging brother’s second-in-command. Unfortunately her dream of an easy reunion proves difficult after a violent storm sends a mysterious yacht crashing into the Magnussons’ docks. What’s worse, the boat disappeared a year ago, and the survivors are acting strangely…
Bo has worked with the Magnusson family for years, doing whatever is needed, including keeping his boss’s younger sister out of trouble—and his hands to himself. Of course, that isn’t so easy after Astrid has a haunting vision about the yacht’s disappearance, plunging them into an underground world of old money and dark magic. Danger will drive them closer together, but surviving their own forbidden feelings could be the bigger risk.
Grave Phantoms by Jenn Bennett is her 3rd book in her Roaring Twenties series, and is the final book in this series. The Magnusson brothers, Winter and Lowe have been the heroes of the first two books. From the start, we have waited for Astrid, the younger Magnusson to have her story. Bo Yeung is our hero, and the man Astrid is destined to be with, as we have known how both have secretly felt about each other. Bo is the right hand of Winter, in the Magnusson bootlegging business, and he is Chinese.
In 1928, during the prohibition era, where this takes place, any kind of relationship between them is forbidden and illegal, but both Astrid and Bo find themselves wanting more than just a friendship. Bo has always watched over Astrid, and now with her home from college for a few weeks, she is not a little girl anymore.
While looking for Bo on their dock, Astrid finds herself accidently in the middle of a strange phenomenon, which is a paranormal mystery that will drive this story. It seems a yacht has appeared on the dock that was mysteriously missing for a year. After touching a fallen object, Astrid has visions of the past, especially the missing ship and the people on it. Her aura has changed, and between her and Bo they need to resolve the mystery to save Astrid from the dangers it is causing.
What follows is an wild and exciting adventure that will put them in the middle of dark magic from the past that will rear its ugly head. We will get a dose of history in this mystery. The romance between Astrid and Bo heats up, and they are determined to solve the mystery, and find a way for them to be together. I thought Astrid was a great character, and loved her strength, her bubbly vivacious personality, and her fearlessness. She and Bo made a great couple.
Jen Bennett did a wonderful job putting the final pieces to this fascinating trilogy of the Magnusson family in an era of the prohibition and the Roaring Twenties. I loved the epilogue allowing us to see them all in the future. This was a fun and exciting series, with great characters. I wholly recommend you read this series.
Reviewed by Barb
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