Dealing with the Dead by Toni Griffin is the first book in the Thompson Agency series. The series revolves around a family of necromancers, all of whom work together as part of the family business of raising the dead. The first book is about the youngest son as he not only meets his mate but also has to share with his family the extent of his powers, which far surpass the other members in his family. This book is actually a reissue as it was originally with a different publisher.
Jayden is the seventh son of a seventh son. This means that his necromancer abilities far exceed those of his brothers or even his own father. Unfortunately, his family is unaware of his abilities until the day Noah walks into the office needing someone with the kind of powers that only Jayden possesses. While he is at first turned away, Jayden steps up and admits that he has the ability that Noah needs. Although the attraction between the two men is instantaneous, it is not until the two men touch for the first time that Jayden realizes that Noah is his mate. As the two men work together to finish the book that Noah’s brother was writing before his untimely death, their relationship flourishes and while love is easy for the two men, dealing with amount of power Jayden has and the amount of havoc that power can cause is not.
Toni Griffin starts this series with such strength that it easily leaves the reader wanting to grab the next book in the series. The brothers all make their presence known and as far as first books go, this one starts strong with characters that are both flawed but easily loveable. There is some minor mention of other paranormals throughout the book, but the focus is on the necromancers and their own abilities and powers. This is easily a refreshing paranormal story as the characters are not your typical shifter or vampire. Book one will draw the reader in with ease and sets up a potentially brilliant series.
Star Rating: 4 Stars
Sensuality Rating: Sizzling
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