This tale is a nice twist on a ghost story, enhanced by inventive explanations for the occurrence as well as the mystery behind the murder. I love Alfred, who acts according to his own rules, like most cats I have known, and his bond with Max is wonderful to see. The sizzling intensity between the main characters is nicely balanced by the gradual revelations, and it was lovely to see the care that Nick took to deal with Max’s issues. I thought the resolution was incomplete, both in terms of the motivations for the initial crime and dealing with the bad guys, and the way new roles are created is a little too pat a solution for me but I enjoyed the overall story and hope that some of the dangling threads are because a sequel is in the works. This was an entertaining and exciting story and I will be on the lookout for more works by this author.
“Seeing is Believing” by Terry Poole is an erotic m/m fantasy romance that follows author Maximillian (Max) John Cooke, inadvertent witness of the murder of Detective Dominik (Nick) Horvath, which not only give him nightmares but saddles him with the presence of the man’s ghost. Their uncanny connection deepens into a relationship that has to overcome Max’s insecurity from his troubled past, threats to his life, and…Nick’s existence as a ghost!
As the only witness to the murder of a police detective, Max never thought the dead detective’s ghost would appear at the foot of his bed two days later. Not only does Max have to deal with the often ridiculous fallout of being bonded to a ghost, he ends up falling in love with the dead man haunting him.
While Nick expected a tunnel with a light at the end of it instead of wings and a harp, he ended up bound to a writer of romance stories--a sweet, lonely man who brings out all of his protective instincts.
But when the murderer comes for looking for Max, non-corporeal Nick has to find a way to stop him. If Nick succeeds, he may be forced to leave the man he loves, but if he fails, Max could become the next victim of the killer.