ARC Review: Surreal Estate by Jesi Lea Ryan

Surreal Estate is a story that surprised me and by a new to me author, Jesi Lea Ryan. For now it seems that the story will be a stand-alone, but there is the possibility for more, though the story of Sasha and Nick was brought to a nice end. It’s a story with a surprising psychic talent and it was nicely worked in the story.

Surreal Estate is primarily the story of Sasha, a psychic who can read houses and more or less talk to them or at the very least read the emotions of the house. He is a young man down on his luck. He is homeless and when an abandoned house invites him in. That is how he meets Nick, who flips houses. He’s bought the house and when the two meet the ball starts rolling. Sasha’s past comes back to haunt him by way of his dead beat mum. In between that, helping Nick meet a very deadly deadline that is fast approaching, there is the chemistry between them that is sizzling.

In short, I really liked this story. It’s not a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat, but rather it’s a cozy story with a few thrilling moments, romance and some exciting bits.

The story of Sasha and Nick was nicely worked out. The author gives you a solid glimpse of the characters and the supporting cast that mostly consists of Sasha’s mum and Nick’s brothers.

The writing was solid. No overuse of flowery adjectives or dialogue tags, but rather told from Sasha and Nick’s pov. You get a solid feel for them and the plot, without knowing where it’s going. Sasha’s psychic talent was worked well in the story. and it fit in rather than scenes that were built around it.

Should you read it? Yes, it is the perfect story to read in the winter season, with a blanket and a cup of tea!

Surreal Estate Book Cover Surreal Estate
Jesi Lea Ryan
Contemporary, romance, paranormal
Riptide Publishing
Novemner 5, 2018
A copy was provided through Netgalley

Sasha Michaels is a psychic with an affinity for houses. And he’s homeless. Go figure. After months of sleeping rough, he stumbles upon an abandoned house, and the lonely place beckons him inside. He’s finally safe . . . until someone comes blundering in to his hideaway.

House-flipper Nick Cooper lost everything in the recession. Desperate to revive his business, he turns to a loan shark to fund his comeback project: flipping an abandoned house full of potential. But it turns out the house has an unexpected occupant.

Nick and Sasha make a deal: Sasha can stay in exchange for helping with the renovation. To both of their surprise, the closer they get to the loan shark’s due date, the stronger their feelings for each other grow. Problem is, Nick isn’t the only one with feelings for Sasha, and now the house doesn’t want to let Sasha go.

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