Thursday, October 25, 2012

Review ~ The Gravedigger's Brawl by Abigail Roux

The Gravedigger's Brawl

By Abigail Roux

5 out of 5 STARS

When the past comes back to haunt you, order a double.

Dr. Wyatt Case is never happier than when he’s walking the 
halls of his history museum. Playing wingman for his best friend at Gravedigger’s Tavern throws him way out of his comfort zone, but not as much as the eccentric man behind the bar, Ash Lucroix.

Ash is everything Wyatt doesn't understand: exuberant, quirky, and elbow deep in a Gaslight lifestyle that weaves history into everyday life. He coordinates his suspenders with his tongue rings. Within hours, Wyatt and Ash are hooked.

But strange things are afoot at Gravedigger’s, and after a knock to the head, Ash starts seeing things that can’t be explained by old appliances or faulty wiring. Soon everyone at Gravedigger’s is wondering if they’re seeing ghosts, or just going crazy. The answer to that question could end more than just Wyatt and Ash’s fragile relationship—it might also end their lives.


What do suspenders, tongue piercings, history museums, ghosts and taverns have in common?  All combined, they make a great freaking book!

Wyatt is the head curator at a history museum.  Having just finished construction on a new wing, the museum needs a fantastic new exhibit to bring in the masses.  Can you say stress?  Luckily, one of the fellow historians at the museum is his best friend.  Noah helps Wyatt get his mind off of things, even if Noah does have ulterior motives.

Enter The Garvedigger's Tavern.  Out to lunch, Noah can't help but introduce Wyatt to one of the bartenders.  Ash is decked out in his "gaslight" glory...  Trousers, suspenders, slicked back hair and a tongue ring with ever changing jewelry complete his look.  He's cheeky and has a knack for flair bartending.  I must admit, I fell for him immediately and it's no wonder that he intrigues Wyatt so much.

They have a rocky start but soon are spending quite a lot of time together.  Inspired by the ghost tours that hit up The Gravedigger's Tavern in the fan district, Wyatt starts researching the history of the fan district and a certain house specifically.  He's well on his way to to setting up the new exhibit when trouble strikes.

This book was fantastic!  We have humor, romance and sexy men.  What more could I ask for?  Oh yeah, to be creeped out!  I like a good spooky story!  This is a work of fiction but certain storylines are inspired by true, gruesome events like the LaLauries of New Orleans.  All combined I LOVED this book!  The pace is quick, the cast of characters quirky.  I enjoyed Noah and Caleb a lot!  Even Delilah and Ryan are fun to read about.  

I HIGHLY recommend this!  Get your copy today!

Available now through AmazonBarnes & Noble and Riptide Publishing 
ARC provided by Riptide Publishing via Netgalley

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