Mortem Obire (Tennebrose Book 3) by Ashlyn Drewek

Mortem Obrie is a novella horror story set in Ashlyn Drewek's Tennebrose universe. Two best friends that have experienced evil in their pasts must work together to survive another Halloween. Secrets cannot tear them apart, but evil ghosts might end them before their relationship can even start.

From the blurb:

Hiding the truth is never easy, but it’s something Jamie Kincaid has gotten pretty good at over the years—just like ignoring the fact he’s in love with his best friend. And after pretending for so long, there’s no way he’s going to risk what they have by fessing up about his true feelings.

Not to mention that other secret he’s been concealing since they were thirteen; a secret Jamie swears he’ll take to his grave.

But it turns out, his best friend has secrets too. Deadly secrets, which means Jamie might end up keeping his vow after all.

MORTEM OBIRE is a MM, best friends-to-lovers paranormal romance novella about ghosts, serial killers, and a deep-rooted fear of Halloween. There’s a healthy dose of angst mixed in with the steamy moments between two guys who are “just friends,” all the Halloween vibes, and a cameo by one lovable goat. It is intended for a mature audience and reader discretion is advised. A full list of triggers can be found in the front matter of the book and at my website under Tropes & Triggers.

This book can be read as a standalone from the rest of the Tennebrose series. It does include previously established characters, but not in a way that would negatively impact your reading enjoyment.

SNik's Review:

Mortem Obire is a novella and #2.5 in the series (Tennebrose), can be read as a standalone. Paranormal horror. Friends to lovers. Dual POV. Heed content warnings. 

Best friends Jamie and Larkin have been through a lot together, but both of them are keeping secrets. The least of which is their more than friendship feelings for each other. Surviving a past horror and trauma, Jamie and Larkin must fight again to survive another Halloween so they can finally be together. 

Larkin is protective and Jamie is always taking care of Larkin and their shared years of friendship allow their move to become boyfriends to happen smoothly. 

Even for a quick story, it is easy to see that they care and love each other, and it is in sharp contrast to the dark and foreboding story that surrounds them. 

Very entertaining, with some steam and some action that kept up a fast-paced and scary story.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Mortem Obire is available to buy in ebook and paperback formats.