What Hides Inside (Bay City Paranormal Investigations, #2)
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What Hides Inside (Bay City Paranormal Investigations #2)

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For the BCPI team, facing a horror from another reality could be deadly. For Sam and Bo, facing their own secrets and lies could be far worse.

Book Two in the Bay City Paranormal Investigation series.

Sam Raintree’s life changed forever when he started his dream job with Bay City Paranormal Investigations. In one fateful week, he learned he was psychic, discovered he possess...more
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Published April 10th 2007 by Samhain Publishing
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Natsroshan
I really liked this second book of the serie. The paranormal plot is really very well written: the book is fast-read and i was really enthralled by it.

But i can't connect or feel anything for Bo. His chemistry with Sam is barely inexistant. I found more in Dean and Sam's.
Because of it i'll give only 4 stars.
Kelly  Maybedog
I love Sam. I want to kick Bo's ass. I love Dean, I mean love him. He reminds me a little of Jory in A Matter of Time, just because he's so sweet and selfless and flirtatious. I want to kick Bo's ass. I love all the characters in this books. I want to kick Bo's ass. I wish the strong woman hadn't been (view spoiler) in the last book and I wish the remaining woman weren't so weak and clingy, but I do like her and I want to kick Bo's ass.

I think you're getting where I'm...more
Steven
Again, I want to thank Ms. Ally Blue, or just "Blue" as I have become to call her as of late, for so kindly and graciously sending me another wonderful novel. After I had finished Oleander house, book one, I was so eager to continue the series. I was more adapt at liking this book more than its predecessor. I only say this because of my opinions from that book in comparison to this one (see Oleander House by Ally Blue post), seemed to have grown up. If that makes sense? Ally's characters have ev...more
Jaime
My Review: I admit I enjoy reading angst, so when I read the blurb for this book, I anticipated a book I could enjoy, and I wasn't disappointed. The push and pull between the main characters in this second Bay City Paranormal series was very well depicted. Ms. Blue's men might be a trifle more in touch with their feelings than the average guy I know, but it's across the board. Even the straight guys are not just emotionally engaging, but willing to talk about their feelings. Odd, but refreshing....more
Erin (PT)
I find myself in the same struggle with the 2nd Bay City Paranormal Investigations that I did with the first: while I find Blue's writing interesting, entertaining and engrossing, I cannot stand half of her romantic pairing. I cannot stand Bo. I think he's selfish, self-serving and really unsympathetic. And while I really like Sam and feel for him, I mostly want him to get a backbone and find someone who will treat him better. So, it's a dilemma as the romance is a big part of the books.

I also...more
Elisa Ramblings
I will be sincere and I will state up-front that, even if I liked the first book in this series, I didn’t continue with the reading sooner because that book had an impact in me that took several day to fade. There are different level of paranormal romance, from the almost funny approach, where, more or less, you are not worried for your characters since you well know that nothing of tragic will happen to them, to the deep horror, where you are not sure of anything, let alone that your duo will a...more
Kati
This is the 2nd book in Blue's "Bay City Paranormal Investigation" series and the sequel to "Oleander House". This book was much more about romance and less about investigating evil things, though.

I have to admit, though that Blue creeps me out with her creatures. It's kind of weird - when there are witches and vampires prowling the streets, hunting demons is not as creepy as when the characters live in a normal world. To actually catch a supernatural being on film, to have a scientific prove i...more
Kaje Harper
I like these characters, I like Ally Blue's writing, I want to read the next one. But somehow I don't find the plots in this series satisfying in the sense of people being smart and problem resolutions taking the right amount of space and effort. Things are horrible, and then fixed too easily on the metaphysical front, I think. Don't take my word for it though. Bo and Sam are cute together, (even if make-out sessions in the boss's office at work don't strike me as subtle behavior for a married g...more
MLE
While I enjoyed the paranormal aspects of the book, the romance between Sam and Bo left me cold. Bo's hot and cold weak willed attitude did nothing for me, and it will take some major growth on his part before I see myself warming to him at all. I'm not sure what besides lust binds these two together no matter how much they profess to be in love.
Don Bradshaw
Book two in the series finds Sam shaken by his ability to open inter-dimensional portals. Sam also discovers that he's psychic. This time the team is investigating tunnels beneath a school which is the main story. Bo is still afraid to come out which is frustrating Sam. Dean, a new hunk on the team, eases some of Sam's tension in a m/m way.
Celine
Next one in the BCPI line: another decently written book. the focus is shifting from the haunting-story to the love-story between Sam & Bo and I'm not sure I'm that happy with this development. Sam is getting whiny and Bo is doing the spineless thing... frustration is growing :)
Brenda (b)
The second story. After much frustration and heartbreak, Bo finally admits his true feelings. I felt sorry for Dean.
Vicktor Alexander
Aug 12, 2011 Vicktor Alexander rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: M/M Romance Group
Okay, so I was a little...okay, a lot annoyed with Beau by the end of book one and halfway through this book. At one point I tossed my kindle down in disgust, after shaking it brutally (I'm a very expressive reader), but I think Ally wrote Beau to inspire that kind of reaction (that's just based on how well Ms Blue writes everything else). I really enjoyed this book though, in spite of my disgust with Beau and his "I want you-I hate you-I love you-come closer-go away" attitude. By the end of the...more
ElphabaNewlin
Okay, I first read OLEANDER HOUSE about two years ago. I knew that it was the first in a series, but I just never went on to the others when I was done. I'm not sure if it was because I wasn't so invested in the characters or because it seemed harder to find the rest in print form than it was to find in digital format. It was probably more the latter. But hey, I got a Kindle Fire for Christmas this year, so one of the first books I decided to pick up was book number 2 in the BAY CITY PARANORMAL...more
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
May 29, 2011 Emanuela ~plastic duck~ rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Emanuela ~plastic duck~ by: Cori
3.5 stars.

Even if I still have little patience with both Bo and Sam, I enjoyed this second book of the series a little bit more.

The paranormal part is very interesting. I liked the story of the high school built on an abandoned monastery. I also think the concept of the portals and of Sam's powers is becoming clearer and it's adding a purpose to the story. However I don't think there was enough of this element in this installment. Unlike the first book, the investigation wasn't as prominent and...more
Ethan Day
What Hides Inside: A Bay City Paranormal Investigation by Ally Blue – Book Two in the series, which I have to admit is as far as I’ve gotten. Book One, Oleander House, was one of the ten to twelve gay-romance books I read before deciding whether or not to submit my own manuscripts to one of the many publishers of that new-fangled, e-book thingy I’d discovered while surfing Amazon back in the fall of 2008. (You can stop pointing your finger and mocking already – it was new to me!) I loved the fir...more
Charly
Relationship more fun to read about in this than in the first book

Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.

Rating: 7/10

PROS:
- The relationship picks up in intensity from the first volume to this second one. Not only are the characters more attracted to each other physically, but they’re also more passionately (or passive-aggressively, anyway) at each other’s throats when they disagree.
- There is sex in this volume (as opposed to the first volume, which doesn’t go b...more
Raji
***Disclaimer - There are total of seven books in this series and I have read them all in the span of two to three days. So what will follow is a short but straight to point reviews of all the books****

Needless to say, this book picks up where the last one left.

I liked the way the author treated these characters - she gave them space, depth and enough time that the readers would be invested in them. Oh boy, what a ride this was! You know you have read a good book when you can see the balance in...more
Bee
After the last investigation the dynamic in the BCPI team has changed completely. Missing a person among them they are in need to hire someone new and to get back into working together. Bo and Sam are hot and heavy but they need to hide their relationship from everyone around them. When Dean walks into the picture everything changes again. Dean is not subtle about his interest in Sam, and when Bo panics and breaks things off with Sam, Dean is who Sam turns to. Their new case involves another por...more
Teresa
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Angela
I am further intrigued. I like the ghost hunter POV. It reminds me a lot of the anime/manga, Ghost Hunt. I usually read urban fantasy and fantasy novels; so, having a world that is devoid of most of it is interesting. This group lives in an otherwise normal world that have normal everyday problems, but they investigates extraordinary phenomena and stumble upon interdimensional gates to a seemingly demon world. I honestly am not sure of why it is intriguing but it is. It is probably for the same...more
Tj
I really didn't connect to this book like the first. The investigation wasn't as central in the story line. It was an important element to the continuation of the series. The relationships were much more fleshed out in this book. You see the struggle of the two MC's and even a break up. I really liked the new addition of Dean. He is just out there and blunt. I really felt for Sam, though I wanted to smack him for always blaming himself. Bo was a problem. Selfish much? He still even by the end of...more
Carlo Vella
Interesting story and do like the paranormal theme but it got a little repetitive when it come to the romance - same dialogue, same thoughts. What bothered me was that in the middle of an interesting scene, thoughts about love came into it ruining the feel of what was being said. One moment there is a discussion about paranormal activities then suddenly "I do love him" I stopped reading the book then thought, ok give it another go. It happened a few times and it got frustrating. The first book w...more
blub
A bit better than the first book in the series. The issue between Sam and Bo were a bit taxing on the nerves though and frankly I was at a point where I was hating on Bo. Dean the sweetheart was exactly that and it sadden me that Sam used him and he allowed it (I'm looking forward to getting to his story). The supernatural aspect of the book put a chill down my spine when reading some of it. I look forward to see what direction Ally will be going with her supernatural beings and the interdimensi...more
Bookbee
3.5 Stars

This second book in the Bay City Paranormal Investigations series didn't have quite the creep factor that book one had. Not a bad thing in my case because horror scares the bejeezus out of me!

Throughout much of this book, I wanted to smack Bo upside the head, much like I wanted to do in book one...just sayin'.

A new character was introduced in this book - Dean Delapore. I liked him a lot. I liked him with Sam. A lot! 'Coz I wanted to smack Bo upside the head. A lot!
Lara
I liked it but not as much as the first in the series!
In this book there isn't the whole dark & scary athmosphere that hooked me up in "Oleander House", the author chose instead to concentrate more on the relationship between Sam and Bo...it's not a bad decision per sè but I had the impression (I don't know if it's wrong or right since I still have to read the others books in the series) that "What Hides Inside" was more like a filler in wait of what comes next.
Tara
Getting better this book is nearing a 4 star. The mystery was solved with an opening for more books and unlike the last book there feels like a resolution of sorts. The relationship makes some progress as well, although it's a little weird and I'm not sure I'm feeling that same spark I did in the first book. I'll write this off to a sophomore slump and continue to the next one and hope for that potential that I saw to pan out.
Bea
Where the heck has this author been? I completely missed this series, and I am voraciously consuming the rest of them.

This book has a little bit more of the romance aspect and there is actual sex. I am a bit irritated with Bo, but I imagine that jumping out of the closet when you have children is very scary. But we are approaching the piss or get off the pot point.

Can't wait to see what the next book brings.
Shannon
It's really like 3.5 stars but I wanted to give a higher rating. This book frustrated me on a few levels but satisfied me on others which is why it's a lower rating. First I think Bo is a dick, and not in a good way. Sometimes I really wondered what Sam sees in him. Dean was just plain hot. The investigating wasn't as deep or as good as the first one, but I can see that she was trying to move the characters along.
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