Paranormal Romance, Ghosts
Releases: January 26th
Ebook (240 pages, COVET)
It might be love…but will they survive the night?
The ghosts of her family's estate on the coast of Maine never troubled Ava Trumble. When she finally inherits the historic mansion, however, there's a small string attached: Ava has exactly one year to solve a 200-year-old mystery of a missing girl, or lose her family's home...
The lead investigator for paranormal TV show Phantoms, Jackson Granger, is prepared for any metaphysical encounter—until now. It's not just the uncanny sense of "coming home" or even his reaction to the fiery redhead who seems to consume his every waking thought. No, it's that the ghosts are using Jackson and Ava's attraction to play out a centuries-old tragedy. Heartbreak. Loss. Overwhelming passion. Now Jackson and Ava must determine if they're sharing something real...or if they've been possessed by a love that never died.
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Ghost junkies, we've got a live one! (5 stars)
There's been a dearth of great ghost-centric paranormal romance over the past few years but I think Kelly Moran has something awesome starting with GHOST OF A PROMISE. Ghosts of dead lovers bringing new ones together is far from a new concept but by centering the trilogy around a crew that works for fictitious TV show, Phantoms, she's rooted it nicely in the now.
Ava Trumble is the only living member of her family who wants anything to do with the 200-year-old mansion that's her family's ancestral home. But with the mansion comes a dark, haunted history that she has only one year to unravel or the property goes to the local historical society. Inviting the crew of paranormal investigations show, Phantoms, to help her unravel the ghostly mystery at the mansion's heart brings more than just answers. Sexy but commitment-shy Jackson arrives in Maine ready to shoot the show but with his own secret ties to the mystery. As the two become pawns to the ghosts of the Trumble mansion they will have to root out the cause of their attraction. Are they meant for one another or have the spirits of the past merely manipulated them?
Loved this book. Absolutely adored it! I love a great ghost story, especially if it can manage to make the hair on the back of my neck prickle and GOAP does a great job of pairing spooky suspense with sexual tension making this a very hard book to put down. It's double-reward that there's a mystery to resolve alongside the romance so if you love that kind of thing I really recommend it!
My only issue I had with the book was that I found Jackson's history a bit wishy-washy and unbelievable. It's not a big deal, I just found it a little cheesey. He is, however, the kind of romance hero you don't get over. The chemistry between he and Ava rolls off the pages!
Overall, this was one of my favorite Covet imprint reads to date. I can hardly stand the idea that I have to wait for the next Phtantoms book, GIVE UP THE GHOST, hopefully it releases sometime this year as is currently predicted.
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Notes: ARC received via publisher.
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