Where dust bunnies prove to be loyal pets.
And where a ghost hunter will discover that a woman's heart is the most dangerous adversary of all...
Local Guild boss and powerful ghost-hunter Cooper Boone is everything botanist Elly St. Clair could ask for - the handsome, strong, and silent type. Maybe too silent. For when Guild secrets threaten her career at the college, Elly has to call off their marriage - and leave small-town life behind...
But starting over in the thriving metropolis of Cadence City isn't easy, especially when one of Elly's new friends disappears in the eerie catacombs beneath the streets. Cooper turns up just in time to help Elly investigate. And as the mystery deepens and dangerous ghost myths and legends come to light, Cooper makes it clear he intends to stick around - and this time he's holding nothing back...
©2006 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
"Paranormal fun." (Publishers Weekly)
"Superbly sensual and captivating." (Booklist)
Light fun read, almost like anime with the dust bunnies. If you enjoyed this author she also writes as Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz but audible didn't bother to link her books
The story is a nice continuation of the series and when I read the book I was very pleased with the characters. Unfortunately, the same characters in the audiobook were portrayed as whining soap opera actors. It made the book very hard to listen to.
I liked both the hero and heroine in theory. When reading their conversations, they came off as having a fun bantering quality between them that I enjoyed.
The narrators interpretation of all of the characters, but especially the heroine, came off as snarky, immature, and whiny. What should have been a fun story became irritating and tedious.
Avoid more books by this narrator.
I like Castle's stories and this series being futuristic.
Except for the main woman character all the other voices sounded like everyone was in their 80's and the main male character sounded old and wimpish... spoiled the book for me.
I love audio books but voices need to fit the characters will not by a book read by this person again.
I greatly enjoy all the series that Mrs. Krentz writes and this book does a wonderful job of continuing the story in Harmony, while still connecting the characters from previous books.
Really the only books I can compare it to are the others in the series. I have not read much futuristic material but I greatly enjoyed this one.
This was the major problem with the story. If you are listening to a series in order and then the narrator is changed, it is difficult to stay comfortable with the characters. They do not have the same feel to them and the new characters seem out of sync. I am not saying the narrator did a bad job but if there was a problem getting Joyce Beam then you should have waited until she was available or something.
I could see this being made into a movie but I think you could write a screen play using maybe the first two books for one movie. As far as the actors go. I would say it would be better to use unknowns then well established actors and actresses. You need hot, athletic and driven actors/actresses for this, not those that are doing the job just to get paid.
The dust bunnies are the most memorable.
I have been listing to the series and this follows the series and leads you through Harmony. If you just listen to one story you do not get the whole of the world of harmony.Each story leads you to a different part. And the different personalities of the dust bunnies who really make the story.
The population of people living on Harmony came through the curtain from the Pacific Northwest and have been living on the planet Harmony for 200 years. With no contact from Earth after the curtain closed.
How did Detective Alice Martinez end up with the accent of a newly arrived immigrant from Mexico? A very irritating flaw in the depiction of a minor character ruined this book narration for me. The other books in this series with Alice Martinez do not have her speaking with an immigrant accent. Since book narrations have producers and directors, someone blew it on this one. Sheesh!
one of the things that keeps me coming back to Jayne's books isthewhathercharacters are always willing to show their intelligence and verbally spar with the men. This story is a great example of that.
But, I was a little disappointed in the audible performance. This story takes place hundreds of years from now on a planet which has a relatively small population, all of whom are descended from colonists. Is it realistic to assume that Asian and Latino characters will still have stereotypical accents? I don't think so. For that reason, I find the accents given to Mrs. Kim and Detective Martinez unrealistic and troubling.
This is one of my favorite books/audible of all time!!! I absolutely LOVE the planet of Harmony, and all the characters that are on it. Thank you Jayne for creating it. 💜
The book was exciting. I love paranormal romance and Dust Bunnies. Very exciting and really nasty villains as long as the good guys win. The dupe cop was an idiot. He had plenty of clues.
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