"Allegra Fairweather here. Paranormal investigator. Got problems with specters? Shapeshifters? I'm the woman to call. Just don't call me a Ghostbuster. The last guy who did that ended up flat on his back with my boot at his throat.
"With my 99.5% success rate, solving the mystery of a bleeding rose that has sprung up on the shores of Loch Furness should have been an easy gig. But already I've heard the shriek of the local banshee, discovered two bodies (and then lost two bodies), and had a near-death encounter with a 300-year-old ghost. And perhaps most dangerous of all, the hot pub owner who hired me now wants to show me exactly what's under his kilt.
"Luckily, I'm ably assisted by my very own guardian angel. I'm grateful for his help - but he's also drop-dead gorgeous. A bit distracting when I've got a mystery to solve, and the clock is ticking...."
©2010 Janni Nell (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
I found the description of this novel & title to be fairly off-putting. But I ended up purchasing it as I needed something to listen to & it had good reviews on Amazon.
I can not even begin to explain how incredibly bad it was. This read like an extremely poorly written YA novel. The author tossed in everything from guardian angels to banshees to witches & selkies & it didn't work.
If I could give it less than one star I would.
Produced by Harlequin. I wish I'd noticed that before I bought it. This incredibly silly story includes a mishmash of paranormal happenings as an excuse for a normal "paranormal detective" to agonize over why she can't have sex with her guardian angel. If you accept the story for what it is, and can get over a heroine who loses focus on the hot Scotsman exploring her oral cavity with his tongue (!) and drifts off on why she doesn't find him so hot, and agonizes over where to find glass-cutting equipment to break into a house when she believes someone is going to commit suicide . . . well, if you're busy housecleaning the story is bearable. The narrator wasn't wonderful, I'd think twice about buying something with her name on it.
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