Do you believe in love after life?
Looking for a fresh start, Peyton Clark becomes the proud owner of a piece of New Orleans history: an Antebellum-era two-story house in the Garden District. It’s going to take time and a fat wallet to restore the fixer-upper to its former glory, but after her recent divorce, Peyton could use the distraction.
It’s not long before Peyton discovers she’s moved into the haunted home of a flirtatious paranormal prankster. She’s receiving kisses from unseen lips and caresses from a ghostly hand, and soon she begins to have vivid dreams, bringing her face-to-face with the incomparably handsome ghost of Drake Montague.
When Peyton grows closer to her general contractor, Ryan Kelly - who is as charming as he is alive - the chill in the air could only suggest Drake’s jealousy from beyond the grave. But even though she’s definitely attracted to and interested in Ryan, Peyton also can’t get Drake out of her dreams, or her heart, as she begins to uncover the frightening truth behind his death a century ago…
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I love action and suspense embedded in a good fantasy or mystery. Sprinkles of romance okay, but no erotica please.
The first half was an introduction to a romance story, ghosts didn't come in until much later. The ghosts were okay. I listened to this at 1.5 speed to get through it faster. I'm hoping now that all the groundwork has been done, the next book will have more action and less angst.
I'm a 30-something paranormal, mystery, and humor enthusiast. For me, the main character is the most important part of a book.
I liked Mallory's Jolie Wilkins series, and the first half of the Dulcie O'Neil books.
I thought this was much better than the others. Its contemporary with some ghosts instead of a completely different paranormal world, which was nice. It wasn't quite so over the top and the romance didn't feel forced.
I have not read the print edition .. so I have nothing to compare it to.
I enjoyed Peyton and Ryan's courtship.. so to speak. It was nice to see them become friends and things slowly go from there. But, the whole story was good. I enjoyed hearing about her new home and the plot was excellent. The Axeman. Everything seemed very believable. I also enjoyed the two that came to exorcise the house. The freezing air, the house shaking and moaning. I wonder what will happen when Ryan finds out she is possessed? Guess we will find out in the next book?
I thought she did an excellent job with Peyton's voice but I wasn't thrilled with The way Ryan sounded. He was described as extremely handsome and very manly that the voice just did not do him justice.
I laughed in some spots but really it was neither funny or sad.
I enjoy reading series and very rarely read stand alone series. I mostly read romance and sci-fi & fantasy.
This was a fun and quirky book when I first started. As the story went on however I found it to be a bit dragging. I loved the narrator she did an amazing job. This is a book you can enjoy on an afternoon of cleaning. I'm not sure how the rest of the series is going to be, but this first book was for me lacking.
The biggest problem I have with this book is the lack of substance. Everything in the story line is one dimensional and flat. The worst of it was the ending. The author built up to a dramatic and really a pretty epic ending and it just is like the author didn't know how to finish the book. I know that this is a series and the ending should be a cliffhanger, but this wasn't a cliffhanger it was a plunge off a shier rock face. The author missed the mark completely in my opinion.
She/he could make Peyton Clark a little more likeable.
Peyton Clark. Her favorite phrase, which she used quite often, was "Blah, Blah, Blah".
New Orleans and ghosts. A great combination and it should have been an enjoyable book. I might have been able to listen further but that woman's blah blah blah; got to me.
It was a fun listen and I enjoyed the ride. The narrator is excellent and that is always the most important thing to me. Looking forward to the next in series.
I'm a big fan of HP Mallory and I truly enjoy her stories. My problem with the audio was when he female did the male voices. They reminded me of Toni Collette's character Buck on United States of Tara. Any time the author did a name voice, regardless of how the character was described, all I could picture was a butch female in biker clothes.
Aside from that i enjoyed Peyton Clark's adventure as she fixes up her aunts house and falls in love with her contractor, Ryan Kelly. Although I wanted to strangle her at the end when she allows herself to be possessed and never tells Ryan about it. Cannot wait to read the next book! This was fun to listen to when I was stuck in traffic to and from work
O.K...Cute story,big teaser.Is a bit long winded on the same subject,guess there's another book to this one because it leaves you hanging.Thought that Peyton getting stuck by being possessed by a Hot French Ghost,will make things with her new"love Life"with Ryan a bit weird.Fun none the less to listen to.I finished it in a day.
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