By Jayne Castle
Ghost Hunter Series, book 3
Category: Paranormal and Sci-Fi Romance
Overall Rating: 3.8
- Captivation: 4
- Sizzle: 3.5
- Romance: 4
- Enjoyment: 3.5
- Literacy: 4
Book Description: Where deadly energy ghosts lurk in the ruins of an ancient alien civilization. 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…
Captivation: Another neat story. I found this story a bit more interesting than the prior, but after a bit, I became annoyed with the almost ditzy-ness of the female character.
Sizzle: There are a couple of fair intimate scenes, but they are rather quick and lack description.
Romance: I liked the relationship development of this story initially, and found the teasing banter between the two characters entertaining. I did find the inability for the female character to understand and catch meaning from the male character was unrealistic for two people who are supposed to be in love…
Enjoyment: I did enjoy this book, and the ever-more complex world of Harmony keeps getting more and more wondrous.
Literacy: I saw a few standard errors, nothing too distracting.
Overall, I found Elly to be a contradictory character, which initially caught my attention in a positive way, but by the end it was just annoying. This is a couple who were so in love that they’d dated and gotten engaged, but any of the opening hints Cooper provided were lost on Elly, making the plot to their relationship story predictable and after a bit, frustrating.