By Jayne Castle
Ghost Hunter Series, book 4
Category: Paranormal and Sci-Fi Romance
Overall Rating: 3.7
- Captivation: 4
- Sizzle: 3
- Romance: 4
- Enjoyment: 4
- Literacy: 4
Book Description: Professional matchmaker Celinda Ingram is a psychically gifted woman with a problem. She is in desperate need of a bodyguard who can double as a date for her sister’s wedding. Davis Oakes, a member of the mysterious Ghost Hunter’s Guild, is a security expert with a most unusual paranormal talent. But Davis doesn’t trust matchmakers and Celinda doesn’t trust anyone connected to the Guild. Sparks fly immediately. Danger is closing in fast, however, and this pair has no choice but to work together to survive.
Captivation: The story starts out with a rather intriguing scene that grips one’s attention. There are a few slower parts in the book that make it easy to put down, but there are also several suspenseful parts also.
Sizzle: The intimate scenes seem to be becoming more and more b-movie type… a cross between standard romance and chic lit. Nice reads, but little sizzle.
Romance: I really enjoy the banter and contention combined with obvious admiration and attraction in this book! Fun to read. The characters are for the most part entertaining, and I enjoyed the change In how the author develops relationships and personalities.
Enjoyment: I like this book, but did find myself quite bored here and there. There are several inner-though scenes and description scenes that take up multiple pages.
There is a repeat of description and explanation that is almost-but-not-quite copy/paste from the prior books. Those sections last 2-3 pages here and there through the book. If you enjoy reading series straight through as I do, this becomes tedious after a while.
Literacy: Standard editing errors occurred, nothing like the first book, better than the second. Nothing alarming or too distracting for me.
Overall, Good change in character relationship. I enjoyed the change in plot and scenes in this book, but found the repetitive descriptions and description scenes to be lengthy and often boring. I actually liked this book more than the prior, but the repetition really knocked down my enjoyment factor.