By Jayne Castle
Ghost Hunter Series, book 5
Category: Paranormal and Sci-Fi Romance
Overall Rating: 3.7
- Captivation: 4
- Sizzle: 3.5
- Romance: 3.5
- Enjoyment: 4
- Literacy: 4
Book Description: Reporter Sierra McIntyre’s stories on Crystal City’s ghost hunters—and their mysterious guild—have earned her tabloid a bit of respect. And they’ve allowed her to clothe her dust bunny companion Elvis in rock-and-roll style. It helps that she has mega-rez intuition to fall back on…
Especially when she interviews Ghost Hunter Guild Boss John Fontana about the disappearances of retired, homeless hunters. She doesn’t want to trust the physically and psychically powerful man, but her senses—and Elvis—give her the green light. To uncover the conspiracy within his own organization, Fontana proposes…marriage. And though it’s purely a business arrangement, there is nothing pure about the attraction that sizzles between them…
Captivation: This book had just a little more mystery and a different level of unpredictability to it than the priors in the series, keeping it interesting enough to want to keep reading.
Sizzle: The type of romance Castle writes isn’t a hard-core or truly descriptive type. Her format tends to be an almost-b level sex scene, and any following physical intimacy follows a chic lit fade-out. This book is no exception to this, and the sizzle is only kind-of there.
Romance: The relationship in this book followed a similar style of development as seen in the first 3 books of the series. This “I’ll save you by marrying you” theme Castle has going continues with this book, and the romantic development is becoming tedious in its repetition.
Enjoyment: Though I still enjoy the world Castle/Krentz writes, I enjoy the books at this point more for the sci-fi development and the dust bunny entertainment.
Literacy: Standard editing errors occurred, nothing like the first book, better than the second. Nothing alarming or too distracting for me.
Overall, The romance and plots of the books are starting to all look the same. The repetition of historical description continues to bore as well. The main interest catch that keeps me coming back is the never ending entertainment of adorable dust bunnies along with the really neat development of the Harmony world itself and the new discovery additions Castle/Krentz adds.