Thursday, January 8, 2015

Book Review: Ghost of a Promise by Kelly Moran

Ghost of a Promise
A Phantom Novel

Kelly Moran

Paranormal Romance
Expected Release: January 26, 2015
Entangled Covet

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A paranormal category romance from Entangled's Covet imprint...

It might be love…but will they survive the night?

The ghosts of her family's estate on the coast of Maine never troubled Ava Trumble. When she finally inherits the historic mansion, however, there's a small string attached: Ava has exactly one year to solve a 200-year-old mystery of a missing girl, or lose her family's home...

The lead investigator for paranormal TV show Phantoms, Jackson Granger, is prepared for any metaphysical encounter—until now. It's not just the uncanny sense of "coming home" or even his reaction to the fiery redhead who seems to consume his every waking thought. No, it's that the ghosts are using Jackson and Ava's attraction to play out a centuries-old tragedy. Heartbreak. Loss. Overwhelming passion. Now Jackson and Ava must determine if they're sharing something real...or if they've been possessed by a love that never died.

My Review: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Ghost of a Promise is a fast-paced, exciting story featuring mystery, suspense, romance, and lots of ghostly goodness. If you are a fan of ghost shows on TV, then you'll love this look behind the scenes of Phantoms, the fictional show investigating the haunting in this novel.

What do you need for a good haunting? A tragic love story, two lost souls wandering the earth pining for one another is a great start. Ava has one year to solve a 200-year-old town mystery, or she loses the mansion she inherited from her great aunt. The house is and always has been an obsession for Ava, and she will do anything to keep it, including bringing in paranormal ghost hunters. Ava is determined, fiery, yet vulnerable-- just about everything I really like in a heroine. She accepts the ghosts and wants to help them more than she fears them.

Romantic interest Jackson is all kinds of hot: intelligent, open-minded, sexy, and wounded. Oh, and he has a British accent *sigh*. The chemistry between Jackson and Ava practically scorches the pages (good thing I was using a Kindle). The mystery was tragic but had a happy ending which I appreciated. I loved the entire investigation, it was all well researched and interesting.

I really liked the whole Phantoms team and would love to read more about each character. The focus of this novel was mainly Jackson and Ava. More ghost investigations highlighting some of the other Phantoms members would be great. If Ms, Moran writes more Phantoms novels, I'll definitely pick them up. I'm adding this one to my favorites list due to the great combination of romance, mystery, humor, and the paranormal.

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