Monday, January 26, 2015

Ghost of a Promise by Kelly Moran

Happy Release Day!

Ghost of a Promise 
Phantoms #1
by Kelly Moran

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.

Kathie's Review:

Now, I don't normally do SCARY...and I never watch those ghostie reality shows. They give me the creeps. Seriously, the heebie jeebies! But...this summary drew me in and I figured I'd give it a shot. I will admit to having my arm hair stand up a time or three, but it wasn't SCARY scary...just a bit of scary. It was actually quite FUN.

Ava's aunt has died and left her the mansion that she's always loved. She wants to use it as a bed and breakfast. There's so much room, there's so much history, the view is spectacular, Ava is a fabulous cook...and there's ghosts. Like all over the place! Her family refuse to step foot inside the place. They figure she's going to turn into a cat lady with no husband or kids. Of course, the fact that many of the men that married into the family, and stayed in the house, either went nuts, killed themselves, or had "accidents". They are right to feel a bit worried. When they finally do step foot inside the place, THEIR heebie jeebies made me laugh!

To get her inheritance, Ava has to solve the 200+ year old mystery of what really happened to Sarah, whose body was never found. She recruits the TV crew of Phantoms to help her out. When she meets the star of the show, Jackson, there is an immediate connection, on both their parts. Jackson has a bit of a secret, too. He's a distant relation to Sarah's family. 

There's a mystery to solve, there's UST to enjoy between the characters, and there's a supporting cast of characters that were a joy to read. 

The pieces came together very nicely with a great balance of BOO and science. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It certainly made me want more from this author. Nice to know Ghost of a Promise is book one in a new series. 

Thank you, Netgalley and Entangled, for the opportunity to read this book.

Kelly Moran is a romance author of enchanting ever-afters. No one who knows her bats an eyelash when she talks to herself. Kelly is the winner of the 2013 Catherine Award, a RT Magazine Readers Choice Finalist, and a Finalist in RWA's 2014 Award of Excellence. She earned one of the 10 Best Reads of 2013 by USA TODAY's HEA. Kelly's interests include: sappy movies, MLB, NFL, driving others insane, and sleeping when she can. She is a closet caffeine junkie and chocoholic, but don't tell anyone. She resides in Wisconsin with her husband, three sons, and her black lab. Most of her family lives in the Carolinas, so she spends a lot of time there as well.

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