Happy Release Day!!!
Give Up the Ghost
by Kelly Moran
Sometimes the only way to find love is to face death...
Paranormal investigator Kerry Baker has seen it all. But nothing in her work with the Phantoms team prepares her for the most terrifying ghost of all―seeing her doppelganger. Rumored to be a foreshadowing of one's death, the spectre shakes Kerry to the core...sending her into the arms of her best friend and fellow Phantom cast member, Paul Leake, for comfort.
Until a kiss changes everything.
Paul has been in love with Kerry for ages, unwilling to compromise their friendship. As their investigation in a ghost town grows more intense, however, so does the chemistry between Paul and Kerry. With her life in danger and their jobs on the line, giving into their attraction couldn't be a worse idea―and yet they can't bring themselves to stop it. Even if it kills her...
"A gem of a writer."
SHARON SALA, NY Times Bestselling Author
As I said about book one in the series, Ghost of a Promise, I don't read stuff that is scary. This time, again, the hairs on my arms stood up a time or two! I loved that Ms. Moran said in her author's notes that her sisters don't read this kind of stuff either, but they do read HERS. I guess I can be an honorary sister, because I'm with them. The romance is foremost, with the scary bits riding alongside. That's doable, um, readable!
This book continues with the Phantoms TV Show team. Jackson left at the end of the first book, and they have a new person on the team, Cain. It was heavily foreshadowed that Cain and Sammy will be the MCs for the next book, and I'm looking forward to it.
We start with Kerry seeing her doppelganger staring creepily at her from outside her window. She freaks out and Paul (who has been in love with her for six years) comes to help calm her down. He's about at the end of his patience. She just doesn't SEE him. Yes, they are best friends, but he needs her to see him as more.
The doppelganger opens her eyes. But when Cain, who's read about the phenomenon, tells the crew what the doppelganger foretells, well, they are all beyond worried. Like they need something else to focus on as they research a haunted deserted gold mining town.
Once again, there are ghostly encounters that were a bit scary! There were also close calls with rattlesnakes and bats. The bat scene? I laughed so hard! So, there aren't just scary bits, whew!
I enjoyed Give Up the Ghost very much. I highly recommend this to lovers of romance...with paranormal fun.
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.