In New York Times bestselling author Elle James's latest, one woman finds she's unsafe in her own home—and in her heart…
Real estate whiz Jillian Taylor thinks heroes and haunted houses are bogus. But when a series of strange events leaves her in danger, Stealth Ops Specialist Chance McCall is quick to the scene. Jillian can't resist the chemistry brewing between her and the sexy agent. But as she and Chance deconstruct her nightmares, someone becomes more desperate to keep those secrets from surfacing.
Chance knows there's more going on at the derelict Victorian manor than just ghosts—just as he knows there's something about the blonde beauty he can't resist. If only he could help decipher the meaning of Jillian's tortured dreams…and keep her safe in his arms forever.
Haunted mystery, life threatening incidents, while the best man and maid of honor find themselves falling hard, and fast, despite the odds against them.
I liked the setting of the story, the aery, murky, mysterious house, a place people believed was haunted. The mystery behind the dangerous attempts towards Jillian's life bring tension, and fear. The odd disappearance of the young girl long time ago seems somehow being connected to the current events.
The town seems charming, the folks there protective of each other, and in two camps, when it comes to the house Jillian is making to be her home.
The suspense does feel a little predictable, it didn't take me long to figure the whole mystery out, but it was still entertaining to read.
The attraction between Jillian and Chance is instant, yet believable. I liked them together, they are compatible, good together, they not only make a great investigative team, they have a tune in-between them, that is enjoyable, likable, and compelling. I like it when the conflict between the couple isn't something they are self creating, but more of an outside element, or set of circumstances.
I think this is one of those stories, that could have greatly benefited from an epilogue, a little more rounded ending to bring fuller closure to the tale.
Mystical history of a house, puzzling, perilous events, adventurous, attractive couple, trying to solve the enigma, and keep each other at the arm's length, because the relationship is the last thing either of them are looking for right now - great entertainment!
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me