Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Better Homes and Hauntings

Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper is a cute paranormal romance novel. Nina Linden is a landscape architect and owns Demeter Designs. Nina has been chosen by Deacon Whitney to do the landscaping on his rundown family mansion Crane's Nest on Whitney Island. It is over a hundred years old and no one has lived in it since the original mistress, Catherine Whitney died. There have been supernatural sightings for many years and the mansion is believed to be haunted. 

Deacon has also hired Cindy Ellis of Cinderella Cleaning Service to clean up the house and organize it as well as Jake Rumson is Deacon's friend and also the architect on the project. Nina, Jake, and Cindy along with Deacon will be the only people staying full-time on the island. Well, they were supposed to be the only people staying until Dotty, Deacon's cousin, shows up. Dotty wants to write a book about the history of the house, family, and fixing up of the house. 

As soon as they hit the island, Nina sees a shadowy figure on the widow walk of the house. As they spend more time on the island, they all start to feel the spirits. Nina and Deacon are each having dreams. Nina is seeing things through Catherine's point of view and Deacon is seeing the same events through a gentleman's point of view. They are not sure if the man is Catherine's husband, Gerald or Jack, the man presumed to be her lover. Dotty wants to find out what really happened to Catherine. Who killed her and did she really have an affair with Jack. 

Nina is hoping to get away from her former partner, Rick Douglas. He has been stalking her, running up credit card debt in her name, and destroying her work sites. As Deacon and Nina get closer, Deacon is determined to keep Nina safe. 

The story can be a wee bit confusing at times. It is not just told from one point of view. It rotates between the main characters. You can be reading about Cindy and then it switches to Jack, then to Dotty, and so on. Better Homes and Hauntings, though, is a charming story. It has romance, mystery, and paranormal activity. It is a good book, but not as good as Molly Harper's vampire books (they are wonderful)! I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Molly Harper's next book is The Danger's of Dating a Rebound Vampire. It will be out on March 24, 2015. You can pre-order it on Amazon.

Thank you for visiting and reading my review.  I am currently reading The Secret Life of Wishful Thinking. I will write a full review soon.  Have a great evening and Happy Reading!


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