Source: free Kindle download 1/16/16
Date read: February 26, 2016
Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries
1. Southern Spirits - Paperback | Kindle
1.5. A Ghostly Gift
2. A Skeleton in the Closet
2.5. Ghost of a Chance
3. The Haunted Heist
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When out of work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she’s saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick—she gains the ability see spirits. It leads to an offer she can’t refuse from the town’s bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with.Thoughts on Southern Spirits: Heh. I liked this one. Verity has some issues--starting with her cheating ex and working on down to her ghostly problem--and she's practically a trouble magnet, but the girl is FUN! You know, if you count putting restless spirits to, umm, rest. She turns out to be pretty good at that, though, so ... YAY, VERITY!
Ellis Wydell is in possession of a stunning historic property haunted by some of Sugarland Tennessee’s finest former citizens. Only some of them are growing restless—and destructive. He hires Verity put an end to the disturbances. But soon Verity learns there’s more to the mysterious estate than floating specters, secret passageways, and hidden rooms.
There’s a modern day mystery afoot, one that hinges on a decades-old murder. Verity isn't above questioning the living, or the dead. But can she discover the truth before the killer finds her?
So. Verity. She's in a rough place when we first meet her. On the verge of losing her beloved home, she ends up not only picking up a ghostly sidekick, but a pretty sweet new niche career. Which is awesome because it throws her into the path of sexy Ellis AND it allows her to stand on her own two feet in a way that works for her.
As for Ellis, he was a little hard to get a handle on. He was quick to get snarky with Verity about breaking her engagement to his brother, but he seemed to believe her when she told him why she did it. Plus, he believed her when she threw out that she could see ghosts. Which is cool, but he also didn't want to have it spread around town that he and Verity were working together. (Not that Verity was very good about keeping it secret, but that's another story.)
What can I say? I liked the book. Having a ghost like Frankie on her side should make things interesting for Verity down the road and the relationship potential between Verity and Ellis promises some awkward family dinners for the Wydell family in the future. Who doesn't love awkward family dinners, I say!