Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Review: The Ghost Hunter by Lori Brighton

Synopsis (via Goodreads):
Ashley Hunter is intent on uncovering the truth about her father's disappearance. But Ashley realizes she's in for more than she bargained. Not only has she inherited a decrepit pub, she's also inherited ghosts and demons. Then Cristian arrives, a mysterious man who insists he only needs a room to rent. She believes him, until one by one her ghosts start disappearing...

As a fallen angel destined for a life of servitude, Cristian Lucius is relegated to protecting earth from unwanted spirits. But he can’t accomplish this daunting task alone. He requires assistance from the very woman who frustrates him as much as she intrigues him. Cristian is determined to ignore his intense attraction for Ashley, and focus on his mission. If they don’t work together, they won’t have a chance in hell of defeating the demon threatening their lives. The problem is getting Ashley to trust him. No easy task, for Cristian is the very man responsible for her father’s disappearance.
My Thoughts: This book was so fun.  From the moment that Ashley catches sight of her new pub straight on through to the epic climax (haha! I said 'climax'!) things are fast and furious.  Cristian is an enigma from the beginning.  Torn between his duty as an angel and his desire for Ashley, he's interesting and sexy.  Although I did see the twist coming it worked well and made sense.

I do wish that Ashley's time growing up with her gift had been explored more because it defined so much of  her life.  However, the book itself moved along so nicely that I don't know if that would have slowed down the narrative too much.  Still, it would have been nice to see.

Overall, I really liked both the characters and story and wouldn't mind seeing more set in this world.

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