Thursday, January 10, 2019

Sinister Secrets by Colleen Gleason [Review]

 Sinister Secrets by Colleen Gleason
Sinister Secrets (Wicks Hollow #2) by Colleen Gleason
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: March 5, 2018

Wicks Hollow
1. Sinister Summer
2. Sinister SecretsPaperback | Kindle
3. Sinister Shadows
4. Sinister Sancuary

Colleen Gleason
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
A sexy blacksmith.
A CEO turned innkeeper.
A haunted speakeasy.
And a desperate killer...

Welcome to Wicks Hollow: a cozy town near Lake Michigan filled with quaint houses, eccentric residents, and more than its share of ghosts, murders, and sexy romance.

Leslie Nakano needs to make a major life change—getting away from the dog-eat-dog corporate world, as well as getting past a personal loss—so she buys a large turn-of-the-century mansion in Wicks Hollow, with plans to renovate it and turn it into an inn.

She doesn’t care about the rumors that it’s haunted—she just wants a new life.

But she sure wouldn’t mind finding the missing gems that belonged to Red Eye Sal, a bootlegger who lived in the house during Prohibition.

Blacksmith Declan Zyler, who has more work than he can handle working on historical restorations, has suddenly acquired a fifteen-year-old daughter he never knew he had. This turns his life upside-down when he decides to take on the role of single father.

When Leslie hires Declan to restore the iron staircase at her inn, neither of them realize they are disturbing a spirit from days gone by…a ghost who is determined to see justice served. Until they determine how to put that ghost to rest, neither Leslie nor Declan will be able to move on with their lives.
Thoughts on Sinister Secrets: A modern day blacksmith is just unnnnnf, if you know what I mean. Especially one who's trying to figure out the ins and outs of being a single dad for a teenager he wasn't aware he had until recently. I have to say Declan certainly hit all my hot buttons as a character. Plus, he helped Leslie face off against a ghost. Not literally face off, but, you know, he believed her when she said that's what she saw and I like that in a man.

Leslie, meanwhile, is neither a blacksmith nor a single dad. She's a woman who's ditched her high profile career to start a new life as an innkeeper. That her newly acquired house has a few mysterious things happening in it intrigues her more than anything.

Ghosts! Missing gems! Hidden rooms! Mysterious goings on!

Anywho. Leslie and Declan are pretty freaking hot together. Much like Leslie, I do enjoy a good blacksmith. Especially one who's equal parts protective and smoldering with the sexy.

The ghosts of Wicks Hollow find a way to make themselves heard and I, for one, am enjoying hearing them.

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