Saturday, October 16, 2010

Review: "The Ghost Hunter"


"The Ghost Hunter"
by Lori Brighton


Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: ebook (107,605 words)
Published: May 2006
Author's Website: http://www.loribrighton.com/Home_Page.html
Source: From author in exchange for a honest review.

Goodreads Blurb:
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 Review:
Lori Brighton has published two historical romance novels and this book was her first in the paranormal romance genre. This may be her first in this genre but she doesn’t disappoint. I really enjoyed this book and I’m excited to have found a new and up coming author that does great work.
Ashley inherits an old pub from her aunt and moves there hoping to find out what happened to her dad. She has a gift to be able to see and talk to ghosts. When she was growing up her mother thought she was mentally disturbed when she claimed to see ghosts. So her whole life no one believed her. She even spent time in a hospital for the mentally ill. It’s obvious that these scares run deep in this character.
After she moves in she soon finds out that it is not only haunted but by several different ghost and something else. Then Cristian walks into her life and she’s attracted to him but also hates him. Cristian has special talents of his own and wants to buy the pub from her but she refuses and he ends up renting a room in the pub. Ashley is not happy about being tricked into renting a room to Cristian because now she has to live with him. He not only makes her angry but also makes her hot in a different sense.
The chemistry between the two is really intense even though she is in denial. This book is filled with sexual tension which I love. It takes them a while to come to terms with their feelings for each other making their attraction that much hotter. They eventually end up having to work together to solve both their problems and what an adventure it is.
This book was beautifully written. I never felt bored or overwhelmed by facts. It is full of lust, love, action and suspense. You will fall in love with all the characters in the story. I would highly recommend this book. I think that this is a perfect book to read for Halloween. It’s got ghost, a haunted house, poltergeists and it’s a little creepy. You should really try reading Lori’s book, you will not be disappointed.

You can also view this review on The Romance Reviews website here.

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7 comments:

Kristen said...

ohh Great review!! This book sounds great! Thanx Danielle!!

Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) said...

I enjoyed it too. I think she could make this into a wonderful series. Nice reivew!

Tanya said...

Oooh! This sounds really interesting! Nice review! I'll have to check this one out!

Candace said...

I have this one for review but hadn't read a review yet. I'm glad to hear it's really good! It sure sounds good!

Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies said...

@ Candace, I think you'll like it. It's a fresh idea. I haven't read anything like it. I love discovering great new authors. I'm going to try some of her other books now. Happy Reading!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

this looks so good! i want to read this author's historical romances :)

Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies said...

@ Carrie, I plan on reading her historical soon as well. I can't wait. She said that her historicals have some paranormal in them too. It doesn't get any better than that. :)

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