Author: Shari Nichols
Genre: Paranormal Romance
When medium Karly Matthews agrees to move into a haunted inn, she’s not sure what’s more dangerous, the ghost or the sexy innkeeper she tries to resist. She’s can’t deny the intense rush of desire she feels every time he’s near. When she agrees to embark on a no-strings-attached relationship, she finds herself thrust into a world of mind-blowing pleasures. Now she must face the aching truths of her past.
Hotel heir Thayne Harper has a laser-like focus on success that doesn’t include the help of his family. He’s always been the black sheep, living in the shadow of his dead brother. His dreams are put to the test when a supernatural entity threatens to ruin everything. The one bright spot is the woman who intrigues his mind and heats his blood. If only he can convince her that, despite his bad boy ways, he can change for the good. Her love becomes his only salvation. Passion burns white-hot as a dark threat looms. The ghost doesn’t want them to be together and sets her sights on Thayne, luring him to a place that goes beyond death. Will Karly be able to save him before it’s too late?
One medium, one sexy hotel owner and a pissed off ghost equals a gripping, seductive read.
Medium Karly Matthews is having a difficult time, both in her personal life and with her business. Thanks to a philandering man out to ruin her and his influence in her small town, she might as well close up shop and move. But then she meets Thayne at a business mixer and the attraction is immediate. He looks like a god sent from the heavens to pleasure her. When he offers her a lucrative opportunity, she reluctantly accepts.
Thayne Harper is the son of a rich family and heir to the Harper fortune but he’s striking out on his own. He’s designed his boutique hotel down to the last detail. What he didn’t count on was the whispers of his hotel being haunted, not that he believes in such nonsense. But as the staff flees in terror, he doesn’t have a choice but to try to take care of the problem. He hires Karly to cleanse his hotel and get rid of the ghost, which is fine with him because he loves being around Karly. She drives him wild with want and the more he’s around her, the deeper his feelings grow. But when she ups and leaves for England to research the ghost’s history, he’s suddenly in mortal danger. Can he resist a vengeful ghost or is he helpless in her clutches without Karly to protect him?
I first heard about this book a few weeks before its release. I’m a big fan of all things paranormal so I was excited to read it. It’s my first time reading Shari Nichols so I didn’t have any expectations going in. She weaves a story like a lover caresses its beloved, seducing the reader with a flawed heroine, an Adonis-like hero, a white-hot love affair between the two and a pissed off poltergeist who’s hellbent on making Thayne hers. There’s plenty of twists in this supernatural story and the ending will shock you. The best part is that Haunted will stay with you long after you read the last page. A gem of a paranormal romance that’s a must-read!
“How could I not feel protective of you?” He brushed her hair off her face. The anticipation was brutal, but sweet.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Shari Nichols grew up in a small town in Connecticut where haunted houses, ghosts and Ouija boards were common place, spurring her fascination with all things paranormal. Ever since she read her first Barbara Cartland novel, her life-long dream has been to write sexy, romantic stories. Shari has been married to her own alpha hero for twenty-five years. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, going to the gym, or hanging out with family and friends.
She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two teenagers, and her adoring golden retriever. She’s thrilled to spend her days in sweats, eating chocolate while pounding on her keyboard to create her next novel. Shari’s a member of Romance Writers of America, New Jersey Romance Writers, Liberty States Fiction Writers and Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Romance Writers.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N