Saturday, January 15, 2011

Review: The Ghost Hunter by Lori Brighton

Title: The Ghost Hunter
Series: ?
Author: Lori Brighton
Available: Now
Reading Level: Adult

4 out of 5 Stars

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:

Ashley has moved to England after inheriting a pub from her dead aunt. She hopes to not only find answers about her dad’s disappearance, but also escape the current path her life is on. Upon arrival she realizes the pub is in need of some major TLC. Super sexy Cristian enters the scene and is persistent on trying to buy the building from her. Now she has to fight off his offers and the growing attraction she feels for him. Oh, and did I mention she also talks to ghosts, and the pub just happens to have plenty of them. It is never a dull moment in the life of protagonist Ashley Hunter.

This book was really lots of fun. I enjoyed the protagonist’s snarky sense of humor. I’ve found myself saying her catch phrase, fanfreakingtastic, on more than one occasion. It’s contagious :) 

I loved all the paranormal characters this sleepy little English village had to offer. The lore that revolved around what Cristian actually is was quite fascinating. Nice pacing of the plot, and the characters were well developed. I enjoyed the author’s writing style and felt the novel had a very nice flow all around. The ending was open and left me feeling (hoping, dreaming maybe) that a sequel might be possible. I sure hope so! This is a world I’d love to visit again. If that isn’t enough this book offers not one, but two hotties with accents. I was swooning! 

The Ghost Hunter is a very enjoyable read. If you like ghost stories, hot boys with accents, and paranormal romance novels with action that isn’t restricted to between the sheets give The Ghost Hunter a try. The fact that this novel is self-published left me even more impressed by author Lori Brighton.

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The Ghost Hunter, a Paranormal Romance

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  1. Ooh, I'm curious about this now! Definitely going to give it a try if I find it. =D

  2. This sounds steamy. And the hot cover doesn't hurt ;)

  3. I remember when I was asked to review The Ghost Hunter, I saw the words "fallen angel" and instantly started drooling. The idea of fallen angels is something pretty new to me but the more I've read, the more I'm beginning to see what an incredible addition to the paranormal world they are. For me, I can't read them fast enough.