Published by Simon and Schuster on June 24th 2014
Genres: Romance, Paranormal
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Also by this author: Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs, Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men
Author of the beloved Half Moon Hollow series of vampire romances (Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs), Molly Harper has created a standalone paranormal romance in which a dilapidated haunted house could bring star-crossed lovers together—if it doesn’t kill them first!
When Nina Linden is hired to landscape a private island off the New England coast, she sees it as her chance to rebuild her failing business after being cheated by her unscrupulous ex. She never expects that her new client, software mogul Deacon Whitney, would see more in her than just a talented gardener. Deacon has paid top dollar to the crews he’s hired to renovate the desolate Whitney estate—he had to, because the bumps, thumps, and unexplained sightings of ghostly figures in nineteenth-century dress are driving workers away faster than he can say “Boo.”
But Nina shows no signs of being scared away, even as she experiences some unnerving apparitions herself. And as the two of them work closely together to restore the mansion’s faded glory, Deacon realizes that he’s found someone who doesn’t seem to like his fortune more than himself—while Nina may have finally found the one man she can trust with her bruised and battered heart.
But something on the island doesn’t believe in true love…and if Nina and Deacon can’t figure out how to put these angry spirits to rest, their own love doesn’t stand a ghost of a chance.
Better Homes and Hauntings has the same humor and flair the other books by Harper have. It’s fun, flirty, and had me laughing at several parts.
There’s a bit of mystery, and ghostly activity. You keep trying to figure out exactly what’s happening. And see a budding romance along the way.
If you want a quick read, and are a fan of Harper’s previous books, you should definitely give this stand alone a try.
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