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review 2015-05-23 22:03
Hunted Love by Jessica Frances
Haunted Love - Jessica Frances

What if you met the man you are suppose to spend your life with…after you're dead?

 

Thea Bell is murdered and is given a choice of staying in the afterlife or return for a time. She returns as a ghost to comfort her brother Flynn, but finds that it's Detective Aiden Mercer that is the one that she is attached to and that can see her, not her brother Flynn. As Aiden works on her case to find the killer they slowly start to fall for each other, but how can there be a future together, when one of them are dead?


This is actually the second book I have read this week about a ghostly romance.  I have not read a single one before this year. I actually can't remember that if I have read about ghostly romantic book before. The Ghost of Canterville isn't really that romantic and it's the only book I can thing off the top of my head. Then again I had completely forgotten that I should have read this one a couple of days ago. So it's probably just a coincidence.


Anyway, ghostly romance books are an interesting subject, there are some problems with a relationship when one is dead and the other one is the cop trying to find the killers. Thea is attached to Aiden, so she can touch thing around him (also touch him which later on becomes very handy when their relationship becomes more…intimate). It's a murder case and Aiden is working trying to find Theas killer and at first he is a bit freaked out that he can see Tea, but they soon work things out. There are things that I find a bit odd, she gets short and gets new clothes. I mean she is dead? How can a ghost get a bullet hole in its clothes and get new clothes? Shouldn't a ghost be bulletproofed?


I found myself enjoying this book, it was tragic and romantic. I could have lived without the sex scenes, but they weren't that many so that wasn't a big deal. I must admit that the whole concept with love with a ghost really is tragic in itself. I mean it can't end happily ever after, not in this life anyway (I have seen the movie Ghost so I know). But still, it is an interesting new thing to read about.

 

I received this copy from Xpresso Book Tours in return for an honest review!

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review 2015-04-20 18:19
Haunting Story but a little too cliché
Haunted Love - Jessica Frances

I would definitely say that the story is pretty alluring. It opens explosively that you can’t stop yourself from reading further. I like the way the author opens the book with a crucial turn of events so that the hook is set right on for its readers.

The book has a good story plot but it only remains solid for the first half as by the second half , the book suddenly hops over to cliché romance and spoils the fun that was slowly developed by the first half of the book. Suddenly all that you have building seems pointless and the ending seems a little rushed and packed up in haste pulling all the loose ends in one giant knot to finish it as there are a whole lot of unanswered questions and events that still haunts so yes in that regard it is definitely haunting

I am also not very happy with the language as it is not smooth and velvety. it needs a little brushing and polishing but narration power is pretty decent. The plot in my opinion went a little too sweet and romancy. Certain aspects are a bit hard to digest and to bite on. The logistics and reasoning are not sufficient to help you savor the story nicely.

The book has a powerful first half but towards the second half the plot just slips badly and jumps to territories and aspects that seem a little inappropriate or intrusive at times. It’s the second half and the ending that needs a little bit more credibility and work since at present it seems a little rushed up and not that perfect. The story had a strength that slipped up midway. For a paranormal or thriller aspect, it may not provide much but for a romance, this book is beautiful and the book do manages to moves your heart.


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review 2015-04-15 00:00
Haunted Love
Haunted Love - Jessica Frances What can be said about Jessica Frances' Haunted Love other than WOW! You will need your tissues at the ready.

Do You like a good Ghost story? This is for you.

Do you like a nice little romance? This is for you

Maybe you enjoy getting stuck into a mystery? This is for you

How about a crime story? This is for you.

I'm not kidding Haunted Love has something for everyone and some. The story will evoke some deep emotions, as I said earlier you Will need those tissues, I was howling in places, then rolling around laughing in others, confusing my husband and embarrassing myself to boot. I suggest a private read maybe.

Haunted love is well written, perfectly paced, and the characters, both human and ghost are well described and believable. Paragraphs alternate between Ethan in first person, and Thea in first person, not something I like generally, but Jessica worked it perfectly so the story followed through without any repeats or back tracking. This way of writing made the characters far more interesting too.

So this book really needs to be on everyone's to read list!
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text 2015-03-25 17:18
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Haunted Love - Jessica Frances
Book & Author Details:
 
Haunted Love by Jessica Frances 
Publication date: February 23rd 2015
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:

 

My name is Thea Bell and I was murdered.

I always assumed that death was the end. So when my life was cruelly taken away from me, I never thought I would get a second chance to say what I needed to.

But then I was given a choice, a choice that allowed me to see the people I had left behind, and I knew I had to take it.

I wanted to say a proper goodbye. I needed justice for what happened to me.

But even in death, things rarely go to plan.

I never expected to meet him. I didn’t anticipate falling in love. I hadn’t considered the repercussions of coming back. I never realized I would put another person in danger.

I didn’t know my actions were going to haunt us forever.

My name is Detective Aiden Mercer, and I think I have gone insane.

I am seeing the murder victim of my current case alive and in the flesh, and that is simply not possible.

I can see her, hear her, touch her. She’s real to me, however I know this cannot be real. Right?

But try telling my heart that, because as I grow closer to catching Thea’s killer, I also fall deeper into trouble.

Because love is rarely anything but trouble and I know this love will haunt me forever.

 

Excerpt:

 

For the first time since I have been here, Aiden wakes up before me. Or perhaps he never went back to sleep. Either way, the first thing I see when I open my eyes is Aiden walking towards me holding a tray. He sets it down carefully on the bed before he cautiously hops back in next to me, pulling the tray to rest between us.

“You made breakfast?”

“It’s the least I can do since you’ve made me breakfast every morning. I’m not as good as you, but I do know how to make a mean toasted bacon sandwich.”

I smile at him, pick up the uncut sandwich, and take a small bite, pulling half of the crispy bacon out with me.

“Good?” he asks me nervously.

“Perfect,” I reply around my mouthful, sounding incredibly unladylike.

He gives me a true smile, and my heart suddenly squeezes in my chest. Is that not the best smile I have ever seen in my life? I desperately want to see him smile again.

He takes a huge bite out of his own sandwich, drowning it with a mouthful of hot coffee. I also decide to try the coffee he made, barely swallowing any before I spit it back out into the mug.

“What’s wrong?”

“What the hell is that?”

“It’s coffee, I think.”

“Did you just grab some dirt from outside and add hot water?” I don’t filter my response, realizing afterwards how harsh I sound, but he replies by laughing at my comment.

“Max used to say the same thing to me when I made him coffee. It’s not that bad.”

“Actually, it is.” I slowly put the mug down, acting like I expect it to explode at any moment, and I am thrilled when he again laughs over my antics.

Was I actually excited about his smile before? Because his laugh is so much better. Deep, hearty, and his eyes light up with his mirth.

Wow.

“Why are you staring at me? Do I have mayo on my face?” As he wipes his lips, I mentally slap myself.

 

I shouldn’t care about his smile or his laugh. Well, not in the my heart is skipping kind of way. The most Aiden can be is my friend, and friends don’t stare longingly at each other.

   

 
 
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Jessica lives in Adelaide, South Australia. When she is not writing, you can find her reading, napping or watching excessive amounts of TV. Connect with her on Facebook and Goodreads.

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review 2015-03-20 11:37
Book Review ~ Haunted Love by Jessica Frances
Haunted Love - Jessica Frances

Synopsis ~ 

My name is Thea Bell and I was murdered.

I always assumed that death was the end. So when my life was cruelly taken away from me, I never thought I would get a second chance to say what I needed to.

But then I was given a choice, a choice that allowed me to see the people I had left behind, and I knew I had to take it.

I wanted to say a proper goodbye. I needed justice for what happened to me.

But even in death, things rarely go to plan.

I never expected to meet him. I didn't anticipate falling in love. I hadn't considered the repercussions of coming back. I never realized I would put another person in danger.

I didn't know my actions were going to haunt us forever.

~~~~~

My name is Detective Aiden Mercer, and I think I have gone insane.

I am seeing the murder victim of my current case alive and in the flesh, and that is simply not possible.
I can see her, hear her, touch her. She’s real to me, however I know this cannot be real. Right?

But try telling my heart that, because as I grow closer to catching Thea’s killer, I also fall deeper into trouble.

Because love is rarely anything but trouble and I know this love will haunt me forever.

 

My Thoughts ~ 

Haunted Love is an incredible new book by one of my favorite authors, Jessica Frances. Ms. Frances’ books have always been amazing and I have yet to find one that did not keep me completely engrossed while reading.  This new stand-alone novel is no exception and I am beyond excited to share my thoughts with you!

 

Thea Bell wasn’t ready to die, but one day someone took her life.  With so much to do and so many things left unsaid, she is given a choice to go back and accomplish just that.  The only promise she is given is that she will be able to be seen by at least one person and with that one person, she will be ‘attached’ to them.  Truly hoping that it will be her brother Flynn, she jumps at the chance to make sure he is doing okay and say goodbye.  Unfortunately, it’s not Flynn who can see or feel her.

 

Being attached to the detective investigating your murder wasn’t exactly what Thea had in mind when given the choice to come back to say good bye to her brother, and for Aiden Mercer, well his life just got more interesting.  Aiden is good at his job, really good.  Unfortunately, due to staffing shortages and a true love for his job, he loses touch with his family, spending too much time solving cases instead of staying in touch with his loved ones.  This all changes though when Thea pops into his life.  Once he gets over the fact that he’s not crazy and he can indeed see and touch the ghost of Thea Bell, the two of them team together in order to get to the bottom of the case.

 

As Aiden and Thea work to find out who murdered her, Thea’s persistent ways convince Aiden that there is more to life than just his job and that family should be his most important concern.  In between everything that is going on, their friendship grows but they soon learn that true love knows no boundaries.  Yes, Haunted Love is a ghost story, but it is also so much more.  It is truly an epic love story that will stay in your heart long after the last sentence is read.

 

I love every book that Jessica Frances has written to date, but Haunted Love is quite possibly her best work yet!  Everything about it was perfect – from the mystery to the romance and everything in between.  Ms. Frances writing style really drawls you into the story and you can’t help but fall in love with the characters and become completely engrossed with everything that is going on.  With a gripping, emotional and captivating plot, this is one paranormal romance that you do not want to miss out on!

 

“Love doesn’t know limitations.  It doesn’t matter how you fall in love or the reasons you shouldn’t, only that you do.”

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