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Friday, August 14, 2009

A Love Most Haunted by Helen Pilz

A Love Most Haunted by Helen Pilz
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short (61 pages)
Heat: Sensual
Rating: 3.5 Books
Reviewed by Vervain

Follow the ghost hunting crew of TV’s Haunt and Seek, through the night as they investigate an English country manor and its infamous lover’s curse.

Show host, Valerie Eccelston, and historian, Dr. Ryan Hawkins, are mutually attracted, but their time to explore romantic possibilities is hindered as the resident ghosts keep the team busy. One ghost seeks redemption for killing his family, a lonely one waits for love, and the other three form a deadly triangle involving love, jealousy, and revenge. Val, Ryan, and the rest of the ghost hunting crew strive to help the spirits find their way back to love but first the mortals must wage a paranormal war against evil. Along the way, the hunters seek their own path to love.

Haventon Hills Manor is home to several ghosts and a curse. The investigation team for Haunt and Seek, a television show, arrives at the home to film their latest show, and hopefully set the spirits free.

Val Eccelston, lead reporter for the show, and Ryan, an Oxford Professor, find themselves not only drawn to one another, but they repeatedly find themselves in the company of Anna Katherine and Thomas – two ghostly star-crossed lovers. As Val and Ryan work with the team to set the earth-bound spirits free, the two find themselves thrust into romance, danger, and mystery. Will both the ghosts and the young couple find a happy ending?

The short story unraveled rather quickly. Full of mischief, some of the ghosts were delightful, while others were full of anger and hatred. There were a few action scenes that added a dramatic flair to the story. There was only one love scene, more sensual than graphic, but it was well written. The best part – there were multiple happy endings!

A quick read full of thrills, chills, and romance, A Lost Most Haunted is a delight. I would gladly read this story again.