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Friday, January 14, 2011

Lady in Red by Annette Shelley

Lady in Red by Annette Shelley
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (137 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 books
Reviewed by Orchid

When a young couple meets in a ghost hunting club, they decide to take their relationship to the next level by going to Denver CO for a weekend of romance and ghost hunting. What they don't expect is connection they shared with an old hotel and a murder that took place over a hundred years before...

Who you going to call? Denver’s historic Buford Hotel calls Brett Rand to investigate the ghosts haunting their building.

Kate Hamilton wins a raffle offering her the chance to accompany him. The two had a relationship some years before. Kate knows she’ll have to be strong to stop herself jumping into bed with Brett at every opportunity. Her job is to get information to write an article proving there’s no such thing as ghosts and haunting.

Brett can’t keep his hands off Kate. He has no idea why she broke up with him all those years ago, but he wants another chance. Her disbelief in what he does makes him determined to prove her wrong.

The weekend starts off well, but then the ghost intervenes. When Kate brings out the ouija board unexplained things start to happen.

This is not really a scary story. Brett and Kate’s emotions drag them together and apart. A romance from the past intervenes to make them doubt what they see and do. The romance of the main characters is well written and exciting. I could definitely see the them acting out the story. The ghost part of the story lacked the excitement I expected, although the historical reason for ghosts offered a lot of promise.

The story may not have gone the way I expected, but I still enjoyed reading Lady in Red. Present, past and distant past blended together to make a good romance with a small amount of ghostliness.