Review: Ghost of a Promise (Phantoms #1) by Kelly Moran

Ghost of a PromiseTitle: Ghost of a Promise
Series: Phantoms, book 1
Author: Kelly Moran
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: January 26, 2015
Source: Publisher (ARC)
Synopsis
It might be love…but will they survive the night?

The ghosts of her family’s estate on the coast of Maine never troubled Ava Trumble. When she finally inherits the historic mansion, however, there’s a small string attached: Ava has exactly one year to solve a 200-year-old mystery of a missing girl, or lose her family’s home…

The lead investigator for paranormal TV showPhantoms, Jackson Granger, is prepared for any metaphysical encounter—until now. It’s not just the uncanny sense of “coming home” or even his reaction to the fiery redhead who seems to consume his every waking thought. No, it’s that the ghosts are using Jackson and Ava’s attraction to play out a centuries-old tragedy. Heartbreak. Loss. Overwhelming passion. Now Jackson and Ava must determine if they’re sharing something real…or if they’ve been possessed by a love that never died.

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**A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

Review
I am an emotional wreck. Never have I had a book touch me to the bone. For me it wasn’t just a book, not just words. I felt a part of the story. As if I was right there along with the characters. Feeling ever emotion; Fear, Awe, friendship, love. It felt so real, truly amazing.

Ava is an awesome character, hell bent on keeping her home. She’s snarky, beautiful, caring and kind. One of my favourite leads by far. Jackson was exactly what Ava needed. He’s sexy, half British ;), understanding, supportive and sexy. Did I mention that yet? Their chemistry was off the charts and I loved every minute of it.

Normally, I tend to avoid ghost books as they do nothing for me but as Kelly is one of my go-to authors I thought “what the hell, give it a go!”. And I am so so glad I did, imagine missing out on a gem like this? no thanks.

No matter your preference of genre or your ‘avoid’ choices… Go buy this book NOW! You won’t be disappointed.

5 rating

Ashton

Review: Taste Test (Sensations Collection #2) by L. B. Dunbar

Taste TestTitle: Taste Test
Series: Sensations Collection, book 2
Author: L.B. Dunbar
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Romance
Publication Date: September 2, 2014
Source: Purchased
Synopsis
In a modern twist of fairy tales, what if the beast is a woman instead of a man?

Ethan Scott
I was about to find out when a mysterious job led to the secluded home of a horror novelist. I’d lost everything: my scholarship, my education, and my way. In denial of my family inheritance, I took the unusual employment as a chance out of a hole, but I found myself buried in the unknown trauma of another situation much deeper.

Ella Vincentia
I had changed my name and my address to keep myself hidden, but my scars were more than physical. Living as a recluse in the woods, I was used to being alone, so I wasn’t happy when a certain someone was always in my space. Our first encounter was less than pleasant and tension continued at every attempt to tame me.

Secrets
I knew she was keeping secrets and I wanted to help, but she was cutting me down and cutting me off every time she opened her mouth. Our frustration with one another grew until a misunderstanding changed everything. How can I be the next guy after something so tragic? It was a challenge I wasn’t sure I was willing to take.

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Review
Ethan Scott accepts a mysterious job from a horror writer, moves into his home and meets the lovely scarred Ella. The chemistry between the two is instant, they may not know it but it’s definitely there. In my opinion, Ethan was exactly what Ella needed to crack the walls she’d built round herself.

Ethan was a great character, his bond with his mother warmed my heart, and the way he treated Ella, as if she was the most beautiful creature he’d ever seen won me over in no time at all.

Ella has had a rough life, not how one might think but I won’t ruin it for those who haven’t read it. She’s feisty and sharp, but only because she’s hiding from herself. Watching Zella come out of her shell was magical. To see her transform into the beauty she always was but couldn’t see for herself was my favourite part to the story.

There was so many twists and turns I didn’t see coming, I was always on the edge of my seat. Dying to see what happens next. I love modern fairy tales, and Taste Test is one of the best. I got so sucked into the story I lost track of time and before I knew it, I’d finished it.

The writing was impeccable, the storyline brilliant and overall a really emotional book. One of the best books I’ve read this year by far. L.B. Dunbar is a great author and one of my favourite, must-reads. She never disappoints. The only problem I had with Taste Test is the end, it happened way too soon, I wanted to go to the beginning and start all over again.

5 rating

Ashton

New Releases: January 6, 2015

There’s so many awesome books releasing today I decided to do a little post. Many of these I’ve been eagerly awaiting. What book(s) are you most excited for?

Jan 6 releases

Ensnared (Splintered #3) by A.G. Howard US | UK

Reborn (Altered #3) by Jennifer Rush US | UK

Frostfire (Kanin Chronicles #1) by Amanda Hocking US UK

Save Me by Jenny Elliott US UK

Dead of Winter (Arcana Chronicles #3) by Kresley Cole US | UK

Willowgrove (Hemlock #3) by Kathleen Peacock US | UK

Firefight (Reckoners #2) by Brandon Sanderson US | UK (UK release Jan 8)

The Witches of Echo Park (Witches of Echo Park #1) by Amber Benson US | UK

Rogue Wave (Waterfire Saga #2) by Jennifer Donnelly US | UK

Infected by Sophie Littlefield US | UK

If I have missed any of today’s New Releases please leave a comment so I can check it out. Thanks! ❤

Ashton