Better Homes and Hauntings


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.


If you are looking for a fun paranormal romance, then you definitely want to pick up this book.  And once you have it in your hands, you won't want to put it down!  I read this through in one night.  Bah!  Who needs sleep anyway?  Right?

Molly Harper writes in such a way that you can picture everything in your mind, but you don't get bogged down with overly descriptive prose.  It was really refreshing to read a book where the author was able to create the right balance.  She has written numerous other books and I have to confess that I had bought some of them but they are still sitting in my TBR pile.  I tend to put the review books ahead of my TBRs when it comes time to read.  Unless I find an author that I really like while doing my reviews.  Then I tend to binge read their other books that they have written.  Guess who my newest binge read is going to be!  If you said Molly Harper, then you guess correctly!

The characters were incredible as well.  I could actually picture myself on the island with them all and having a great time.  I hope that she makes this into a series because I want to know what happens with them all.  After just one book, they feel like they are my best friends and I don't want to lose them!!

Disclaimer: I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.

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