in-love-with-a-haunted-houseTitle:  In Love With A Haunted House
Author:  Kate Goldman
Published:  July 13, 2014
My Rating:  3.5 stars
Source:  Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

The last thing Mallory Clark wants to do is move back home. She has no choice, though, since the company she worked for in Chicago has just downsized her, and everybody else. To make matters worse her fiance has broken their engagement, and her heart, leaving her hurting and scarred. When her mother tells her that the house she always coveted as a child, the once-famed Gray Oaks Manor, is not only on the market but selling for a song, it seems to Mallory that the best thing she could possibly do would be to put Chicago, and everything and everyone in it, behind her. Arriving back home she runs into gorgeous and mysterious Blake Hunter.

Blake is new to town and like her he is interested in buying the crumbling old Victorian on the edge of the historic downtown center, although his reasons are his own. Blake is instantly intrigued by the flame-haired beauty with the fiery temper and the vulnerable expression in her eyes. He can feel the attraction between them and knows it is mutual, but he also knows that the last thing on earth he needs is to get involved with a woman determined to take away a house he has to have.”

Read on for my thoughts on In Love With A Haunted House.

I enjoyed In Love With A Haunted House on many levels.  First off – you put Haunted in the title, and I am so gonna pick it up.  Then there is the underlying, secondary love story of a forbidden love, a man who never returned from war and the woman who never stopped loving him or waiting for him to return to her until her dying day… and beyond.  When you add to that an intriguing love story in the present with some secrets tossed in – yeah, this one had me good.

Mallory and Blake’s romance was completely believable.  She had some really bad luck in the man she’d picked who turned out to be a jerk instead of a forever man.  Yet as Mallory and Blake were trying to out outbid the other over a Victorian house for sale their friendship blossomed and slowly turned into a love story that could actually happen… and that always impresses me.

The ghost part of this romance often gave me a chuckle and maybe a wish that she would find her love and move on.

It’s not difficult to figure out Blake’s secrets, and I don’t believe they were intended to be hidden for very long.  But they added a layer of interest and suspense to this love story that I enjoyed.

If you’re looking for a lighthearted love story with a cute, relatable couple – a ghost with more than a few secrets of her own – an oily villain you’ll love to hate – and the perfect ending then you’ll enjoy In Love With A Haunted House.

I read this story through my Kindle Unlimited subscription. For ten dollars a month you get access to thousands of really great stories across all genre, and the author gets paid for you reading the story through to the 100% mark. It’s a win-win. Probably the best 10 bucks I spend a month.

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