Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Tucker Henderson is an empath whose life has been a series of sexual encounters leaving his sex partner with an epiphany that changes their lives. He gets what he calls a pull and then he has sex with a perfect stranger leaving him no time for a relationship of his own. He was deeply in love with his high school friend Damien and when the pull came he decided to ignore it which turned out to be a tragic error he would never forget.
His aunt Ruth who is also empathic owns Daisy Place once a hotel now a run- down house and when she dies she leaves the house to Tucker ; a house full of ghosts. The only one that Tucker can converse with is Angel and although he is incorporeal he explains what Tucker’s job is. Souls are trapped and between Angel and Tucker they have to hear their stories in order to set them free. Unfortunately, Tucker has a story of his own that has to be told.
Although it sounds easy enough someone’s story can take a long time in order to get to the reason they are trapped. The first souls that Tucker starts with are two women whose story is revealed little by little through objects they left behind. Their story is a very sad one, but it turns out that it is not only their story it is also the story of one of their brothers and an evil man whose story also needs telling.
Things change for Tucker when he decides to buy a truck from Josh Greenaway, a man who he instantly calls friend. Josh’s wife Rae is amazing and as she says she is witchy as are their children so hearing about ghosts is not shocking to them and they become a huge part of solving the story and making it right.
Tucker and Angel become close, not that close, but they care for each other and when Tucker decides he wants a pet preferably a cat since cats would not be frightened of the ghosts hanging around it surprises him and Angel. Angel is able to hold the cat whose mother was what they called a ‘graveyard cat’ near death until she gave birth.
Angel, who has been in the house assisting Ruth for over fifty years and is a ‘gender-bender’ does everything he can to ensure Tucker’s well being and yearns for the one thing he can never have, a relationship with him.
I have to say that I am in awe of anyone who can put pen to paper and write a story that takes a reader into another world and that is exactly what Ms. Lane did. I have difficulty writing a review to explain exactly what I felt about a book and I had difficulty with this one. There were times I felt the book was too long, times I felt it was slow moving and yet I didn’t want to miss one word. I am sure someone with better skill than me. could put my feelings into better words but this is all I have. Loved the book and at times hated it but like Tucker I felt “pulled” into it.