Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
It has been a year since Emily Rollins lost her sister Jessica, found her boyfriend cheating on her and a year of just living from day to day. When her best friend Trish told her that there was an opening for a Nurse Practitioner in the urgent care clinic she worked at she decided to relocate to New Orleans and try to put some excitement in her life. She even took her friend’s dare and kissed a stranger on the lips with tongue but she never expected that kiss to be as memorable as it was. Although it was a masked ball and she didn’t see his face she knew he ignited something in her but she did nothing but run away.
Sean LeBlanc lost his wife three years ago and has not been with a woman since her lose. He knows he is ready to find someone but it has to be a special someone and the beauty that kissed him at the ball set him on fire. He didn’t have her number although his mother seemed to know exactly who she was and he was leaving it up to fate. Sean owns Crescent City Ghost Tours a very popular tour and he sees ghosts the one thing that if he ever did reconnect with his secret kisser would not bode well for him.
Emily has reason to refuse to believe in ghosts and when she once again runs into Sean it is at one of his tours where she goes about telling him how fake it is and how ridiculous it is for people to believe in ghosts. Of course she had no idea who he was, she didn’t remember him from the ball and she had no idea that the tour group she was ripping apart was his. Again when he wanted to talk to her she ran.
It was only after he got injured and found himself at her urgent care clinic that she finally found out who he was but that was as far as it went. Finally frustrated and feeling he is losing the battle to get to Emily he finally enlists his mother’s help and they finally connect. Sean realizes that Emily does not believe in what he does or the fact that he sees and speaks to ghosts and so he decides to go slow with her. He also knows that she is keeping a secret from him.
It is the delivery of a wooden box that belonged to her sister that would change the dynamic of Sean and Emily’s relationship because something evil is about to enter their lives and it is an evil that could definitely change Emily’s mind about being with a man who believes in ghosts.
A beautiful story, a beautiful romance filled with ghosts, a voodoo priestess, a woman who has shut herself off from the possibility of ghosts and who has never gotten over the death of her sister. She has lived with pain and blame but can the love of a good man open her up to everything around her. New Orleans, psychics, ghosts and a beautiful romance, it was everything I could want in a book.