Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Review: Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper

Better Homes and Hauntings 

Better Homes and Hauntings

From Goodreads.com
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.

This is a Molly Harper book, in all rights I should have LOVED it. I love just about everything Molly Harper writes, how could you not, they are usually so funny and the characters fun.  In this case, I am sad to say I just liked this book. It was ok, but a little hard to get into. A lot of the usual humor is missing and Harper was bringing together two couples instead of just one and it was a large undertaking. Throw in some ghosts, a weird house and a mystery to solve and Harper may have bitten off a little more than she could chew. She was a little spread thin so none of the characters got to be as developed as they should have been.  Don’t get me wrong there were some amusing moments and the characters were still likeable but it was not up to the Molly Harper standard.

1 comment:

  1. Aw that's sad to hear! I bought this one sometime ago and have yet to read it. It'll be my first Molly Harper book. I read some good reviews of this, and I love a good paranormal mystery! Just have to wait and see I guess! Nice review!