I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Molly Harper
Released: 24 June 2014
Published by Pocket Books
“A fun read, I enjoyed the mystery surrounding the ghosts and the little bits of romance that was dashed through the book…” ~ Under the Covers
Nina Linden’s job prospects as landscaper have gone rapidly downhill since her former boss has gone psycho and started sabotaging her. Which is why she needs this job, it could restore her reputation whilst giving her some much needed cash flow…so what that the job is a little strange? And that the property she is landscaping is supposedly haunted and cursed for good measure…and that she will now be living there with the rest of the crew, including the billionaire owner, working on the property for the next weeks, what could possibly go wrong?
Molly Harper is one of those authors that I always go to if I know I want to de-stress and finish reading a book with my shoulders finally relaxed and a big ol’ smile on my face. Better Homes and Hauntings managed to do just that. I admit, it didn’t rock my world and perhaps it isn’t a book I would revisit, but whilst I was reading it, it kept me entertained and happy.
I classified this one as a paranormal romance; however, don’t expect any vampires or werewolves to show up, this was a haunted house story, with good ghosts and bad ghosts and lots of creepy encounters, strange noises and a few pieces of moving furniture. But, if you are of a delicate disposition I wouldn’t worry about having any pillows prepared for hiding purposes, it wasn’t scary, in fact it was the opposite, I found myself smiling through this book as read all the different characters interacting.
Better Homes and Hauntings packs a lot in one book, we have five main characters, two couples and a centuries old love story to keep us occupied. The book has all five POVs at some point, which lets you have a feel for each character without truly getting to know any one of them. But, all five of them together were a hoot, I liked that not only did Harper build in two romances, but the friendship between the girls was also really important to and produced some of the best laughs.
A fun read, I enjoyed the mystery surrounding the ghosts and the little bits of romance that was dashed through the book, but mostly I enjoyed the banter between the characters and the laughs, despite the spooky setting, this is a perfect one for some beach reading.
*ARC provided by publisher
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Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?