ARC Review: Better Homes & Hauntings by Molly Harper

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3 Stars


ARC Review: Better Homes & Hauntings by Molly HarperBetter Homes & Hauntings
by Molly Harper
Published by Pocket Books
24 June 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 318
Format: eARC
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“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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About Molly Harper

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When Molly Harper was eight years old, she set up a “writing office” in her parents’ living room, complete with an old manual typewriter and a toy phone. And she (very slowly) pecked out the story of her third-grade class taking a trip around the world and losing a kid in each city. She had a dark sense of humor even then.

When Molly was considerably older, she headed for Western Kentucky University, where she majored in print journalism. After graduation, she landed a job with The Paducah Sun and married her high school sweetheart, David, a local police officer. After six years at the newspaper, Molly took a more family-friendly secretarial position at a local church office.

A big fan of vampire movies and TV shows, she decided to write a vampire romance novel. Molly created Jane Jameson, a bit of an accidental loser. Jane is single, almost 30, and a librarian working in Half-Moon Hollow, Ky. She has become a permanent fixture on her Mama’s prayer list. And despite the fact that she’s pretty good at her job, she just got canned so her boss could replace her with someone who occasionally starts workplace fires. Jane drowns her sorrows at the local faux nostalgia-themed sports bar. On her way home, she’s mistaken for a deer and shot by a drunk hunter. And then she wakes up as a vampire. The three-book Jane Jameson series–which includes Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs,Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men and Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever—was released in 2009. A fourth and final installment, Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors, was released in 2012.

 

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