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 Erin McCarthy
Released: Mar 5, 2013
Series: Cuttersville #3
Published by Berkley
“Sweet and sexy read. If you love small town romances, with quirky characters, a sense of community and just a touch of magic…then you should give this one a try.” ~Under the Covers
First of all, let me just say that this is a very sweet book that I would definitely recommend. It’s a story about a little girl that was awkward and not well adjusted, who had a crush on a boy that was older than her but always made her feel good. Now she’s a young woman and that boy is a man, and fate brings them back into each other lives. From there, they take matters into their own hands.
But there was also a big surprise for me when I started reading this, and not even so far into it. The heroine can see ghosts. She’s always been able to, people around her kind of know about it, and she’s learned to deal with it. Quite frankly, I don’t think I could go to sleep with the ghost of a dead woman sleeping at my feet but that’s just me. I often find that I’m not a fan of throwing a small paranormal element into a story like this but in this book, and after the initial shock, it worked for me. The author did an excellent job at not overwhelming the romance with this and it only added another layer instead of distracting. Well done!
Then there’s the romance. Piper and Brady have a ton of chemistry. They’re both a little innocent and cute at how they go about it but for the most part they are straightforward about what they want. Brady was thinking he would only be in town for a short amount of time while he got his head straight after being laid off from a big city advertising job. Piper is more than happy with her small town living. So they agree on a fling to get that attraction out of their system.
But where Piper is seen as the prodigy child that can do no wrong, Brady is seen as the loser or the fuck up. He never got his art career to blossom, he doesn’t currently have a job and he goes through women like he needs new socks everyday. Everyone thinks he’s not good enough for Piper. This he has to prove to himself, and to others, that he is.
SEEING IS BELIEVING is a sweet and sexy read. Not the most alpha hero and not the most kick ass heroine, but they were great together and they were fun to read about. If you love small town romances, with quirky characters, a sense of community and just a touch of magic…then you should give this one a try.
*ARC provided by publisher
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