My rating: 4 of 5 stars
THEME: Historical, Romance, Mystery
AUTHORS BLOG: Loni Lynnes' Site
REVIEW:I wasn’t sure what to expect but as a fan of ghost stories, I was excited to read one with some romance and historical background. For debut author Loni Lynne I applaud her for writing a story that hooked me at the start and creating a complex historical timeline that was so detailed, I felt like I was really there.
Wanted: One Ghost follows April who like all the women in her family is gifted. She has the gift of Psychometry where she can touch objects and see the past. She also can see ghost, which is news to her especially since she runs right into the ghost of the man she’s researching. James Addison has never known the reason why he was charged and hung for treason. But after 200 plus years he never thought he’d have the chance to discover the truth or even talk to someone. But fate brought him April and together they try to put the pieces together of his past and try to fight the ghost that don’t want the truth to get out.
April is a smart woman who is a historian and is hired to discover the truth behind the mysterious James Addison of Kings Mill. Kenneth Miles her new boss believes there is something in Kings Mill to prove the innocents of his descendent and wants her to find it. From beginning to end I was curious on Kenneth Miles connection and what importance he plays, let just say it was a great twist! April is dealt with a lot of complications when not only she discover James is a ghost but also realizes her gift has brought him back to the living. But for what reason? He life has become extremely complicated and James is one man whom she can resist. Plus she will stop at nothing to discover what happened to him.
April isn’t alone in hunting down the facts about James’ past or his return. April’s mother Virginia who can hear ghost assist in a way but also makes life a bit hard for her daughter. April’s aunt Vickie and grandmother Dotti are gift as well and add some much needed humor and embarrassment for April. These ladies cracked me up with the bickering and how calm they were about a ghost coming back alive. Each help not only April with the mystery but James in discovering what it’s means to have a second chance and finding peace.
James is a sweet man who has a reputation for being a ladies man, when he meets April sparks definitely fly. Their connection is instant but it’s hard for him to woo a woman in 2012 when he’s stuck with only the knowledge of the 1700s. What I loved most about how Lynne went about James’ mysterious past with duch depth and detail. She digs deep in Aprils Psychometry as well as her family gifts to bring the reader to the past and slowly solve what’s been hidden for so long. I can’t forget about the best part, the romance! April and James are like a moth to a flame, there is no going back and they are such a thrill to watch as they get closer to one and other.
Overall I really enjoyed the history and romance, but it also made me think about how many unsolved cases like this may be buried in the history books? I love stories that can make me think and that I can immerse myself in the world the author created. The pace is great all through out, but this is a heavy read with lots of exciting twist and turns. I can’t wait for more stories from debut author Loni Lynne, she created character the readers will easily connect to and care for. This is a book that is on my must read list for those looking for a new paranormal romance.
RECOMMENDATION:This is an adult novel with minor sexual content but this is full of suspense and paranormal abilities that will hook you from the start. Fans of Wide Open by Deborah Coates and the Allie Beckstrom series by Devon Monk will enjoy Wanted: One Ghost by Loni Lynn.
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Born in Michigan, Loni grew up all over the mid-west. From Michigan to Texas and everywhere in between before joining the Navy and meeting her Army husband. Together they were stationed in Hawaii for four years before returning to settle close to family in Maryland. Raising two beautiful daughters, Loni went from being a domestic goddess to a writer and finally a published author when her husband gifted her with a laptop,portable hard drive and a membership to Romance Writers of America for her birthday. He then challenged her to, ‘finish a book by her next birthday,’ and she did it! A few years later she was blessed with one of those novels, Wanted: One Ghost, as her debut novel.
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