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Seeing ghosts is a so-called gift Piper Tucker could well do without and has caused her trouble for as long as she can remember; but when Brady, her childhood crush, comes back to town, sexual sparks fly between them, causing real-time tension and long-dead restless spirits to demand some modern-day satisfaction.

Piper was 8 when her stepfather abandoned her on the doorstep of the father she never knew she had, and she’s spent the last 15 years trying to fit in to the small town of Cuttersville, Ohio. The fact that she can see ghosts has always been Prime Secret No. 1 for Piper. She loves the town, her family and her job as a teacher in the local school, so she doesn’t plan on ever letting anyone know. Enter Brady, the boy she had a major crush on as a child and the only one she shared her secret with. He’s back, surprised to see her all grown up, and she’s happy to take advantage of the sexual energy that crackles between them. But that same energy seems to waken a frightening urgency in some wandering spirits who’ve been in Piper’s life for years. The rising attraction and growing attachment between Piper and Brady somehow open the door to a long-forgotten murder mystery that they’ll investigate in hopes of granting peace to two doomed souls whose love ended badly. As for romance, Piper and Brady have some issues of their own, since he’s temporarily unemployed and homeless, older than she by years, and has a community reputation as a notorious flirt. Everyone knows he’s bad news for her, except, for some inexplicable reason, Piper herself. As the two search for clues in a bygone mystery and explore their newfound love, they face obstacles and resistance from every direction and must confront them all with heart and courage to claim a life together. Sweet, sensual and well-written.

A sexy, romantic love story with a light mystery that revolves around ghosts; both fun and tender.

Pub Date: March 5th, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-425-26173-6
Page count: 304pp
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2013


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