by Jayne Castle

June 2006
ISBN: 0-515-14140-2
Reviewer Graphic Button Jove Books
Mass Market Paperback

It has been a few years since Jayne Castle brought us a new tale from Harmony, but it has been worth the wait. Ghost Hunter contains all of the elements that fans of this series cherish. A strong alpha male, a feisty heroine, the strangely green glowing ruins and best of all dust bunnies!!

Elly St. Clair is a descendent of one of Harmonyís founding families. In fact, her father is one of the leaders of the Aurora Springs Guild. Getting engaged to the new Guild Boss, Cooper Boone, makes perfect sense, especially since Elly has fallen in love with him. Once she realizes that their engagement has stronger ties to the Guild than his emotions, she does the only sensible thing - she breaks off the betrothal and leaves town.

Cooper Boone is stunned when Elly breaks their engagement. He cannot understand why she is so upset. Cooper knew that she was the right woman for him from their first meeting, and has carefully conducted his courtship. He thought his restraint was admirable, after all, her family said that she was a bit fragile. Elly certainly didnít look too fragile when she told Cooper and her father that the wedding was off. Maybe he should give her some time to think about things.

Six months later, Elly owns a flourishing herbal shop in Cadence City, and has acquired Rose, a jewelry-loving dust bunny as a pet. She just knows that Cooper is coming to town because he cannot live without her. And, as a matter of fact, she needs a good ghost hunter to help her locate a missing friend. Who better than a Guild Boss?

The misconceptions these two have are enough to make a reader laugh out loud. Honestly, these two intelligent people have no clue how to deal with each other. But Ms. Castleís deft combination of romance and suspense quickly show the readers that someone knows what they are doing. Lucky for us, it is the author, and Ghost Hunter is a page-turning winner. I finished it in one day, and was sorry to see it end. I hope Ms. Castle plans to write more books in this fascinating world.

Reviewed in May 2006 by Paula.

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