Jenny Carpenter is the unrivaled pie-baking champion of Last Chance, South Carolina's annual Watermelon Festival and the town's unofficial spinster. With her dream of marriage and children on hold, she focuses on another dream, turning the local haunted house into a charming bed-and-breakfast. But her plans go off course when the home's former owner shows up on her doorstep on a dark and stormy night . . .
Mega-bestselling horror writer Gabriel Raintree is as mysterious and tortured as his heroes. His family's long-deserted mansion is just the inspiration he needs to finish his latest twisted tale, or so he thinks until he learns it's been sold. The new innkeeper proves to be as determined as she is kind, and soon Gabriel finds himself a paying guest in his own home. As Jenny and Gabe bring new passion to the old house, can she convince him to leave the ghosts of his past behind-and make Last Chance their first choice for a future together?
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Ok first off I have to say that it so happened that a few days before diving in to this book I'd went with family to visit the Stanley Hotel (which is where The Shining was filmed) and that is knows for being haunted. That little experience made me feel even closer to these characters and what they'd been through. It kind of did make me feel like I could understand Gabriel Roundtree, it even made me feel like I could identify him with as if he were the author of a horror film.
I have to say that I think that even though this is a romance I like the supernatural element to it a bit more. The Ghost of Gabriel's dead brother and the secret behind it makes this a brilliant story. I also think that were it not for the ghost they wouldn't have ever gotten together.
This is most certainly a stormy night kind of read, as well as for those who aren't scared of a little fright.
Happy Reading... Adri