Saturday, December 20, 2014

Book Review: Ghouls Rush In

Title - Ghouls Rush In
Author - H.P. Mallory
Series - Peyton Clark #1
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Published - Montlake Romance
Published - May 20th 2014

Do you believe in love after life?

Looking for a fresh start, Peyton Clark becomes the proud owner of a piece of New Orleans history: an Antebellum-era two-story house in the Garden District. It’s going to take time and a fat wallet to restore the fixer-upper to its former glory, but after her recent divorce, Peyton could use the distraction.

It’s not long before Peyton discovers she’s moved into the haunted home of a flirtatious paranormal prankster. She’s receiving kisses from unseen lips and caresses from a ghostly hand, and soon she begins to have vivid dreams, bringing her face-to-face with the incomparably handsome ghost of Drake Montague.

When Peyton grows closer to her general contractor, Ryan Kelly—who is as charming as he is alive—the chill in the air could only suggest Drake’s jealousy from beyond the grave. But even though she’s definitely attracted to and interested in Ryan, Peyton also can’t get Drake out of her dreams, or her heart, as she begins to uncover the frightening truth behind his death a century ago…

Peyton has just gotten divorced when this house that used to belong to her great-aunt in dropped in her lap. She takes it as destiny to start her new life redoing the house of her family whom she knew nothing about. Peyton’s new house isn’t in the best shape with all the rain it’s leaking pretty bad. When Ryan is sent to check on her he finds the house in a bad place and offers her a warm place to stay and to help her find someone who can fix her house up.  With little coaxing from Ryan’s sister she sets out to get him to be her general contractor on the house.

While tearing apart the house they find old newspaper articles that tell of a young cop searching for a killer known as the Axeman before he died. When Drake starts  coming to Peyton in her dreams she learns that he’s tied to the house haunting it you could say. Only Drake isn’t the only sprit hanging around but the Axeman has come back to New Orleans. Peyton needs to figure out how to get rid of him with the help of a little voodoo she may be able to send him away. Plus what about her contractor Ryan who she can’t stop thinking about.

I loved Peyton she's gotten rid of her loser ex and is starting her life all over. The author gives Peyton a perfect partner in house hauntings Ryan. Granted he’s been nicknamed a barbarian I think he’s just what she needs to go with her new life. I also think he’s going to be able to deal with all her supernatural stuff better than most. I’m not sure how I feel about Drake I wanted to like him but he’s kind of this womanizer ghost who is tied to Peyton.

I've purchased a few books by this author but never started them and this one keeps popping up on my news feed so I decided to bite the bullet. However I've been watching Coven of American Horror story that features the Axeman of new Orleans which is super creepy that this novel also features him. I looked him up also btw totally real scared the hebbie jeebies out of me. The story is witty, loaded with humor, toss in a little mystery and a ghost it's a perfectly executed story. I enjoyed Peyton's story and the supernatural elements are done tastefully. Ghouls Rush in is a cozy mystery perfect for a lazy afternoon read. 

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