Thursday, October 31, 2013

Review: Ghosts of Kingston Cottage by Libby Bishop

Title: Ghosts of Kingston Cottage
Author: Libby Bishop 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Entangled Ever After
Number of Pages: 70
Source: Publisher

She believes in ghosts.
Medium and paranormal investigator Arabella Pierce is sent with her crew to Kingston Cottage, a haunted Maine seafarer’s cottage on an isolated island, but for this investigation, her boss has stuck them with skeptical reporter Lucas Brown. Though he’s hot as they come, Arabella can’t trust a man whose sole job is to discredit her and the work she does. Not after what happened with the last few skeptics...
He believes in evidence.
But Lucas isn’t as skeptical as he seems—he wants the truth, no matter what that is. When the ghosts appear, he and Arabella must work together—in tight quarters—to convince the resident ghosts to move on before a storm strands the entire crew on the island. If Arabella can put aside her prejudices, she and Lucas just might have a shot at a lifetime.

The Ghosts of Kingston Cottage was the perfect Halloween read. This was a part of a new imprint of Entangled and I loved that it was designed for a fast and easy read. I had this read in about 2 hrs.

My problem is with novellas this size, it's so hard to have a satisfying romance. If you don't connect to the characters right away, then it's a painful read. While I never could connect fully to the heroine, I still enjoyed the setting and romance of the ghosts-Seamus and Katie. The writing was wonderful, and totally held my attention all the way through  and I couldn't wait to see how things were resolved--even with my problem with not fully connecting to the characters. I believe this is a debut book, and I have to say it was not a bad start and I look forward to reading more by this author.