"a 'don't miss' paranormal [ghost] romance"
I read Scott's SCANDALOUS SPIRITS shortly after its
release and truly, truly enjoyed it. It's quirky, it's
sexy and it's fun. It reminded me a bit (and I'll show my
age here) of the old B&W TV show, TOPPER, though the book
is set in current day outside Atlantic City, NJ. The
ghosts in SPIRITS aren't the love interest, per se, but
more the cheerleading team - and also the troublemakers.
The heroine is a struggling, spunky ex-waitress turned
ghostbuster. The hero is a millionaire, straight-laced
There is also a bar scene with the hero and heroine,
involving darts and tequila and, eventually, a limo that
was... well... HOT! I've never been a tequila fan, but boy
oh boy, THAT SCENE certainly could make me change my mind.
If you've not read SPIRITS, grab it. It's very well
written (and those of you who've had me as a
partner/editor KNOW that's high praise because I am a
PERSNICKETY editor!) with very well paced, snappy
dialogue. Add a superb story on top of that and that
makes this a 'don't miss' paranormal [ghost] romance.
Reviewed for PNR Reviews by Linnea
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 6, 2003
Marcus Van Buren's ghostly family has been a thorn in his backside since the day he was born. Now he's paying someone to get rid of them.
Inexperienced ghostbuster Daisy Malone should be ecstatic the ultra-wealthy tabloid darling, Marcus Van Buren, is paying her big bucks to conduct a sham of an investigation. The windfall will bail her family out of financial ruin. According to Marcus, all she has to do is tell the truth and sign a document swearing the old family home, Laguna Vista, is 100% ghost-free. Unfortunately, Daisy knows otherwise.
Brought together by their quirky relatives (three of them dead), Marcus and Daisy learn the power of forgiveness, the beauty of love, and the true meaning of "all for one and one for all."