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"A definite must read for anyone who enjoys humor with their romance!"

Daisy Malone is in need of money quick to save her family from financial ruin so declaring Laguna Vista "ghost free" should be easy...even though she's been infatuated with one of the ghostly residents since childhood. All she has to do is conduct a sham of an investigation for a couple days and convince the three siblings to move on to the after life...or lie. She never counted on the sexy absentee owner showing up, moving in and getting chummy with her family!

When Marcus Van Buren finds out his "ex"secretary,/best friend hires an amateur to rid his ancestors from his mansion, he finds himself on the doorstep of the very property he never wanted to see again and intends to sell. Dealings with Daisy never go as planed either.

For a first novel, CB Scott is off to a fabulous start. SCANDALOUS SPIRITS was such a fun (and funny!) read! A contemporary novel, the story has a very solid paranormal element involving the ghosts who are from the roaring 20's.

Every time the two come together, sparks fly. Marcus is frustrated because Daisy has a fascination with his dead grandfather and can't help his growing attraction to the amateur ghostbuster. Bound and determined to show Ms Malone that not all the Van Buren men are philandering rakes, Marcus finds himself suddenly doing things he never thought possible.

I loved Daisy. Her hiking boots made me laugh. But even though she conceals a pretty shocking secret as to why she has a hard time with Marcus, I still found her inner strength added humor to most of her conversations with him. (Think someone to used to saying what is on her mind, but generally at the wrong moment). Then there is the equipment to get rid of the ghosts...that she hardly knows how to use. Her family is a hoot, it's a tough choice between her sister Jill, and mother (who totally decks the house and yard for the holidays) as to which family member made me laugh more.

...And finally, then there are the ghosts... While each of them has their own enduring qualities and Daisy is obsessed with Jonas, I really think Izzy (Isadore) is my favorite. She is like a petulant child with a crush on Rufus, and not getting anything she wants!

SCANDALOUS SPIRITS is an all around terrific novel. It has everything: great laughing material, stuff that will touch your heart and maybe make you cry (okay, I cried). The end is perfect and gives you a couple surprises as well! I can't recommend this story enough!

Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted April 22, 2004

SUMMARY

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."

 

Scandalous Spirits
by C. B. Scott

Imajinn Books
February 1, 2002
Available: November 10, 2006
ISBN #1893896234
EAN #9781893896239
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