"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
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
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
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