"Superb paranormal contemporary romance""
Just outside Philadelphia, Hecuba "Horry" Willikins is
enjoying sex with his housekeeper Lily Paige when he
suddenly dies with a smile on his face. A few days later
in Pittsburgh, his beloved niece Darcie Reed is being
sexually harassed by her boss when she learns that her
uncle died. She quits her job and heads to Shangri-la
Horry's wild Cliff House home for the reading of the will.
Her former fiancÚ Cameron Pierce is being sexually
harassed by a female vulture when he finds out that Horry
wanted him to attend the reading of his will.
Attorney Clark Humboldt shows the video will in which
Horry provides for his "Little Lily Pad" and informs
Cameron and Darcie that they have joint custody of his
estate in trust for his cat Lucky for one month. If either
leaves early, everything goes to his half-brother Edwin.
At the end of the month they will decide who gets Lucky,
the house, and the estate. Cameron and Darcie reluctantly
agree the terms of Horry's will. However, someone wants
them to fail by causing trouble between them.
Though a little communication between the lead couple
would have solved some of their differences, fans will
appreciate this superb paranormal contemporary romance.
Horry the otherworldly matchmaker through the will and
somewhat as a ghost mostly observes the human foibles and
communicates with Lucky. The cast is solid as the
secondary characters including the intelligent feline
bring out the best and worst in the dueling duet as they
struggle with one another, the ghost, someone wanting them
to leave, and just being STUCK IN SHANGRI-LA for a month
together of no sex though both want it.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted October 17, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 19, 2007