"A passionate love that transcends death"

Recently divorced from an abusive husband, Paige moves into a new house on the coast. Soon she realizes that she is not the only occupant of the house. The former owner, Ian, was killed in his bed and trapped as a ghost in the house until his unknown destiny is fulfilled. Paige and Ian become lovers, entering into a relationship that bridges the living realm with that of the dead. Unfortunately, Paige's ex-husband is stalking her and Ian is concerned for her well-being, but can he protect her?

Paige and Ian are both interesting characters, but I felt Ian was one-dimensional. Although I thought some of the reasoning behind Paige's feelings, especially for her ex- husband, were unusual, I could understand her most of the time. On the other hand, Ian seemed liked he was simply there, not playing much role except as the ghost and lover. The ex-husband was written well and easily hated.

I did not expect the end. Sometimes this is good, but at times, like this instance, I do not feel an unexpected ending was the way this story should conclude.

Overall, the story was entertaining with few slow portions. Although I did not think the motivations of the characters were completely believable, this book was a quick read and passionate, earning a few bleary eye moments from this reviewer.

Reviewed by Katie Seely
Posted July 7, 2009


Illustrious architect Ian Holt is shot to death one evening in his newly built home on the Monterey Peninsula. Forced to find a destiny that's unknown to him before he can fully cross over, he thinks he may have found his calling in a delicate beauty named Paige Stanfield who purchases his home five years after his death.

With a children's hospital being built under shady circumstances by her greedy and psychotic ex-husband who's on the rampage, will they be up for the challenge and find true love in each other before Paige has her own life taken away? Phantom Lover is a dramatic and sensual story where breaking all the rules of here and the hereafter are a must.

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Ghost
Heat Rating: Three = May include harsh language, extreme BDSM, group sex/partner switching, and moderate violence.

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Phantom Lover
by Kelly Wallace

Absolute XPress
May 1, 2009
Available: May 8, 2009
ISBN #1894817117
EAN #9781894817110
144 pages
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