"When Veronica buys a bed -- she also gets ghost Val -- who decides 150 years of celibacy is over"
I really like books with a ghost hero. And Valentine
Tremaine is no ordinary ghost. He's a legendary lover.
And these are some of his thoughts on woman:
Ah, women ... Creatures sent straight from heaven God's
supreme effort to outdo all the Devil's pleasurable vices.
There was no food as delectable, no whiskey as warm and
soothing, no drug as addicting. Ah, yes women ... They
came in every size and shape, short and tall, petite and
buxom, shy as a summer shower, bold as a clap of thunder,
and Val adored them all regardless. (Now who couldn't love
a man who thinks like that?)
Veronica Parrish is a college student working two jobs.
She just wanted to buy a bed. But when she went to the
shop she felt drawn towards one bed. A bed just made for
sin. The bed was Val's. He had been shot and killed in
it 150 years ago. And now he haunts it. When Val sees
Veronica he decides that 150 years of celibacy is over.
She just has to buy the bed and take it and him home and
he'll have her. So he whispers "Take Me Home". Problem:
Veronica is a virgin. Val doesn't do virgins. So they
make a deal. He'll help her write a paper for her human
sexuality class on the 50 steps to ultimate sexual
fulfillment and she'll help him discover if a woman from
his past actually had his baby.
Being a ghost has its advantages and disadvantages for
Val. He can touch and be touched, feel and be felt, his
senses are heightened, and there is more substance to him
from midnight 'til 3 AM. So now poor Veronica who doesn't
see herself as beautiful is being woke up to longing and
desire she didn't think she had but then there's Val's no
virgin rule. And Veronica is falling in love with a ghost.
There are some really great scenes in this book. Like Val
getting upset when Veronica gets into his bed and ignores
him and eats pizza. Veronica deciding to seduce the
reluctant ghost. And Veronica's friend Danny and the added
benefits he gets when Val possesses his body.
I really enjoyed this book. And it does have a happy
Val and Veronica are together in the end of the book. But
what I did not like is another character dies and Val is
allowed that person's body. He has the other person's
identity and looks, all except for when Veronica looks at
him she sees Val's blue eyes. But it is Val on the
inside. Now I just didn't really like that. I would have
rather Val came back to life in his own body. But that's
simply a personal thing.
Reviewed by Sheila Bragg for PNR
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 16, 2002