"A funny supernatural romance that is quite good"
In Atlantic City, the three Van Buren siblings (Jonas,
Isadore, and James) died when inebriated and they drove off
the road into the nearby water. For the last seventy years
they have haunted the family home at Laguna Vista, but the
last decade has been boring, as no one has resided in the
house. The ghosts know they are somewhat at fault with
their pranks that have kept their descendants away.
One of their relatives Marcus Van Buren hires novice
ghostbuster Daisy Malone to certify that Laguna Vista is
ghost free so he can get rid of this mausoleum. Her family
needs the money, but ethics and knowing spirits live there
provide Daisy with a moral dilemma. As three worried
apparitions play matchmaker, Daisy and Marcus fall in love,
but does this couple have a ghost of a chance to make a
permanent relationship last when they disagree about the
existence of Jonas, Isadore, and James?
The key to what makes SCANDALOUS SPIRITS so delightful a
novel that paranormal romance fans will want to read is the
strong cast. The lead couple and the ghostly support
players seem real so that the audience believes in the
magic of love and the authenticity of sprightly spirits.
Surprisingly Jonas faces an angst-laden decision that will
endear him even more to readers and showcase the abilities
of C.B. Scott to convert the surreal into feeling so real.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 8, 2002