by Jo Victor
For a smart woman, Alex is pretty clueless. She wants the truth, but she’s looking in the wrong place. She wants love, but she’s not looking at all. If only Cam didn’t keep disrupting her life, Alex might be able to find some answers. After all, it’s not as if Cam is interested in her. Which is probably a good thing, since Cam is even more infuriating than she is charming—and she’s got plenty of charm.
On the other hand, Rosamund, Cam’s ex and Alex’s professional rival, is definitely interested in Alex, but can she be trusted? Alex doesn’t even realize the historic house she’s staying in is haunted. Perhaps a little supernatural help will lead Alex to uncover the secret of a love story hidden for over a century, and to solve the greatest mystery of all—the truth hidden in her own heart.
A pleasant surprise and delightful read. Alex stays at the historic home of a British author while on a research fellowship. Her first meeting with Cam, a local handywoman, is uninspiring, but the spirit in the house seems determined to get them together. The supporting characters nicely round out the ensemble and as Alex and Cam find their way romantically, Alex learns an surprising fact about the author that puts a prize up for grabs by the duplicitous and seductive Rosamund. The dialogue is sprightly and the mystery is entwined with discovering love both present and past in the charming countryside. I am glad I took a chance on this story.