Saturday, June 15, 2013

Review: The Ghost Hunter by Lori Brighton

Title: The Ghost Hunter (The Hunter #1)
Author: Lori Brighton
Source: Self Purchased
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Romance
Release Date: September 11, 2010
Reviewer: Jasmyn

When Ashley Hunter inherits the Inn where her father mysteriously vanished years ago, she jumps at the chance to finally uncover the truth about his disappearance. But soon after taking ownership of the decrepit building, Ashley realizes she’s in for far more than she bargained. Not only has she inherited answers to many sought-after questions, she’s also inherited spirits, demons and even fallen angels! Then Cristian arrives, a gorgeous man who insists he merely needs a room to rent. She believes him, until one by one her ghosts start disappearing...

As a fallen angel destined for a life of servitude, Cristian Lucius is relegated to protecting earth from unwanted spirits. But he can’t accomplish this daunting task alone. He requires assistance from the very woman who frustrates him as much as she intrigues him. Cristian is determined to ignore his intense attraction for Ashley, and focus on his mission. If they don’t work together, they won’t have a chance in hell of defeating the demon threatening their lives. The problem is getting Ashley to trust him. No easy task, considering Cristian is the very man responsible for her father’s disappearance.

Ashley has always been able to see ghosts - and now she has recently become the owner of an inn full of them.  She becomes attached to a few of "her" ghosts and when she finds out Cristian, a strange man trying to buy her inn, making them disappear she begins to wonder what it going on.  I enjoyed Ashley's character, a strong female lead that has her own destiny and isn't afraid to try and take care of herself.  I really didn't like Cristian at first - very cocky and arrogant - and he was getting rid of Ashley's ghost (very rude).

But, of course, things quickly sail full steam ahead out of control when an ancient demon comes into the picture.  A demon that has quite the history with Cristian.  The story picks up the pace very quickly and never really slows down until it's all over.  Ashley and Cristian manage to find some time together throughout and some of their scenes are quite touching.  I'm interested to see what might be happening next in the series.

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