This review was originally posted at Novel Reflections as part of a book tour.
When Grateful Knight's ex-boyfriend steals all her money, her father allows her to live cheaply in an empty house he's having trouble selling. Unfortunately, the house is located in Red Grove, where the number of headstones in the cemetery far outnumber the people living in the tiny town. And, that cemetery happens to be in the backyard of Grateful's new rental.
Maybe it's the view of the graveyard that's keeping the house from selling? Or the sexy ghost living in the attic? Or the swoon-worthy cemetery caretaker harboring some deep, dark secrets? Whatever it is, Grateful is certain that her ending up in Red Grove when it's on the verge of a magical meltdown is no coincidence.
It's been a while since I've read a paranormal romance, and I'd forgotten how steamy they can be. THE GHOST AND THE GRAVEYARD was very steamy! Whew. We have Grateful, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer-in-training heroine, caught in a lusty love triangle with Rick the caretaker and Logan the ghost.
I don't think the plot of this book was very strong, because it was mainly the development of the love triangle at the same time Grateful was realizing her magical connection to Red Grove. I would have liked to see more character and story development before the insta-lust started.
However, this is the first book in The Monk's Hill Witch series, and I do think it laid a good foundation for future books. Readers learn the history of the cemetery and what exactly Rick is protecting behinds its iron gates. We get a taste of Grateful's new powers and the challenges she will face in the days ahead. I also enjoyed the surprising little twist at the end.
Something I really liked about the book was the heroine's witty voice! She had many clever quips that had me snickering. In addition to being a kick-butt heroine, she was also very likable.
THE GHOST AND THE GRAVEYARD is a promising start to this new paranormal romance series. 3-stars!