Title: Southern Spirits
(Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #1)
Genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Published: January 13th 2015
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon)
One simple mistake…
For a girl who is about to lose her family home,
Releases the ghost of a long-dead gangster,
And opens Verity Long’s eyes to a whole new world.
When out of work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she’s saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick—she gains the ability see spirits. It leads to an offer she can’t refuse from the town’s bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with.
Ellis Wydell is in possession of a stunning historic property haunted by some of Sugarland Tennessee’s finest former citizens. Only some of them are growing restless—and destructive. He hires Verity to put an end to the disturbances. But soon, Verity learns there’s more to the mysterious estate than floating specters, secret passageways, and hidden rooms.
There’s a modern day mystery afoot, one that hinges on a decades-old murder. Verity isn't above questioning the living, or the dead. But can she discover the truth before the killer finds her?
Sooooo I read a short story from this series that was like 8.5 (whoops) but I have had my eye on this series for a while, so I decided to just jump into it!
We follow Verity Long who is flat out not having a good time. She is out of work, she may lose her family home, a long list of bills, and now she accidentally traps a ghost on her property. Not only does she get herself saddled with a supernatural sidekick, but she also now can see spirits. Thanks to this she is given an offer she can't refuse from her ex's brother. Ellis is in possession of a stunning property but it is severely haunted. These ghosts are restless and destructive. Verity takes the job to try and soothe these spirits and end the disturbances. Soon, she will realize, there is much more to this mysterious estate and to Ellis.
Okay...screw the Wyndell family and Ellis' mom and Ellis (at the beginning). Verity was wronged deeply by her ex....and they made her seem like the bad guy. Verity is a better woman than I am. I would've sang from the rooftops about how my ex cheated on me with SO many different woman. Consequences be damned. But she has a heart of gold and I am a petty monster. ;)
But yes, I loved Verity and I love her sidekicks. We have her ghostly one, Frankie, and her pet skunk. Love them! They are the dynamic trio.
Ellis....I have warmed up to him. When he learns the truth his tune changes MIGHTY quickly. Good. Verity deserves the world darnit!!! I hope by book 2 I will adore him. Right now...I'm feeling okay with him, I don't love him yet. We shall see.
Ooooooo! That mystery was good. It gave me the chills!! Literally. I was reading this and when one scene happened my arms were littered with goosebumps. That was wicked good and I didn't see it coming.
I can't wait to get my hands on book 2!
In the end, I really, really adored this book. I love Verity and her sidekicks! They make a great team. Ellis....I need more time with. I'm warming up to the fella though! The mystery was killer. I'll give this 5 stars overall. SOOOO good. Can't wait to start book 2 soon!