Series: Ghost Seer #1
Published by Berkley on April 1, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
There’s just something about Clare. Apart from the ghosts…...
When her eccentric aunt passes away, no-nonsense accountant Clare Cermac inherits more than just a small fortune. She receives the gift of communicating with ghosts. While Clare may not believe in spirits, it’s hard to overlook the shadowy talking dog appearing on her bed or spectral cowboys tipping their hats to her in the streets of Denver. And when she locks eyes with sexy—and living—Zach Slade, there’s certainly no ignoring him either.
A former deputy sheriff, Zach is leaving a painful past behind in Montana for a new life in Denver as a private investigator, a job that has him crossing paths with beautiful Clare. Not that she minds. After the restless ghost of a Wild West gunman demands her assistance, Clare finds herself needing Zach more and more—and not just for help.
I think I want to be Clare. No longer needing to work due to inheritance from her late, eccentric aunt, Clare decides someone else probably needs the job more than she does. Pretty nice of her, looking out for others. Clare is definitely a no-nonsense, down to earth personality, so having all this spiritual woo-woo stuff plaguing her freaks her out. She is in denial, but who can avoid an adorable spectral pup who appears to guide her through this tough transitional time. Clare goes through stages until she can’t deny it anymore. She has a special gift passed down to her from her aunt and it is time to use it. She does adjust to her new life a lot better than our hero, that’s for sure.
Zach has suffered some tragedy, which puts him in Denver looking to start over. His progression to acceptance of his new life takes a little longer. He is very stubborn and his handicaps make for a fairly angry. Throughout most of the book, there was something about Zach that irritated me. Maybe it was his resistance to what was going on around them and his initial refusal to help Clare out. By the end, he was ok. I’m hoping he makes me love him in book 2.
Ghost Seer was a cute urban fantasy, and I already have book 2 downloaded so I am anxious to see how the story picks up.
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