Narrator: Traci Odom
Length: 8 hours 30 min
Series: Jade Calhoun #2
Published by Bayou Moon Publishing on January 1, 2011
Genres: Urban Fantasy
I received this book for free from Narrator in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
From USA Today bestselling author, Deanna Chase, the first book in the Jade Calhoun series. HAUNTED ON BOURBON STREET Jade loves her new apartment--until a ghost joins her in the shower. When empath Jade Calhoun moves into an apartment above a strip bar on Bourbon Street, she expects life to get interesting. What she doesn't count on is making friends with an exotic dancer, attracting a powerful spirit, and developing feelings for Kane, her sexy landlord. Being an empath has never been easy on Jade's relationships. It's no wonder she keeps her gift a secret. But when the ghost moves from spooking Jade to terrorizing Pyper, the dancer, it's up to Jade to use her unique ability to save her. Except she'll need Kane's help--and he's betrayed her with a secret of his own--to do it. Can she find a way to trust him and herself before Pyper is lost?
Being the first book in the Jade Calhoun series, Haunted on Bourbon Street is going to have some world building. I was really pleased that it didn’t dominate the whole book and we were able to get a lot of current story in as well as get a bit of what goes on in this part of New Orleans and in Jane’s past.
I wanted to like Jane, but I found I preferred the scenes with Pyper a lot more. Pyper was fun and energetic while Jane was reserved. I’m sure Jane will come out of her shell more as the books continue and she adjusts to her new home and relationships. The big blow out with Kane irritated me. Jane was definitely being hypocritical and really, his secret wouldn’t have bothered me!
The ghosts in this book… just plain creepy, and have powers that were really scary! There are definitely some good twists in the story and there is more going on than originally thought. Good discoveries and an intense battle.
The narration was well done. There were some pronunciations I was kind of iffy on, after talking to some New Orleans residents when there for RT2014 last may, but over all it was a good listen.
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