A Gift of Ghosts by Sarah Wynde
Series: Tassamara #1
Published by Rozelle Press
Published on: March 8 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Akira has secrets. But so does the town of Tassamara.
Akira Malone believes in the scientific method, evolution, and Einstein’s theory of relativity. And ghosts.
All the logic and reason in the world can’t protect her from the truth—she can see and communicate with spirits. But Akira is sure that her ability is just a genetic quirk and the ghosts she encounters simply leftover electromagnetic energy. Dangerous electromagnetic energy.
Zane Latimer believes in telepathy, precognition, auras, and that playing Halo with your employees is an excellent management technique. He also thinks that maybe, just maybe, Akira Malone can help his family get in touch with their lost loved ones.
But will Akira ever be able to face her fears and accept her gift? Or will Zane’s relatives be trapped between life and death forever?
Recently I read a book titled, A Lonely Magic, that I just fell in love with and couldn’t put down. So of course I went looking for other books by the same author and found this book, along with the rest of this series. If you like a good ghost story, with a sweet romance, this book is a must read. I found it to be a really fun, easy read.
Akira is a scientist with a lifelong problem. She sees and talks to ghosts. To her, it’s an embarrassment and absolutely something to hide from everyone. When she makes a mistake and mentions something questionable ghost-wise in a scientific publication, she loses the respect from the scientific community that she belongs to and the loss of her job is coming next. Not knowing what to do, when she receives a call about a job, she jumps at the chance. She has no idea exactly what it is that the company really does, but they offer such a good deal that she uproots herself and moves across the country to the small town of Tassamara, in Florida. It doesn’t take long before she realizes that she is living in a town of spiritualists, and working for the company that employs most, if not all of them. She is pretty appalled, but the son of the owner of the company, Zane, sweetens the pot by being handsome, carefree, and really interested in her.
I enjoyed all the characters of this story. Of course Akira and Zane became favorites, but the secondary ghost characters, Dillon, a fifteen year old attached to Akira’s rental car, and Rose and Henry, attached to her rental house, almost steal the book. They made the book humorous a lot of the time, although the fact that Dillon died at fifteen, and Rose at nineteen, was pretty heartbreaking. The rest of the characters in the story have psychic gifts of different sorts and from what I can tell are featured in the other books of the series. Since I have every intention of reading the rest of the series, I am looking forward to seeing what happens with these characters.
Of course there is a lot more to the story then what I have mentioned. I really don’t want to tell that much about the rest of the story due to spoilers. I will say that I enjoyed the whole thing and can recommend this to paranormal romance readers or even just romance fans. It’s not geared to young adults due to sexual situations and even a couple of horrible deaths. Other then the sexual situations and the deaths, I would describe the rest of this book experience as almost heartwarming. If that’s your thing, you need to read this book! On a different note, It has to be said, that the cover could have been more indicative of what the story is about, and better executed-but that’s a minor complaint when the story is this good.