[Book Review] Better Homes and Hauntings

Better Homes and Hauntings / Molly Harper

Nina Linden has the chance to rebuild her business after the physical and financial sabotage of her ex.  She lands the job of a lifetime in landscaping the private island estate of software wizard Deacon Whitney.  But the historic mansion has a dark history, and maybe all of those scary stories are more than simply speculation and myth.  Growing friendships with the other members of the project, and Mr. Whitney himself, help Nina recover from her own haunting past, and it will take a combined effort to unravel the secrets of this house.

I'd say that Molly Harper's writing is one of my guilty pleasures, but that would indicate that I felt any guilt about reading her books.  Yes, the romance is easy to predict and the villains obviously villains, but sometimes that's exactly what you want.

Better Homes and Hauntings makes for delightful light fare.  It is written with the seasoning of sass that I've come to expect and love from Harper's writing.  She does a good job balancing the different narrators, cultivates friendships between her characters, and makes me laugh in a book where there are nightmare level horrors lurking.

This is a great book for readers who like fun paranormal love stories.

Advanced Reader Copy copy courtesy of NetGalley; differences may exist between uncorrected galley text and the final edition.


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