My name is Thea Bell and I was murdered.
I always assumed that death was the end. So when my life was cruelly taken away from me, I never thought I would get a second chance to say what I needed to.
But then I was given a choice, a choice that allowed me to see the people I had left behind, and I knew I had to take it.
I wanted to say a proper goodbye. I needed justice for what happened to me.
But even in death, things rarely go to plan.
I never expected to meet him. I didn't anticipate falling in love. I hadn't considered the repercussions of coming back. I never realized I would put another person in danger.
I didn't know my actions were going to haunt us forever.
My name is Detective Aiden Mercer, and I think I have gone insane.
I am seeing the murder victim of my current case alive and in the flesh, and that is simply not possible.
I can see her, hear her, touch her. She’s real to me, however I know this cannot be real. Right?
But try telling my heart that, because as I grow closer to catching Thea’s killer, I also fall deeper into trouble.
Because love is rarely anything but trouble and I know this love will haunt me forever.
My Thoughts ~
Haunted Love is an incredible new book by one of my favorite authors, Jessica Frances. Ms. Frances’ books have always been amazing and I have yet to find one that did not keep me completely engrossed while reading. This new stand-alone novel is no exception and I am beyond excited to share my thoughts with you!
Thea Bell wasn’t ready to die, but one day someone took her life. With so much to do and so many things left unsaid, she is given a choice to go back and accomplish just that. The only promise she is given is that she will be able to be seen by at least one person and with that one person, she will be ‘attached’ to them. Truly hoping that it will be her brother Flynn, she jumps at the chance to make sure he is doing okay and say goodbye. Unfortunately, it’s not Flynn who can see or feel her.
Being attached to the detective investigating your murder wasn’t exactly what Thea had in mind when given the choice to come back to say good bye to her brother, and for Aiden Mercer, well his life just got more interesting. Aiden is good at his job, really good. Unfortunately, due to staffing shortages and a true love for his job, he loses touch with his family, spending too much time solving cases instead of staying in touch with his loved ones. This all changes though when Thea pops into his life. Once he gets over the fact that he’s not crazy and he can indeed see and touch the ghost of Thea Bell, the two of them team together in order to get to the bottom of the case.
As Aiden and Thea work to find out who murdered her, Thea’s persistent ways convince Aiden that there is more to life than just his job and that family should be his most important concern. In between everything that is going on, their friendship grows but they soon learn that true love knows no boundaries. Yes, Haunted Love is a ghost story, but it is also so much more. It is truly an epic love story that will stay in your heart long after the last sentence is read.
I love every book that Jessica Frances has written to date, but Haunted Love is quite possibly her best work yet! Everything about it was perfect – from the mystery to the romance and everything in between. Ms. Frances writing style really drawls you into the story and you can’t help but fall in love with the characters and become completely engrossed with everything that is going on. With a gripping, emotional and captivating plot, this is one paranormal romance that you do not want to miss out on!
“Love doesn’t know limitations. It doesn’t matter how you fall in love or the reasons you shouldn’t, only that you do.”