Heather McNamara talks to dead people and tries to bring healing to both the living and the recently deceased. After asking a dating service for someone who accepts her, and her gift, she signs up for a blind date unlike any other. Even if the matchmaking ends up being a dud, her date is set in a plantation crawling with spirits of the past and includes ghost hunting.
Gavin Wright wants to prove ghosts are real. Losing his twin at a young age, he almost believes that if he can prove there is life after death, he can find meaning in why he survived and his brother didn’t. At the chance to get locked in a haunted plantation, he’s thrilled…until he meets his date.
Heather and Gavin fell in love and it fell apart a long time ago. Too afraid of the risks, they let a misunderstanding drive them apart. A couple torn apart years before either Heather or Gavin were born decides to step in and leaves these ghost hunters Hunting for Love.
Be Warned: BDSM, sex toys, flogger
“So, your blind date is ghost hunting? Really?”
The doubt on Michelle’s face didn’t deter her. Heather decided long ago that the right man for her would understand and respect her connection to the other side. She wasn’t interested in an unbeliever and told the blind date service as much in her letter.
“Yes, ghost hunting. There’s an old plantation supposedly writhing in spirits that we’re going to visit. It actually sounds like fun to me.” Heather applied lip gloss. For just a moment, another face seemed to be transposed over hers but she blinked and the illusion was gone. Shaking off the shiver of remembered fear the familiar face caused, she forced a smile for the sake of Michelle.
“I love you, darling, but have I mentioned you’re a bit weird?”
Snorting in laughter, Heather turned to face her best friend. “What’s weird about getting locked in a haunted plantation for the night with a strange man?”
Michelle hugged her. “Nothing at all, dollface. You have at it. Be safe, though. You’re sure the dating service isn’t hooking you up with an axe murderer or a…I don’t know, zombie or something?”
“I’m sure. The dating service comes very highly recommended and even if the date sucks, I can check out the plantation. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Butterflies danced a staccato beat in her stomach. She was looking forward to it but for some reason, tonight felt like one of those crossroads points, one of those epic life moments that change a person forever.
The last time she felt this way…
Nope, not thinking about Gavin. Not now.
Tugging her purse strap up on her arm, she headed for the door. “You have my cell number. I’ll text you. If something goes wrong and he pulls an axe, you’ll be the first person I call.”
Michelle groaned. “See, this is why I worry. The first person you call is the police. Then you call me and tell me the authorities are on their way and you’re hiding in a closet.”
“Yeah, ancient wooden closet door versus axe? And you call me the illogical one?”
Posted by Unknown on 5th Feb 2014
Hunting for Love is a sweet short about a ghost whispering woman, Heather, that gets to go on a blind date to a haunted plantation. Brave enough to be trapped in a house overnight with a guy she’s never met before and do some ghost hunting, she awaits his arrival. However, when Gavin Wright appears, her ex from long ago, she must brave the past to uncover the reason for her pull to this place and the couple of decades past within…
My first thought picking up this book was that it didn’t matter to me what it was about, just that it was an author I’ve come to love so fast through this site (Night Owl Reviews). I feel like through her books, we can pick up more and more of the sassy, snarky, but loveable personality that seems to be hiding just below the service of all her female leads. They say that authors often write what they know, so maybe we’re picking up on some of Ms. Nelson’s own personal charm? The point is, I love this author and I love everything she puts out there to be read. Everything she writes is like a movie playing in my head and I won’t move until I’ve finished it. When you’re looking for a pick-me-up, just grab one of her books because the characters will captivate you, the story will suck you in, and maybe you’ll even discover something about yourself that you didn’t know you had hiding.
Two thumbs up to this book as well as Virginia Nelson.