Author: Libby Bishop
Length: Anthology, 265 pages
Genres: MF Romance, paranormal
TBR Reviewer: Jean
Rating: 3 Stars – A Good Read
Heat: 3 - blush worthy
This is a collection of three short stories, each focusing on a different member of the Revenant Investigations team and their individual backgrounds. Arabella Pierce, Lena Tompson and Kate Briar are friends and colleagues who have unusual psychic gifts and make a living as paranormal investigators. All three lead dedicated but loveless lives due to their unnatural talents, but each story begins them on a journey to find happiness and their true destinies.
As thrilling as finding true love and a happily ever after can be, the road to get there is a hard one for these three unique women, battling vengeful ghosts and risking physical danger along the way. Luckily, their respective heart's desires are battling along with them, making their eventual joining all the more satisfying and poignant.
The characters are colorful, smart and brave--no shrinking damsels in distress here. The main difficulty with this book is that with such a plethora of characters and ancestors floating about, it becomes hard to remember who is who, and determine who is "alive" and who is "dead", the ghosts materializing and speaking relevant dialogue throughout. There is also much unnecessary detail about the characters movements, actions and behaviors which which hampers the forward motion of the often overcomplicated plot and reveals a somewhat amateur writing style.
However, the adventure and danger our heroines face is vividly depicted, making the reader really feel the dank earth beneath their feet, the howling winds and sea spray on thier faces. Well done! With a bit more "salt" under the belt, readers can look forward to more fascinating seaside ghost stories from this author.