Monday, November 8, 2010
Allegra Fairweather: Paranormal Investigator
Amazon Blurb -
Allegra Fairweather here. Paranormal investigator. Got problems with specters? Shapeshifters? I'm the woman to call. Just don't call me a Ghostbuster. The last guy who did that ended up flat on his back with my boot at his throat.
With my 99.5% success rate, solving the mystery of a bleeding rose that has sprung up on the shores of Loch Furness should have been an easy gig. But already I've heard the shriek of the local banshee, discovered two bodies (and then lost two bodies), and had a near-death encounter with a three-hundred-year-old ghost. And perhaps most dangerous of all, the hot pub owner who hired me now wants to show me exactly what's under his kilt.
Luckily, I'm ably assisted by my very own guardian angel. I'm grateful for his help-but he's also drop-dead gorgeous. A bit distracting when I've got a mystery to solve, and the clock is ticking...
Allegra is a paranormal invesitgator. She lives in San Diego Ca, and travels where ever her sevices are needed. Today that's Lock Furness Scotland. Douglas MacGragor has asked for her help. The Dedfield Rose is growing on the shores of Loch Furness and legend has it that when the Dedfield Rose is growing, disaster will take place.
Arriving in Loch Furness, Allegra goes looking for Douglas. She's in for a pleasant surprise when she finds this hunky Scottish Highlander. He owns and runs the town's inn, Mac's and all he can offer her for payment is free bed and board. She agrees and it doesn't take long for the townsfolk to start turning up dead. Banshee's, witches, selkies, ghosts all abound as Allegra tries to solve the case. She also has a special helper, or watcher as he prefers to be thought of, her handsome hot and hunky guardian angel Casper. She's called him Casper since the first time she met him at six years old and he saved her life then disappeared like Casper the ghost. He only comes when her life is on the line and can't really help her per-say, he can beat around the bush a bit to give her hints and that's what he does, but only if he thinks she's going into a life threatening situation, or when she's already in one. She often yells at him, saying you sure took your time!
Douglas is crushing on Allegra big time, but she doesn't feel the same. She loves Casper, which doesn't work at all, they can never be together. As an angel, he is serving penance for his sins on earth till he can enter Heaven and loving Allegra is a major no-no. He is always there right at the moment she needs him most.
Will she solve this mystery before the town turns on her? Will Douglas ever get to kiss her? Will she ever get to kiss Casper? Hhhhmmmm....you'll have to read and see : )
I enjoyed this book. Very light, yet not too simplistic. Allegra is a really good character,and this has great series potential. I love the chemistry between she and Casper and hope Ms. Nell will continue with these books. Absolutely recommend it!
3 1/2 cannolis