Title: Spirits of the Heart
Series: Haunted Voices #2
Author(s): Claire Gem
No. of pages: 316
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publication date: February 14th 2017
Date read: August 13th 2018
An addiction counselor & a security guard struggle to free a little girl and her father—lost spirits trapped inside an abandoned mental asylum.
Laura Horton returns from college to move in with an old friend & start her career. But her homecoming is jarring. Her friend’s moved out, leaving Laura alone with the gorgeous but intimidating ex-boyfriend—in a house that snugs up to an ancient graveyard.
Officer Miller Stanford is a man with a shattered past. His alcoholic dad destroyed their family, a weakness Miller is terrified will consume him too. The last thing he needs is a sexy, blonde addiction counselor watching his every move. When he begins to see specters in the dark, he starts questioning his own stability.
But Laura sees her too—a pathetic child-spirit searching for her father. Can they unravel the mysteries of Talcott Hall without jeopardizing their love—and lives—in the process?
Okay, I quite loved this book. It wasn’t perfect, but it really was near perfect to me. It had almost everything I seek in a good book to cuddle up on the couch with: romance, lovable characters, a good plot and some thrills.
Reading about Miller and Laura felt like coming home. They were two genuine sweet people, of whom you can only think “they deserve the best in the world!”. And they were such a great team together – I loved their relationship even before it became a romance. What also made it feel like coming home, was the gloomy ambience. Although it was Summer when the story took place, it had this Autumn-y vibe that consisted of cuddling up in quilts, (thunder)storms, and of course the two spirits and many other paranormal activities.
One minor point that was a bit confusing at times was that it seemed like Miller’s best friend had two different names – sometimes he was called Rip, but most times Kip. But that was all. I already miss Laura and Miller and the cosy yet creepy vibes of Spirits of the Heart and I’m definitely going to look around for a copy of the first book in the series: Hearts Unloched!
* An ecopy of this book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. *