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This book is a damn fine read. I loved it from start to finish and can't wait to read the sequel. - Laurie K, Stellar Four
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- File size : 1757 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 228 pages
- Publication date : March 8, 2014
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B006KF645E
- Publisher : Rozelle Press (March 8, 2014)
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
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- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,556 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This was a delightful story, full of some of my favorite things; psychics, ghosts and a good romance. The setting of the story, a little town in Florida knows as Tassamara sounded so quaint and peaceful, painting a lovely background for the story. I look forward to checking out the next book in the series by Wynde.
The Gift of Ghosts, well that might be a gift for some, but, in Akira Malone's case, she would rather her 'gift' be considered a 'Quirk.' Now I capitalized the Q as in Akira's case she has had multiple encounters with ghosts that have a red aura and are vicious in their interaction with her. That is not to say some ghosts are charming, but...
At what cost? Akira quickly encounters her first ghost, Dillon. Dillon was a 15yr old and is 'tied' to the rental car provided for her at the airport. Akira tries to ignore him, but...he is to personable and endears himself to her. What is this job offer really about? But, as we know...
Akira having been unwise in an academic paper needs a job. One offer comes literally out of the blue. There is a firm in Florida, in a wee town named Tassamara, that beckons her. After the strangest interview of, I think anyone's life, she is offered a non-disclosure and employment form and is hired at 25% more than she previously made...but...
Zane is sent to interview Akira upon his Father's request and knows nothing about her really. When Akira arrives, Zane is confused. They have never hired a Physics Professor before? Fate steps in and he offers her employment, as I said prior.
This employment is a job that I wish, hope, does exist somewhere or sometime, however it is a wonderful storyline that swings the reader through the halls of physics, science, medical wonders, and Quantum Physics...looking for Ghosts! There is also the added attraction of the romance between Akira and Zane.
It sounds as though I have told you the entire story, but, oh no...I haven't. There are twists and turns all throughout the book. This is one mystery for the mind.
I enjoyed the read and couldn't understand why some of the marks were lower but after reading some of them I understand most expected the haunting, scary ghosts you'd expect it most books. I found this story more believable than those other books. I'd recommend this book.
Something that really was questionable was the fact that I didn't realize/know the main character, Akira, was part Japanese. I read this on my tablet and it wasn't until I got to 75% that I realized that fact. Well someone could say, what about her name? That should have been enough to know what nationality she was. Unfortunately, no. There are white people with uncommon names. Therefore, since the author didn't bother stating she wasn't white, only describing her long, dark, curly hair, what is a reader supposed to do? Or that Henry was black until the very end of the story when Akira asks him about his relationship with Rose.
There is a difference between lipstick and lip gloss. Not sure why the author used both terms when referring to the same thing.
I don't understand how Akira ended up in the car accident. She knew that Dillon was 'a part of the car,' yet she still tried to drive away. Anyways, she had just started driving, slammed on the breaks and skidded? How did she skid? There was no mention of it raining or having rained.
Given how secretive/hesitant/timid Akira is, I was surprised how easy it seemed for her to seduce Zane...have sex with him...her boss...while at work.
Akira thinking negative thoughts when she went with Zane to North Carolina...well that just annoyed me. He'd already stated that he didn't know what he was going there for. He told her that she didn't have to come with him (hence no ulterior motive), yet: "The stab of pain was almost physical; the betrayal a bitter taste in her mouth."
When Henry describes what it looked/felt like entering the door to the other side, Akira wonders how a seashell could be misty? Why? Henry never said it looked like a seashell, but the color of a seashell.
Rose died in 1957 at nineteen. Henry died around 60-70's. So if he'd been waiting for Rose (trying to find her after he died), he hadn't been dead that long. So why was he fading already when Rose was still solid?
I don't understand how Akira actually loved her father? He was against the fact she could see ghosts, thinking instead that she was crazy or something and would beat her when a ghost would try to possess her. How did she not hold resentment towards him? I was waiting for the author to have included him in the story as a ghost.
The end was somewhat strange. Henry and Rose decided to stay. Yet, Akira never saw Henry. Rose repeatedly said that he was around; so what was going on there?
Top reviews from other countries
It is not a scary, chain rattling, full on scare fest of a book but a little bit of a different way of looking at the paranormal or “quirks” as Akira liked to call them. The story is set in a small town and almost all the characters have their own ability in one form or another, which is handy when you find yourself talking to no-one in particular. The perfect place to live if you can interact with ghosts.
The slow romance that builds between Akira and Zane, is sweet and is kept light and there are some laughable moments between them. The other characters are likeable, such as Zane’s family, both dead and alive. His living Family members have their own “quirks.” and the interaction between all the characters is smooth. The story is well written, it is not too predictable and there are a couple of surprises along the way.
As I said, this is not an edge of your seat read but a comfortable, light-hearted, wonderful story that will make you smile when you finish it……Just what was needed! I would recommend this book and I am definitely going to read the next one.
I got the book from Amazon UK, as free download. I have a habit of downloading free books, but this one sounded really good so I thought I’d move it to the top of my list.
I must say, I am really glad that I did make the decision to read this book next. The story was excellent. The writing was so easy to read, that I read through all 191 pages within a few days (and at the moment, that is something of a record for me).
The book is a romance story, which I don’t normally read, however, the inclusion of ghosts piqued my interest.
We meet Akira, a young scientist, who goes for an interview at a scientific research company. She is offered the job, and makes an on-the-spot decision to take it. She quits her current job, leaves her apartment and all her friends to move to Tassamara – all within a short space of time.
Zane is her boss (and from reading the story, in my imagination, a very attractive man). Zane is the man that interviews Akira for his family run business – offering her the world in her scientific area of study. Zane and his family also believe in areas of psychic ability. Zane’s father believes Akira may be the one to help their family with some areas that need ‘specialist’ help.
As well as being a fully qualified, and well educated scientist, Akira, has the ability to see and communicate with spirits. She has always kept it quiet for fear of people thinking she is crazy, but maybe all that is about to change.
Akira arrives in Tassamara for a job interview. She has kept her ability to communicate with ghosts a secret. The town, company and people are unusual, including the ghosts.
The book ended in a satisfactory way, if rather suddenly.
I want to read the next book which will apparently be more about Dillon (a ghost) and Lucas (his father).
mostly friendly ghosts. Akira can see and talk with ghosts, though not with dead people, so
she isn't a medium.
She gets a new job in Florida and a car with a resident teenage ghost living in it. Akira grows to
love the boy and tries to help him. She is also attracted to her new boss, Zane.
Some ghosts can be dangerous to other ghosts and to humans and Akira is very wary of
communicating with them.
Personally, I could have done without the sex scene which I think could have been skimmed over,
but others may think differently. This was an o.k. book, but I didn't feel involved enough with the
characters to read any more in the series.