17413213Gull Harbor by Kathryn Knight

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Published February 22nd 2013
ISBN13: 9781612178363
Genre:Contemporary, paranormal
Source: Received for an honest review
 

DESCRIPTION (From Goodreads)

 When Claire Linden’s job sends her to the sleepy town of Gull Harbor, she never expects to encounter her ex-boyfriend. As a medium, the prospect of tackling a haunted house is less daunting than seeing Max Baron again. Throughout their passionate college relationship, he promised to love her forever. Then, without explanation, he abandoned her on graduation day.

Max never intended to break Claire’s heart—a cruel ultimatum forced him to disappear from her life. While he’s shocked to find her in Gull Harbor, he isn’t surprised by the bitter resentment she feels for him…or the fiery attraction that remains between them.

Claire is determined to rid her temporary home of its aggressive ghost, but Max soon realizes she’s facing a danger beyond the paranormal. When Claire risks everything to help a desperate spirit, Max must race to save her—before another tragedy tears them apart forever.

MY THOUGHTS

GULL HARBOR is an entertaining romance built around a compelling paranormal suspense. Claire’s trouble childhood, in no small part due to her ability to communicate with ghosts, was contrasted with the real love and acceptance she got from Max in college. She’s never understood his leaving and really doesn’t understand his anger at her now.  Claire works to win the ghost, Maria’s, trust but can she and Max find their trust of one another too?  Claire finally realizes that the ghost speaks a different language while in typical star-crossed lover fashion, she and Max might as well be. Day by day, Claire gets closer to the ghost and to Max.  The parallels continue as Claire and Max fall back into past hurts, mistrusts, and misunderstandings and Claire refuses to allow Maria access.  In both cases, Claire cannot face the pain.  The tensions are heightened with the additional stress of a situation with her father and comatose mother and when a killer targets Claire.   Knight does a good job of setting up all these situations and resolving them until we finally get our Happily Ever After.

This book was received by MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE from the publisher for an honest review.

RATING: 4

HEAT RATING:  Mild: Mild detailed scenes of intimacy, mild violence or profanity.

REVIEWED BY: ReadWarrior

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