Tuesday, February 26, 2019

#BookReview – “Bridal Jitters” by Jayne Castle


Virginia Burch, a psychic archeologist, can't believe her luck when she meets Sam Gage, a ghost hunter and owner of prime real estate in the Old Quarters of Cadence, above the Dead City. He offers her his space to live and start up her business. What follows is an even more intriguing proposal-to become his wife. Strictly for professional reasons, of course.

Their marriage of convenience would lead to a very lucrative business partnership, Gage & Burch Consulting. Until something throws a wrench into the plan: the undeniable sensual energy that naturally exists between them-and a love so strong that it could wake the ghosts below. 


In the prequel novella to the Harmony series, Virginia and Sam have agreed to combine their businesses and enter into a temporary two-year Marriage of Convenience contract. It’s just a business arrangement for them, but Virginia is having second thoughts. Sam knows she’s ready to call it quits, and he’s desperate to convince her otherwise.
Though I really liked Sam and Virginia, they really needed to talk. A little communication would’ve solved their problems without all the confusion, nervousness, and hurt feelings.
When it comes to their jobs, I’m a little confused. As far as I could figure out, she can sense unnatural shadows and unravel the psi-energy from objects (she’s a tangler), and he can destroy dangerous psi-energy (he’s a ghost-hunter). Hopefully I’ll understand this better in the later books.
Life is a little different in the futuristic world of Harmony. A few centuries ago, humans traveled from Earth to the planet of Harmony through what’s known as the Curtain. It’s like a breach or a crack in space that connected the two worlds and allowed passage between them. After the Curtain unexpectedly closed, the trapped settlers on the new planet moved forward as best they could and created a new society. The best thing about Harmony is that all the human residents now have psychic gifts because of the underground green quartz that runs through the planet. Two hundred years have passed since the Curtain closed and things are pretty good for the new inhabitants of Harmony.
The story is well-written, fast-paced, and kept my attention. I look forward to reading more in the series.
4 Stars

Disclaimer – I bought this book for my own enjoyment. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape, or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.

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