Thursday, 6 March 2014

Book Review (312): Spirited (Tidewater #1) - Mary Behre

Spirited (Tidewater #1)

Publication: 4th March 2014
Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 320
Genre: Paranormal, Romantic Suspense
Age Appropriate: Adult
She’s running from who she is…...

All Jules Scott wants is to live a normal, quiet life—preferably one that doesn’t include ghosts. Jules’s talent for communicating with the dead has brought her nothing but trouble. Despite her best efforts, needy spirits always find her and draw her into their otherworldly drama. When one implicates her in a series of deadly crimes, she may need to entrust her secrets to the person least likely to believe her.…

He’ll do whatever it takes to catch her.

Detective Seth English can’t get distracted from the big case he’s working on, not even by his alluring new neighbor. He doesn’t believe that Jules had anything to do with the string of robberies-turned-murders that he’s investigating, but when she keeps showing up in all the wrong places, his gut tells him she knows more than she’s letting on. To solve his case, he’ll need to expose what the sexy redhead is hiding—no matter how impossible the truth may be….
My Thoughts.
Spirited is the debut novel from author Mary Behre, book one in the Tidewater series which from what I've read so far is going to be one fantastic series!

Spirited was such a great book, so you can imagine my surprise when I discovered that this is Mary's first novel, her writing reads as someone who's been writing for years and has a back catalog of book titles released.

I loved everything about this story, the plot was consistently entertaining, the characters were extremely likeable and interesting and the concept was so well done that I didn't want the book to end, and I'm desperately awaiting the second book Guarded to continue on with the Scott sisters stories.

Jules has a special gift, she's psychic, and can see ghosts, which hasn't gone so well for her once people find out, they pass her off as crazy, including her ex-husband, so when she starts being haunted by a woman whom was murdered and won't leave her alone, she finds herself involved in a robbery/murder case as a suspect, in charge of the investigation is Detective Seth English who she may have had a run in with when she fell into his open bedroom window, dressed as a hooker (she was at a fancy dress party), and accused of trying to rob him whilst at the same time trying to solicit him, with both of them attracted to each other at the same time, this would have to be one of the funniest opening scenes of a book that I've ever read and it was from that scene that I knew I was going to love and devour this book.

With the ghost who was the murder victim stalking and appearing to her at the most inopportune times, Jules is also having to deal with her burgeoning relationship with Seth, someone who is trying to kill her as well as the search for her two younger sisters after they were all separated and adopted out to different families when they were younger.

Full of action, drama, humor, ghostly apparitions and some romance, definitely add this to your tbr pile, it's an exciting new read from a talented new author.

I give this 5/5 stars.

Mary Behre is the lone female in a house full of males and the undisputed queen of her domain. She even has the glittery tiara to prove it. She loves stories with humor, ghosts, mysteries and above all else, a good romance. When not writing, she enjoys reading, gluten-free baking, and hanging out at the beach with the most important men in her life, her family.
Her debut paranormal romance, SPIRITED (Tidewater Novel #1) was an award-winning manuscript before it sold to Berkley Sensation. The Tidewater Series is mix of humor, suspense, and a psychic love-connection. The first three stories are about three sisters separated years before in the foster care system. As they search for love, each other, and a way to live with their psychic abilities, they’re tossed into the middle of mysteries that only their unique gifts can help solve.
Mary loves to hear from readers. Find her on Twitter/@MaryBehre and Facebook/MaryBehre.Author.

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