The Shop of Shades and Secrets
Book 1, Contemporary Gothic Romance
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**This series does not have to be read in order**
This book isn’t as creepy as it looks! It’s funny, sexy, suspenseful and a little spooky. Think Nancy Drew all grown up, meeting a sexy, oh-so-proper attorney who needs to loosen up a little—and inheriting a haunted antiques shop.
When Fiona Murphy inherits a small antiques shop from an old man she met only once, she’s filled with surprise, confusion and delight—and a little bit of terror at having a new responsibility in a life she prefers to be free and easy.
As she takes over ownership of the quaint shop, odd things begin to happen. Lights come on and off by themselves, even when they are unplugged…and there is a chilly breeze accompanied by the scent of roses even when the windows are closed.
H. Gideon Nath, III, is the stiff and oh-so-proper attorney who helps settle Fiona’s inheritance, and despite her flightiness and fascination with all things New Age, he finds himself attracted to her against his better judgment.
After she finds an unpleasant surprise in one of the shop’s closets, scares off an intruder in the store, and uses her skill at palmistry to read Gideon’s future--of which she seems to be a part--Fiona begins to realize that her free and easy life is about to change…whether she wants it to or not.
I wish the started premise had been given some energy and cleverness. Instead the reader has to wonder when the clueless main character (a gifted palm reader?!) will start looking beyond her hang ups and figure out something. Story was a big let down.
Clever and charming
This is the best book I've gotten from iTunes thus far. Colleen Gleason weaves together an interesting cast of characters, crafting a page-turner that blends paranormal, mystery, comedy, and romance all at once. Love it!!
Romance and ghosts!
This is a great book! I loved the character and plot development. The romance was hot but also tender. And the light that came on even when it was unplugged was a perfect device to build suspense. All around a good read. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series.