David has what most people dream of – a career he loves, money enough to be comfortable and great looks… Unfortunately he doesn’t have nor did he ever truly have the one thing most people take for granted… The love of his family. His mom died when he was still young and his father was an abusive cruel man. He’s inherited the house but all he wants to do is get it fixed up enough to sell so he can finally put everything behind him. He’s not open to anything more than a quick no-strings affair because he has convinced himself that his family is cursed when it comes to love. He needs a contractor to clean up the woodwork in the house and ends up getting our heroine which does not make him a happy man. There is something about this house and he does not want any woman to have to anything to do with it as long as he owns it.
Andi is trying to make a go of her contracting business and is a little pissed when David tries to fire her before he even gives her a shot. She’s stubborn though and manages to keep the job. The thing is she’s a bit spooked when she sees a face in the grain of the wood but doesn’t say anything because when she was younger her family treated her like she was insane rather than believe that she could see ghosts. She’s attracted to David but is trying hard to keep everything between them professional. As this is a romance you know how well that went, it isn’t long before the two of them find themselves trying to figure out what exactly is growing between them. She’s willing to fight for something she feels is right even though the house and the spirits within are pushing them apart.
I found myself creeped out a bit by the house but I loved the man they brought in to help figure things out and am glad the story resolved the way it did. I’m very thankful to NetGalley.com and Carina Press for the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review. This is a great first book in a new genre for the author.