Ciao, amici! My schedule has shifted, and while I can’t say I have more time on my hands, I can allot it differently now. I’ve started to read for pleasure again, something I haven’t been able to do for quite some time.
Last week, I read Ghostly Interference by Jan Sikes, book one of her White Rune series.
Here’s my review:
Ticks all the boxes…
Romance? Check. Thrills? Check. Ghosts? Check. Hard to ask for more when the author’s covered all the bases and then some.
Jan Sikes delivers everything I could ask for in this first-in-series paranormal romance. Heroine Rena Jett is a tough ice queen hiding a painful past and tender heart. It’s not until fate intervenes and she meets hero Jag Peters that her armor starts to thaw. The secondary characters give us further insight into who these characters are and help round out the story. I’d have liked to have seen the tertiary characters developed a little more, but there are future books in the series and there’s time for them to grow and us to get to know them better.
The villain of the piece could have used a little more page time, though I don’t know how much of him I could tolerate. He was truly odious, and I thoroughly hated him with just the little bit of time we spent with him. Kudos to the author for creating such a despicable antagonist.
The paranormal part of the story is at once touching and fascinating. It left this reader with a lot to ponder regarding the power of runes and what happens in the afterlife. It was probably my favorite part of the story and will stick with me for a long time to come.
I’m glad to know this is a series. I’m interested to see what else lies in store with respect to the white runes and these characters.
Have you read this book? Or are you thinking about it? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment below. Saluti!