Monday, March 4, 2013

Seeing is Believing by Erin McCarthy

Title:  Seeing Is Believing
Author: Erin McCarthy
My Rating: B

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Main Characters: Becca and Tucker
Release Date: March 2013

Publisher: Berkley
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:

Cuttersville, Ohio is full of ghosts, and they all want Piper Tucker’s help.
One guy in town just wants Piper.

Ever since Piper Tucker was young she wanted to be like everyone else, but her uncanny ability to see ghosts always put her on the other side of normal. And the apparitions are showing up now more than ever, desperately seeking help. But what can she possibly do for them? They’ve already been dead for years. Besides, she has a personal concern of her own right now. A real flesh and blood concern—named Brady.

He’s Piper’s childhood crush, and no sooner is he back in town than sparks start giving off heat. For Brady, it’s hard not to notice the sexy young woman Piper’s become, or forget the special gift she had as a girl. And right now it could come in handy, because a long-forgotten murder has been keeping a restless spirit from finding peace. All Piper and Brady have to do is solve the crime to put the specter to rest. But the passion brewing between them is just as restless, and could prove twice as dangerous.

My Review:
There were some things about this story that I never did understand (like why the heck was Piper bald at age 8?) that were never answered and a few other plot details that I didn't understand why they were included, but at the heart of the story is Piper and Brady and I did really like them together. 

Piper is the misfit in town. At least that's the way she sees it, but honestly watching the locals interact her, they adore her. But she's always been a bit different. First, there was the way she came to be in Cuttersville after a horrible, abusive first 8 years. That inauspicious beginning would have been bad enough, but she also sees ghosts. 

Brady on the other hand is the kid that fit in completely and all he wanted to do was escape. But circumstances have made it that Brady has had to come home and he's shocked to find a VERY grown-up, sexy Piper. The thing that made this book work for me was their undeniable chemistry. There were definite issues with this story, but whenever the author put these two characters on the page together, I loved it. 

I loved that Brady is an artist (who's lost his art in the last few years....I wish this part of the story line had been played up a bit more) and that he and Piper bonded when they were younger and he would draw her ghosts from her descriptions. That memory for the two of them seemed so incredibly sweet. I liked that aspect of it. I also LOVED that Piper set out to fulfill one of Brady's fantasies in the apple pasture. Just pure romance there and I loved it!

This was a fun book. It had a small town life persona with a touch of the paranormal. It was interesting. I look forward to more from this series...I'm pretty sure there's going to be more. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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