I love the Ghost Hunter (Harmony) series with its off planet suspense, paranormal woo-woo, romance and dust bunnies! Guild Boss takes readers to Illusion Town on the colony world of Harmony. It’s Las Vegas type atmosphere delivered from the mystery to the romance.
by Jayne Castle
Series: Ghost Hunters #14, Harmony #14
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Welcome to Illusion Town on the colony world of Harmony—like Las Vegas on Earth, but way more weird.
Living in this new, alien world doesn’t stop the settlers from trying to re-create what they’ve left behind. Case in point—weddings are still the highlight of any social calendar. But it’s the after-party that turns disastrous for Lucy Bell. Kidnapped and drugged as she leaves the party, she manages to escape—only to find herself lost in the mysterious, alien underground maze of glowing green tunnels beneath Illusion Town. She’s been surviving on determination and cold pizza, scavenged for her by a special dust bunny, when help finally shows up.
Gabriel Jones is the Guild Hunter sent to rescue her, but escaping the underground ruins isn’t the end of her troubles—it’s only the beginning. With no rational reason for her abduction, and her sole witness gone on another assignment for the Guild, whispers start circulating that Lucy made it all up. Soon her life unravels until she has nothing left but her pride. The last thing she expects is for Gabriel Jones to come back to town for her.
The Lucy that Gabriel finds is not the same woman he rescued, the one who looked at him as if he were her hero. This Lucy is sharp, angry, and more than a little cynical—instead of awe, she treats him with extreme caution. But a killer is still hunting her, and there aren’t a lot of options when it comes to heroes. Despite her wariness, Gabriel is also the one person who believes Lucy—after all, he was there. He’s determined to help clear her reputation, no matter what it takes. And as the new Guild Boss, his word is law, even in the lawlessness of Illusion Town.
It was wonderful to go off-planet again to Harmony with its alien ruins, tuned amber, and dust bunnies. Castle brings us a kidnapping, suspense, danger and sizzling chemistry.
Lucy Bell was attending a wedding where she was drugged and kidnapped before ending up in the alien underground where she survived until Guild Hunter, Gabriel Jones, saved her. While he heads off for another case, Lucy is left with her career in ruins when no one believes her story of a kidnapping.
There was instant chemistry when the two first met, so when Gabriel returns and needs her special skills, he was shocked at the changes to her life and that she was still being pursued. Lucy is hesitant to work with him, but he not only believes her, but could restore her reputation. As the two work together, the chemistry continues to sizzle, and I was waiting for them to combust.
A cute dust bunny who loves wedding cake, a plot to rule, and a new Guild Boss made for an exciting story. I easily slipped back into this world with the underground tunnels and alien technology. A rare artifact and its abilities proved deadly as factions seek to gain control of Ilusion Town.
Both Lucy and Gabriel are confident characters, and they worked well together on and off the case. Castle gives readers a swoon-worthy romance served as a side to the suspenseful action.
As the fourteenth book in this paranormal world, there is a familiarity to it that makes it feel like coming home. While the characters change, the history and links to the Arcane Society world do not.
Despite being so deep into a series, the books work on their own, but be warned you’ll want to read them all. Fans of paranormal romantic suspense will enjoy traveling to the colonized world of Harmony.
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How have I missed this series/author? This looks right up my alley. Wonderful review, Kimberly.
Lover of Romance
I have really fallen behind on reading this author so I definitely need to catch up and this one sounds superb. I love the themes that is packed within this story. And I am always on the hunt for some good sci fi
I’ve only read a few standalones and more recent series. I need to start this one. It sounds exciting.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve read one of her books but this sounds good.
Fourteen books, that’s a big series. So glad to see it is still going strong.
Good review! My roommate has told me about this series, too. I mainly remember the dust bunnies because they sound like cute supporting characters. Now I really have to add it to my Want To Listen / Read list. Thanks!