Ghost Seer by Robin D. Owens (Ghost Seer #1)

Ghost Seer by Robin OwensAvailable: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Berkley

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Pam

There’s just something about Clare. Apart from the ghosts…… When her eccentric aunt passes away, no-nonsense accountant Clare Cermac inherits more than just a small fortune. She receives the gift of communicating with ghosts. While Clare may not believe in spirits, it’s hard to overlook the shadowy talking dog appearing on her bed or spectral cowboys tipping their hats to her in the streets of Denver. And when she locks eyes with sexy—and living—Zach Slade, there’s certainly no ignoring him either.

A former deputy sheriff, Zach is leaving a painful past behind in Montana for a new life in Denver as a private investigator, a job that has him crossing paths with beautiful Clare. Not that she minds. After the restless ghost of a Wild West gunman demands her assistance, Clare finds herself needing Zach more and more—and not just for help.

Ghost Seer is an interesting and unique tale; I enjoyed the world building, the characters and the premises of this ghostly story. We are introduced to this new series that looks to be part imagination, mystery and romance, which will keep me coming back for more.

Zach Slade is former sheriff from Montana, he was shot in the ankle while on duty and now he walks with a cane and he is often in pain. He is offered a desk position but declines; so his boss gives him the name of a man in Denver who owns a private investigation agency. Zach feels he is just drifting, he does not have much family, his mother is in an asylum and he does not have much of a relationship with his father since his brother died in a drive by shooting, the family never recovered from the tragedy. So he takes a chance and heads to Denver to check out Rickman Securities and Investigations.

Clare Cermak is also drifting, she just inherited money from her aunt and is now independently wealthy, she quits her job so others could have it but misses being useful in life. Currently she is busy with her Aunt Sandra’s estate but believes she will get restless soon. Along with her money, Clare also inherited her aunt’s gift, more like a curse to Clare; she can now see and talk to ghost. She does not want this curse, however if she does not accept it, she will die. When she finally agrees that this is her new life, things get dangerous and more than ghosts want her to help them.

I thoroughly enjoyed this paranormal adventure into this world. I am a fan of books about ghosts and those who can communicate with them. I thought the premise of this reluctant seer was perfect and very believable as we watch Clare navigate through this unknown world with a cute sidekick.

Clare and Zach are basically starting over, both have quit their jobs, and not really of their own choosing, they are on the move to new futures so it is amazing that they even connect when they first meet. The timing is bad but there is a spark between the two, at least enough to pursue the attraction, and fate seems to play a large part in their relationship as the separate problems they are working on seem to intersect in several ways, Zach’s name is the same as a ghost that needs Clare’s help, they are both at the same auction for different reasons, and the crows that follow Zach seem to foretell problems that involve Clare. The romance is slow to start as they get to know each other and there are several obstacles that trip them up and stall the relationship just as it gets started but in the end love works out.

The secondary characters are a great addition to the story, I am looking forward to getting to know more about Rickman and the others at the agency, I also adored Mrs. Flinton and Mrs. Magee they are enjoyable landladies who are funny and engaging, working their way into my heart with their endearing ways. And what to say about Enzo, other than I adore everything about him, he is energetic and funny, I love the idea of a ghost dog and look forward to more sidekick adventures featuring him.

The plot progression is fast and there are several story lines going on at the same time, Clare is dealing with a ghost who has a time limit, Zach is trying to find missing antiques and of course there is the romance that heats up and cools off, and at times it got a bit confusing but overall this is a wonderful beginning and I am looking forward to more with these two, their ghosts and Enzo.

I give Ghost Seer by Robin D. Owens 4 stars!

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