Title: Home Sweet Home, 2nd edition
Author: John Simpson
Genre: Contemporary/Paranormal/Ghosts & Spirits
Length: Novella (66 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 3rd, 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Blurb: Two young men meet on vacation in Key West and have a torrid affair and when they find out they both live in New York, they continue the affair after vacation. They end up buying an Old Victorian house, which begins to exhibit unusual traits upon moving in. Upon investigating the background of the house, they find that there are seventeen bodies buried in their basement.
First Edition published by Silver Publishing, 2010
Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5766
Prime’s Review: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5Hearts
For lack of a better word, this is a really cool story. At the heart is a ghost story, although we also see the trials of a new couple bringing their lives together after meeting each other on holiday. However, to be honest if you read this wanting to read a good ghost story, you’ll get what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for something else, I don’t know what, you might be disappointed.
We don’t get too much depth about Jason and Kevin, our main characters. I think that is rather a pity because they both very likable and relatable characters, which is always the trick to have in a ghost story. Though, Jason has a couple of drama queen moments, Kevin is the strong, silent, dependable, stoic type. The guard dog that the couple purchase through Kevin’s work as a State Trooper, Max the German shepherd, is also an adorable addition to the budding family and a worthy character as well.
The haunted house Jason and Kevin move into is like a minor character itself, serving up the mystery for the story. In the end, once all is said and done, the resolution was both sweet and sensitive. My only problem is I want to know more about Jason and Kevin!
Gigi’s Review: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
At first I thought this short story was going to be a total stinker, boy meets boy on vacation, has a fling, falls in lurve, they move in together…really? But then things get interesting. As this new couple finds a real estate deal that’s too good to be, true weird things start happening.
As Kevin leaves to go to his day job as a cop, Jason is left alone in the house that starts haunting him. He gets a big bag police dog, and even then, both Jason and the dog start reacting to strange hauntings and happenings in their new home.
Kevin sees his new home and his new love unraveling before his eyes, so he needs to solve this mystery fast. Will his sleuthing skills be enough, and can they put to rest the spirits that are haunting their home and happiness?
Quirky, a little tongue in cheek, a bit cheesy at times but fun enough. I do love a good mystery.
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