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Shadows of Ghosts

Logan Dean has never had an easy life. Getting stuck in the middle of a war between almost ancient vampires is definitely what she doesn’t need. She just needs to sort things out with that house she inherited, and then she’s out of South Carolina – until her fateful meeting with Ian Grant starts changing her perspective on the matter. Now she must fight to stay alive – and happy, for the first time ever since that tragic incident of her past…

A quite nice read, with many remarkable scenes and so much history between the characters to boot. Each character was real and well-thought out, and I couldn’t stop reading until I was already at the end. It had so many of my favorite things in romance stories, but the main one was the “rivalry turned to love”. I simply looooove when a couple goes from bickering to intense romantic feelings – and with Ian’s history, it was only so much sweeter when he finally gave in to what his once-again-beating heart wanted.

The love scenes were intense, hot, and steamy. Granted, we didn’t get to enjoy that particular part very early in the story, and that was for the best, seeing as the couple had to get to that point emotionally first. I was worried for a moment there that it would be the usual “sex between closed doors” idiocy some authors use, but I was thankfully wrong. I personally hate when we don’t get to see the climax of a tension between the two leads of a romantic story, especially when it’s so heavy and obvious.

Also, the characters! Oh my god! They evoke so many feelings, you guys, you can’t read this book without getting emotional about all of them! Let’s start with the good ones: Robert and Colin!!!! The lawyer was simply adorable, and Colin…. Well, he’s a ginger, so you got me there, I’m extremely biased, BUT CAN WE PLEASE GET A BOOK FOR HIM, TOO?!?!
Bart on the other hand can burn in hell! What the heck was wrong with that guy?! Making deals for his own gain and expecting others to pay his debt, selling Caye, and don’t get me started on how he kept going after Ian’s women! WHAT KIND OF FRIEND DOES THAT?!?!

I’m absolutely in love with McGinnis’s style, and I’m so gonna read other books of hers! This was but a wonderful taste to all she can offer as a writer, and I honestly can’t wait!

***I was given an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinion stated in this review is solely mine, and no compensation was given or taken to alter it.***