Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Hearts Unloched by Claire Gem

Hearts Unloched
by Claire Gem

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Erato Publishing (March 29, 2016)
Publication Date: March 29, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 318 pages
Available from: Amazon

A psychic interior designer reluctantly agrees to renovate a sexy investor’s abandoned hotel on a lake rumored to have once been the mob’s body dumping ground.

Interior designer Kate Bardach loves her single girl’s lifestyle—living in Manhattan and spending weekends at her lake house. She’s passionate about her career, reinventing old buildings. But there are some projects she can’t take on because of the spirits trapped there. Kate is psychic—she sees dead people.

Marco Lareci is one of Wall Street’s most successful investment brokers who’s achieved all of his life’s goals—except for finding his soulmate. His latest project, an abandoned resort on Loch Sheldrake, needs a savvy designer to transform the crumbling complex into a boutique hotel. When Marco meets Kate, he can’t believe his luck. She’s the perfect match for his business and his heart.

Marco’s body excites Kate even more than does his renovation project. But the haunting there, a bonafide poltergeist, affects her on an intensely personal level. Kate’s aunt disappeared from the place fifty years ago.

Will the spirit doom Kate and Marco’s love, or drive them closer together?

 Hearts Unloched by Claire Gem

Hearts UnlochedA spirit needs closure to move on, she needs to be found and she is connecting with the only person she knows will hear her. Hard driving interior designer, Kate Bardach has a secret, she is psychic and can see the dead. When the sexy new owner of a long vacant resort asks her to take over the re-designing of the old building, with a bad reputation, Kate must be coerced into taking the job. She has already felt the spirit and its negative, wailing energy.

Marco is a powerful mover and shaker in the business world, he has reached his goals, but is still looking for his soul mate, the one woman he knows will want him for more than his looks, power and money. Is what he is feeling for Kate, pure lust or is there something more? Kate comes across as cold, dry and sometimes brittle, but there is a fire within her that draws him like a moth to a flame. Their sexual chemistry is explosive, but she doesn’t believe in love.

Hmmm, sexual chemistry, an unsettled spirit haunting the resort, a psychic who feels the spirit’s pain, hot and wealthy man used to getting his own way, yes, sounds like a most unlikely blueprint for love…until Kate discovers who the spirit is and uncovers the truth behind her death and only Marco believes in what she is saying.

Claire Gem has raised the heat factor on suspense, ghosts and romance, not an easy thing to do, but, HEARTS UNLOCHED proves it can be done! I have to say, both Marco and Kate started out being pretty unlikeable. He seems too hung up on himself and she is as cold as ice. That all changes as they both realize that they do have hearts and those hearts are craving the trust that love brings. Still, tempers will flare, danger will lurk in the shadows and these two will have an uphill battle all the way. That final push to the top may come only with the help of a woman long dead, a woman who took a chance on love and gave her life for it.

Tension, tension, tension, and Claire Gem has roped it all in and given her readers another fabulous romance with some sharp and jagged edges. Sometimes sweet romance just won’t do and Claire Gem has the perfect answer!

I received this copy from Claire Gem in exchange for my honest review.

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