Review | Haunted Love by Jessica Frances

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Review | Haunted Love by Jessica FrancesHaunted Love by Jessica Frances
Series: Standalone
Published by Self Pub
Release date : February 2015
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Paranormal Romance
Source: Xpresso Book Tours | Format: eBook
Purchase at: Amazon (Affiliate Link)
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My name is Thea Bell and I was murdered.

I always assumed that death was the end. So when my life was cruelly taken away from me, I never thought I would get a second chance to say what I needed to.

But then I was given a choice, a choice that allowed me to see the people I had left behind, and I knew I had to take it.

I wanted to say a proper goodbye. I needed justice for what happened to me.

But even in death, things rarely go to plan.

I never expected to meet him. I didn't anticipate falling in love. I hadn't considered the repercussions of coming back. I never realized I would put another person in danger.

I didn't know my actions were going to haunt us forever.


My name is Detective Aiden Mercer, and I think I have gone insane.

I am seeing the murder victim of my current case alive and in the flesh, and that is simply not possible.

I can see her, hear her, touch her. She’s real to me, however I know this cannot be real. Right?

But try telling my heart that, because as I grow closer to catching Thea’s killer, I also fall deeper into trouble.

Because love is rarely anything but trouble and I know this love will haunt me forever.

Also in this series: The River Leith

I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

After participating in the book blitz for Haunted Love, I immediately went and requested the book for review. Although ghost + human relationships are always a hit or miss for me, the premise of this one was just too intriguing to pass up.

This was such a unique romance and story line. Not only is there the budding romance, but there is also a murder mystery (more than one, actually) but it was so much more than that.

Their relationship doesn’t start off on a good note. I mean, Aiden starts to see Thea at the murder scene, so obviously he is bound to feel crazy. As time goes on though, and the constant banter and humor continues – Thea breaks down Aiden’s walls and pushes him to see his family, embrace life and live to the fullest. Because Thea knows just how precious time is.

Like I mentioned before, ghost + human love stories don’t always work in my favor – but Jessica did a great job with how Thea was able to return and how the afterlife in the story is. It’s quite unique.

Romance aside, they worked together to solve her murder – uncovering secrets and horrifying details of other crimes that have never been solved. There were times when I did feel like things were going TOO WELL for them though. I was able to push that aside and just enjoy everything though.

My only other small issue was I felt like Thea and Aiden both flipped a switch too suddenly. The relationship was building up and then all the sudden, BAM, it was more. I loved them together though – my heart just ached for them – because they genuinely loved each other and their circumstances were less than ideal, ya know?

Overall I adored Haunted Love. The ending and epilogue had me tearing up – such a beautiful ending. Even though it’s not the end for them – not in the slightest.



Tonya is a 30 y/o mom, wife, avid reader, coffee junkie, junk food addicted workaholic and blogger.

5 responses to “Review | Haunted Love by Jessica Frances

  1. Red Iza

    It looks like a novel I would love to read, the murder investigation, the ghost, the love story : terribly good ! Thanks for sharing, I’d never heard of it 🙂

    • tonyalee

      hahahah let me know when you read it! I am curious to see what you think!

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