Review: Halloween at the Graff by Sinclair Jayne

Halloween at the Graff
(Holiday at the Graff #1)
by Sinclair Jayne

Starting over at thirty-two is never fun, especially in a town the size of a postage stamp. Chasing that with having to beg for a job she’s wildly over-qualified for and Walker Wilder’s pride is really burned. But now that she’s the new events director for the historic Montana Graff Hotel, she’s tasked with creating buzz and traditions to fill rooms during the off-season. Halloween may not scream touristy, but hiring a spirit-hunting TV crew will definitely grab some headlines… But when the sexy spirit hunter shows up, he haunts more than her dreams.

Calum Quest is done. He’s created an entertainment empire by chasing something he’s never seen and is tired of asking questions with no answers. His life has been defined by ghosts he needs to exorcise, yet, when a red-haired, grey-eyed beauty with a body that melts his mind pours him a double shot of Laphroaig whiskey and challenges him to one more round, how can he say no?

First off, I’m so sorry for not posting this review immediately. I know it’s already three weeks since Halloween, but as you know, life gets in the way. I had to prioritize and set obligations that are sometimes beyond my control. But I’ve read this book during the first week of November, and luckily now I’ve found time to share my thoughts. So, there.

Now, on to my review: Halloween at the Graff successfully got me chills and thrills as if I am living in this little town of Marietta. Ever since I have discovered this fictional town, I’ve fell in love with the characters and the places and events happening around town. I’ve discovered The Graff from all the previous books I’ve read, and I am quite fascinated by this hotel’s splendor and history. Thanks Sinclair Jayne for this Halloween treat that made me fall for Calum Quest and Walker Wilder.

Actually, Walker’s name confused me from the beginning, because it clearly sounded like a man’s name to me. When I realized Walker was a girl, I had to mentally get accustomed to imagining her as a woman throughout the story. I liked what I read about her, and her competence and self-reliance was admirable.

Calum Quest, on the other hand, was stunning. Chasing ghosts and exposing them on his tv show appealed to me. Both of them spending time at the Graff doing ghost hunts and everything else in between created the kind of intimacy that made my heart swoon and scared.

Sinclair Jayne’s writing was flawless and romantic. I’d love to stay in Marietta for as long as these wonderful authors keep on writing about my favorite town.

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