Friday, January 11, 2019

Must Love Ghosts; Charity Tahmaseb

Title: Must Love Ghosts (Coffee & Ghosts: The Complete Season #1)
Publisher: Collins Mark Books
Published: October 3rd, 2015
Katy and her grandmother have always used coffee to catch ghosts. It pays the bills and keeps them in high-end beans. But after her grandmother dies and a rival ghost hunter moves to town, Katy fears things will never be the same.
She’s right. 
From a beguiling and charismatic ghost whisperer to her new partner’s ghost swallowing brother and even a (short) stint behind bars, Katy navigates her new reality, uncertain her skills are equal to the tasks at hand. But are these things mere distractions—or do they hide something darker, far more sinister, something that has a long-held vendetta against Katy?
To survive, Katy must uncover an ancient secret. She must brew her very best Kona blend. She will need to rely on unexpected and unpredictable allies. 
To survive, she will need to trust what’s in her heart.

My Rating

Hello My Fellow Readers,

This was a very cute and quick read. I started reading it because the premises for this is interesting and unique. Catching ghosts with coffee or tea? Love it! The book is broken into about five episodes and the book comes one whole season. It was interesting for Tahmaseb to do it that way, and also convenient for me because I can read an episode and put the book down until I feel like reading it again. Each episode/story had it's own small story-line with a bigger story-line spanning the entire book.

Katy was a good protagonist but bothered me a bit. It seems like she didn't really have a backbone and how is it that she never bothered to question her grandmother about what they were doing, or who they were. Also, her grandmother must have knew that one day she would die so why not tell Katy everything about catching ghosts? I have a lot of questions that I feel like didn't get answered.

Malcolm was a good character, described as good looking, dark haired and at first unassuming. Considering he started out as Katy's rival, then turned into her partner you can kinda guess that a romance was brewing. I love how Tahmaseb handled that, she didn't make it an instalove (Thank you!) but rather an attraction that built as they worked together. The one thing is that Malcolm was first written as if he didn't know too much, and needed Katy's help, but then suddenly he knew a lot? I like the series enough to keep reading it, plus I am hoping that my questions get answered.

About the Author

Charity Tahmaseb has slung corn on the cob for Green Giant and jumped out of airplanes (but not at the same time). She doesn’t think it’s a social stigma to eat alone at a restaurant and read a book. Her favorite city is London, but she loves living in Minnesota. 

She spent twelve years as a Girl Scout and six in the Army; that she wore a green uniform for both may not be a coincidence. These days, she writes young adult fiction and works as a technical writer for a software company in St. Paul.


2nd book!

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