If you enjoy your romance with a hint of the paranormal, a crazy ex-girlfriend who is willing to do just about anything to get back the man that she has claimed as her own, and a love interest with a checkered past and a mama who is devious and dangerous, pick up a copy of Seducing Abby Rhodes.
In Seducing Abby Rhodes, Abby is inexplicably attracted to an old run down home that she is planning to fix up and flip, but the house comes with unexpected occupants who have a mission of their own. The spirits inhabiting Abby's house are unsettled and stuck where their lives ended. Abby, and soon after, Jordan, are both going to play a significant part in ending what was started by violence. Jordan has lots of secrets and skeletons in his closet that would put off most people. He is not a man to be trifled with, and he is not afraid to get his hands dirty when he feels it is necessary.
I've only read one other book by Mason, and that was The Real Mrs. Price, which I enjoyed and it helped that I read it before Seducing Abbey Rhodes. It provided a little bit of backstory for this one. It is not necessary that you read The Real Mrs. Price or any of the other books that are set in this world to enjoy Seducing Abbey Rhodes, but I do think that it would have been helpful if I had. I am now intrigued enough by what happens in this one to want to go back and read the other books that lead up to Seducing Abbey Rhodes. Because let me tell you, the other characters' stories (including the dead ones) must have all been a hot mess!
There are a lot of players in this story, which made the story feel a little crowded at times. However, once I got everyone straight in my mind and things started to unfold and unravel, I was invested in the story and read through it quickly. I look forward to reading more stories set in Blink. There's a lot happening in that little town!
**I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**
When Abigail Rhodes bought that old house she fell in love with in Blink, Texas, she got more than she bargained for. After being told by the local psychic that it is filled with a passionate energy from the previous owners, who died years ago, Abby decides to fix up her beloved house and reluctantly moves in. But ever since then, strange things have been happening in her newly renovated home, and Abby has been plagued with dreams that wake her up and leave her breathless.
After a tumultuous life these last few years, Jordan Gatewood is following what amounts to a trail of breadcrumbs in an effort to find a renewed sense of purpose. Searching for the truth about the man his adoptive-father really was, Jordan makes his way to the old house where his father was murdered, in Blink--and right to the petite, understated beauty that answers the door. It's not long before Jordan realizes, quite unexpectedly, that Abby is the perfect woman for him. Jordan doesn't believe in ghosts or fate, but he does know that the powerful connection he feels for this woman started the day he met her in that house and he is determined to make her his.
Robin is a successful Corporate Attorney, and was proud to be the lover of the most sought after bachelor in the state of Texas--until he abruptly breaks off their relationship, leaving her confused, heartbroken and bitter. When she discovers that he's left her for another woman, a woman she considers beneath her, Robin is determined to teach him a brutal lesson.
A man like Jordan has too many secrets, secrets that, if found out, could not only destroy his relationship with this other woman, but that could also cost him the biggest business deal of his life, and possibly, his freedom. Robin is the last person he wants to go up against, and she will stop at nothing to get him back or to make him pay for his betrayal, even if that means unleashing those secrets. The question is, will Jordan let her? Or will his all-consuming obsession with Abby win out, in Seducing Abby Rhodes by J.D. Mason.