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Seeing is Believing by Erin McCarthy
Published by Penguin on 2013-03-05
Reviewed by Nannette
Cuttersville, Ohio is full of ghosts, and they all want Piper Tucker’s help. One guy in town just wants Piper. Ever since Piper Tucker was young she wanted to be like everyone else, but her uncanny ability to see ghosts always put her on the other side of normal. And the apparitions are showing up now more than ever, desperately seeking help. But what can she possibly do for them? They’ve already been dead for years. Besides, she has a personal concern of her own right now. A real flesh and blood concern—named Brady. He’s Piper’s childhood crush, and no sooner is he back in town than sparks start giving off heat. For Brady, it’s hard not to notice the sexy young woman Piper’s become, or forget the special gift she had as a girl. And right now it could come in handy, because a long-forgotten murder has been keeping a restless spirit from finding peace. All Piper and Brady have to do is solve the crime to put the specter to rest. But the passion brewing between them is just as restless, and could prove twice as dangerous.
Piper Tucker can see ghosts. The only one who knows about her ability is Brady Stritmeyer-the boy she’s loved since she was a little girl. Brady left town years ago, but he’s come back after losing his job. Seeing Piper again is a surprise to Brady. A pleasant one when they start a passionate affair. But Brady plans to leave again, so Piper has to take what she can get and keep her heart from breaking. Will this city boy find his hometown roots and see that what he’s been searching for has been right here all along?
Seeing is Believing is a small-town romance with a twist. Piper’s ability to see ghosts adds to her quirky and fun personality. While she’s afraid of disappointing her father and of getting her heart broken by getting involved with Brady, the chemistry between them is too strong for her to deny. Brady is sexy and charming, and everyone likes him, but they know he’ll probably hurt Piper when, not if, he leaves. Everyone thinks Brady is no good for Piper, except Piper herself. They both have to take a chance to see if what they’ve started is a forever kind of thing. The ghost story in Seeing is Believing is interesting and entertaining and secondary to the romance. It feels a little rushed at the end. But what happens between Brady and Piper is anything but. Their love story was years in the making.