Genres: Holiday Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Comedy
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on December 6, 2015
Source: Free Book
After the fun of the last two entries in the Banshee Creek series, I was all in for the next Franco brother to get his romance in a spirited second chance snowed in for the holidays with rumors of a monster on the loose sort of way.
A Merry Monster Holiday is the third book in the Banshee Creek paranormal romance series and works best read in order so the worldbuilding and ongoing events and characters will make sense.
We return to the most haunted town in America for Lili and Sebastian’s story. Lili and Bastian were in love and were supposed to go away to Hollywood together, but she chickened out and stayed behind while he went on and became a successful actor. Now, instead of movie set designs, she designs homes and the occasional local TV show set and she’s just redesigned Bastian’s lake cabin at the behest of his relations without his permission. Lil wants to get well out of Sebastian’s way before he arrives, but a severe blizzard and rumors of a mythical Devil Monkey trap her and the newly arrived Sebastian. The old spark is still there, but will his Hollywood ex manage to scotch their chances?
Like the rest of the series, it was funny and steamy, but… rushed- so rushed toward the end. It introduced the characters, the setting and situation, and a decent conflict, but once his ex showed up it was off to the races. The quirky small-town antics, the Franco family, and even a solid development to the romance were largely absent. I liked this one, but wanted to like it more.
Sebastian and Lili have some fun dialogue, playful moments, and some steam. They both are trying to get over the hurt from past decisions to separate for different reasons. Lili wasn’t ready to leave and Sebastian was more than ready. It was one of those situations that they wanted different things at the time. The second chance when they are in different places in their life and ready to focus on relationship rather than careers. I thought they were great together.
Caine and his band of paranormal researchers were hilarious and I loved when they crashed the scene with Sebastian’s manipulative ex.
And, it was sweet to get a little scene with ghostly Cole and the Devil Monkey to close out this latest installment.
So, it was good if somewhat rushed in the end. I can’t wait to move on to Zach’s story next and return to the hilarious antics that go on in and around Banshee Creek.
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