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Not Quite Cold Graciela Harper thought that getting rid of Anne Bonny s ghost would be the first step toward putting all of the problems of her past behind her Maybe things would work out with Beauregard Drayton, Heron Creek s charming mayor Maybe she and her cousin Amelia, and their childhood friends Melanie and Will, could find a way back to the comfortable friendship that defined their livesBut when the ghost of Glinda Davis, the town s longtime, quirky hairdresser, puts a stop to Gracie and Beau s relationship consummation, Graciela knows her life has changed for good The insistent ghost drags Graciela into a world she s only seen on reality television shows one filled with moonshiners and backwoods politics that are solved by burying bodies, not friendly conversationsGraciela needs to figure out exactly what Glinda s spirit requires so she ll get the heck out of dodge, but the further she digs into the woman s past, the dangers seep into the present As Graciela gets closer to the answers she seeks, she starts to wonder if she s going to solve a murder in the process or die trying Shame on you Lyla Payne Why in the world would you have your heroine tie firecrackers to a cat s tail WTF Animal abuse is horrific shame on you for making light of it THIS BOOK IS NOT RECOMMENDED This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I didn t like this one as much as the first book, but mainly because of a question with the plot How did Graciela s fingerprints get on the knife Did I miss something That didn t make any sense to me. Well, it s another Rose Garden series just another author Really the same, also meets criminals and sort of make friends with them A boyfriend also from a well known family Just got ghosts and not premonitions. Gracie was beginning to think she was out of trouble after solving Anne Bonny s mystery then pop, Glinda s ghost appears Plus another one, the brooding type,discreet.As usual, they only appear to her It s as though the ghost don t want anyone else to know I m actually sane Glinda s ghost is quite different from Anne s she doesn t stink, but she retains the will of iron she possessed while alive She s been murdered and wants Gracie to find something for her Quickly More digging Gracie was beginning to think she was out of trouble after solving Anne Bonny s mystery then pop, Glinda s ghost appears Plus another one, the brooding type,discreet.As usual, they only appear to her It s as though the ghost don t want anyone else to know I m actually sane Glinda s ghost is quite different from Anne s she doesn t stink, but she retains the will of iron she possessed while alive She s been murdered and wants Gracie to find something for her Quickly More digging You have got to be kidding me Glinda gives me a look that says she doesn t understand my comment and that she doesn t really give a shit how I feel about it, to boot It makes me smile, even now, because it s so Glinda.Someday, when I can slow down long enough to assess how I really feel about my newfound ability and all of the implications that go along with it, maybe it will make me glad to know that people don t lose who they are on the other side of this life.Even if it would make mine a little easier if they did Fortunately, Gracie is not as lost as she was in Not quite dead, she grew stronger and found her place She now works at the library in place of Mrs LaBadie, which allows her to meet all of the old ladies who bring in their smutty romance novels and swap them for new ones Alas, there s a new detective in town who suspects her with the murder She can hardly explain herself since she s reluctant to share about her ghosts She s protected from him by her cousin Amelia, the very pregnant Amelia who s now sharing their grandfather s house, and whom the detective obviously admires and fears.She sor less Mayor Beau s girlfriend, yes, they ve been frolicking under the covers Ratherthan less, even if she has some trouble with it He gives me an easy smile Everything about Beau is easy, aside from the expectations surrounding his job, and that s part of the problem It s too easy to see him sliding effortlessly into my life This novel is lighter than the first and there are several characters Glinda and the rednecks who really are a handful The book ends on a cliffhanger that made me want to tear my hair off my head almost because in the next, we ll probably find outabout the handsome mayor and I just can t wait to read that And find out what the brooding ghost wants A great addition to the series Really enjoying the seriesReally enjoying the characters and story lines, with satisfying stories while still working on the underlying plot of the curse Off to read book 3 I m a huge fan of Lyla Payne and for good reason She writes stories that are captivating, fun, and sexy This is the second in the Low Country series and just like the first, I absolutely loved it Gracie, our heroine, is still seeing ghosts and it seems to be causingtrouble for her than anything else going on in her life She had hoped that once Anne Bonny s ghost had moved on, she would be able to start fixing her own problems instead of everyone else s Like working on her relationshi I m a huge fan of Lyla Payne and for good reason She writes stories that are captivating, fun, and sexy This is the second in the Low Country series and just like the first, I absolutely loved it Gracie, our heroine, is still seeing ghosts and it seems to be causingtrouble for her than anything else going on in her life She had hoped that once Anne Bonny s ghost had moved on, she would be able to start fixing her own problems instead of everyone else s Like working on her relationships with her childhood friends, or helping her cousin Amelia come to terms with the things she has had to deal with or maybe just maybe, take the next step with the handsome and charming mayor Beauregard Drayton Unfortunately, ghosts have horrible timing and the appearance of Glinda Davis ghost in Gracie s life createsissues than simply finding out who killed her Once again, Payne gives us a well written, wonderfully paced story, and I for one couldn t put it down Her characters are so well developed even the not so alive ones And I absolutely love Gracie She s a little bit lost personally, but underneath that you can see that she s independent and stubborn, loyal and an amazing friend and she s funny And Beau swoon As much as Gracie tries to get him to see that she just isn t who he should be pursuing a relationship with, he pushes back and shows her why he is But at the heart of this story, we have another mystery Who killed Glinda, and why and what secrets was she hiding, and while you definitely get hints along the way, the story unravels at a perfect pace And where she leaves you with this installment will have you begging for the next in the series, that s for sure I can t wait to see what we get next from Lyla Payne, and this series has so much on the horizon, from our mystery ghost, to Mrs LaBadie, to Beau and even Gracie s own issues, I m excited forI can count on Payne for an amazing story, wonderful characters and yes, some sexy swoon and romance If you haven t picked up this series yet, definitely give it a try Gracie Harper is back, and her life isn t any less crazy She thought her special little gift of seeing ghosts was over with the pirate Anne Bonny, but unfortunately for Gracie she s as attractive to the spirits as ever And this time it s someone she knows, the town hair dresser Glinda Davis who happens to show up covered in blood right as Graciela is about to get it on with the irresistible mayor Beau Drayton Now her ghostly girl won t leave her alone and is hell bent on Gracie getting some i Gracie Harper is back, and her life isn t any less crazy She thought her special little gift of seeing ghosts was over with the pirate Anne Bonny, but unfortunately for Gracie she s as attractive to the spirits as ever And this time it s someone she knows, the town hair dresser Glinda Davis who happens to show up covered in blood right as Graciela is about to get it on with the irresistible mayor Beau Drayton Now her ghostly girl won t leave her alone and is hell bent on Gracie getting some information out in the open Determined to get this haunt off her back and solve the case, our spunky narrator takes off on a crazy adventure that may just get her intotrouble than she s used to and she s no stranger to trouble.One of the best parts of this book is Graciela herself I totally fell in love with her voice in NOT QUITE DEAD and we get a deeper look into her new life in Heron Creek She is such a strong character, yeah she has some major trust issues as well as a couple other crazies hiding in her closet but she is not one to back down from anything For everything she s been through, she handles everything with characteristics worth of her name More adventures,haunts, andantics continue to be as much a part of our girl has the low country itself It s never a dull moment when Gracie s around, and I personally cannot wait for the next installment that cliffhanger was killer I received this in exchange for my honest opinion Ok, this book kept me book reading until I was finished and then I neededThe mystery that is in this book is great I didn t know where it was going until it was revealed This is the second book in the series and it just gets better and better Gracie is trying to come to terms with her ability to see ghosts She thought that it was only going to be the one, but was she wrong In this book, she is visited by a ghost in the corner of h I received this in exchange for my honest opinion Ok, this book kept me book reading until I was finished and then I neededThe mystery that is in this book is great I didn t know where it was going until it was revealed This is the second book in the series and it just gets better and better Gracie is trying to come to terms with her ability to see ghosts She thought that it was only going to be the one, but was she wrong In this book, she is visited by a ghost in the corner of her room, he is pouty and always changes clothes She doesn t know who he is or what he wants There is also another ghost that shows up This one is muchdemanding She will go to the backwoods to find what she needs to get in order for that soul to rest Lyla captures the southern charm in her writing You end up reading the book in a southern accent It makes for a fun read You will be disappointed if you miss this book Good story but needs a bit of polish I found several errors that should have been caught by the editor or proofreader Nothing earth shattering but occasionally annoying and distracting That issue aside, the story was pretty good There were a couple of surprises that made things interesting and the cliffhanger at the end left me anxious to read the next book in the series I really like the low country setting and the author describes the locations Grace visits quite well This isof a m Good story but needs a bit of polish I found several errors that should have been caught by the editor or proofreader Nothing earth shattering but occasionally annoying and distracting That issue aside, the story was pretty good There were a couple of surprises that made things interesting and the cliffhanger at the end left me anxious to read the next book in the series I really like the low country setting and the author describes the locations Grace visits quite well This isof a murder mystery than a ghost story but the mix of the two isthan satisfying


About the Author: Lyla Payne

I ve been publishing New Adult romance novels for a little over a year, starting with Broken at Love and continuing with the rest of the Whitman University series I adore telling stories, discovering the little reasons people fall in love, and uncovering hidden truths in the world around us past and present In my spare time I cuddle my two dogs, pretend to enjoy exercising so that I can eat as much Chipotle as I want, and harbor a deep and abiding hope that Zac Efron likes older women I loves reading, of course, along with movies, traveling, and Irish whiskey I m hard at work, ALWAYS, and hope to bring youWhitman University antics and at least oneLowcountry ghost tale before the end of the year.If you want to know , please visit me at you re a fan of Young Adult fiction science fiction or otherwise please check out my work that s published under the name Trisha Leigh I m represented by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.


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