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Two sexy English brothers. One irresistible ghost. Who would you choose as your lover?
Completely broke and with a criminal record to boot, Senna Smith is one day from eviction from her apartment when Brendon, her promiscuous roommate from London, suggests she go to England, marry him, and manage his fortune. With few other options, she agrees to an open marriage. But she’ll never, ever, have sex with him, knowing if she falls in love with him, he’ll break her heart.
As trustee of Brendon’s family fortune, there is no way Brendon’s older brother, Garrison Durran, is going to let him marry a self-professed American gold-digger. As Senna tries to embrace castle life and English society for Brendon’s sake, Gar discovers Senna is the perfect woman for him–beautiful and intelligent, kind and caring. Now, if she wasn’t already engaged to his brother…
The ancestral ghost of Durran Castle has to intervene if the Durran brothers have any chance of an heir. He can’t leave them to fix matters on their own. They are useless buggers when it comes to love. As counselor to Gar, matchmaker for Brendon, and lover to Senna, a ghost’s work is never done.
CONTENT WARNING: Allergy warning: Ghost cat in book.
Senna woke to her breast beeping. Trying to make sense of the oddity, she pushed herself up to rest on her elbows and discovered the noise came from Brendon’s wristwatch. Somehow, his hand had found its way beneath her bra during the night, and now chirped like a baby chick.
She contemplated tearing his hand off at the wrist, but he looked so angelic with his curly dark hair framing his handsome face. With a heavy sigh, she unlatched her bra and eased his hand out, then gently shook him until his face scrunched into a pained grimace.
He groaned and frowned at his noisy watch. “This is a god-awful hour to be woken up,” he said in his sexy British accent. “Never bothers me when I’m coming home at this hour.”
Senna rolled her eyes. “Speak for yourself.”
Pushing himself up, he shook his head. “Remember the second night I came around? You kept yelling at me, ‘Did I realize it was four in the morning?’ At the time, I couldn’t understand your fuss.” He groaned and scratched his scalp. “Well, I certainly understand it now. It’s bloody hell to be woken at this ungodly hour.”
GUEST POST: Senna’s Firsts
If nothing else, Senna Smith does seem to experience a great deal of firsts in her life. Being raised in an orphanage, life was pretty much regulated and a repeat of the day before.
Her ‘first time’ is with one of her professors, but not until he proposes and gives her a ring.
Her first time to destroy a valuable Grecian vase was the day she discovered her ‘fiance’ was already married with two kids.
This was quickly followed with her first expulsion from school, her first arrest and her first and hopefully only conviction for Attempted Manslaughter.
She soon learned the difficulty of getting a decent job those with a criminal record. That was an eye opener for her.
Brendon was the first person who broke a window in her apartment and crawled inside, then kept doing so until she gave up and provided him a key to the door.
Brendon was also the first person to steal $400 from her bank account, causing her first check to bounce.
Unfortunately, it was her rent check, which resulted in her very first eviction.
For the first time in her life, someone else offers to rescue her from her troubles. Unfortunately, it’s her unwanted, bank card stealing roommate, Brendon.
His offer is a first as well: If Senna will go to England and marry him, she can take control of his trust fund containing a half million dollars.
Sounding slightly better than dying homeless on the streets of New York, Senna agrees, with one condition. She will never, ever, ever, seriously, not ever have sex with him. Their marriage will be platonic. He may have a go with every other female in the world, just not her. To her surprise, he cheerfully accepts her condition.
This is the first time she has ever put her life in the hands of such an unreliable fellow and it scares her senseless. She only prays the half million is real and not just a ploy to get her to sell all her cheap dreary furniture, which Brendon claims was dragging her down.
For the first time in her life, Senna flies in a plane…first class. Unfortunately, the ‘waitress’ only wants to serve Brendon. Lots of antics ensue, resulting in yet another first: her accidental consumption of vodka.
Thus, she arrives in England, slightly drunk and very angry at Gar, Brendon’s older brother, who had tormented and betrayed Brendon from the moment of his birth.
Her firsts continue when she arrives at the castle and meets her first ghost cat, Mr. Finch and her first ghost, a very seductive ancestor of Gar and Brendon’s named Renoir Lassier.
I’ll stop there, but trust me, she still has more firsts to go including making love to a Ghost Lover.