This week's oldie but Goodie is....
Released April 2005
In 1925, aboard the SS Majestic, a tragedy occurred. Randolph St. Croix, head of St. Croix Cruise Lines, was murdered below decks, and a young woman by the name of Daisy Alton was believed to have killed him in a fit of passionate rage before taking her own life.
Daisy's spirit has remained trapped on the Majestic ever since.
Fast-forward to the present day, and Randolph's great-great nephew, Sexton St. Croix ("call me Sex") had invited a group of over 100 psychics on board for a 5-day cruise to try and rid the Majestic of the ghost. The psychic who succeeds will win $100,000 .
Enter Bree Emery.
She is clairsentient - she sees things and senses emotion when she touches objects. She also has the occasional vision, and she is determined to uncover the truth about the so-called 'murder-suicide' of Randolph and Daisy.
From the first moment Sexton meets Bree, he can't stop thinking about her. He had invited her personally to his ship based on her reputation, but he had no idea Bree would be so real. Bree was excited to join the cruise, and she needed the break after catching her recent ex snacking on some edible underwear. Unfortunately, they weren't in the package at the time. Luckily, Sexton was proving to be an interesting shipboard companion.
As the story progresses, we get to met Sex's sister, Cecilia, and Jackson Kyle, Sex's right-hand man, bodyguard, confidant, best friend, and man who is desperately in love with Cecilia. Their story makes for a nice side-plot, and is woven in nicely without being distracting. Add into the mix a ship full of psychics, and a secret that is about to blow and reveal the truth of Randolph and Daisy's death, and you have an urban fantasy that makes for one humorous and poignantly bittersweet story.
Ms. Angell's writing is the perfect companion to a lazy Sunday curled up in a lounge chair by the pool, or cured up on your couch, iced tea at hand. You will have a lot of fun with this book. The heat level is sensual, and is integrated well into the storyline without being over-the-top.
You can find Ms. Angell's book list on her website http://www.kateangell.com/