When Zoe Bell was a little girl, she'd spend a couple of
weeks every summer in Cape Cod, where she was mesmerized by
the large, sprawling Chapin house. Now, as an adult, she
has worked hard as an entrepreneur and has bought the house.
She has dreams of renovating it into a beautiful, more
What she doesn't know is that the spirit of Robert Chapin
still resides in the house. He begins communicating with
her soon after she moves in, first to tell her that her
boyfriend isn't right for her, and then to tell her about
her closest neighbor, Curtis Nickerson. There has long been
a feud between the Nickersons and the Chapins, and Robert is
not happy that Zoe is considering hiring Curtis to help her
renovate the house.
One morning, Zoe is awoken by the police knocking at her
front door. Curtis was killed overnight, and the police
have not much to go on. They know he was killed by a statue
that nearly everyone who visited his house touched, and that
it happened when it seems that everyone else was asleep.
While the police investigate the murder, Zoe breaks up with
her boyfriend, and she and Robert begin having an intimate
relationship. Although she can not see him, she can hear
him and feel what he does to her, and he often pleases her
very much. Then he begins explaining why the Nickersons and
Chapins have been feuding for several generations. Zoe is
confused by Robert - is she really talking to and having sex
with a ghost? Is she developing feelings for him? And
could he have had a hand in Curtis' death?
The mystery was well-written and I was kept guessing the
entire time, which is always pleasant. The sex scenes are
definitely not for the non-adventurous or for those who
prefer to have things glossed over. The scenes were
detailed, raw, and more sexual than sensual, which is
perfectly fine, as long as that's what you like! Although I
did wonder how anyone in Cape Cod got anything done with all
the sex they had.
Zoe is a likable character, and I enjoyed how she related to
the various men in the book, especially the new
relationships she formed. Her relationship with the person
revealed to the killer was especially interesting, even
before the person was revealed to be the culprit.
A tale of otherworldly temptation and erotic elation as a
woman encounters a spirit with some very mortal desires.
When Zoe Bell was young, every summer would bring the
promise of spending two weeks in Cape Cod, where she was
fascinated and awed by the big, rambling house on Chapin
Point. Now, the entrepreneurial Zoe has the money and means
to buy Chapin House. But the house already has a resident-a
long-suffering entity that has connected with Zoe in a way
she never dreamed anyone would in this life, let alone the next.