Footsteps, a rushing wind, a child's voice warning her,
and the overbearing scent of roses are the forces that
paralyze Maria Santiago with fear. Elizabeth Conners, a
family counselor, has Raul Perez, Maria's brother, as a
patient. He mentions that he is worried about his sister,
and Elizabeth is determined to help. She meets with Maria
and believes that she is suffering from an anxiety
disorder brought on by fear of miscarrying her second
child. However, the nightly occurrences are far too real
and substantial for Maria to dismiss them as just
hallucinations. To help alleviate Maria's fears,
Elizabeth stays the night while Maria's husband goes out
of town. She experiences something, but isn't willing to
concede that it is ghost related. What is wrong with the
house? Will it really harm Maria and her unborn baby?
As the Santiago family lives in a cottage owned by
Harcourt farms, Elizabeth decides to seek the help of one
of the Harcourt brothers each of whom despises the other.
Carson Harcourt, the elder brother, has taken over the
running of the farm since his father had an accident that
left him in a nursing home. Zach Harcourt, the wild
brother, has taken an interest in Teen Vision, a Harcourt
farm sponsored youth rehabilitation program. While both
brothers seem to have an interest in her, Zach is the only
one who agrees to help her. Why doesn't Carson want to
Zach and Elizabeth decide to trace the history of the
house. The original house was torn down and the new one
was built within the past four years. Their search along
with Maria's description of the ghost child she sees leads
them into a grim past where unspeakable things happened.
Will they uncover the truth before anyone is harmed? Will
they be able to find out what is truly happening in the
Kat Martin has written a fantastic paranormal romance that
hooked me from the beginning. I liked the paranormal
aspect with the ghost and the enmity between the
Harcourt brothers. I was intrigued with the mystery of
the house and I loved the romance. This book had
everything I like. SCENT OF ROSES was an incredible read.
Elizabeth doesn't believe in ghosts.
But this time she has no choice.
Family counselor Elizabeth Conner isn't sure what to think
when Maria Santiago comes to her for help. Pregnant and
terrified, Maria claims to be visited each night by the
ghost of a little girl, warning her to flee. Her husband,
Miguel, a migrant worker at Harcourt Farms, dismisses her
fears as hormonal changes, but Elizabeth agrees to help by
contacting Miguel's employers who own the cottage where
the young couple lives.
Elizabeth immediately picks up on the deep enmity between
the two Harcourt brothers: Carson, the handsome scion
running the estate for his incapacitated father, and Zack,
the rebellious black sheep. While Carson is more
interested in Elizabeth than in her concerns, Zack
grudgingly agrees to help her look into the history of the
But even as unexpected desire draws them together,
Elizabeth and Zack feel something dark and disturbing at
the house, a cloying scent and lingering chill of pure
evil. Elizabeth knows something terrible has happened here
before, something that has its roots in murder . . .