Synopsis: Abby Reed believes in folk songs, fairy tales, and ghosts, but she doesn’t believe in love. She lost her soulmate when her fiancee died while deployed in Afghanistan, but she still has her music, her crazy specter-filled town, and her pen-pal-slash-best-friend, Mike Stone. It’s a good life and she’s happy, but when Mike arrives in Banshee Creek after his last tour of duty in Afghanistan, Abby starts to have doubts, about music, ghosts and, most importantly…love.
Like a good soldier, Mike Stone follows the rules, and Rule #1 is: Don’t Fall For Your Buddy’s Fiancée. His relationship with Abby has been strictly platonic, and will remain that way, if he has anything to say about it. But when he arrives in Banshee Creek, a town where the impossible is an everyday occurrence, he’ll find out that sometimes rules are meant to be broken.
I am originally from Virginia so I was excited to read that the story is placed in a small town there. The author created memorable and likable characters although some were a little strange. The legends mentioned are not the run of the mill stuff that everybody knows about which added to the ambiance of the story. The story pace was steady and kept my attention through out. Mike and Abby have a sweet romance that had me pulling for them to work it out. Overall, great read for anyone who likes romance mixed with science fiction and the paranormal.