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Ghost Hunter (Ghost Hunters #3)

4.12  ·  Rating Details ·  4,255 Ratings  ·  165 Reviews
Where deadly energy ghosts lurk in the ruins of an ancient alien civilization. Where dust bunnies prove to be loyal pets. And where a ghost hunter will discover that a woman's heart is the most dangerous adversary of all...

Local Guild boss and powerful ghost-hunter Cooper Boone is everything botanist Elly St. Clair could ask for - the handsome, strong, and silent type. Ma
Hardcover, Large Print
Published August 1st 2006 by Wheeler Publishing (first published May 28th 2006)
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This series is a pretty decent middle-of-the-road series. It's entertaining, but not perfect. The world is pretty cool, but sometimes it gets annoying (Don't worry, my friends, I will vent explain.) But, it is worth reading purely for the fact that there are pet dust bunnies that are alive and adorable. The first heroine had one named Fuzz, and I fell in love with him, but this heroine, Elly, has a dust bunny pet named Rose and I love her a little bit more. Rose has a thing for jewelry and is al ...more
Bark's Book Nonsense
I listened to this book on audio. Naturally, "Ghost Hunter" turns out to be a new book that is part of a long running series and I'm left feeling confused and clueless right off the bat. Aren't there any author's out there in romanceland who can write a decent STANDALONE novel anymore? This is getting ridiculous.

Many, many moons ago I did read some of the earlier books in this series. Zinnia and Amaryllis I think they were called, and gave up in frustration and utter disappointment. They were we
Jacob Proffitt
While enjoyable enough, I didn't like this one quite as much as the second in the series. I liked that we have new protagonists rather than trying to stretch Lydia and Emmett out into more books. I suppose that cements this series as more romance than sci-fi or suspense. Just as well, really, as that's the part that draws me personally.

The reason I didn't connect as strongly is the main protagonists. They both seemed, well, bland, I suppose. Well-enough for the story, and nice enough that I care
Erin Burns
Dec 11, 2013 Erin Burns rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still really enjoy the dust bunnies.
J.S. Bailey
Don't be fooled by the title. You will not find people sitting in old houses trying to make contact with the dead.

Ghost Hunter is kind of like a sci-fi mystery romance. I loved the concept--after colonists were stranded on another planet, they had to rebuild society on their own, and 200 years later, they're back up to 21-century level civilization. The people read newspapers and have coffee and eggs for breakfast. The characters have "normal"-sounding names. But there are some cool alien ruins
Third in the Harmony series, this book continues with the ghost hunter tradition, this time throwing in new abilities - to create a blue ghost (Cooper Boone) and to resonate with plant life (Elly St. Clair) as well as a new city, Aurora Springs. Although most of the book takes place in Cadence and Lydia and Emmett London make an appearance (from the first two books in the series), it reads well in its own right. Good plot, good characters, good dialogue - good Krentz.
This book should be one of my favorite from this series so far.
This book should be one of my favorite from this series.
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle
First published: 2006
Length: 327 pages
Setting: Around 200 years in the future on the planet Harmony, cut off from Earth. In Cadence City.
Sex: Very explicit, infrequent
Hero: Librarian and Head of Ghost Hunters' Guild. Hunter.
Heroine: Has an affinity for plant-psi.
Includes: Excerpt from Second Sight by Amanda Quick.

Cooper Boone is....

The Librarian!

Jayne Castle's Harmony series is really lite.
Fantasy-lite. Transplanted contemporary characters with jus
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars

To be honest, it's a little strange, but despite how readily I got into this book, and how much I enjoyed it, I don't really remember all that much about it, which is why it get's a half a star less than when I first finished reading it and thought: "Ooh, that was fun!"

Because, yes, the reading experience was fun:

I liked the book well enough and even though certain events were pretty predictable, it was still an entertaining read.  Elly and Cooper were pretty cute togethe
Nov 10, 2013 Sandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: krentz, pnr-uf, scifi-rom
Ellie St Clair, a psy-botanist, living on Harmony has moved to Cadence City to escape her broken engagement to Cooper Boone, Guild Boss of Aurora Springs. This is no small thing as Ellie has grown up in one of the top Guild families of Aurora Springs and has always had to do the right thing.

The reason she broke her engagement was because Cooper was not putting her first, he is a workaholic plus he had a few problems to solve when he took over the Guild. But everyone told him that Ellie was a she
Oct 30, 2012 Ning rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Harmony เปนดาวทีอยูอีกมิติหนึงคะ
อะไร ๆ กจะคลาย ๆ โลกเรานีละ
แตชาว Harmony จะมีพลังจิตพิเศษติดตัว
ซึงจะมาก จะนอยแตกตางกันไป

เลมนีไมไดเลาอะไรมากมายเกียวกับดาวดวงนี แตกพอเขาใจ
เรืองพลอต เรืองราวในเรือง คอนขางเฉย ๆ นะคะ
อานไดเพลิดเพลิน แตกไมไดอูฟู อะไรมากมาย
แตทีชอบมาก กบทสนทนาระหวางพระ-นาง คะ

พระเอกจะเปนพวกแขง ๆ ทือ ๆ บางาน พูดหวาน ๆ ไมคอยเปน
สวนนางเอก (สำหรับเรา) กประมาณงอง ๆ แงง ๆ
เขาใจไปวาพระเอกไมรัก ตองการแตงงานเพราะฐานะของนางเอก

พอตอนพระเอกมางอ (แตนางเอกเขาใจวาเผอิญมาทำธุระ)
กจะมีคำพูดประมาณแอบหวาน คอย
Another winner. Tight plot, great tension, explosive attraction, gripping mystery, rather cuckoo villain, hot sex, man-of-my-dreams hero...JAK/AQ/JC knows what she's doing.

The only hiccup (as always) was the heroine. I don't know why they always get on my nerves. Maybe it's because I want their counterpart for my own and am simply green with envy. ;) And maybe it's just I can't stand their reaction, reasoning, and stubbornness when they're clearly in over their head...And their utter blindness w
Cute story. The heroine broke off her engagement because she believed it was "just business." The hero has to figure this out when he comes to find her later, and they wind up having an adventure to go with it.
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
This series is cute! The epilogue was a bit eye rolly but I liked the characters and the story was fun!
Scottsdale Public Library
I would have read this book for Rose the dust bunny alone, but the hero, a combination librarian-enforcer and the heroine, who discovers her inner sass, are also wonderful! -Lynn H.
Nancy Jones
Mar 31, 2014 Nancy Jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it.
Jan 19, 2014 JJBMocha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Rose :)
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Jul 21, 2017 Diane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-as-series
Another neat story. I found this story a bit more interesting than the prior.

For rating and review breakdown, please feel free to read my blog review of this book at:
Angelica Taggart
Jun 12, 2017 Angelica Taggart rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ahhhh ... summer reading ... I can let go of all the books I needed to read for work and teaching, and just binge.

Haven't read a Jayne Castle in awhile, and this was satisfying. I listened to the audio book. Loved the Dust Bunny!

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Paranormal Romance
Leaving the small town where she grew up as a member of a prominent Guild hunter family, the heroine struck out on her own-determined to make it in the big city. And she has- much to the hero's dismay. At one time, he thought he had his plans all in order when it came to his and her life together but she's made things difficult for him. She broke off their engagement-fled out of town and got herself a new shiny life without him. But he's determined to win her back. A rather humorless man- seriou ...more
Sheila Melo
Jul 31, 2014 Sheila Melo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Action Packed Harmony Futuristic Paranomal Story

GHOST HUNTER is the third book in the Harmony series. Harmony is a earth colony where the colonists were cut off from earth and have developed psychic powers that allow them to adapt to their environment. This is the story of Elly St. Clair who was engaged to Cooper Boone until she began to believe that Cooper only wanted to marry her because of her family connections to the ghost hunter guild in Aurora Springs. She walks out on Cooper and moves to
Jun 28, 2014 Holly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle, creates an interesting genre that is a combination of
Sci-Fi, plus romance. I guess the author would call it romance with a para-normal twist.
These books are part of a series set in a near Earth off-world planet, called Harmony.
Set in Earth's future, where inhabitants are Earth colonists who traveled through a spacial flecture, called a "curtain", which opened up approximately 200 years ago, and allowed colonists to fly to the neighboring world. They brou
Apr 23, 2013 Ladysatel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 3 of the Harmony Series by Jayne Castle (Jayne Ann Krentz)
Time is 200 years after the wormhole closed.

Eldora “Elly” St. Clair is the daughter of a prominent Aurora Springs Guild family, as well as a descendant of the founder of the Aurora Springs Guild. Engaged to the current Head of the Guild, Cooper Boone, Elly is beginning to question her engagement and Cooper’s love for her.

Cooper Boone, the current head of the Aurora Springs Guild, is courting Elly in the old fashioned Guild manner. He
Lady Lioness
This was a re-read for me and I'm a little surprised I haven't already read it this year. I guess I've been in a Kristen Ashley daze.

This is one of my favorites in the Harmony series as evidenced by the fact that my copy is beat to hell. I may actually have to replace it shortly as the front cover is hanging on by a thread. One of the reasons I love this series is that the heroes are always head over heels for the heroines so it's less 'getting to know you' and more 'I shall make her mine!'

Jan 10, 2010 Tracy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fluff, audio-assault
Okay, let's get the good(ish) stuff in first: The premise was interesting and the story kept me invoved just enough that I finished the book to see/hear how it all turned out.

The few Jayne Ann Krentz books that I read have the same 'feel'; apparently the formula, whether in an historical or a futuristic setting, works well enough to keep readers returning.

Now, as to the abridgement. Oh. My. Stars. The absolute WORST abridgement that I can recall hearing - EVER. It's like the author scribbled dow
Jane (PS)
Jan 25, 2010 Jane (PS) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, audiobook
Original rating: 5 stars

I am really getting into this series and Jayne Ann Krentz as a writer. I fully intend to read the Amaryllis series once I'm through her Harmony series - just have to wait for them all to be published. Jayne Castle is a definite 'to read and re-read' author on my list. (Am also into the Arcane book series...)


Reread: 23 May 2012
Narrator: Laural Merlington - 3.5 stars

The storyline didn't have the same impact for me, and much of this was due to the narration.
Bronwyn Rykiert
This is book 3 of the Ghost Hunters and although it was a good stand alone story, I think to understaqnd the background better it would be an idea to read these books in order if possible.

Elly St Clair has just broken her engagement to the local guild boss Cooper Boone because she believes he does not love her. She leaves her university job and small hometown of Aurora Springs to go to Cadence City where she starts her own business working with herbs. Here she finds a dust bunny – a cute little
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The author of over 40 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense, often with a psychic and paranormal twist, in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print.

She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Sant
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Other Books in the Series

Ghost Hunters (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • After Dark (Ghost Hunters, #1)
  • After Glow (Ghost Hunters, #2)
  • Silver Master (Ghost Hunters, #4)
  • Dark Light (Ghost Hunters, #5)
  • Obsidian Prey (Ghost Hunters, #6)
  • Midnight Crystal (Ghost Hunters, #7; Arcane Society #9; Dreamlight Trilogy #3)
  • Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, #0; Ghost Hunters, #8; Looking Glass Trilogy, #3; Arcane Society, #12)
  • The Lost Night (Rainshadow, #1; Ghost Hunters, #9)
  • Deception Cove (Rainshadow, #2; Ghost Hunters, #10)
  • The Hot Zone (Rainshadow, #3; Ghost Hunters, #11)

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“you gave up any right to comment on the subject when you threw my ring back in my face, didn't you?"
She (Elly) stiffened."I didn't throw it back. I just sort of set in down on your desk."
He (Cooper)shrugged."We each have our own version of events, Want some fries?”
“I've always heard that by the time you see the teeth, its too late."

(this quote paraphrased in several Jayne Castle books)”
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