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Haunt Me

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  159 ratings  ·  50 reviews
Recently divorced author MacKenzie Dillon has lost her writing mojo. When she inherits her great aunt’s haunted house in Virginia, she is determined to make a new start. The creepy old house provides inspiration but at what cost?

Successful architect and paranormal skeptic Justin Kent returns to Penny Hollow to fulfill his father’s dying wish of revitalizing their small tow
ebook, 175 pages
Published January 27th 2014 by Entangled: Covet
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Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
3.5 Solid Stars!

I got a copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review!

Oh goodness, I simply had to grad this book the moment I learned it was about a haunting and a ghost. Paranormal stories with ghosts in them have always been my thing, so it's always wonderful to spot a new book with the theme in it.

Recently coming off from a divorce, the last thing MacKenzie expected was for her estranged aunt to leave her Summerfield home in her name. It wasn't what J
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Read for Review (NetGalley)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50

First Thought when Finished: Haunt Me was a little bit of everything that I enjoy in a(paranormalish)contemporary read: mystery, romance, humor, small town, ghosts, and great characters.

Note: I think even if you aren't a fan of paranormal reads that you will like Haunt Me because it reads like a contemporary romance. Yes the supernatural does play a part but the overall elements remind me of the things I want
Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)
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ARC provided by the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Wow…this was just the kind of book I needed to read. With all the great new releases out I have been quite busy trying to keep up and get my reviews in a timely fashion. Although most of the books have been fantastic, a lot of them have had heavy subject matter. I needed something that was light, fun, and entertaining. Haunt Me has all these elements and a good ghost story.

MacKenzie has inherited her great aunt’s
Heather andrews
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Justin I loved him, "two days later, Justin's anger solved his guilt problem. He'd had to read the e-mail three times before picking up his cell and calling Clint. "Who the hell is MacKenzie Dillon?" I really did love being in his min, "sweet to the taste but hiding a powerful punch. Kissing her needed to be repeated -and soon." He's caring, "she cupped his cheek, and he frowned. "Your hands are freezing - and you're bleeding. What the hell, Mac?" He grasped her wrist and pulled it away from his ...more
This was such a great read. I love the way that Heather writes. Everything just goes so smooth, flowing from one scene to the next. Her characters are always interesting, and in this book that's no different. Justin starts off at the beginning of this book wanting one thing. Somehow, everything that he wants changes along the way the more he gets to know MacKenzie. MacKenzie also has different thoughts when she arrives in Penny Hollow. She's just inherited her great-aunt's house after a nasty di ...more
Jan 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! When I started this book, I didn't quite know what to think. At first, I thought it would just be a typical ghost story, but boy, was I wrong! I absolutely loved Justin and Mac, and was thrilled to see their story unfold. To avoid spoilers, I won't go into detail about their relationship, but I'll just say that I loved where the author took their story. I hadn't read anything like it before, and I couldn't put the book down until it was finished. So, so good! **I was given an arc to review ...more
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
I think I knew where this book was going from the very beginning and was kinda hoping it wouldn't go there because the predictability was really rubbing me the wrong way.

And then of course my psychic powers kicked in and exactly what I presumed was going to happen, happened.

And I think that's what really made this book kinda dull for me.

The characters were meh. The plot was meh. The writing was meh.

Nothing really stood out and made this book worth remembering.

Was it horrible? No.

I've just been
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great romance, mystery, and ghost story.
Alison Jansen
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this novel from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I really love a good ghost story! This book was such a treat, the whole concept of the novel was so unique. To increase productivity to the town, the town council decides to play on the idea that the whole town is haunted. There have always been ghost stories associated with Penny Hollow and its inhabitants and they decide to use that to their advantage to make sure the town stayed on the map. I loved that name 'Penn
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

As a paranormal romance, Haunt Me is kind of a ghost romance. It’s not that either the hero or heroine is a ghost, or romancing a ghost, or any of the things usually associated with the phrase “ghost romance”.

Instead, the protagonists are haunted by ghosts who are attempting to finally get things right. Call it an “umpteenth chance at love” story.

As the hauntings continue through the story, even though you know where things are heading, the reader gets the
Michelle Willms
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, ghost
Haunt Me by Heather Long
Penny Hollow was a fading Virginia town; it had very little income, few jobs, and no appeal for tourists. Justin Kent was from one of the original families. As a caveat to receiving his inheritance, his father required Justin and his siblings to find a way to save the town.
The latest idea was to market the town as one of the most haunted places in Virginia. There were many ghost stories about the area, with one house in particular having a reputation as haunted: the hous
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Looked forward to reading this one because ever since I was younger loved a good ghost story and then discovered they could also contain romance to them also. This one is no exception can not miss it I suppose due to the title or it could mean something else entirely but to my good fortune it is filled with ghosts and romance. Justin thinks he is going to get his hands on one of the most haunted places in town due to a verbal agreement that will in turn fulfill wishes of his grandfather and his ...more
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In Haunt Me by Heather Long, MacKenzie Dillon is moving in to her late great aunt's historical home, Summerfield, which was surprisingly left to her. Mac is hoping this will be the catalyst for positive changes in her life. Her divorce and financial situation have left her struggling, plus she's also dealing with a dry spell in her writing career. The locals in Penny Hollow want to buy the building and surrounding property to help with the revamping of their small town. The rumors that the house ...more
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
In Haunt Me by Heather Long, Justin is trying to fulfill the terms of his father's will, biding his time in Penny Hollow until he can move on with his life. Between legends, curses, the town council and his work, he has it all figured out. Or he thinks he does, until MacKenzie arrives in town to live in the house her aunt has left her...the same house Justin needs to do his part to save the town.

MacKenzie is in Penny Hollow to make a new start, to find her muse - she feels like it's meant to be.
Jan 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wow – I wasn’t sure what to think of this book based upon the blurb and Heather Long didn’t disappoint! What a lovely story, steeped in ghost stories, local lore, and all the color of a small town.

When MacKenzie Dillon inherits her great-aunt’s house “Summerfield” in Penny Hollow, she puts a monkey wrench in the town’s plans to use her house as part of their revitalization plan. Recently divorced and in a writing slump, Mac finds her writing muse once she moves to Summerfield, and sees this as
T.M. Payne
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Book: Haunt Me
Author: Heather Long
Publication Date: 1/27/2014
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne -
My Rating: 5 Stars

This is the first book I have read by this Author.

Justin Kent a very sexy and successful Architect who has returned to Penny Hollow Virginia to try and fulfill his fathers dying wish of rebuilding their small town. In order to fulfill that wish he will need to get the house in which is elderly neighbor owns. The Summerfield Estate is long known to be
Jan 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC through NetGalley.

Haunt Me is not your typical small town romance. It's set in Penny Hollow, which is supposedly the most haunted town in Virginia. At least that's what the residents want tourists to believe, and they do have some sites with creepy stories attached. The most prominent being the Summerfield house. The owner recently passed on, and Justin Kent wants to buy it and renovate it for ghost tours. He does have a personal interest in the house, but he also needs to comp
Heather  book whore & shifter slut extrordinaire
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This story is set in the fictional "Most Haunted Town in Virginia" of Penny Hollow, a small town trying to keep itself alive by revitalizing tourist traffic with the haunted houses tour. Justin Kent had to return to his hometown after his father's death due to the unusual terms of his father's will - revitalize the town or else! So, in order to get everything set in motion for this tour he needs to acquire the Sum
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
Didn't finish after page 22. I read a lot of romance books so I can tell when the book will be just another version of the exact same story I've read hundreds of times. The double point of view. ✅ The girl monologuing about the hot guy. ✅ The guy then monologuing about the hot girl. ✅ The girl constantly reminding herself every time she thinks romantic thoughts about the guy that she doesn't want to get involved in a relationship. ✅ The guy constantly reminding himself every time he thinks roman ...more
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, ghosts
Ghosts, Haunted Houses & Romance! Oh My!

The story was a good one. Justin's father's will has a clause that requires Justin and his siblings to help revive their hometown, Penny Hollow. If Justin and his siblings cannot fulfill this clause, they will not receive their inheritance. The town's comeback plan involves drawing tourists to take haunted house tours there. Penny Hollow's elders feel that the acquisition of Summerfield Estate, long known to be haunted, is critical to the town's plan. Ju
Eva Millien
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: entangled
This is an intriguing stand alone paranormal story full of suspense and ghosts.

Author MacKenzie Dillion has recently divorced and has lost her writing mojo, so when she inherits her great aunt’s haunted house in Virginia, she’s determined to make a new start. Successful architect Justin Kent had plans to use the Summerfield house for revitalizing the town of Penny Hollow, only Mac refuses to sell and he finds himself quite taken with the spunky but vulnerable MacKenzie. He’s a paranormal skeptic
Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
MacKenzie Dillon has hit her low. Reeling from the recent divorce from her controlling & manipulative ex, bitter from financial ruin created by him, and finding a void where her writing muse should be, MacKenzie feels inheriting her great-aunt’s estate, Summerfield, is a chance for a fresh start. Sure Summerfield comes with peeling wall paper, an over-grown garden, and it’s own haunted tales; however, MacKenzie can’t help but feel it’ll also be her refuge & her second chance.

Justin Kent had retu
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
You'll be packing your bags for Penny Hollow after HAUNT ME.

Penny Hollow native Justin Kent is an architect stuck with one last project on his list of helping the town revitalization effort. He needs Summerfield, the creepy old house that MacKenzie Dillon just inherited from her great aunt. Mac has other ideas for the place now that she's trying to wrench her writing career from the gutter after her divorce. But there's something sinister lurking in the gorgeous old house and the history it hold
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: entangled
When I received an ARC of this I was a little unsure of the book. It was so far from what I normally read that I just didn't know what to expect. I was drawn in really quick. I wanted to see how the author would bring in the ghost part of the story. The reason I've never really read anything with this kind of feel is I assumed it would always come off hokey. This didn't. This was just a genuinely enjoyable read. It kept me guessing where the author was going to go with it throughout the whole bo ...more
Jan 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
MacKenzie has just got out of a bad marriage and when she inherits her great aunt's house it seems a perfect sign. She can move to Virginia get a new start and hopefully get her writing juices flowing again. The house is supposed to be haunted but that doesn't bother her. Justin has return to Penny Hollow to finish what his father wished. He only has to buy the haunted house from the new owner so he can move on with his life. He finds Mac won't sale and as he helps her fix up the place he discov ...more
I really enjoyed this story. It is the first book that I have read from Heather Long and it held my attention from beginning to end.

MacKenzie Dillon has recently gone through a divorce and has had trouble writing the romance novel that she has been working on. But when her great aunt passes away and leaves her home to Mac it just might be the new start that she needs. Mac has been brought up on the stories of the haunted house that is now hers, and the nightmare she had quite often while growing
Shawna The Crazy Bookseller
Jan 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ebook
I was given a copy of this book from Entangled Publishing for an honest review.

So I'm going to try and give this review without any spoilers. MacKenzie Dillion is a writer whose life has just fallen apart and she has lost her writing muse. Just when she needs a new start she finds out she inherits her great aunt's house in a small town in Virginia. When she moves in she meets Justin Kent who has put an offer in to buy her house to use in the towns plans to reinvent Penny Hollow as the most haunt
Ren Puspita
3 stars

I admit that I'm afraid of ghost. But fear can lead to curiousity, even in my case curiousity not kill the cat. So I request Haunt Me, because I somehow want to torture myself with all thing that go bump in the night. And well, this book not disappoint me, even not spectacular either.

Haunt Me is a unique read for me, for the heroine is an author. I always fascinated by author's life, their writing process, etc. One plus factor is the hero. Justin is alpha but not douchebags, a kind of her
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy anything Heather Long writes, and Haunt Me has it all, a great hero who has patience and is almost perfect and a heroine that has been wounded before and has to learn to trust again and a haunted house at the center of it all.

MacKenzie “Mac” Dillon is excited to inherit her great aunt’s house in Penny Hollow, it’s the perfect place to hole up and get back to her writing roots. I really liked Mac, she was dedicated to her craft and when she interacts with Justin, she has a lot of attitud
Bridgette South
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given an E-arc from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This book was quite different than my normal reads. MacKenzie Dillon was an author and the beneficiary in her aunt's will and inherited a house... in her eyes,a new beginning. But it was a house with hidden secrets. The town where the house is located has a lot of stories about this house. Justin Kent is a man on a mission. Finish his plans, get out of dodge. But when Mackenzie's aunt leaves her the house, a wrench kinda ge
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