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You're the One That I Haunt

(Nicki Styx #3)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  1,086 ratings  ·  79 reviews
The devil went down to Georgia . . .

Nicki Styx has always known that the devil's in the details—but does he have to move in next door, too? Worse, he won't take no for an answer. Nicki would never leave her beloved boyfriend, ER doc Joe Bascombe, but hell hath no fury like a devil scorned. He's determined to make Nicki's life a living hell—even if it means exposing Nicki a
Mass Market Paperback, 372 pages
Published February 24th 2009 by Avon Books
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Third in the Nikki Styx series. She's kinda fun, though I still think her disdain of the paranormal makes no logical sense considering she's so involved with helping dead souls and Satan himself follows her around all the time. So Nikki, really? You're rolling your eyes at protection spells?

The whole deal with the devil following her everywhere got old. I wanted more Nikki helping lost souls, less Nikki wanting to get in the Devil's pants. Anyway! This storyline did pick up a bit at the end.

The Flooze
Is it so wrong of me that I want Nicki to embrace her dark side? Anything to keep reading about the delicious Sammy.

Garey's Nicki Styx series keeps the surprises and the tension rolling. This time, Sammy has moved in just next door and is making his tempting presence known in all sorts of ways. Include romantic drama, some Wiccan southern belles, and some possession by spirits and You're the One That I Haunt is another winner.

The only problem now is that as sweet as Joe Bascombe is, the Devil
Jaime Rush
Oct 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the series, and though I didn't read the first book, the new reader gets caught up quickly as there's not a complex series arc. The book was really good, with some suspense and creepy stuff without being dark or gory. There's a gay friend/business partner and his love life for humor, a sexy devil for temptation, and the love relationship for romance. Everything you need for a paranormal reading fix!
Romance Novel TV
Mar 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by Gannon Carr for Romance Novel TV
Publisher: Avon

After a near death experience six months ago, Nicki Styx “came back” with the ability to see and talk to ghosts. So far she’s dealt fairly well with helping these spirits find the Light and move on. Her vintage clothing store, Handbags and Gladrags is thriving, thanks to her partner and best friend, Evan. And she’s enjoying her relationship with the handsome Dr. Joe Bascombe, the ER doctor who quite literally brought her back to life. Th
Jun 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
This series continues with a terrific third installment. Nicki Styx, one who has "seen the light" and returned to find she also sees the dead - who have issues to resolve just like the rest of us. Nicki's life seems to be in order, now; her relationship with ER doc, Joe, has passed the 6-month record mark and he is as understanding as a boyfriend can be of her ghostly projects and her temptation by Sammy, owner of Divinyls and the Devil in real life. Sammy wants Nicki's body & soul, and his pers ...more
Jan 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
You’re the One that I Haunt is the third installment in the Nicki Styx series, and it’s my favorite so far. Can I just say that I love Sammy? And this book has plenty of Sammy. I love how we get to know more about him as a person(?) and I can definitely understand Nicki’s attraction towards him, because at certain points I find myself rooting for him over Joe. Most of the time, actually. Ok, all of the time.

Kelly lives in Savannah full time, which is great because Kelly is a pain in the butt. S
Kimberly Ann
This was much better than the last one....

We didn't have to deal with Kelly (Nikki's twin sister)

The Devil is back, but we get to hear his side of the story

There is a child molesting preacher (who is dealt with in a most interesting manner) and the ghost of the recently dead anorexic/bulimic young woman that she became

Joe (Nikki's) E.R. doctor boyfriend has been suspended and the hospital's attorney is making a play for him

And Bijou (Nikki's grandmother/father) is in town with her coven of Sa
Barbara ★
Nicki Styx is haunted by a vengeful ghost (Crystal) who died in the ER where Nicki's boyfriend Joe is a doctor. Satan (Sammy) has the hots for Nicki and has opened a store across the street from Nicki's own shop. (Yes this really is Satan himself.) Sammy is using Crystal to torment Nicki and Joe in order to turn Nicki to the Dark side. This is a fun jaunt with lots of twists and turns that keep you turning the pages faster and faster. A quick read with all the fun characters from the previous tw ...more
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: witches, ghosts
This was my least favorite in the series. It got a tad cheesy at times. For a regular old human Joe is the best though. Nicki & Joe are put to the test in this one and Joe really comes through. Sammy aka the devil is still after Nicki and he doesn't pull out the stops in this book. It ends almost like a final book, everything comes together pretty well. From my understanding the next book is the last so I'm not sure where Ms. Garvey can go from here.
I really enjoy this writer - her characters are witty and interesting and she comes up with some pretty cool storylines. I would recommend this book if you like paranormal/comedic stories. This is the third book in her series so I recommend reading these books in order. I really enjoyed the first one, liked the second and really enjoyed the third one.
Mar 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nicki-styx, ghosts
Another excellent entry in the Nicki Styx series. Satan has set up shop in Atlanta the better to bedevil Nicki with. He'll try anything to tempt her over to the dark side. If you want to find out if he succeeds, you'd better pick up this book! You won't regret it. ...more
Jun 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
Creepiest line I have ever read "Day for you, night for me" says the ghost tormenting Nikki. It was very well written. I did not fall in love with the concept as a series but the first one is worth the read. ...more
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good story. Several surprises. Characters continue to develop. Sexy, fun and, in places, scary as hell. All 'round good ride. Looking forward to the next book. I hope the author keeps 'em coming. ...more
Lamaya booklit
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mine
this one was more fast paced and entertaining I liked more this time around also what the heck she dating Joe but tells other people that she is single come on that makes no sense what so ever that just pisses me off
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Feb 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book the best out of the series so far. It was a seriously fast, fun read with lots of heat and sparks in all the right places!! Looking forward to see what Nikki is up to next.
Feb 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
Interesting paranormal about seeing (in this case) a very angry spirit.
Feb 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2009
I really enjoy this series! I like Nicki & her friend Evan & her boyfriend. I like the way the stories setup and I like the way they're written! ...more
Sep 05, 2009 rated it really liked it
Is wrong to be love with Satan? I so can't wait for Sammy's series that's coming out in 2010. YEAH!!! ...more
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
Nicki is dismayed when the devil opens a record store across the street from her shop, Handbags and Gladrags. It seems that Samael, or Sammy as she calls him, hasn't given up on luring her to the dark side. Nicki finds him tempting indeed, but she's given her defective heart to Joe, the doctor who brought her back to life. Sammy won't go away quietly, however. He sends the angry spirit of a newly deceased girl, Crystal, to torment both Nicki and Joe, and he causes Nicki to inadvertently out hers ...more
C. L.
Jan 10, 2021 rated it did not like it
The story started so well and then it turned into a bad telenovela. A pity.
 Crystal ➳ Reading Between the Wines Book Club
Nicki Styx, the girl who sees dead people, is back and better then ever in this third installment. You’re the One That I Haunt is another fun read that you won’t be able to put down. Chuck full of romance, suspense and chaos with a clever, witty, fast paced and exciting plot, you will be falling in love with Nicki Styx and company all over again. Garey brings such laugh out load humor to what could be a dark story.

Nicki is learning to adjust and live with her “knack” while her relationship with
Nov 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own, 2012-books
Wow, what a turnaround! After two semi-okay reads, I finally find the Nicki Styx book that really rocked my world. YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I HAUNT was amazing….I found myself falling for temptation.

Finally back home from Savannah, Nicki faces the Devil right across the street. Sammy pulls no stops trying to temp Nicki to the dark side, even going as far as threatening Joe’s career with the help of a young angry spirit.

Crystal Cowart’s death isn’t Joe’s fault, but this angry spirit is out to make hi
Christi Snow
Aug 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
My Review:
Sammy! Finally, the book that I have been waiting for in this series- the one where he plays a major role. Sammy is the Devil and he's obsessed with Nicki. Devil Without a Cause is a book by Terri Garey that came out after this series that I loved. It is not part of this series, but it features Sammy and he mentions Nicki several times and is the entire reason why I picked this series up. As a result, I knew going into this series that Sammy was going to fall for Nicki. Yes, he's the D
Oct 18, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-books
Ever had ghosts talk to you? Ever had one possess you and publically accuse your boyfriend of murder? Nicki Styx is finding out what this feels like. Nicki has the power to talk with the dead, she was almost dead once but told to go back to Earth and do some good, so she tries to help them find peace with whatever they are hanging around for, but this ghost just won’t go away. The Devil himself is trying to get Nicki to join him as his lover and the more she resists the harder he makes it for he ...more
Wendy Hines
Jan 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Nicki Styx owns a vintage shop with her gay bff Evan. Nicki sees and hears the dead. So when she is having coffee with her boyfriend Joe at a nearby cafe, she is startled to see an anorexic teen glaring daggers at Joe. The teen, Crystal, is dead and she blames Joe for killing her. Joe is an ER doctor, and swears he did everything he could for her.

Crystal is out for revenge, and she'll use Sammy to get it if she has to. Sammy is the devil, and he gives Crystal a very special power; the power of p
Mandy Beyers
Feb 26, 2010 rated it liked it
In this, the third book in the Nicki Styx series, Nicki is continuing to deal with the devil - he just won't leave her alone! He has followed her home to Atlanta and opened up a music store down the street from her vintage clothing establishment. Not satisfied with physical proximity, he also convinces a psychotic suicide victim's ghost to help trash Nicki's boyfriend's life by possessing Nicki and accusing Joe of murdering her in the ER. The ensuing lawsuit leaves Joe open to suspension from hi ...more
Feb 15, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr
I started reading this series years ago and if I happen to see a new one has come out, I’ll pick it up from the library. There really isn’t anything super special about the books, in fact, they are mildly forgettable. Nikki is an interesting character in that she died and was brought back to life and now communicates with dead people. She’s dating the doctor that saved her life and is pursued by the devil himself since he has a crush on her. The rest of her story is a tad convoluted and it’s a g ...more
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nook
The Devil wants Nicki, so moves his record store next door to Nicki's vintage clothing shop. And he's made himself into the image of a hottie and pulling out all the stops to get her to see his side of things.
She's got to keep herself from succumbing to his 'charms', keep her sweetie-pie ER doc, Joe, happy and by her side...and help souls see and go into the light. Even the most unwilling ones.
Nicki is scrappy and making the best of her life even with everything trying to go against her. I don
Feb 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
These books always bring great joy to me. Although I was sad to see Sammy leave. I never thought I would say that.

The larger roles for Grandma Bijou and Odessa was a great thing. They are great charcters. And keep Kelly out of town. I consider her not that great of a character.

I don't like Joe, I am not sure why except he bores me terribly.

Bravo, bravo, bravo for the engagement of Evan and Butch. I love Evan, he is so fun and so human. Every book should have an Evan. A character that never f
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A Southern girl with an overactive imagination, Terri Garey writes award-winning and critically-acclaimed urban fantasy. Her novels have been described as "smoldering" by Publishers Weekly, and "sultry and upbeat" by Library Journal. Even though she's a big scaredy-cat who can't watch horror movies or visit haunted houses, she loves moonlit graveyards, moss-covered headstones and the idea that lif ...more

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