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Love & Ghosts

(Crescent City Ghost Tours #1)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  251 ratings  ·  86 reviews
She refuses to believe in ghosts.
He makes a living on their existence
Love in the Big Easy shouldn't be so hard...

When Emily Rollins accepts a dare to kiss a masked stranger at a charity ball, fireworks ignite and she longs to learn more about the enchanting man. But Emily has lost so much already...

Succumbing to his charm will turn her world inside out.

Sean LeBlanc is a me
Paperback, 310 pages
Published April 2019 by Serendipity Valley Press
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Nov 07, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Love & Ghosts (Crescent City Ghost Tours, #1) by Carrie Pulkinen was an entertaining, hooking read, that had me reading into the night.

Not my first read by this author, so I was super excited to get my hands on this book. I was not disappointed, rich with detail, mystery, paranormal, and a serendipitous moment, and you have one of the best mixes for a compelling read, that just sucks you in, and hooks you until the last page.

I loved the MC's, Emily and Sean were both interesting, realistic, an
Naomi Valkyrie
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love & Ghosts is the first book in the Crescent City Ghost Tours series.

I loved Carrie’s Crescent City Wolf Pack series so I had to check this one out. This book did not disappoint. I’d give it more than five stars if I could. It does have a different feel than the Wolf Pack series, but the characters are just as entertaining and the story is expertly woven. I jumped into this book and couldn’t put it down. You can’t help but keep reading to find out what is up with the box!

One of my favorite th
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love & Ghosts is a fantastic book! It’s full of exciting mystery, hot romance, ghosts, drama, uncertainty, heartache, fear, hope and love that really makes this one heart melting truly delightful read! I absolutely loved this book and you’ll not be able to put down! You’ll love the main characters Emily and especially Sean, along with all the other characters including the ghosts! It’s definitely one of the best books I’ve read all year!
I absolutely loved how this author Carrie Pulkinen’s creati
This is such a fun read! I alternated between frustration and sympathy over Emily, but Sean is basically what any woman would want in her man. So kind, romantic, and open about his feelings. The dirty bits were hot, but tasteful at the same time. I really started to feel invested in their relationship, and the story left me guessing the whole time!

Reviewed by: Leann M.
Sara Oxton
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love and Ghosts by Carrie Pulkinen a five-star read that will make you fall in love with the scare, this is number one in the City Ghost Tour series and I am excited for the rest of the series. This was a thrilling read and filled with sublime characters that will enthral you. This is a great paranormal romance and will make you believe in Emily and Sean; they will make you fall in love with the stories. This has a little of everything and will make you care, including one of the best moments ev ...more
InD'tale Magazine
Details about ancestral spirits, legends, and ghost stories combined with observations about neighborhoods and architecture create a strong sense of generations of distinctive history and mystique of New Orleans.

Read full review in the 2019 June issue of InD'tale Magazine.
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Set in The Big Easy, Love & Ghosts draws you in from the start with the wonderfully blunt Trish questioning her best friend, lead female Emily, about a possible one night stand as they’re heading into a masquerade ball. The conversation that followed set up an interesting and painful backstory that plays a major role throughout the rest of the book. Trish proves herself once again by forcing Emily to open up to life a little with a fun and steamy dare.

Enter Sean. As the Dread Pirate Roberts no l
Lori Porter
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Andrea Guy
If I could review this book in one word, it would probably be "amazing." I haven't read a paranormal romance in a very long time. I wasn't really sure what to expect, but what I got was a really great read.

I love that its the hero that is the "sensitive" one in regards to spirits. Emily is different. She's a little hard to like at times with her dislike for all things dealing with ghosts.

I have to admit I was a junkie for shows like "My Haunted House" and stuff like that when I had cable. So th
Mary Lou Hoffman
LOVE & GHOSTS is the first book in the Crescent City Ghost Tours series. As always, I recommend reading a series in the order of release. This story does stand alone, but why would you want only one? It is an absolutely fantastic book – part ghost adventure, part romance, and all of it engrossing.

Sean and Emily are meant to be together – like Westley and Buttercup. The movie, The Princess Bride is significant in their relationship, but I will allow you to discover the many ways that it was used
Laura Furuta
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love & Ghosts (Crescent City Ghost Tours Book 1)
By: Carrie Pulkinen
5 out of 5 stars

The story Love & Ghosts (Crescent City Ghost Tours Book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen is a paranormal romance book that I loved reading. It pulled me in from the very beginning and didn’t let me go until I had read the final page. It is a story that has a wonderful storyline and amazing characters. I loved reading about the characters of Emily Rollins and Sean LeBlanc. Emily is a woman who is strong and independent. She d
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great read about trying to live life. Emily has been struggling to move on after the death of her sister. She goes to a masquerade ball with a friend and tries to enjoy herself and ends up dancing with a mystery man. Serendipity keeps making them bump into eachother, but problems arise when she finds out he runs a local ghost tour. Can she out her fear of ghosts behind her for a shot at happiness?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns. Well developed characters like Emily stub
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I give Love and Ghosts (Crescent City Ghost Tours) by Carrie Pulkinen, 5 stars.

Leading a pretty dull life lately, Emily takes her best friend up on a dare -- to kiss a guy at the charity ball they are both attending. She finds the perfect masked stranger and decides to go for it. Besides, it's not like she will ever see him again, right? Sean communicates with ghosts and runs a haunted tour company in the heart of New Orleans. When the gorgeous mystery women kisses him at the ball, he tries des
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars

Love & Ghosts is the first book in the Crescent City Ghost Tours series by Carrie Pulkinen. The first book in her exciting new series, and I was thrilled to get my hands on it. I devoured it the very moment it landed in my kindle, hooked from the very first page, reading it all in one spellbinding sitting. It is a fantastic paranormal romance- with ghosts, second chances, new beginnings, grief, loss, supernatural elements, Voodoo, mystery, suspense, action, danger, drama, obsession, and p
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yowzers! This was one heck of a good book! I absolutely needed this too! Such a refreshing breath of newness to the slow burn love story. Okay so this is a tad of a ghost story too but really I was taken with the beautiful detailed and captivating love that develops between Emily and Sean. From the moment Emily kisses that stranger at the Masked Charity Ball (Sean) everything changes. She doesn’t believe in that ghost stuff and there is no such thing as supernatural in her world, but she finds h ...more
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am simply blown away with this story. I happen to love New Orleans, the French Quarter and the feel of the whole city was throughout the book! As for Sean and Emily, what a wonderful love story, with loads of excitement, mystery, ghosts, and a demon. Did I mention voodoo? Heavens, one simply can not have a story set in New Orleans without some voodoo in it! Carrie Pulkinen's writing is so colorful and full of delightful descriptions about Jackson Square and the characters that work in around t ...more
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of "LOVE & GHOSTS" OMG!!!!!! Carrie Pulkinen you are such a phenominal writer so creative with your storylines and awsome characters that pull you right in this is an amazing beginning to this series.
Emily Rollins kisses a total stranger at the Masked Charity Ball she went to not knowing that it was Sean LeBlanc a medium who runs the most popular haunted ghost tours in New Orleans called Crescent City Ghost Tours.
Emily doesn't believe in the supernatural or ghosts b
Darla Taylor
Emily Rollins has moved to New Orleans where her best friend, Trish, lives to start anew after catching her longtime boyfriend cheating. At a masquerade ball to benefit an animal shelter, Emily accepts a dare from Trish to kiss a man. While dancing with Sean LeBlanc who was in a costume from her favorite movie she kisses him before he gets a call and has to leave. She leaves it up to serendipity as to whether or not she sees him again. When they meet up again, Emily finds out Sean runs a popular ...more
Debbie Caswell
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emily Rollins doesn't believe in ghosts or the supernatural which is a bit of a problem when she lives in New Orleans a city that thrives o the occult. She kisses a stranger at a masked ball and thinks no more of it Then she goes on a ghost tour Sean LeBlanc runs that tour as he is a medium and works with all things spiritual and he is the man that she kissed at the masked ball though she hasn't realised it yet. Sean is a big believer in fate and knows if they are meant to be together it will ha ...more
Chantelle Smith
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a brilliant introduction to Carrie Pulkinen. This book has everything from romance, suspense, mystery and fantasy themes weaved throughout. I was captivated with this read from start till finish and couldn't put it down. This author has an excellent writing style, it has been written extremely well and flows effortlessly from chapter to chapter. This author has created a read that is mentally visual the whole time you are reading, he has created two characters that are perfect for each othe ...more
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love & Ghosts is the first book in Carrie Pulkinen’s paranormal Crescent City Ghost Tours’ series. She takes us back to the lore of New Orleans so if you love all things NOLA then this book is for sure for you! It is my first read by this writer and I know that I will gladly follow her down the Crescent City Ghosts Tours for new adventures!
Love & Ghosts gives us Emily who has just moved to New Orleans after the death of her sister and to get away from her cheating boyfriend and oh, she does not
The Mysterious Reader
Wounded hearts. True love just waiting to flourish. Real ghosts and the paranormal. New Orleans. Oh yes indeedy, all the makings are there for great fun - and in the hands of a talented writer like Carrie Pulkinen it is no surprise that Love & Ghosts (Crescent City Ghost Tours) delivers the goods. Emily and Sean’s romance is a fun one and a total pleasure to read. Look at the publisher’s blurb. If it at all peaks your interest then it’s pretty much a sure think you’ll love this book. But for the ...more
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I believe this is the first book I've read by the author and it won't be my last. The writing is well plotted, the characters well defined and memorable and the cadence lent an easy pacing while reading.

I wasn't 100% sure if this was going to be a horror story filled with darkness or something a little lighter. It IS on the lighter side with a bit of suspense, a wonderful romance, great friendships and some really quirky individuals thrown into the mix.

I read every word in this book from cover t
Jenni Bishop
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love and Ghosts (Crescent City Ghost Tours Book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen is an exciting supernatural romance and is a story that is a breath of fresh air from normal romances.. The premise of the story is original and Carrie’s writing was spot on and swept me into a world I could relate to. ​I loved this book! The mystery and suspense, ghosts and possessions, romance and the humor was perfectly balanced. There were brief times I wanted to shake Emily but overall the characters were loveable and the ...more
Nina Campbell
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is full of sweet, funny, and charming scenes that will appeals to any romance reader. It opens with a strong the female main character Emily making sweeping changes in both her professional and personal life. She has recently moved away from another town and cheating ex-boyfriend to New Orleans, Louisiana. She attends a masquerade ball and meets up with a handsome mysterious man who kisses like a dream. The handsome man Sean and Emily keep meeting up by accident until Emily gives into ...more
Kerry Baker
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love and Ghosts (Crescent City Ghost Tours) by Carrie Pulkinen is a brilliant book that you will just have to devour in one sitting.
This whole book have been done perfectly. The characters are strong and interesting. They have a depth to them that just draws the reader in to their story and instantly connects you with them. They are the absolute backbone of this story, which is gripping in its own right.
And while the book has so much too it I also found it to be fun and entertaining. It brough
Madison  Degraffenreid
Love & Ghosts: Crescent City Ghost Tours by Carrie Pulkinen

Love & Ghosts was an exciting paranormal romance. Featured in New Orleans Emily recently moved from Houston to attempt to live again after the loss of her sister and discovering her boyfriend cheated. Sean has lived there his entire life and has struggled since the death of his wife. The two meet and sparks fly but Emily denies the paranormal.

I loved the main characters and the scenery in this novel. Carrie Pulkinen has such an
Lyndsey Fairley
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love & Ghosts (Crescent City Ghost Tours Book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen
4 stars

What a great book. I was hooked from the beginning, and not knowing what the book was about as i went in blind (have you seen the cover!), I could only assume what some of the story would be about.
Sean is a medium and runs a ghost tour company. When he meets Emily at a masquerade, he's never felt that pull before but she isn't looking for more than fulfilling her dare to kiss a man that evening.
As the story goes on, thi
Gail Guerrero
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love & Ghosts (Crescent City Ghost Tours Book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen

Four Stars

This story was a good short read. I’m not usually into ghosts but this one was good. I felt that Sean made the story more intriguing. His acceptance for what others didn’t believe earned him points. He never forced his opinion on anyone. Now Emily tested my patience. Have you ever had a character rub you wrong from the beginning? That’s what she did to me. Her character just didn’t seem like she wanted to grow. That c
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Carrie Pulkinen is a paranormal romance author who has always been fascinated with things that go bump in the night. Of course, when you grow up next door to a cemetery, the dead (and the undead) are hard to ignore. Pair that with her passion for writing and her love of a good happily-ever-after, and becoming a paranormal romance author seems like the only logical career choice. 

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