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Ghost House

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  24 reviews
One night in a haunted house thrusts Andrew Hollenbeck into the center of a sixty-year-old curse. In his dreams, he meets a mysterious stranger named Caius. With each recurring dream, the connection between them grows. But it is one thing to fall for someone you cannot have, it is something else entirely to fall for a person who doesn't exist. Or does he?

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Kindle Edition, 244 pages
Published September 24th 2019
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That. Was. Amazing!

Story time... This past week at GRL, I witnessed a rather amazing and delightful thing -- an attendee (who I won't name, but it was quite the dramatic entrance and I fucking loved it) who had just finished Ghost House ran up to Jacqueline Grey and collapsed at her feet and gushed about this book for several minutes. I decided right then to move Ghost House up on my TBR to read next. I regret nothing. Ghost Housesucked me in from the first chapter and I finished it the same
Sep 27, 2019 marked it as dnf
DNF at 50%

While the story was kind of intriguing and it could have been an interesting story, I couldn't get over the fact how unlikable all the characters were. Even the side characters were terrible.

I really wanted Andrew to grow a spince, since it looked like he didn't have one. He didn't tell his father he didn't want to work in his company, he also didn't tell his parents he didn't want to study business, and then he refused to tell anyone he was gay. Even though he mentions several times
Denise GremoryKohta
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reading the blurb for this made me want to read it. I was thrilled to get an arc through LesCourt to read. Imagine my surprise as I started reading and realized it was so much more than a simple haunted house. A complex storyline with many exciting layers and well thought out characters with deep emotions. Yes even Charlie though we don’t get to see his true depth. Once I started I didn’t want to stop reading. I am definitely going to be keeping an eye on this author. This was a beautiful gem of ...more
Patricia Nelson
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This has got to be one of the most unconventional, grab-you-by-the-feels, fantastic, fascinating, simmering, mysterious, amazing, more twists and turns than a roller coaster, where nothing and no one is what they appear to be, and totally awesome twist on the traditional fairytale that I've read in quite some time. I was hooked from beginning to end, and I can't wait to see what happens next with this new-to-me author.
Joyfully Jay
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: camille
A Joyfully Jay review.

4 stars

Ghost House was an interesting mix of semi-instalove, suspense, and melodrama. Grey frames this as a fairy tale and I think I can generally agree with that. For one thing, I never really understood how/why Andrew/Caius worked. Clearly, the fact that Andrew saves Caius from the curse is meant to bolster their connection. However, I never got the impression these two really connected on a deeply emotional level. Part of the trouble for me was the way Andrew often

Title:Ghost House: A Fairy Tale
Author:Jacqueline Grey
Release Date:9/24/2019
Genre/ Trope(s):Gay Romance; PNR;
Page Count:244p.
SteaMMy Swordplay: 2 out of 5
Sharonica-Stars: 5 out of 5
GoodReads AVG:4.44

MMy Thoughts and Review:
I have a confession... I am one of those people who will skip a blurb and read a book solely based on the cover of the genre is right. That is precisely what happened with, Ghost House. I was so intrigued by the cover I just had to read it when the ARC came
Diane Dannenfeldt
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a new to me author, but won't be my last. Andrew & his college buddies decide to spend the night in the haunted house near campus. What they don't really know is that, it really is haunted. Caius was cursed a very long time ago into a dream state for a crime he may or may not have committed. Somehow Andrew ends up in the dream & meets Caius & his rent boys. The house was a gay bordello back in the day & run by Caius. Caius is a sorcerer who was a very arrogant, entitled ...more
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book has a lot of different facets running through the storyline. The main characters are fairly well developed, the world building is creative, and the writing style is smooth and flows nicely.

Andrew is a business major unsure of what he wants to be when he grows up. What he does know is that he doesn't want to join his father's consulting firm, he's had a crush on his best friend for years, and he's scared to death of confrontation. When his friend Charlie convinces Andrew and their
I would rate this 4 stars.

The main characters are a college student named Andrew, who is trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life, and a mysterious man named Caius, whom he keeps dreaming about after spending the night in a haunted house. I think the blurb tells you everything you need to know about this book, so if it sounds intriguing, go ahead and jump right in. I really hesitate to give any spoilers. Part of the fun of the book is it walks a fine line of many genres: horror,
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Andrew and his friends sneak into a haunted house, Ghost House, with the hopes of seeing a ghost or two. While spending the night in the house Andrew begins to have strange dreams of the house in the past, including encounters with a mysterious, handsome stranger. The dreams follow him into his everyday life. Caius, the owner of Ghost House and a sorcerer who’s known for his curses, is now stuck in his own curse. Can Andrew free him and what will happen if he does?

Andrew and Caius are both
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, paranormal, reviewed
Andrew and his friends break into the “Ghost House” to see if the rumors that it’s haunted are true. What they all get is an uncomfortable night sleeping on the floor. However Andrew has a strange dream that he thinks is just that. When the dreams come again and again his life turns a little strange.

Caius is always in his dreams, along with a beast, a toad, a snake man, and various other oddities. Andrew realizes that Caius might be real but if he is so is the snake man. Andrew has to figure out
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it

I really wasn’t sure when I started this new to me authors book, in fact I very nearly put it down, but I am glad that I persevered as after a chapter or two I was hooked. A haunted house, a cursed sorcerer Caius, ghosts and slightly naive, drifting college student Andrew who has the power to save Caius.

Throughout this book I thought that Andrew was content to stick his head in the sand until made to confront the problems that he faces. Caius was aloof, mischievous, And a bit of a snob. I
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is my first read by Jacqueline Grey and I'll definitely be looking for more of her books. I quite enjoyed this story, Caius is so arrogant and has embraced and used his “cursed gift” as payback against those people who have hurt him in his past.

Andrew is drawn into Caius' world, he comes across as a really good guy , as he fights to save Cauis. Also, although there are ghosts present in the story, it's not a simple ghost story. There's a lot more going on. It's quite an interesting take on
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I received this book as an ARC I expected a scary story, but nothing is further from the truth. The story has some scary moments but it is mainly a romantic fairy tale based in some of the classics. Of course evil is defeated and Andrew and Caius got their HEA. The interesting part is their happy ending got confronted with reality and survived making the plot more interesting. I would like to read more about this characters. Great reading, nice fairy tale!! Loved it!
This is my honest
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
An intriguing and a bit complex storyline.

Andrew and Caius are well developed characters. I loved the slow-burn romance. This was a very imaginative story with great world building that held my attention to the end. There was suspense, mystery, drama, humor, magic, and of course romance.

This was my first book by Jacqueline Grey and won’t be my last.
Kathryn Manzella
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ghost House by Jacqueline Grey is modern day m/m fairy tale. This is a wonderful read.... suspense, drama, magic, steam, humor and sweet romance... this book was filled with well written story and intriguing characters. Andrew and Caius are great characters who definitely had chemistry together. Definitely kept me engaged.
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this modern, paranormal fantasy-mystery. The story is very inventive, with a mix of magic/sorcery, haunted dreamscapes, and enough mystery to make you question what is dream and what is reality. Great writing from this new-to-me author. I look forward to more of her work.

I received a complimentary ARC and have voluntarily left this honest review.
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the story of Andrew and Caius. I found this book thoroughly enjoyable. I loved the fynamic of this book. It is written wonderfully. It has a interesting plot. I just wish more info was available on somevof the other charavters i. e. did they learn their lessons. This book is full of layers which I love. Great read.

I received this book as an Arc and I am reviewing it voluntarily.
Violet  Marshall
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
A spellbinding book with good writing. This book was different than I expected, and I enjoyed it. The plot was entertaining and it was steady throughout the book. I found the story and characters intriguing. The characters were developed and thought out. I can recommend this book as a good read. I voluntarily read an advance copy of this book for an honest review.

Sep 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Ghost House by Jacqueline Grey is modern day m/m fairy tale. I found the story well written with interesting characters.
There is drama, suspense, humor and romance to be found in Ghost House. THe story kept my interest and I enjoyed it.
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book, it was imaginative and interesting. There was good amount of mystery to the story and Andrew and Caius were the perfect characters to bring it to life!
I do love a good fairy tale and enjoyed this one very much.
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a lot of fun. I love creepy type stories..haha plus it was funny and sexy. Very good writing also
Jennifer Reilley
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jacqueline is new to me and I hope she comes out with more in this series. I found myself not putting the book down and even wrote to her asking for more. She sucked me right on in.

Andrew is a college student that goes to the Ghost House with his friends. While there he has a dream of Caius. Caius was cursed a very long time ago and communicates with Andrew while he sleeps. There is a connection there but is Caius good or evil as we learn be curses many others in past.

Andrew is also struggling
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm
This was a new author to me so I picked it up for curiousity sake.

For the tone, it’s a new adult title, the live characters are college students.

It has all the things I love. A ghost story, haunted house, and a sarcastic grumpy sorcerer and a curse solved by the most basic and awesome of ways.

It definitely had the gothic overtones that intrigue and the characters were very likeable.
Andrew was trying so hard to be everything everyone wanted that he lost himself.
He found himself through his
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Jacqueline Grey is a bit of a Jack-of-all-trades. She has many different interests and if you asked her what her job was the answer would be a list, even if she gave you the simplified version. She spends her days juggling work with her many hobbies which include dancing, aerial silks, sewing, cosplay, role-playing, drinking tea, and above all, writing. She currently lives on an island on the east ...more
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