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The Ghost Hunter

(The Hunter #1)

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  2,074 ratings  ·  172 reviews
When Ashley Hunter inherits the Inn where her father mysteriously vanished years ago, she jumps at the chance to finally uncover the truth about his disappearance. But soon after taking ownership of the decrepit building, Ashley realizes she’s in for far more than she bargained. Not only has she inherited answers to many sought-after questions, she’s also inherited spirits ...more
ebook, Smashwords, 291 pages
Published September 11th 2010
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Sep 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
I think that this is the best self-published author I've ever read. But Ms. Brighton's book was great. This ebook is only 99 cents, and it's totally worth it-worth more, IMO.

I enjoyed the plot, and the characters.

Ashley has just inherited an old English pub (and its ghosts), and so she bravely leaves her mom and fiance in the States and off she goes...mind you her mom thinks Ashley is crazy because Ashley can see and talk to ghosts. her fiance had no clue, just thought Ashley was a normal girl
Feb 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
I had high hopes for this novel, and I remained content until I hit about 30%. Since I'm currently pressed for time, I'm reviewing the cons and pros with a quick bullet list:

- Ashley, the protagonist, is a whining idiot. She takes far too long to understand simple concepts, and when she finally does understand something, she's too much of a coward to do anything about the situations she finds herself in. There are many parts to the story where she acted like a teenage girl that didn't get a
Laurie Garrison
Sep 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
Lori Brighton is talented and creative writer. This one kept me on edge wanting to know what was going to happen next. I love all the paranormal she has going on in this book. I was very happy that is wasn’t like most ghost hunters I have seen on TV or read about. It was fresh and exciting. Here is what you get action, exorcism, spell casting sword fighting, body passions, twist and turns, surprises and a great cast of characters. I hope to read more about this cast in the future.

OMG, I have to
Belinda Boring
Nov 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I remember when I was asked to review The Ghost Hunter, I saw the words “fallen angel” and instantly started drooling. The idea of fallen angels is something pretty new to me but the more I’ve read, the more I’m beginning to see what an incredible addition to the paranormal world they are. For me, I can’t read them fast enough.

I really enjoyed the storyline of this book. I’m a HUGE sucker for the sexual tension that comes from the whole “Oh I want you so bad but I need to keep you at arm’s lengt
Nov 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
I believe “The Ghost Hunter” is a self published e-book from Lori. Being a self pub, it isn’t quite as polished as a standard book but believe me when I say it’s well worth the money. From the moment I picked this book (err my Kindle) up I was engrossed. I absolutely loved it from start to finish.

Ashley wants to be normal, to have a normal life. She is tired of being told she is crazy, that she can be helped with pills. Ashley has been able to see and talk to ghosts since she was a little girl.
Varian Rose
I gave up on this book because it annoyed me on many levels.

The heroine was kept in the dark for too long about important things. When the truth was finally revealed, she freaked out (which was reasonable) but then she went running into town alone--even though she had been told not to do so. It seemed like the hero's only feature was how good-looking he was--he didn't have much of a personality. There were many time that I wanted to slap the characters for messing with magic they didn't underst
H.P. Mallory
Sep 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
First off, how great is that cover?
Lori Brighton is an author to look out for. She has a fantastic way with words and her storylines are even better.
Christian is hot hot hot and I love the tension between Ashley and him. The descriptions of all characters are very vivid and the humor really adds to a fantastic story!
Definitely read this one!!
Sep 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
"Ghost Hunter" is a book filled with emotion and magic. It's a fun and intense read that left me sad when I read The End. I'm hopeful that there will be another book with these characters. I want to know what happens to Devon and spend more time with Ashley and Cristian.
3.5 Stars
I don't usually do summaries of books for my reviews but I will in this case. I don't think the synopsis does the book the justice it deserves. The story points listed aren't really the main crux of the story so I want to add a little bit.

Ashley inherits an Inn in England from her Aunt and leaves her life in America behind to check out this "Pub" (as it's referred to in the book). Ashley has had a pretty tragic childhood but has survived to become a strong woman who knows what she wan
Wow!! What more can I say, that one word pretty much sums up my feelings on this read. I loved it, absolutely loved it. I thought this was a beautiful story and well written. I won this e-copy on a blog and was a little nervous, being my first e-book I've read. I really love having a book in my hands, so I am hoping this will go to print so I can place in on my bookshelf with all my favorite reads. I was pulled into the story right off the first few lines. Christian was intensly hot. I loved the ...more
Sadie Forsythe
The Ghost Hunter started off well. Crumpled and jet lagged Ashley arrived in England to inherit a decrepit inn from he aunt and find some answers about her father's disappearance. Life gets complicated after that.

I generally liked Ashley. She had had a hard life and was finally trying to accept herself as is. I can appreciate that. She had an irritating habit of chatting even when endangered though. I wanted to scream at her,"Come on shut up and hide already, or run, or fight, or something, just
Evelyn Amaro
Sep 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Urban fantasy and PNR lovers
Ashley is a person who just wants to be normal and fit in, of course that is hard since she can see and talk to ghosts! In search of the truth, Ashley sets out to the Inn she inherits from her aunt with the intention of finding her father, and finding answers that she has been seeking all her life: why did her dad abandon her, and what is the truth behind her curse? When she gets there, she realizes she is in over her head. Nothing is what it appears to be, the people she trusts may be the ones ...more
Sep 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
Lori Brighton has published two historical romance novels and this book was her first in the paranormal romance genre. This may be her first in this genre but she doesn’t disappoint. I really enjoyed this book and I’m excited to have found a new and up coming author that does great work.

Ashley inherits an old pub from her aunt and moves there hoping to find out what happened to her dad. She has a gift to be able to see and talk to ghosts. When she was growing up her mother thought she was mental
Nov 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
Ashley has moved to England after inheriting a pub from her dead aunt. She hopes to not only find answers about her dad’s disappearance, but also escape the current path her life is on. Upon arrival she realizes the pub is in need of some major TLC. Super sexy Cristian enters the scene and is persistent on trying to buy the building from her. Now she has to fight off his offers and the growing attraction she feels for him. Oh, and did I mention she also talks to ghosts, and the pub just happens ...more
May 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
I had very high hopes for this book and the high ratings and good reviews put it at the top of my list. I have to say I am very disappointed in this book. The main character was just down right irritating and the book mentioned a few times about how powerful she was. Where? I never saw anything beyond her seeing, and hearing ghosts, and holding hands with the angel. She was definately kept in the dark way too long and the story could of accomplished what it did in a shorter context. As for her r ...more
Oct 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lori has really given a whole new meaning to the term Ghost Hunter. 
Ashley is an american girl that has just inherited The White Horse Pub and Inn of Crossroads, England,
from her Aunt Clare. But little does Ashley know she has just walked into a part of her life that will
change her completely. Ashley has always been able to see ghosts, she just never new other
supernatural creates existed. But as Ashley explores the old pub she discovers there is more to the pub
than she bargained for. Like Cristi
Apr 04, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned-dnf
I abandoned this book after getting 1/4 the way through. I'm glad I got it free.

I was hoping for a paranormal mystery with maybe a little romance thrown in, but I got a paranormal romance instead and not a very good one at that. There are reasons I don't generally read romance novels and this book had many of the characteristics I dislike -- a clueless heroine, infuriating hero, dumb and obvious plot and too much gratuitous sex/erotica. The story was weak and predictable, the writing uninterest
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
This book may sound like it's something from the Sixth Sense (she can speak to dead people) but it is actually very good. There is a big cast of paranormal characters which include Ancient Knights that are now Ushering Angels, Vampires, Werewolves, Faye, Seers, and Witches. There is a plot with twists, turns and surprises to keep you interested.

This was a book to read when you don't want anything that will require too much concentration. And I don't mean that in a bad way at all. I enjoyed it an
Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Susanna
Shelves: challenge
Wonderful story, tragedy, romance and a relatively happy ending, author leaves you hanging enough to want to read the-next book to find out what happens with the secondary characters and to see how far along the primary characters progress.
Karina Kantas
Jun 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book. The amount of erotica surprised me, it would have been nice to have gotten a heads up, although it wouldn't have stopped me reading this. I hope to read the next one. Lori is a talented writer and keeps the readers engaged throughout.
Jan 31, 2013 rated it did not like it
Wow. The heroine is a total mop. We hear she has great powers, but what we see is that only knows how to cry and run. Seriously. They tell her to run and she doesn't. Doesn't fight, doesn't even pretend to fight, nothing. I was disappointed.
Mar 29, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Terrible. It was poorly written. The main female is annoying and dull while the hero is out right terrible and there is no connection. When it comes to the romance or even friendship it's dead and more like shackling them together than a bond.
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Lea Barrymire
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Paranormal at its best. Angels, ghosts and vamps... oh my!
Sep 05, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't go beyond 30%, I just couldn't get into this book. I didn't feel any connexion or any curiosity about what was going on.
It happens sometimes.
Mar 09, 2012 marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebies
I found it boring and uninteresting. I DNF'd it quite early in the story.
Stacy Sabala
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, suspense
Book Review- Ghost Hunter by Lori Brighton
Ashley inherited a pub in England from her aunt. She is special in the fact that she can see and talk to ghosts. Of course, her whole life up until then has been her trying to suppress her gift. Now she has a pub full pf them and something dark behind a door in the basement. Then this arrogant man shows up trying to get her out of her house. She refuses of course, and the fight seems to be on.
Cristian is a warrior that has been sending ghosts to the othe
Melissa Levine
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A mix of different supernatural species that live in a small town and just want to be normal. When they are anything but. They don't usually mix together beyond socializing in the local pub. Until Ashley Hunter comes to town. She starts off like a doormat. But that doesn't last long. At times the story comes together and it hooks you. Others, it just dragged. Overall a good story.
Gwen Kilian
Oct 13, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Droll and contrite

I really didn't like any of the characters and the storyline was weak. Drawn out in predictable sequences, I had enough in the final fight season when I decided that my time was better spent elsewhere.
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