The Ghosts of Rue Dumaine by Alexandrea Weis (Review By Shelby)


**Review By Shelby From The Nerd Girl Page**

*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*


Ready to get her life back on track after ending a painful marriage, Danica Giles returns to the Creole cottage where she grew up in the New Orleans French Quarter. Danica is anxious to rekindle her friendship with a former resident from her old neighborhood, the seductive Gaston Deslonde. But Gaston isn’t exactly a normal guy. The charming man has been dead for over a hundred and fifty years, and the childish crush Danica once had on her ghostly playmate quickly turns into something much deeper. When a handsome new man enters Danica’s life, Gaston vows to do whatever he can to hold on to her. Danica soon discovers that the most forbidden of all desires cannot be satisfied without paying a grave price.

Love can blur the lines between life and death when you are living among the ghosts of Rue Dumaine.


My review:

I really enjoyed this book. 5 out of 5 stars so to speak. It was the perfect mix of paranormal and historical fiction, two of my favorite genres. The characters are awesome and well developed. The kind of people that you really want to stop and get to know. I was really impressed with the authors ability to bring all of the details and scenery to life for me, as I’ve never been to New Orleans. It felt as if I were walking around Jackson Square with Danica and Gaston on Halloween night. Dining at Antoine’s and seeing the sights. Also, I feel like the author deserves a shout out for her skillful love scene writing abilities. Being an avid book reader, I’ve read a few in the past that have had me cringing but Alexandrea Weis manages them with flair. I found them to be really well written. She somehow manages to make them HOT but tasteful at the same time.

The only complaint that I had while reading this book, (and it’s not really a complaint, more of a personal observation), is that I would have liked it if Gaston had been more….old fashioned? He seemed very modernized for a ghost from the 1800s (though the author does explain the whys in the book).

All in all, I loved The Ghosts of Rue Dumaine and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good ghost story!

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