Thursday, April 21, 2011

Review: Stolen Dreams by Stacey Kennedy

Stolen Dreams
Author: Stacey Kennedy
{The Lingering Spirit Series ~ Book #1}
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Stacey Kennedy via Smashwords
Format: ebook
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Tess Jennings has the ability to see and talk to spirits. On a daily basis, they harass and annoy her to save their souls. Sometimes she helps, other times she ignores them, but one ghost will give her no choice. Kipp McGowan, a cop with the Memphis Police Department, uses his ghostly charms to gain her attention and forces her to expose herself to his partner.

As she’s pulled into the five year old cold case of Hannah Reid she wants no part of, she finds herself in more than one precarious situation. But that’s the least of her worries―Tess begins to have a serious problem on her hands. Kipp might be dead, but he’s drop-dead gorgeous and she’s beginning to forget that he’s a ghost.

Murder and corruption has brought Tess and Kipp together. But as her feelings for Kipp deepen, she suspects she just signed herself up for a one-way ticket to the nut house, and can only hope, straitjackets come in a size four. (Goodreads)

Romancing Review:

Ghosts have never been sexier!

I will start off by saying this book proves you should not always judge a book by its cover! Not that I don't love the cover, it's great...but I thought the story was going to be a little silly, instead, what I got was an outstanding and sexy paranormal romance! 

As an assistant to a the event manager of a marketing firm, Tess Jennings lives a pretty normal life, well except for the ability to see and talk to spirits. She spends most of her time ignoring these sometimes annoying spirits but every once in a while, one comes along that touches her heart and Tess can't help but pay attention. That is exactly what happens to her when she encounters Kipp McGowan. He's the sexiest ghost she's ever seen and simply will not leave her alone. When Tess finally gives in and acknowledges Kipp, she learns he's a cop who was murdered while working a disappearance case of a young girl. Tess must reveal her ability to his old partner and hope he believes her if she has any chance of helping Kipp find his murderer and that of the missing Hannah Reid. It's trying not to fall for the handsome ghost that is going to be her biggest problem!

Tess is an enchanting protagonist, she's not only smart, but funny and has the girl next door qualities that make the more endearing. I love her attitude and how she isn't a shy or submissive woman, she has no problem telling you how she feels. Her vulnerability was shown in the tender moments shared with Kipp and showed a different side of her I really enjoyed. The hero, Kipp is pure, raw sexual magnetism from the moment he appears. He knows just what to say to a woman to make her weak in the knees and I for one forgot that he was a ghost for half of the story!

The romance was a perfect package of sweet, sensual and erotic. Tess and Kipp will touch your hearts and have you fanning yourself with their passion. A little suspense, humor and steamy romance make Stolen Dreams a read you'll want to pick up and not put down until you reach the last page!

My Rating:


"If you don't stop this grandma behavior, your va-jay-jay is going to shrivel up and die!"
 "He thought I was beautiful, I thought him a piece of perfection. My fantasy of him was not far off from the real thing. Muscles after muscles created a sight of man Heaven."


  1. Great review. I am finding Stacey to be one of my most favorite authors. Have you read her Magical Sword series? Those are just amazing!!

  2. @Amber: Thanks! No I haven't read any of her other books but this definitely won't be my last Stacey Kennedy book...I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did!

  3. I wasn't so sure either but I did end up really liking it. But then The Willow (first in the Magical Sword series) just totally amazed me! They were great. I just finished the last one. I have made a few of my friends go out and buy them.


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