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Phantom Lover

Phantom Lover [Kindle Edition]

Rebecca York
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In the darkened bedroom of Ravencrest, Bree Brennan was seduced by an unseen lover. A lover whose scorching kiss was strangely familiar. Was her midnight caller Troy London, her onetime love, or was it the mythical ghost who haunted the cliffside, windswept estate on the California coast?

A P.I., Bree had come undercover to Ravencrest to find its owner, Troy, and ensure his well-being. But Bree knew she was out of her league the moment she saw its dark rock spires and its creepy inhabitants who claimed a crazy Troy was a prisoner in his own chambers. But Bree heard his husky voice, felt his sizzling touch…. Exactly who was weaving an undeniable, erotic spell around her?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 367 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue (16 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007JJSI6I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,425,408 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

"[Rebecca York's] books. . . deliver what they promise: excitement, mystery, romance. . ."
- Michael Dirda, Washington Post

An award-winning, best-selling novelist, Ruth Glick is the author of over 140 books. Writing as Rebecca York, she has authored or co-authored over 90 romantic suspense novels. The first of her Berkley Sensation paranormal romantic suspense novels, KILLING MOON, was published in June 2003; EDGE OF THE MOON followed in August 2003 and WITCHING MOON in October 2003. KILLING MOON and EDGE OF THE MOON were launch books for the Berkley Sensation imprint.

She writes the popular 43 Light Street series for Harlequin Intrigue. Over 30 Light Street Intrigues have been published. NOWHERE MAN was called "one of the most heart-wrenching, moving works of romantic suspense in several years," by reviewer Harriet Klausner.

Ruth's many awards include two Rita finalist books. She has two Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times: for Series Romantic Suspense and Series Romantic Mystery. NOWHERE MAN was the Romantic Times Best Intrigue of 1998, and the book has been selected as one of their Reviewers' "all-time favorite 400 romances." In addition, she received the 1998 Affaire de Coeur's Critics Choice Award for Best Contemporary Novel, also for NOWHERE MAN. Ruth's book, KILLING MOON won the 2003 New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award for best Paranormal. AMANDA'S CHILD won the 2001 Golden Leaf Award for Long Contemporary and was nominated for Best Intrigue of 2000 by Romantic Times. "Tyler" in BAYOU BLOOD BROTHERS won the 2001 Golden Leaf Award for best Novella. In 2007 THE SECRET NIGHT received the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for best Harlequin Intrigue. She is is one of only 14 romance novelists to have received the Romance Writers of America Centennial Award for having written over 100 romance novels. Ruth's cookbook, 100% PLEASURE, was picked by USA Today as one of the 12 best cookbooks of 1994; her FABULOUS LO-CARB CUISINE was a finalist for the MidAtlantic Publishers Association's Excellence in Independent Publishing Award.

Several of Ruth's Moon books (WITCHING MOON, SHADOW OF THE MOON, and NEW MOON) have been on the USA Today best-seller list.

Ruth and her husband travel frequently to research settings for novels and taste new dishes for cookbooks. Her many unique experiences are apt to end up in her books--like the time she encountered a coral snake in the Guatemalan jungle or took a flight in a hot air balloon.

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 43 light street 3 Nov 2004
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
In the darkened bedroom of ravencrest mansion Bree Brennan was seduced by an unseen lover. A lover whose scorching kiss was strangely familiar. Was her midnight caller Troy London, her one-time lover- the man who'd disapperaed and she'd been sent to find? As a private investigator Bree had come undercover to Troys home to discover what had happened to him. But Bree knew she was out of her depth the moment she met Troys staff, who claimed that Troy had made himself a prisoner in his own chambers. Something sinister was winding its way around this house and Bree was determined to get to the bottom of it no matter what the cost...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Gothic not to be missed! 6 May 2003
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Private Investigator, Bree Brennan, finds herself working undercover at a lonely cliffside mansion at the request of a friend, Helen London. Posing as a tutor to Helen's niece, Bree's mission is to discover the truth about Troy London's mysterious disappearance. Bree hasn't seen her ex-lover in years but she never stopped thinking about him. Is he being held against his will as his sister believes?
Bree must keep her own identity and Troy's daughter safe from the mysterious residents of Ravencrest. But her plans didn't include being seduced by a ghost in the middle of the night. Or was it a ghost?
Will she learn the truth of Troy's disappearance before time runs out?
I highly recommend your read Phantom Lover to learn the answers. Rebecca York has created a modern gothic that will leave you on the edge of your seat, impatient to turn the pages. But don't skip to the end. You'll want to savor each heart pounding twist in the path. Victoria Holt fans should not miss this suspenseful tale.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Gothic Homage 8 July 2003
By A Customer - Published on
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Rebecca York pays homage to the classic Gothic novel in Phantom Lover. You'll find all the classic elements here. The isolated old house, the cast of frightening characters, the shadowy hero with secrets to hide at all cost. Yet in York's hands, each of these elements gets a very modern twist. And nowhere is the updating more apparent than in the sensuality of the relationship between a phantom lover and Bree Brennan, the woman who is determined to discover the secrets hidden within the stone walls of Ravenwood. On her first night in the stone fortress, she is awakened in the night by the kisses and caresses of a man she is unable to see. Who is he? Troy London, the owner of the house, who seems to have gone missing? Or is he the ghost who has been said to haunt the edifice for decades? As the sexual relationship intensifies to fever pitch, Bree moves closer and closer to the solution to a frightening mystery.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars left much to be desired for being a "gothic romance" 18 Oct 2007
By EpicFehlReader - Published on
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I had high hopes when I first saw this book. I was intrigued by the idea of a modern try at gothic romance but honestly, Ive read better. I agree with the other readers that this book just had too much going on and not enough clearly laid out and answered. Plus, like one person said, there just wasnt any real tension between the male and female lead characters, or at least not enough to really care that much about them. I did finish the book as it was short and I was hoping it just had a rocky start but even the ending was a little saccharine and far fetched for my tastes. I can see how the author might have thought leaving the true condition of Troy up to the readers may have generated more interest but I think her technique for that falls short when she doesn't give readers enough to work with to decide.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put it down! 30 Dec 2006
By Kari Hall - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I normally take at least a few days to read a book. I read this in one sitting. I literally could not put it down. I argued for the heroine. I cried for them both. It was heart wrenching. I don't want to spoil the book by giving too much away; but I give this book my highest recommendation and that is saying something.

I normally don't take the time to review a book. I took the time this time. I am an author myself and this book was so good that I immediately came to the computer to find more books by Rebecca York to buy. This is a first for me.

You owe it to yourself to read this book. It's a treasure.
4.0 out of 5 stars exciting modern day gothic romance 13 April 2003
By Harriet Klausner - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Helen London asks her friend Bonnie "Bree" Brennan of the Light Street Detective Agency for help. Helen's brother Troy, a widower for about a year, has vanished except for his emails, but those seem so out of character for him. The sleuth agrees to learn what is going on.
On the drive north of San Francisco to Troy's home Ravencrest, Helen thinks back to her attraction to the owner when they met seven years ago, but alas nothing came of it as she had to leave. At the estate she informs the housekeeper that she was just hired to teach Troy's daughter six years old Dinah. The Sterlings, who live in the mansion and act like the owners, question the newcomer and treat Bree as hired help. Once settled, it is the ghostly sounds of Troy that frighten the undercover sleuth, but courage comes from the waif Dinah who needs her and the haunting comments of the weird residents who claim the owner is a prisoner inside his walls. Though scared, Bree searches for the missing Troy not yet realizing the danger she faces.
The latest 43 Light St. tale is an exciting modern day gothic romance with all the usual sub-genre elements that light up the book from the moment lightning strikes as Bree arrives at Ravencrest. The story line will hook fans fully appreciative of Bree's concerns for father and daughter as the eerie and the dangerous seem in control of the foreboding edifice. The stereotyped secondary cast fits quite nicely inside the gothic atmosphere that haunts the heroine and the reader. Rebecca Yorke is in top form as usual.
Harriet Klausner
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