This contemporary paranormal story offers a combination of spicy romance and an intriguing mystery that is left over from several generations past. It reminds us of the ties of family and how important a support system is in being accepted for yourself. To me the extended absence that Brady has insisted upon and his struggle to cope with the disappointments in his life are insufficient justification for the way his interaction with Piper progresses but their chemistry is definitely sizzling. Somehow the final developments seem a little choppy and not quite as well-developed as I would like and I am still puzzled about the reasons behind several characters’ (corporeal and non-corporeal) actions but this is definitely a fun read with many entertaining quirky comments.
“Seeing is Believing” by Erin McCarthy is a paranormal novel that is related to “A Date With the Other Side” and “Heiress for Hire”. Brady Stritmeyer has come back to Cuttersville, Ohio after losing his job in Chicago. A few things have changed but the most startling is Piper Danielle Schwartz Tucker who has grown up considerably after her inauspicious childhood where she was rejected by her mom and discovered that she can see ghosts. Piper has learned to hide her special talents and Brady has learned to suppress his love of painting with the result that neither of them feels particularly fulfilled in life. They each have a lot of emotional baggage to deal with but the incendiary attraction that they feel for one another threatens to bypass any logical approach to a relationship although they will have to determine whether theirs will end differently from his namesake’s experience so long ago.
Cuttersville, Ohio is full of ghosts, and they all want Piper Tucker’s help.One guy in town just wants Piper. Ever since Piper Tucker was young she wanted to be like everyone else, but her uncanny ability to see ghosts always put her on the other side of normal. And the apparitions are showing up now more than ever, desperately seeking help. But what can she possibly do for them? They’ve already been dead for years. Besides, she has a personal concern of her own right now. A real flesh and blood concern—named Brady. He’s Piper’s childhood crush, and no sooner is he back in town than sparks start giving off heat. For Brady, it’s hard not to notice the sexy young woman Piper’s become, or forget the special gift she had as a girl. And right now it could come in handy, because a long-forgotten murder has been keeping a restless spirit from finding peace. All Piper and Brady have to do is solve the crime to put the specter to rest. But the passion brewing between them is just as restless, and could prove twice as dangerous.