I was three percent into this book when I knew I was going to really like it. With its talk of a 1967 Impala (nod to the Supernatural fangirl in me) and a Halloween party with enough attendees to get into the Guinness Book of World Records, I was hooked.
Must Love Ghosts was packed full of the Mothman, which was one of my favorite things about it. They even had Mothman cupcake, and went on a Mothman-inspired camping trip where they try to disprove the theory that the Mothman was an owl. That is a real theory, by the way.
A couple of other things I liked was the story taking place in Virginia, the creative Halloween costumes, and the monster-hunting, paranormal inspired motorcycle gang. What a great concept! There wasn't a character that I didn't like and the possibility that Mike saw something that may make him a believer in Cryptozoology, was a pleasing part of the story. I would have liked to known what that 'something' was for sure, but maybe we'll find out in later books.
I kind of felt that the relationship between the two main characters developed too quickly. Although they had been using Skype and Facebook to talk the past two years, I think there should have been a prologue with some of their conversations so we could see the flirtiness and the reason for their quick attraction upon seeing each other in person.
I want to read more about this sleepy little Virginia town who is trying to get recognized for being the most haunted town. Recommended!
Seducing the Rational Skeptic...
Abby Reed believes in folk songs, faery tales, and ghosts, but she doesn't believe in love. Things change, however, when her pen-pal-slash-best-friend, Mike Stone arrives in Banshee Creek after his last tour of duty in Afghanistan. When their Halloween Party encounter turns out-of-this-world steamy Abby starts having doubts about friendship, ghosts...and love.