Villere House is a paranormal/romance story (18+) by Leslie Fear and C.D. Hussey. I say paranormal/romance, not Paranormal Romance because this is a paranormal story that has romance in it 🙂
The story is about 22-year-old college senior Lottie who is on spring break in New Orleans with her two friends. She’s always felt like the thirth wheel on the waggon, being the girl who doesn’t want to party every night an doesn’t hit on the first man she sees every night like her friends seem to do.
It was just a dream. Nothing more. Probably brought on by whatever drink was in the cup with the plastic skull on it at that Voodoo themed bar Amanda puked in last night.
The strangeness starts with Lottie having dreams about a 19th century woman. The dreams are so vivid, Lottie feels she really was there when it all happens. And after the weird dreams, there is this weird pull she feels to a local voodoo store. She enters the store and there she meets Xavier Villere. He is the shop owner and is drawn to Lottie in a strange thing he can’t really put his finger on. Sure, she is pretty, but he feels there is more to her. That feeling grows stronger after Lottie flees the store without real reason, as if she’s following something.
Xavier had always been a sceptic about his families voodoo business, but he is determined to help Lottie. Soon they end up discovering things they wouldn’t have held for possible a few days earlier.
Crazy she could justify. Being haunted was a little tougher to swallow.
I’m not always a fan of the hunted by ghosts stories, but I quite liked this one. When I just started reading the story I felt like ‘uh, this can’t be true’. And that is a big thing for me in stories, I have to feel like it could happen in real life. But as I read further into the story, it got better and better. I think it is because most of the time – there’s no reason for it, just coincidence I think – I read I POV stories. This one is different, it is Lottie said, Xavier said ect. I had to get used to it but it worked out in the end.
3 out of 5 stars