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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
More Than A Spirit is a work of romance with paranormal themes and was written by author Josie Malone. Forming the second novel in the Baker City: Hearts & Haunts series, this novel contains some romantic scenes but is not explicit or erotic in its nature, and is therefore accessible to all romance readers. The plot focuses on the life of Ann Barrett, a Sergeant First Class who has completed a recent tour of Afghanistan and returned to single motherhood. Master Sergeant Harry Colter is her new boss at the Army Reserve base, and he too is dealing with shadows of the past and the grief of losing his friend. Neither realizes the impact of the quite literal haunting that will change both of their lives forever.
Author Josie Malone has created a sweeping and emotive romance that focuses on the emotional development of the characters as individuals in equal parts to their romantic journey in bonding together. The paranormal and ghostly elements of the tale are done very sweetly and without affecting the emotional realism of the plot. In fact, I think it really enhanced the character presentation of Harry in general through this cool plot device. Ann is an all-around hero, both vulnerable and strong, and her dialogue and presentation of thought are well handled to show a multi-faceted woman that all readers can admire and feel for. Overall, this makes More Than A Spirit a highly recommended read for romance fans looking for something with both sugar and spice.