{Review} A Halloween Hookup by Jennie Marts


{Review} A Halloween Hookup by Jennie MartsA Halloween Hookup by Jennie Marts
Series: Page Turners #3.6
Released: January 23, 2015 by Self-Published
Genre(s): Cozy Mystery (Adult), Romantic Comedy (Adult)
Pages: 76

Our Rating

4 Stars

There is something magical about Halloween…

Jerry Finney is a no-nonsense detective who believes in facts and hard evidence. But all of Finn’s beliefs are challenged when he gets thrown into a ghostly mystery on Halloween night with the sexy psychic whose office is down the hall from his.

A self-proclaimed psychic and white witch, Zia is surprised to find herself attracted to the boring uptight private eye next door. When their offices are ransacked, the unlikely pair must team up in order to catch the paranormal perpetrator.

As Finn and Zia share one spooky and sexy night complete with a stakeout, a dead body, a zombie, black lace undies, and some chocolate cupcakes, everything they believe is tested. Will this mismatched pair be able to ‘see’ beyond their differences to solve the ghostly murder and make a spiritual connection? If Finn and Zia can open up to one another, risking their hearts in the process, they just might find love is the greatest treat of all.

This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.

ReasonsToReadPrivate investigator Finn leads a predictable, no-nonsense life.  His work may be interesting, but everything else is… Well, it’s just boring.  So when his office is broken into and ransacked, everything ratchets up a notch, and when the kooky, sexy psychic down the hall is involved, his hum-drum day is turned upside down.


TheVerdictAside from this one being a novella — that category of books that just never has quite enough story for me — this one’s pretty close to perfect.

Finn is driven by facts, skeptical of anything that can’t be proven with concrete evidence, and reliant on tried and true investigation methods.  As a private investigator, it’s an attitude that’s served him well, and while he may not be elated with life, he’s certainly satisfied with his stable bachelor existence.  But the psychic who works down the hall…

Zia spends her days reading palms, divining Tarot cards, and helping people connect with the psychic world.  A widow who adamantly believes in ghosts and spirits, she’s trying to do her part to help people figure out their lives, heal after loss, and move on with positivity.  Needless to say, these two are opposites in every way.

A break-in at their building that leaves both their offices ransacked forces them to interact, though, and while it’s clear they have some very different beliefs, there’s also an undeniable attraction between them.  Of course, there’s also a mystery to solve, including who trashed their workplace, what happened to the man whose wife showed up claiming he’s missing, and whether or not it all has anything to do with some missing diamonds — or even a ghost.  Throw in a séance, our favorite characters from the Page Turners, and some Halloween costumes, and A Halloween Hookup makes for a quick, fun read.

The Breakdown
Cover Design
5 star rating
Plot & Pace
4 star rating
4 star rating
Style & Editing
5 star rating
Story Conclusion
4 star rating
Overall Rating 4 star rating



About Jennie Marts

Jennie Marts loves to make readers laugh as she weaves stories filled with love, friendship and intrigue. She is a USA TODAY Best-selling author and writes for Entangled Publishing. Reviewers call her books “laugh out loud” funny and full of great characters that are “endearing and relatable.”

She is living her own happily ever after in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, two sons, two dogs and a parakeet that loves to tweet to the oldies. She’s addicted to Diet Coke, adores Cheetos, and believes you can’t have too many books, shoes, or friends.

Her books include the contemporary western romance Hearts of Montana series, the romantic comedy/ cozy mysteries of The Page Turners series, and her latest series about hot hockey players, the Bannister Brothers Books.


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