Review: Ghouls Rush In (Peyton Clark #1) by H.P. Mallory

October 22, 2014 Review 1

Review: Ghouls Rush In (Peyton Clark #1) by H.P. Mallory

Do you believe in love after life?

Looking for a fresh start, Peyton Clark becomes the proud owner of a piece of New Orleans history: an Antebellum-era two-story house in the Garden District. It’s going to take time and a fat wallet to restore the fixer-upper to its former glory, but after her recent divorce, Peyton could use the distraction.

It’s not long before Peyton discovers she’s moved into the haunted home of a flirtatious paranormal prankster. She’s receiving kisses from unseen lips and caresses from a ghostly hand, and soon she begins to have vivid dreams, bringing her face-to-face with the incomparably handsome ghost of Drake Montague.

When Peyton grows closer to her general contractor, Ryan Kelly—who is as charming as he is alive—the chill in the air could only suggest Drake’s jealousy from beyond the grave. But even though she’s definitely attracted to and interested in Ryan, Peyton also can’t get Drake out of her dreams, or her heart, as she begins to uncover the frightening truth behind his death a century ago…

Title: Ghouls Rush In
Author: H.P. Mallory
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Once Haunted, Twice Shy
Series: Peyton Clark #1
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Once Haunted, Twice Shy
Published by Montlake Romance
Source: Publisher
Published: May 20th 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 283
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: one-flame

I’ve read a quite a few HP books and have found she tends to use the triad conflicted romance where the heroine needs to choose between the two hunky men. Ghouls Rush In is no exception to this formula. I am not complaining about it, just noting there tends to be a pattern to her books. Spunky cute lead female, Check that one off with Peyton. Two lead males that are yummy and strong, one very much on the straight and narrow the other on the naughty side. Those roles are filled by Ryan and Drake perceptively. An evil twisted plot. Check! Peyton inherits an old decrepit house from an aunt she didn’t know she had that goes bump in the night and has a mystery between the walls begging to be solved.


What IS missing is any sign of a paranormal creature. Hint-hint…no sexy vamps this time around. Instead we have supernatural ones. (I don’t consider ghosts to be PN). For those who tend to shy away from scary ghost stories (I certainly am not a fan of them) and there is one scary mean THING in the book over-all it isn’t crazy scary, but instead is light and fun. Thrown in your usually surprising twists, curiously interesting secondaries, unanswered semi-plots and you have your working HP Mallory story.

Now I do need to gripe about one thing that frankly annoyed me the most about this book. The repetitive usage of two sentences: “What does that mean?” and “I don’t understand.” I totally get that Peyton didn’t know what was going on and needed understanding, BUT there has to be more than two say ‘Huh?’ besides saying those two sentences over and over again.

Over-all I enjoyed this book. I found it light and fun easy read. Lovers of HP Mallory books will enjoy this series. Anyone who wants to try reading a ghost story that won’t have you sleeping with the light on will enjoy it, too. I got a kick out of it and look forward to the next book.


Ghouls Rush In

One Response to “Review: Ghouls Rush In (Peyton Clark #1) by H.P. Mallory”

  1. Pansy Petal

    *nods* So, I need to move this up on my tbr list. Okay then. Thank you. I need to go read now.