May 25, 2012

Review: Dreaming Ivy by Rhonda Lee Carver (18+)

Dreaming Ivy
By Rhonda Lee Carver
ebook Page Count: 234
Published May 21, 2012
by by Lyrical Press, Inc
Ages 18 and over.

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Can a past love become their future?

The Thorntons' mansion is full of timeless secrets waiting to be unraveled. When small-town journalist Ivy and ghost hunter Max are stuck in the forgotten, dilapidated house, they find more than just a haunting. Ivy finds herself dreaming of the former owners, Marcus Thornton and his lovely wife, Elizabeth. Their profound love was once the talk of the town, and the cause their mysterious, untimely deaths never found. When Ivy's dreams begin to become reality, the mystery starts to unravel and sheds truth on more than just the past.

WARNING: Graphic language, naughty ghosts, a non-committal male, and a love that endures beyond time and death.

A deepening dark mystery laced with an awe sweeping romance. I find lately when I am not reading Erotica, I like a romance with a bit of mystery behind it. I like the whole what happened and who done it scenario. This story was like reading two stories in one, but both are intertwined. You got the modern relationship and lack of between Ivy and Max, while reading the amazing deepening love story of Elizabeth and Marcus all while trying to solve the past.

At first you learn of Ivy and Max who both have to spend 2 weeks in the run down house, she for a story and he for a new ghost adventure. Both are so physically attracted to the other at first sight. Yet both try to resist it for so long, not wanting to give in or cross the line while doing a job. Time and time again they are thrown into each other somehow and this deepens the desire. However one can only hold out for so long. Agreeing to keep in casual they just decided to enjoy what time they have with each other. When Ivy begins to dream of Marcus and Elizabeth’s life together, she begins to unravel the secrets of the past, with shocking results.

You see when Marcus and Elizabeth died over 100 years ago their home was left to rot away. As history has been lost townsfolk begin telling stories of the home's strange happenings. The towns people believe the house to be haunted. Some say Marcus who died after Beth died of a broken heart, but others feel there could be more to the story. Over the course of the book you get to see into their lives and what really happened.

I loved seeing into the past and what clues were revealed as I too tried to piece the mystery together as I read. What did Marcus and Elizabeth want Ivy to learn in her dreams and how does it change both Max and Ivy once they learn the truth? Great chemistry and balance between present and past lives!

5 of 5 Stars


  1. Great review! I don't typically read books with ghosts in them, but I definitely think I'll give this one a try. I love a good mystery with romance!

  2. I love books with ghosts in them and I love that this one has a ghost hunter as well:) The plot sounds incredible and the characters likable. Great review:)

  3. Wonderful review! Love the combination of a ghost mystery and sexual tension/romance between the two ghost hunters. Sounds like something I would enjoy!


  4. Past lives & ghosts are so much fun to read about - Great review, I'm adding this one to my TBR list :D
    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.

  5. Love the review. This book sounds great and I will now add to my TBR. 'sigh' It just keeps growing I need more hours in the day. LOL!

  6. Thanks so much for giving Dreaming Ivy a great review. I loved writing this story and I hope readers enjoy it. Once again, thank you and best wishes to all. Rhonda Lee...

  7. Sounds great, I love books with ghosts in them

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  8. Oooh, historical timetraveling book. It sounds different. I like how it all starts out as a dream and then it becomes reality.

  9. I really love historicals!!! That immediately piqued my interest. Add time travel and it's a win! Sounds like a great read.

  10. AS a reader growing up, I was an avid Nancy Drew reader so a good mystery "who dun it?" is always a sure bet for me!


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