Lynn Crandall lives in the Midwest and writes in the company of her two cats. She has been a reader and a writer all her life. Her background is in journalism, but whether writing a magazine or newspaper story or creating a romance, she loves the power stories hold to transport, inspire, and uplift. In her romances, she focuses on vulnerable, embraceable characters who don't back down. She hopes that readers discover, over and over, stories of ordinary people who face ordinary life challenges and are transformed by extraordinary love. Learn more about her at www.lynn-crandall.com, on Twitter @lcrandall246, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LynnCrandallAuthor.
Always and Forever Loveby Lynn Crandall
The presence of a ghost in her life doesn't alarm Lacy Aegar - in fact it makes her happy. Two and a half years ago when her dead husband, Nicholas, reappeared in her life as a full-bodied spirit, she questioned her sanity. But with Nicholas's explanation that things about life are not as she's always believed, she settled into a pleasant routine of working with her sister at their private investigation business and enjoying home life with her now eight-year-old son - with Nicholas never very far away.
Lacey's complacency and sense of stability is sent topsy-turvy when she runs into Jackson Carter, the son of powerful and influential business tycoon William Carter. Typical of the Carter reputation, Jackson's slick new private investigating business is siphoning off clients from the Aegar sisters' business, creating financial difficulty. It's a recurring nightmare for Lacey, who has already seen damage done by the Carter family, and when she encounters Jackson, she wants nothing to do with him.
But things are not what they seem when it comes to Jackson Carter, either. He's fighting a battle to preserve his business, too, and his integrity. For him, it's a fight for his soul. As they work together, Jackson and Lacey not only face death, they come to grips with their feelings about love and life.
Sensuality Level: Sensual
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Private detective Lacey Aegar with her sister Sterling are struggling to keep their business in the black. Carter Inc. a new agency in town is their major competition. Lacey takes an immediate dislike to Jackson Carter because of past history with his father. As the two get to know each other, a grudging respect forms in Lacey's mind for Jackson. A series of accidents involving Lacey, leads to further investigations concerning the CareAlldrug produced by Carter Inc. Thrust together in a race to discover the facts about the validity of a new drug and its ability to fight cancer, Lacey begins to see Jackson in a new light. Twists and turns make this sweet romance interesting. I enjoyed the paranormal aspect which made this novel unique. The characters are well developed and their romance believable. I enjoyed the story and can easily recommend this story.
This was a sweet romance. Lacey runs an investigative service with her sister. I love paranormal but ghost stories have always been a weird read for me. This one was intriguing. I don't know how I would feel about my dead husband staying with me after he passed. I know in the beginning it would be a relief not to actually say goodbye but I can't imagine that it would not get lonely. Physical touch is something that can be missed for a while but every one needs to be held. Jackson has spunk. He keeps at Lacey and I like perseverance in a man. This is one of those stories that is a light read and leaves a smile on your face. I am a fan of Ms. Crandall's work and this one did not disappoint. It has a great balance of mystery, suspense and love.
Lacey raises her 10 year old son and works with her sister at their private investigation business. She is good at her job and seems to have a pretty normal life. What others don't know is she also lives with the ghost of her husband. He came back to her two and a half years ago and she is very happy. While she does have some lonely times her biggest concern is keeping her business going. She meets Jackson Carter and while she wants to hate him for taking some of her business and because of his father she finds she can't. Jackson wants her help to figure out who is set to ruin him. She uncovers info that one of his clients has been falsifying information to speed drug trials up. The deeper they dig they find there selves in more danger. They also begin to have feelings for each other. They just have to stay alive to see what may come of those feelings. Lacey is very smart and she is the type that notices little details. It makes her great at her job. She gets people to open up to her. She is a wonderful mother and you can tell she loved her husband deeply. She still talks to his ghost and while odd it keeps her going. She isn't afraid of danger and will help those she cans. Jackson you would think would be like his father but he is nothing like him. He wants to do things his own way without people comparing them. He also is wonderful with kids even if he at times doesn't listen. He is a great guy who wants things done right. He isn't afraid to put his self in danger to figure things out. I really enjoyed this book as I got to know Lacey and Jackson as I read. I love how they both are good hearted people who don't back down. Lacey has to learn to let go and maybe say goodbye to her husband. She has relied on his ghost being there for her and she has to see she may want a real person. Jackson keeps after Lacey even when she pushes him away he tries to make her see he isn't a bad guy. There is lots of action in this book as Lacey is helping Jackson find out who is behind not only falsifying records but out to destroy his company. I love how Lacey snoops and goes under cover to try to figure things out. She is such a great character. This book is also about letting go. I love that Lacey has had her husbands ghost with her and how he talks to her about things. She is afraid to move on and he helps her. There is plenty of love in this book. If you like a mystery/action packed book that keeps you intrigued and where love begins and ends be sure to try this one.
REVIEW COPY PROVIDED BY AUTHOR It’s an easy relationship that Author Lynn Crandall lulls the reader into on the pages of her newest release, "Always and Forever Love." Her skillful turn of a phrase and slow introduction of Jackson Carter into Lacey Aegar’s life is effortless, allowing the reader to relax into the sofa cushions and smile knowingly as Jackson creeps into Lacey’s heart. Readers met Lacey in Crandall’s first romantic suspense, "Dancing with Detective Danger," released by Crimson Romance last year. Lacey was a widow whose husband continued to stay by her side from the spirit world. His apparition is better explained by Ms. Crandall in "Always and Forever Love," also a Crimson release, and serves to prove that love prevails beyond the world as we know it. But it is also ongoing in the present, which is the lesson Jackson carefully teaches Lacey. The reader feels comforted knowing that these two will be together with the blessings of dead husband. Lacey is a partner in the detective agency she and her sister operate and, just as with the romance, Crandall nudges the reader into harm’s way along with Lacey and Jackson as they investigate a mole trying to disrupt Jackson’s life and destroy his career. Their realization is that together, they can win and together is what they want to be. Thank you, Ms. Crandall, for touching our hearts.