Patrick can’t deny his attraction to Josie and is willing to take a chance on love since his broken engagement a year earlier. Things become complicated when he learns of their family connection and her claim to the home he loves. He doesn’t believe in ghosts, or that his family is involved in her aunt’s disappearance, so insists they work together. But, when he starts seeing his uncle’s ghost, and threats are made on her life, he’s forced to confront the possibility his family could be responsible.
Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
About the Author
Elke Feuer lives in Grand Cayman where she listens to salsa and jazz music while writing. She enjoys writing stories with characters people can fall in love with. For more about her: http://elkefeuer.wordpress.com/
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Josie Fagan decides to step out on her own and start her own restoration business. Her first job is for Patrick Pullman, lawyer and senator’s son. She is hoping for an endorsement to get her business off the ground. Part of the job is staying at Patrick’s house. A house haunted by Patrick’s Uncle Will and Josie’s Aunt Lola, who were married and lost each other tragically decades earlier. A house that she finds out she has a true claim to. The minute Patrick meets Josie the attraction is there. After breaking an engagement a year later, he is willing to put his heart on the line. The complications start when he learns of Uncle Will and Aunt Lola’s connection. By working together will they find the answers they both need? Neither Josie or Patrick can accept a relationship until the questions get answered. They need to know the truth to what happen to Lola and if Patrick’s family is responsible for her death. For the Love of Jazz is a romance mystery that is wonderful. It has mystery, love, sex, and suspense with some ghosts mixed in. What more can a reader ask for? I love Josie. Her spunk and self-assurance made her a strong woman business owner. She knew what she needed to do to be successful and was getting it done. She was also very family strong. When she found out she had an aunt who was killed she never doubted that she had to find out what happen and who was responsible. Even if that meant putting her own life on the line. Josie’s response to learning of what could be her inheritance made her truly upstanding. I do not know many women who would turn that kind of wealth. Elke Feuer wrote a story that had a great flowing storyline. Characters you couldn’t help but love. A plot that pulls you in at the beginning and won’t let you go until the very last page. I high recommend For the Love of Jazz to everyone.
For the Love of Jazz is a very nice read, blending past lives with present through the soulful ambiance of a smoke-filled jazz joint and a worn, but stately old home. The principle characters are strong and well portrayed, and the mystery in the story line intrigued me from the start. The relationship between the principals was hot and intoxicating, however, the author didn’t rely on that alone, but instead wove a rich tapestry that made the story full and complete. I could ‘see myself’ in Josie, agreeing with her likes and loves, her passions and interests, although none of those things are actually a part of my life. It is the writing that put me there and made me care – a special quality in a writer. As to the mystery, it was well-conceived and kept me guessing, incorrectly as it turned out – to the very end. Well done. This reviewer received an ARC from the author in return for an honest review, which is given as a professional courtesy and without monetary compensation.
For the Love of Jazz is an intriguing story of mystery and romance with a paranormal twist. With the themes of jazz club music and a historical house restoration as the backdrop to this intricately woven romantic suspense story written in the third person narrative, author Elke Feuer's debut novel takes the reader on a riveting thrill ride that keeps the reader guessing and sitting on the edge of their seats. With a Chicago setting, the reader is transported between the jazz club era and present day as Josie Fagan contracts to restore a historical home for lawyer and Senator's son, Patrick Pullman. Their connection goes beyond the restoration of Patrick's ancestral home, as they soon discover that their families have a shared past, and an intriguing mystery unfolds. While staying at the house during the restoration project, Josie discovers that the house was owned by Patrick's uncle William, who had an interracial marriage with Josie's aunt Lola, a jazz club singer who disappeared fifty years ago. As Josie and Patrick's attraction to each other builds, Josie wonders if the Pullmans had anything to do with her aunt's disappearance, and she's determined to find out the truth. The storyline flows effortlessly and draws the reader in with its intricate woven mystery, suspense, romance and paranormal activities. With a strong cast of characters who engage the reader with their dialogue and interactions, you can't help but feel like you are drawn into the mystery and steamy romance as Josie and Patrick's story unfolds. I loved the historical-present day alternating timeline; the dramatic and dangerous mystery with exciting paranormal activity; and the development of Josie and Patrick's steamy romantic relationship. The historical aspect of the house restoration and the jazz club era was fascinating, I have always been interested in restoration projects and love jazz music. The story simply kept me engaged and wondering what would happen next as the many clues and twist and turns build up to an exciting conclusion. For the Love of Jazz is an entertaining romantic suspense novel with a paranormal twist, what more could a reader ask for?!