Give Up The Ghost

Give Up The Ghost

by Kelly Moran

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A paranormal category romance from Entangled's Covet imprint...


Sometimes the only way to find love is to face death...


Paranormal investigator Kerry Baker has seen it all. But nothing in her work with the Phantoms team prepares her for the most terrifying ghost of all-seeing her doppelganger. Rumored to be a foreshadowing of one's death, the spectre shakes Kerry to the core...sending her into the arms of her best friend and fellow Phantom cast member, Paul Leake, for comfort.


Until a kiss changes everything.


Paul has been in love with Kerry for ages, unwilling to compromise their friendship. As their investigation in a ghost town grows more intense, however, so does the chemistry between Paul and Kerry. With her life in danger and their jobs on the line, giving into their attraction couldn't be a worse idea-and yet they can't bring themselves to stop it. Even if it kills her...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943336265
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 05/26/2015
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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Give Up The Ghost (Entangled Covet) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Reena More than 1 year ago
Kelly Moran nailed it again. I just love this team of investigators. And a romance between best friends is always a satisfying read for me. This book definitely met and exceeded my expectations after "Phantoms" book 1 GHOST of a PROMISE. I totally enjoyed the setting, the romance, and the scare factor. I really enjoy paranormal tv shows so this was exactly what I wanted to read and the characters are now like old friends. And yes, I pre-ordered GHOST of YOU. I can't wait to read it and visit with my "friends" again.
teetee1968 More than 1 year ago
Give Up The Ghost totally exceeded my expectations! And I had high expectations! I was eagerly anticipating Paul & Kerry's story and it was perfect. Their relationship had always been based on a solid friendship and love. The turn towards romantic love flowed perfectly! The ghost story was great. I love the old West spirits really got my interest and flowed so well with the story!! Kelly - I am really hoping for a Cain/Sammy hook up in book 3! Here's keeping my fingers crossed! Fantastic Read!!
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BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Kerry and Paul have been working together on the paranormal show Phantoms for the past 6 years. They are best friends. Paul is there for Kerry and she looks out for him. The only problem is that Paul has been hiding the fact that he's been in love her since the day they met. After seeing her doppelganger scares the daylights out of Kerry, she calls Paul and he rushes to her aid. After this incident, Kerry starts to notice Paul as a man. During their next taping Paul takes advantage of this to pursue her. While trying to figure out the meaning of her doppelganger and this haunting, Kerry struggles to sort out her feelings for Paul.  Kerry is a very giving person. She is emphatic towards everyone's feelings, even the ghosts she chases. The sudden realization of her non-plutonic feelings towards Paul really throw her for a loop as she also finds a completeness in them. Paul has basically dedicated his life to Kerry. He's very smart and has an insecurity when it comes to women which makes it even harder to try to see if Kerry feels the same. Two thumbs up for the geek getting the girl. While the main story is Kerry and Paul finding their relationship, there's also a pretty good ghost story going on that's fun to follow. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. I can't wait to read the next in this series.
niterayvyn More than 1 year ago
kerry and paul are ghost hunters on a reality show and best friends. one kiss spirals into a love that will last. kerry sees ghosts all the time and seeing her dolperganger scares her out of her wits. paul has loved her forever and when he finally has a chance with kerry he hits the ground running. good book and i plan on going back and reading the first in the series as this is number2. *arc given by publisher for honest review*
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
I loved the first so much I was anticipating this one. It started out a little slow, but boy was soon hooked. Definitely stayed up late because I had to see what happened between Kerry and Paul. The whole doppelganger idea was so intriguing. A big eye opening experience for Kerry. Brings to light feelings she never knew she had. I really like the new guy Cain. Seems to be an interesting story to be told of him. Paul and Kerry's friendship is tested in this book. When deep feelings are unearthed can they still maintain being best friends? Or is the strain too much? The intrigue and mystery surrounding the abandoned ghost town their are investigating keeps me glued to the edge of my seat. 
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
This is better than the first one!  I loved this book.  Kerry is strong and a bit damaged and who wouldn’t fall for the sexy geek Paul.  This is a fun friends to lovers tale with a fab mystery.  I recommend reading Ghost of a Promise (Phantoms #1) first so you can get a feel for the way the Phantoms team works but you can read this stand alone.  I couldn’t put it down. Go get this book.
caitlinallycesmum More than 1 year ago
I give this book a most definite well earned 5 stars ( I would give it more if I could) How do we start this review - Phantomasmic, in other word it is a Phantom Fantastic book that I could not put down. Kelly Moran grabs you at the start in her new novel Give Up the Ghost, so much so that I read this book in one sitting and said hello to 3 am before I finished it. Give Up the Ghost is the 2nd book in the Entangled Covet series, the first one being Ghost of a Promise ( 5 star fantastic read also) and now I can not wait for the 3rd in the series.  You meet the main characters in the first book and you learn about parts of their friendship there but its great that Paul and Kerry have their own story.  It all starts at Kerry's apartment, Kerry is an empath and suffers from migraines and after getting her medication she walks to her front window and sees herself out in the front yard, in the snow, looking back at her, this really freaks her out so she calls her best friend and team mate Paul, who unbeknown to her has been in love with her for six years, Paul is really worried about the incoherent way Kerry was and runs round to her apartment to check on her, as fast as he could.  Paul has never seen Kerry looking so shook up, even with the job she does nothing as left her as incoherent as this event but with no footprints in the snow he wonders what has taken place so he stays till Kerry has settled and then returns home as they have a big meeting the next day with a new team member.  Cain is a psychologist and the new team member and while waiting to board the plane to the Arizona Ghost Town he over hears Paul and Kerry talking about her seeing her dead self so he asks Kerry questions and when they arrive at the hotel he tells her what he has found out - she has seen her Doppelganger - these are known as the harbingers of death - they give warning of either premonition of danger, serious illness or death. This sends Paul into a frenzy as he does not know what to do, as he does not want to lose the women he loves. So he watches Kerry as best he can, in order to protect her. While at the location they are investigating, her doppelganger appears again and Kerry shortly after has an 'accident' on location, Kerry ends up sleeping in Paul's bed so he can protect and settle her. This story keeps you gripped in its pages, wanting to know what happens next or who may get hurt next. I don't want to spoil the plot but this is an awesome love story with a great story along side it.  Congrats Kelly Moran and please keep these stories coming.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Kerry Baker has always talked with ghosts. Her childhood friends were spirits. Her family is embarrassed by her gift. Now she has found her calling with the Phantoms Team. These people are closer to her than her relatives. She has a special bond with Paul Leake. When she's sees her doppelganger, she calls him. How will this harbinger of death change their relationship? Kerry is a complex character. She tries to make everyone happy, but she won't try to find love. She lives for her job. It bothered me that she was so closed off. She deserved happiness. Paul has been in love with Kerry for the last six years. He's smart, caring and protective, but he's afraid that she can't like him. He's a special man who will sacrifice to keep her safe. I fell in love. The paranormal activity in Black Hawk, Arizona is amazing. The spirits are restless and Kerry is their focal point. Will she be their victim? The constant twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat. It was amazing. I was fascinated by the changing dynamic of the Team. The addition of Cain McClutchen added tension. I couldn't stop reading Give Up The Ghost. I was hooked. I needed to know that Kerry and Paul got their HEA and that the spirits found closure. I can't wait for the next book in the series. Kelly Moran wrote a compelling suspenseful tale combined with a passionate romance.
JeriTRyan More than 1 year ago
“Give Up the Ghost” by Kelly Moran is the second book of the series – it can be read as a standalone but to maintain the full reading pleasure I would recommend to read “Ghost of a Promise” first. It was my first book of this author and I truly enjoyed it. The storyline is fully developed and the characters are amazing. This was my first book by this author and I must say she has a talent of making the reader live through the emotions together with her characters. I can only recommend this book to fellow lovers of this genre. I am looking forward to the next book …. > > > I have received this Book as an ARC from the Publisher < < < > > > In Exchange I promised an honest Review < < <
aprilrenee1976 More than 1 year ago
Friends to Lovers, on a thrillng paranormal  ride ***A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for my honest review**** This is one of the best stories I have read of recent and this is along the paranormal contemporary storylines.  Paranormal investigator Kerry Baker & her friend, and cast mate on their tv show Phantoms, Paul Leake, work together day in and day out in some weird and scary situations but something has scared Kerry almost to death- They are in this ghost town investigating a job and Kerry it out late at night looking around and she sees her doppelganger. Not understanding this phenomena, and not sure what this could mean to her , because when one sees their doppelganger it means they are foreshadowing their death, she starts to worry and in essence , freaks out. So she calls Paul in the middle of the night and he comes to her aid and he comforts her--Until a kiss changes everything.  Paul has been in love with Kerry for ages and didn’t want to give in to his feelings because he didn’t think she felt the same so he just wanted to keep their friendship going if he was going to have anything from her, he would rather have friendship if he could not have love since he knew she didn’t know of his love. But as their job investigating this paranormal situation continues to go on and goes downhill, , the chemistry between Paul and Kerry grows more intense . With Kerry’s life in danger and their jobs on the line, if they give into their attraction , that could be the worst idea they’ve had but yet¿ they can't bring themselves to stop it. Even if…Even if that were to lead to Kerry’s death… This story was a thrill a minute and the strong sexual pull between Kerry and Paul was wonderful. You could tell there was such love between them. The supporting cast of characters is great and there are some harsh villains. The last two chapters had me going-I didn’t know what was going to happen until the very last- so kudos to the author for the suspense going on. Thrills, chills, surprises and romance. That is what this book has and I loved it! My rating: 4.9 stars *****
MorgansMusings More than 1 year ago
***** 5 Out Of 5 Stars “With her life in danger and their jobs on the line, giving into their attraction couldn't be a worse idea—and yet they can't bring themselves to stop it.” “He's been in love with her for ages. And then a kiss changes everything. Sometimes the only way to find love is to face death.” Tingles up your spine and down your legs. The hair raises on the back of our neck. How would you like to look out your front window and see yourself staring back at you? Well, that is what happens to Kerry Baker and Paul Leake runs to the rescue. Paul and Kerry are very close friends. He has been in love with her for ages. When they find out that Kerry is seeing a “doppelganger” and things can only get worse, Paul takes the plunge and kisses her and the chemistry sparks. Will Paul and Kerry begin a relationship that they know can put an end to their careers? A new colleague, Cain McClutchen, a psychologist, joins the team and they head to a ghost town in Arizona where mishap and terror reside. With Kerry's empath abilities, she leads the team to discover something beneath the tavern......, but the doppelganger is still with them. Will it bring death to Kerry or someone close? Grab a seat, good lighting and get ready to have your pants scared off. Kelly Moran definitely knows how to weave a tale of horror, but she also weaves a great romance. You will have chills, tingles and thrills galore with this read. Pick up this page turner today, you will not be disappointed. Received an ARC from NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for an honest review. CAMorgan
liliano More than 1 year ago
MY REVIEW I was given a copy of this by the Publishers via NetGalley in return for an honest review 5 STARS (more if possible) Wow, freaking wow, I absolutely loved this from the first page right the way through to the end.. As the title would give a clue, this is about Phantoms and their team of investigators, they investigate ghosts and paranormal activities.  The main characters are Kerry Baker and Paul Leake, they are best friends and as part of the Phantom Team, have worked close together for 6 years. The team consisted of Kerry, Paul, Sammy, Lee, Terrance, Amir, Tom and Earl.  They are like a family unit, all friendly and enjoyed their work.  At a meeting at the main headquarters of Phantoms, their boss Elise informed them they had a new team member his name Cain McClutchen, and he would be joining them on their new assignment.  The assignment is a deserted town ( a ghost town). Kerry has suffered bad with migraines, and Paul is her hero, he helps her cope when her headaches appear, but can Paul help her when her Doppelganger appears? To be truthful this story had me by the seat of my pants from the start, I was  awake till 4am reading as I could not put the story down. Page after page I kept turning, wanting more and more.  There are plenty shocks and surprises in store, the descriptive elements in the book were perfect, you could feel the hair on the back of your neck stand up at times.  I was sad, happy, fearful, all of these and more!!! The Author has done such a terrific job with this book and I for one will be patiently waiting on the next book to arrive on the shelves
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
A beautifully written story of best friends becoming so much more.  Oh Paul, you were a major hunk of man only intriguing me more with those glasses.  I loved when Kelly finally "saw" him and realized how much more he was to her.  This book conjures up strong emotions with worry, concern, sympathy, love, friendship and rejection.  Even the spirits made you feel.  Cain was definitely one character I would like to read more about as well as Sammy, the strong female leader of the group.  The tight knit group of Phantoms was so sweet and protective, they just drew you in. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.
KeeperBookshelf-M More than 1 year ago
Just about everyone loves a good ghost story. Whether everyone believes in ghosts or just wants a good scare is often in question. An elite group of paranormal investigators make up the team for the television show Phantoms. Each one has their own reasons for exploring the unknown and bringing their discoveries to the public. Kerry is scared. She’s seen or spoken to ghosts her entire life, so the regular, run of the mill ghost isn’t going to scare her. No, but seeing her exact duplicate, doppelganger, her own ghost when she is standing here perfectly alive terrifies her… with good reason. She calls her friend and team mate, Paul, incoherent with fear. As Paul dashes through the streets of New York City toward Kerry’s apartment – Kerry is on the floor, huddled in terror. No matter how normal seeing ghosts is to a person, they never, ever expect to see their own image in ghostly form! Of course, by the time Paul has run the few blocks to Kerry the ghost double has gone… leaving no footprints in the snow where Kerry saw her outside of her window. As Paul comforts Kerry, we begin to see the attraction on Paul’s side for Kerry. Their contracts on Phantoms has an enforced no dating team members clause and Paul has kept his feeling hidden from everyone, including Kerry. They are best friends and Paul is trying very hard to keep that relationship in place. He doesn’t feel a southern beauty like Kerry could ever have romantic feelings toward a nerdy guy like him. So he is, if not happy, at least content to hold on tight to her friendship. Cain, a new member to the team has some knowledge of doppelgangers and begins to research this type of sighting. As the team gears up to start their new season with a shoot in a ghost town in Arizona, worry is beginning to flow through the team for Kerry. What they are learning about seeing your own ghost is not good… not good at all. Give Up The Ghost was an intriguing ghost story that I could not put down. I finished it in one setting and wanted more. This story was fun, tense, involved, definitely sexy, entertaining and it kept me riveted to the pages of my Kindle. Since there were a couple stories lines going on I was never bored or distracted from finding what was happening to Kerry, would Paul’s love for her be enough and where was the treasure buried? I enjoyed this novel very much. I’m heading to Amazon to pick up the first novel – and there is another one on the way later this year to look forward to. Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, I’d highly recommend Give Up The Ghost to anyone who simply wants to be entertained and drawn into the story. That will definitely happen in this story. Enjoy. *I received an e-ARC of Give Up The Ghost from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
EWright16 More than 1 year ago
Moran has upped the creepy factor with this installment of the Phantoms series.  I had goosebumps through most of the book.   Kerry is tired of being taken at face value and having her family mock her job as a Phantoms crew member.  After a stressful trip back home she sees something that freezes her blood.  What does this mean? Paul is the geek of the crew, the historian,  He's also been in love with Kerry since they met.  But he's been firmly friend-zoned.  Or has he?  Being the one Kerry always turns to gets a little complicated during a super active case and whatever is going on with this strange image that seems to be following Kerry. I couldn't put this book down.  I though the last installment, Ghost of a Promise, was just about as good as it gets.  Boy, was I wrong.  This book was full of edge of your seat suspense and paranormal goodness.  Add to that the hottest friends to lovers story I have read in a long time and Moran has a hit on her hands. I cannot wait til the next Phantoms book! *I received an ARC in exchange for an HONEST review
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Definitely different, superb paranormal romance! Kerry Baker is a paranormal investigator on the Phantoms team but seeing her doppelgänger is terryfying. Freaked out by the experience she called her team mate and best friend, Paul Leake. When they learn that doppelgängers usually foretell the death of the person seeing them or someone close to them Paul and the team are determined to protect Kerry – but the phantoms have other plans for her. Paul and Kerry are attracted to each other but resist because they don’t want to spoil their friendship – and their contracts forbid relationships between team members. With all the additional trauma, worry and pressure will they let love conquer all? What does the doppelgänger really warn about? Can they all heed the warnings and survive to achieve their HEA? What a totally different and highly enjoyable fast paced and totally spooky tale! Great characters – including the phantoms – lots of mystery, angst and turmoil to keep readers enthralled from start to finish and brilliantly written. I’ll definitely be looking out for more by this author in future! Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC in exchange for an honest review.