You're the One That I Haunt (Nicki Styx Series #3)

You're the One That I Haunt (Nicki Styx Series #3)

by Terri Garey

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ISBN-13: 9780061582035
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/24/2009
Series: Nicki Styx Series , #3
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

A Southern girl with an overactive imagination, RITA® and PRISM Award winner Terri Garey lives in Florida, where anything weird is considered normal. A former computer analyst, she left the dry world of logic behind in order to write novels filled with fantasy, romance, and happily-ever-afters.

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You're the One That I Haunt 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
FairyDiva More than 1 year ago
Georgia is known for its sultry summers and provides the perfect backdrop to Ms. Garey's newest addition to the Nicki Styx series. Garey is getting a reputation for smart plotting, fast pacing and sassy characterization, and this book delivers a powerful three punch combo. Nicki's humorous take on life, and the afterlife, continues to mature in the third book in the series. She's facing the questions we all tackle as we grow into a relationship, and as with everything else, Nicki does a full body tackle once she's made up her mind. She's also dealing with a whole new kind of teenage angst and taunting temptations when Sammy Devine, The Devil in Disguise, moves in across the street from her vintage clothing store. Sammy is no Devil in a Blue Dress; he's all man, all sex and once you've danced with him, you understand why The Bad Boys are oh so tempting. On the side of Good, Nicki's boyfriend, Joe Bascombe, is making a case for commitment. Unfortunately, Joe's plans are getting derailed by a vengeful teenager spirit. The supporting cast doesn't let the reader down in this book, either. Ms. Garey tackles some heavy subject matter in a respectful, light-hearted manner, sneaking a few good messages into the story. Nicki's long time best friend and business partner, Evan, deals with issues surrounding maintaining a loving relationship with his boyfriend, Butch. Nicki also turns to her "grandmother" for help; grandma just happens to be a cross dresser, but when she's in full drag, no one is the wiser. Grandma Bijou is a member of a ladies afternoon coven, and they come to town in full regalia to come to Nicki's aid. Ms. Garey addresses the touchy subject of religion and personal views in a very savvy manner. She brings it to the common denominator level: there are good guys and bad guys on both side of the religious fence. She portrays the witches and the Christians, and everyone that falls somewhere in between, in a very realistic, respectful way. In the third book, Nicki and Joe come face to face with a teenage ghost named Crystal. Nicki also deals with the Devil, rolling the dice with high stakes. There is mayhem, romance and suspense rollicking through this one. Ms. Garey also plants the seeds for an interesting mythology that I hope to see more of in the next books. Her take on the original Bad Boy and his secrets makes for interesting reading and should provide readers with fodder for some wild speculation. As in the past, this book leaves me very satisfied, and wanting more. Luckily, the next treat will arrive just in time for Samhain, better known as Halloween to most. "Silent Night, Haunted Night" hits bookstores October 27, 2009. Ms. Garey is following her own heroine's advice, much to my delight: "If you've got it, haunt it."
pacey1927 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
thought the first two Nicki Styx books were pretty good, but I didn't think they were standouts. "You're The One That I Haunt" may just change my mind. In the third installment, Nicki is momentarily taken over by the ghost of a recently deseased girl, who happens to have just died at the hospital. Guess who was her doctor? Joe Bascombe, Nicki's boyfriend, of course. When Nicki in her possessed state, declares that Joe killed Crystal, on tv, all you know what breaks loose. Of course all of this is being helped along by the Devil himself, Sammy, who has decided he could use Nicki's seeing the dead powers for nefarious purposes. The highlights of this book are always the scenes where Nicki is dealing with ghosts. However, the supporting cast was stronger in this installment. I had previously stated that Even, her gay best friend, was too cliche. In this book, he is a hoot and his devotion to Nicki shines through. Tranny Granny is back in a couple of great scenes as well. Showing up a little less this time, is Nicki's sister, who I am not overly fond of anyway. This book never slowed down. Nicki's belief system, while never being preachy, is sweet enough to have us wishing all the ghosts hurry up to meet the light. Ms. Garey seems to have hitten her stride here, and I can only hope she continues to keep the hauntings coming.
FlowerFairy on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I really enjoy this series by Terri Garey. While I love urban fantasy and paranormal mystery, I really don't care for paranormal romance. For some reason, this is listed as paranormal romance, but I don't find it to be a romance at all. I would place this firmly in the paranormal mystery genre. The characters are very well developed, likeable and believable. The story line instantly drew me in and kept me reading, nonstop, until the end. This is a good quick, fun and mildly creey read. I hope to see more of Micki Styx in the near future! :)
laurarvrsd on LibraryThing 8 months ago
When I picked up this book, I didn't realize it was book 3 in a series. I loved Nicki's character, and the depth of the relationship between her and her boyfriend. I'm definitely looking for books 1 and 2!
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This was again a great read. I love Sammy and really all of the characters in this book. Joe is getting on my nerves though. He needs to be more manly if that is possible. Maybe just a "stronger" backbone.
Kaoden39 More than 1 year ago
These books always bring great joy to me. Although I was sad to see Sammy leave. I never thought I would say that. The larger roles for Grandma Bijou and Odessa was a great thing. They are great charcters. And keep Kelly out of town. I consider her not that great of a character. I don't like Joe, I am not sure why except he bores me terribly. Bravo, bravo, bravo for the engagement of Evan and Butch. I love Evan, he is so fun and so human. Every book should have an Evan. A character that never fails to make you smile. Read these wonderful books. Fall in love with Nicki Styx. I dare you!
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ILgirl82 More than 1 year ago
This is the 3rd in the series and once again Niki is dealt a difficult hand. Sammy is back aka the devil and still tries to tempt her to the dark side all the while she's being possessed by an angry spirit and Joe's job is in trouble thanks to Sam. This book, like the previous ones is very thrilling and will keep you hooked
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