Rom-Com Ghost Mysteries by Award-Winning Author Maggie Shayne
Johnny's would-be girlfriend has called it quits, his newfound grandfather has pulled a vanishing act, and his odd connection to the dying has mutated into something else altogether, something he doesn't understand. Suffice to say, he was already having a lousy week when a kid came tearing out of the woods like the devil was chasing him and right into the path of his truck.
Teenage Ryan isn't too badly hurt, but it turns out the seventeen-year-old has a serious ghost problem. He was convinced no one would believe him or be able to help him even if they did. But that was before he met Johnny and the gang at Spook Central.
Johnny takes Ryan and his gorgeous older sister Breia to Kiley and Jack's no-longer-haunted Victorian money pit, which is also the gang's ghost-busting headquarters. But Kiley's not so sure the house is phantom-free. She says she's heard a female's smoke-and-whiskey voiced laughter a couple of times, which is weird as she's a total muggle.
Maya, their resident Wiccan, sets wards around the place to keep ghosts away while Johnny sets wards around his heart to stay in the friend-zone where she's put him. Her reasons are both practical and ridiculous since she's as drawn to him as he is to her. Also, he's pretty sure their fates are entwined.
Soon, however, they're both too busy trying to protect a young boy and stay alive while doing it. Spirits the likes of which they've never encounter, unleash hellish fury on them all, and survival takes precedence over their own star-crossed journey to love.
A romantic comedy ghost mystery.