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Love doesn’t stand a ghost of a chance. Billionaire hotel magnate Wyatt Haines doesn’t believe in ghosts or anything that stretches his definition of normal. Unfortunately, his new Victorian inn appears to be extremely haunted and his only hope for evicting the ghosts and opening on time is the snarky ghost exterminator who’s been shunning normalcy ever since she started sLove doesn’t stand a ghost of a chance. Billionaire hotel magnate Wyatt Haines doesn’t believe in ghosts or anything that stretches his definition of normal. Unfortunately, his new Victorian inn appears to be extremely haunted and his only hope for evicting the ghosts and opening on time is the snarky ghost exterminator who’s been shunning normalcy ever since she started seeing ghosts as a kid. Jo Banks just wants to get the job done and get far away from the uptight, materialistic and irritatingly sexy Wyatt. But when her extermination goes awry, Wyatt winds up with two prankster ghosts inhabiting his body and haunting him. This skeptic is going to have to start believing in ghosts—and Jo—fast. Especially when every time he falls asleep, the mischievous ghosts take over, turning his perfectly ordered life into chaos. With Jo’s mojo on the fritz when they need it most, they’re stuck with one another until they can figure out how to unhaunt Wyatt and his inn. Preferably before his spirit is permanently separated from his mouth-watering body. And before her heart is permanently attached to the most sexy, frustrating, normal man she’s ever met. **Previously released as THE GHOST EXTERMINATOR** ...

Title : It Happened One Haunting
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ISBN : 35771701
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Number of Pages : 238 Pages
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It Happened One Haunting Reviews

  • Laura the Highland Hussy
    2018-10-21 18:30

    This was a fun book.The whole premise of this book is that a man buys a house, and the house hates him. He hires a consultant to deal with the house. Meanwhile, he does not believe in anything supernatural. At all. Not even a little bit. So for him to hire someone who is a supernatural freak is a huge deal. The house has him rattled.Wyatt Haines buys old houses and turns them into Bed and Breakfasts. He's super successful and super straightlaced. Jo Banks has been seeing ghosts since she was a kid, but her mom and dad were the country club type, so Jo was told she wasn't allowed to see ghosts. So, Jo is still trying to find herself. Showing up at Wyatt's new property in biker clothes and a bad black hair dye job with like 3 inches of blonde roots showing, well, she doesn't make the best impression. Oh, except that her bod is smokin' hot, and Wyatt's stoic corporate self can't help but stare at her boobs.She immediately sets to clearing out the ghosts when something goes wrong. The ghosts are being kept in the house and it takes all of her energy and concentration to send them towards the light. Wyatt sees her being jerked around like a puppet on strings and calls her name. Jo loses concentration and snap! 2 ghosts rebound right into Wyatt's stomach. He is officially haunted by ghosts. And he refuses to believe it. The hijinks in this book are great, the quirky sense of humor that Jo has cracks me up at every opportunity. and Wyatt's change from wanting to screw Jo's brains out, but never wanting anyone else to know about them, to being proud of her brand of crazy, and being happy to have her in his life was sweet.This is a fun and quirky read with some ghostie business and a great secondary cast. I'm definitely reading the rest of this series.

  • Tracy
    2018-10-07 17:16

    Every once in a while a book drops into my lap...or more accurately, downloads to my Kindle...that I got on a whim, based on nothing more than an interesting premise and a few decent reviews. I may not expect too much from them, for whatever reason, but if the price is right, I'm usually willing to give it a try. Then, every so often, one of those books turns out to be a fantastic read that I enjoyed immensely, and I'm doubly impressed because of my lack of expectations. The Ghost Exterminator is one of those books.Jo Banks is a Goth chick wannabe stuck with the body of a Playmate of the Year. She wears her lack of normalcy on her sleeve like a badge of honor...and a shield to protect herself, yet feels deeply the slings of family and friends who don't accept her for who she is. Wyatt Haines doesn't feel much of anything beyond annoyance when something upsets his carefully controlled world. He's about as rigid and close minded as a person can be and the only thing he believes in is the bottom line. Well...that and the fact that his new house hates him.Wyatt doesn't believe in ghosts. Jo exterminates them. Both have their issues, not the least of which is that they're complete opposites and each generally holds in great disdain everything the other is all about. That, however, doesn't stop the sparks from flying - it actually ignites them. It also doesn't prevent Wyatt from accepting that there's something wrong with his house, and to protect his investment, he's determined to try every option, even if that means having the wacky Jo Banks try to work her mojo on his newest jewel in his Bed & Breakfast crown. The experience will alter both their lives...well, either that, or end them.I loved this book. I did. Not because it was so spectacularly well written or because there were no issues with the plot and technical aspects, but simply because it was a wicked amount of fun and I loved the sharp banter between Wyatt and Jo. It was fun, it was funny, and sometimes it was just plain smokin' hot.This book is the epitome of a light read. There were, of course, some issues with the plausibility and more than a few plot threads that were introduced but not satisfactorily resolved. I would have loved to see Jo's family get a bit of comeuppance for how they treated her at a party, and I thought her mother needed to be possessed by the ghost of kindness. Reptiles are warmer than that woman. I thought some of Wyatt's thoughtlessness deserved a sharper response. I also think there was a serious lack in world building beyond the barest necessity, and the book itself was mostly dialogue and description of the actions of the lead characters, so I didn't get a clear picture of anything outside of that bubble.Despite that, or maybe because of it, this was an extremely fast read and the pace of the plot was lightning quick. The relationship between Jo and Wyatt, however, evolved in as realistic a fashion as can be expected in any light romance, and I had no complaints about the legitimate issues that they addressed in approaching their HEA.Where this book shines, though, is the dialogue between the characters and the inner monologue of the characters. I chuckled and laughed out loud in several places, and that's so incredibly rare for me, as rare as it is prized. Both characters have a bit of a potty mouth, and Jo in particular has a very...earthy way of describing things, and I found it likable and amusing. I found Jo likable and amusing, actually. There were even moments in this book that surprised me with its insightful observation.Some of my favorite gems:That stick shoved up his ass must be tickling his tonsils. Poor baby.~ Jo BanksWyatt had run from her last night like she was a leper chucking spare body parts at him.~ Jo...again...slapping an I-am-peering-into-your-soul-with-my-super-ghost-vision expression onto her face, which hopefully did not resemble her I-am-thinking-of-stripping-you-naked-and-covering-your-body-with-chocolate-syrup-just-so-I-can-lick-it-off expression.~ Still Jo"The pencil-pushers think I'm nuts, yeah, but it isn't about what they think, it's about what I do. I commute to work. I have an office and a desk. I check my emails and get coffee from the break room, I do normal stuff. So even if they avoid me like a leper, at least I'm still behaving normally. I don't come in for them. I do it for me."~ Jo to Wyatt, in a moment I found both insightful and poignant.I could actually go on. The whole book is littered with both funny zingers and witty gems, and the interplay between the Trekkie Goth girl and Mr. Executive Starched Shirt is fabulous. It elevates what could have just been a slightly flawed but pleasant romance of little note into something that I truly loved. I highly recommend The Ghost Exterminator if you like light, funny romance and don't mind a few ghosts. The book will be in paper print in November, but this full length novel is available now electronically, and the price makes it that much more enjoyable. It's the second in the series, and I haven't read the first, The Ghost Shrink, The Accidental Gigolo & The Poltergeist Accountant, which appears to be a novella-length story, but I will, as will I read the third, a full length book, The Sexorcist: Karmic Consultants, Book 3. I'm looking forward to them both. Reviewed for One Good Book Deserves Another

  • Maya
    2018-10-19 16:32

    **A word of caution this is actually the second in a series called Karmic Consultancy but it is totally stand alone and can be read without reading the first one.Ok, so I totally wasn't going to write a review of this book when I started to read it, but when I saw that no reviews or ratings was included here for it I decided to do it. This book is a total joy to read!Two opposite characters that are just corky enough to work together as a couple. Jo is a rebel who also sees ghosts and works in a paranormal consultancy firm. Basically she is the Ghost Buster's equivalent.Wyatt is a stick in the mud businessman who just does not believe in ghosts. He has just bought a victorian house and he just can't seem to keep a construction crew. After the last one quit he (against his better judgement because really who believes in ghosts???) listens to his hippy secretary and brings in Jo's firm and Jo herself to see what the problem is, and things just get interesting after that.It's a novel about excepting what is different and each character comes with their own set of problems to the table. By the end each one discovers something new about each other and themselves. In between they kick ghost ass.The novel is charming, witty and at times down right funny. The sex scenes are tasteful, and sweet (there is not much of it but what is there is there in the right time and in the right place). I'm off to buy the first one in the series lol.

  • Rachel- Goodbye Borders
    2018-09-30 17:31

    Jo is a medium who sees ghosts and it able to help them "transcend." Wyatt is the business man who hires the company she works for to deal with his "ghost problem." Jo and Wyatt are complete opposites. This was laugh-out-loud hilarious in places. While, I liked Jo right off the bat, Wyatt was an uptight asshole. It took some reading to gradually like him too. Well done, entertaining. I liked the supporting characters too. Karma is intriguing and hopefully she gets her story too. I especially liked Angelica and Teddy.Off topic, but the the publisher of this book, Samhain Publishing, is closing. (So I went and bought some titles I've eyeing with a giftcard I got). They are still paying loyalties and rights will (gradually) be reverting back to authors. (Unlike some other publishers that have ceased operations).

  • Jackie
    2018-10-08 16:39

    A rollicking good read.

  • Karen
    2018-10-19 13:29

    A quick and fun read. I love comical ghost stories. Jo the ghost expert is hired to rid the Victorian home of Wyatt, and uptight and cynical businessman. A lot of fun.

  • Debbie Benson
    2018-10-19 11:39

    Jo is sent to ride Wyatt Haines' new venture of ghosts but things backfire. Something fights Jo and she loses control. Unfortunately two ghosts end up inside Wyatt. Jo is ordered to stay close to Wyatt by her boss, Karma. Wyatt is a non-believer despite having called her in. They fight the attraction between them and meet each other's families during the weekend. They lose the fight not to get involved but learn to accept other as they are. They also find out what is behind the problem at the Victorian. On Halloween night, Jo returns with Wyatt to the house. Wyatt reacts bad as the talisman tries to draw out his two ghosts and his own soul. Jo drags him to safety before kicking butt with Wyatt's help once he recovers which by that time she had found and mostly neutralized the talisman. With the talisman destroyed, Jo releases all but the two original ghosts who are still in Wyatt. She takes Wyatt to their play room with ghost help and they leave Wyatt on their own. Wyatt convinces Jo despite her misgivings that they are together and in love including any ghosts which he believes in now.

  • Brandi
    2018-09-30 12:21

    This was a cute, sweet story. Definitely on the lighter, pure entertainment side, but that's not a bad thing here. In fact, I was surprised at how well Vivi Andrews managed to balance the lighter tone with enough action to keep me engaged. Her writing voice was really fun.Additionally, the characters are hilarious. Jo is totally feisty, and plays well off of Wyatt's more uptight nature. It was nice to see them come together. It was also nice to see supernatural/paranormal abilities treated with respect. It could have been easy to make them a joke, especially since the world is a normal one and the overall tone of the book was on the lighter side, but it was handled beautifully.My only nitpicky thing is that things happen quickly, and I had to suspend my disbelief a little. Still, I'd much rather have the story move along at a steady pace than have to drag myself through 100 pages of no action or movement. The other thing I feel I need to note is that while this is book 2, you don't have to read this series in order. That's excellent, especially because not every Karmic Consultants book is a full-length novel; #1, #4, and #5 are all shorter novellas. As those aren't nearly as satisfying for me to read, I was glad to know I could skip them.This was a satisfying, entertaining read, especially right before Halloween. I would definitely recommend it.

  • Mrs. Missive
    2018-09-29 12:30

    This was a really cute story. Very light on the smut, but definitely high on the sexual tension. Even I felt like I was staring at Jo's boobs from all the time that was spent there.Jo is the Ghost Exterminator. She helps those with haunted homes to eliminate their spectral problems. Jo is the classic good suburban girl gone goth, and she is the exact opposite of her current client; uptight businessman, and disbeliever extrodinaire Wyatt Haines. They are opposites in every possible of course there is an immediate sexual attraction...duh.In the middle of her usual ghost removal practice, Jo experiences a slight problem. A slight problem for her because it wasn't her who was suddenly wearing ghosts in her stomach like the latest green glowy fashion accessory. A pair of children who happened to have died a few decades ago accidentally got thrown into Mr. Haines. And Jo has to find out how to remove them from a man who doesn't believe they exist. This was a funny romantic story with a ghostly twist. Like I said this was a little less steamy than the reads I usually come across from Samhain publishing, but it was hil-frickin-arious, and had some classic romantic elements in it including a really cute HEA. We also got a glimpse of our hero and heroine from the first novel in this series. Will definitely meet more from this author.

  • Nancy
    2018-10-20 18:38

    "Exterminator Moves Children into Client's Body. Film at Eleven!"When Jo Ellen Banks, rebel, ghost exterminator, currently in her Goth period takes the job of de-ghosting a house for the owner of Haines Hideaways, she may be a tad in over her head. Especially when her first effort does rid the soon to be Hideaway Inn of many, many ghosts (a good thing!) but also sends two of them into Mr. Haines himself (maybe not so good...)Wyatt Haines isn't fun. He is uptight, a hunk, crabby, a really good looking hunk, impatient; you get the idea, and has no clue how to handle Jo. He doesn't believe in ghosts however thinks the house may be possessed by demons. He doesn't take the fact that HE is now being haunted - internally - by two children well at all.Jo and Wyatt carefully circle each other just as carefully as Jo is trying to tease the two children in Wyatt back into the "light". They don't want to go. He desparately wants Jo to make them go anyway. A stalemate....or is it?The Ghost Exterminator is really a good story - the second book I've read by Vivi Andrews - and entertains until the very end. It is funny, sexy and all over a good read for a long afternoon on the couch. I know you'll enjoy the play of words and bodies as much as I did!

  • Kelly
    2018-10-21 13:33

    Not too long ago I read a book that was trying really, really hard to be funny but, for me at least, it just came across as annoying. This book, on the other hand, was funny without crossing the line where it felt like the author was trying too hard to get the giggles out of a reader. Jo was snarky, Wyatt was sometimes clueless, the pranking ghosts pranked well- and never once did I roll my eyes and have the urge to beat a character over the head with a hammer (unlike that other book).This is the first book I've read by Vivi Andrews and I really like her style of writing. It's crisp and fun and it doesn't get mired down with unnecessary prose. There were enough pop-culture references sprinkled throughout to make my inner fangirl geek sit up and cheer.Ultimately there was enough story to keep me satisfied (plus, as the 2nd in a series of 4 I now have the opportunity to go back and read the others. Yay!), the characters were well-realized and the book itself was a fun little escape from reality.You can't ask for much more than that.-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal

  • Michelle the Romance Witch
    2018-10-20 17:41

    This was a great story (not that I expected anything less from this author) and I am hoping to get the chance to read more in the series. The love and passion between Wyatt and Jo was sexy and fun to read. Both characters are witty and the sarcasm they use to keep people at a distance left me laughing so hard at times I thought I would cry. Jo’s uncertainty about her true place in life reaches out to Wyatt and that vulnerability buried under a thick brittle shell makes him even more protective and determined to bring her out of her shell so she can be happy and complete. I should also mention that the loving was intense and sensual throughout the story and definitely left me needing water and a fan. Can’t wait for more.More to be found at:http://romancewitchreviews.blogspot.c...

  • Steph
    2018-10-09 18:32

    The Ghost Exterminator is the second book in Vivi's Karmic Consultants series. Jo Banks is a ghost exterminator. She's been called in by Wyatt Haines, the uptight owner of a resort chain. His secretary suggested the Karmic Consulting firm, so he's a bit skeptical. Especially when Jo shows up lookin' ... well, like she does. When she asks him to hang back while she checks things out he insists on tagging along. So, it's not really her fault when some of the ghosts she was expelling through the portal actually get lodged inside him, right? This series is a hoot. I really like Vivi's writing and her fun, sexy characters. I look forward to reading more of her books in this series and others.

  • Kristan A
    2018-10-12 13:25

    This book is #2 in the Karmic Consultants series that began with the novella The Ghost Shrink, the Accidental Gigolo & the Poltergeist Accountant. It's just as much fun as the first, and kept me laughing 'til my sides hurt as it took me on a wild, unpredictable ride. This episode feels like a cross between Ghostbusters and a classic madcap comedy. The hero and heroine couldn't seem more different, striking sparks at every turn. But over the course of a few crazy days and nights their sparks transition from the "you're the most infuriating person I've ever met" kind to the "you're so hot I can't keep my hands off" kind. I loved every minute of this battle of the sexes...and the antics of the ghosts had me howling.

  • Meow
    2018-10-17 13:24

    4 starsThings I liked about this book: It was quite witty and funny, the dialog made sense for the character personalities, there was fun ghost-y-ness without too much paranormal information/world building bogging down the excitement, the female main character cracked me up without being too snarky, Star Trek humor, it was FREE but sold me on the author for fun, light brain candy.The only things I would complain about were the first sex scene (the line I rolled my eyes at is not-safe-for-work, so I'll refrain from sharing it), and the "villain"... (view spoiler)[or lack thereof (hide spoiler)].This is a cute read that fans of Darynda Jones and other humorous contemporary paranormal authors will enjoy.

  • Elisa Beatty
    2018-10-11 14:13

    What a great, funny, compulsive read! Vivi Andrews has a spectacular, fresh voice that will have you laughing out loud and losing your heart to her vivid characters. The situation is a hoot: wanna-be Goth rebel Jo has a gift for shepherding ghosts "into the light," but for some reason she's up to her eyeballs in overly-stubborn spirits when she's hired by a highly skeptical (but very sexy) type-A businessman...and ends up driving two ghosts inside his body. Very original conflict. Funny, tender, sweet and sexy all at once. I can't wait to read her other books!

  • Sheryl
    2018-10-05 18:15

    This book was a lot of fun. The dialogue was funny and snappy and the two main characters had a lot of sass. I was a little worried that there would be more sex than storyline as this is published by Samhain but I was very pleased to find just the opposite- definitely more story than sex. There's lots of sexual tension but only two or three sex scenes and even those were on the milder side. The story itself was light and fun; for me, it was the characters and dialogue that really made this book as enjoyable as it was.

  • Laura
    2018-09-25 10:16

    This book was OK, but I was hoping for more from it. More relationship development at least. Jo and Wyatt are in lust from the get go, and there's quite a bit of sexual tension between them in the opposites attract kind of way, and supposedly over the course of the book that lust turns into love, but...we don't get to see enough of that relationship evolution for me to believe it. The plot was fun, and I like the idea of a consulting firm that helps out with supernatural problems. I got really tired of hearing about "The Girls" though (aka. Jo's boobs).

  • Adrienne Testa
    2018-09-28 14:35

    Wyatt Haines is a tight ass executive that doesn't believe in ghosts until an old Victorian that he purchased is haunted and he becomes the host for two ghost children. Jo Banks is the ghost exterminator, trying to help Wyatt Haines with his ghost problems... I found this to be more humorous than paranormal or romance. Same old story.. regular woman meets rich man, with attitude. They argue.. then have sex then are in love. Nothing new to that kind of story, but Jo Banks is funny in how she deals with the world around her. Free iBook...

  • Sandra
    2018-09-29 18:32

    A business executive who doesn't believe in ghosts, is being haunted. A ghost exterminator who looks like a goth child gone wrong, knows she shouldn't be attracted to him.A contemporary story with added ghosts. It could be anywhere, any town, any place and half the characters, whether family or not, believe in ghosts and the other half don't. So there is your conflict right off.This was a good story, not great, but very entertaining. I'll have to look into reading the 1st one of the series, which would be the cousin Lucy & the boss's brother Jake.

  • Megan
    2018-09-24 13:25

    This book took me by surprise. It got my attention instantly and I'm glad it did. Its a love story, but it also has a plot. I hate when a book revolves only around the attraction between the main characters. This story didn't do that. It actually had more to it. Like ghosts, talismans, and other supernatural workings. The scenes were heated when they needed to be, which is a bonus. I liked the tension Jo and Wyatt had to overcome. It spiced things up :)

  • Missy
    2018-10-09 12:15

    The Ghost Exterminator: A Love Story (Karmic Consultants, #2) by author Vivi Andrews was a nice ghost weekend read. Written rather light, and airy, I was drawn in by the premise of a catchy storyline and great cover. I downloaded as an Amazon freebie, and with an alluring blurb and fairly good editing, I found myself completing this rather quickly at a steady pace. I did enjoy, and am likely to pick up this author in the future.

  • Lauren
    2018-09-23 14:16

    Haines Wyatt's house is haunted and not just by one ghost. Jo comes in to try and exterminate them and they both end up with more than they bargained for. I was not overly impressed with the characterization, both Haines and Jo kind of put me off the moment I started reading ao much so that I wasn't able to get into the story. Nice for a quick read but nothing else besides. Note: i received this book off of amazon for free, all opinions in this review are honest.

  • Colleen
    2018-09-23 12:23

    This book was more fun than it should be and not at all what I was expecting. She hits the right note of sarcasm and cheese without over doing it. I didn't realize this was part of a series when I picked it up, but it was easily a stand alone. A nice brain-candy read if you're in the mood for some romance with a side of ghosts and snark.

  • Trudi Jorda
    2018-10-02 18:39

    I never knew ghost hunting or witch fighting could be this fun! This is my first read from Vivi Andrews and I enjoyed it tremendously! Love, sex, ghosts, danger-- what more could any girl want? Yes it has a happy ending but thats the only hint that I will give. I read this while on the eliptical at work out and it made the time fly by!

  • Jessica
    2018-10-05 14:38

    Ridiculously funny, great lead and supporting characters (even the ghost kids, and usually the kids in Romanceland drive me up a proverbial wall), and the romance/storyline has a nice combination of sweetness, sensuality and angst -- not too much of any one of them, and mixed together just right. I'm definitely reading more by this author.

  • Sarah Crawford
    2018-09-24 10:29

    I really enjoyed this story. Jo is a great character (and reminds me of an older Claudia from Warehouse 13). Indeed, all of the characters are done well. There's a lot of paranormal action going on plus a mystery of sorts. The relationship between the two main characters evolves in an interesting manner, and I also like the "villain" being sort of not a villain at all.

  • Leanne Crabtree
    2018-10-09 13:23

    This book was right up my street. It had romance, something paranormal, a kick-ass heroine, an attractive male, and was funny in places. My perfect read!I liked the storyline and it's progression; the romance was quirky and realistic. I really liked it.

  • Jessie
    2018-10-06 14:40

    This book was a perfect read for Halloween! It was light, funny and steamy. The characters meshed well (even as total opposites) and the storyline stayed interesting throughout the book. I was hooked at page one!

  • Laura (Kyahgirl)
    2018-09-25 17:39

    I read this novella based upon the great review given by Mrs. Giggles her site. I don't regret it. This story had me laughing out loud a few times. The concept of Karmic Consulting is a good one. Well done.