Del Fantasma: Texas Tea
by Maura Anderson
Artist: Nikita Gordyn
Aspen Mountain Press
Photographer Lara Saunders has a lifelong secret -- she can see and hear ghosts. When she was rescued from a near drowning by the ghost of a lighthouse keeper, he set her on a mission to document historic lighthouses and the lives of their keepers so they were not forgotten. Now on her third book in the series, Lara has arrived in San Diego to document the Old Point Loma Lighthouse but hasn't counted on becoming the target of Cody Warren, the matchmaking owner of the Del Fantasma bar. Or falling in love with a handsome Park Ranger whose secret is even more strange than her own.
PHEW. I read Texas Tea in one sitting, and let me tell you my kids were not happy with my snapped, Get your own drink. Especially the two year old. This is supposed to be Maura's first venture into fiction. If it is, I have to say, where the hell have you been hiding?
Not only is the story sensual, but the sparks from the characters seems to fly off the page. Matt is one hot hero and Lara is the perfect heroine for him. Not spot in this story drags or disappoints. I can't wait to see what she cooks up next!