Vintage Pride (Lionhearts #3) by Elizabeth Coldwell


Vintage pride

He doesn’t believe in the paranormal. Can a gorgeous shifter prove him wrong?

Ethan Wayne is a paranormal investigator for the hottest reality show on TV, Spirit Seekers, but his love life is decidedly lukewarm. Reeling from a sudden break-up, he finds himself heading for France, where his team will be exploring the Château LeBlanc, searching for the ghost of a murdered kitchen maid. When he meets the château’s reclusive owner, Jean-Luc LeBlanc, the attraction is fierce and instant—but Jean-Luc is keeping secrets the skeptical Ethan could never have imagined.

Jean-Luc’s world collapsed with the death of his beloved Benoît. He no longer cares about producing his award-winning Champagne and even his closest family members can’t rouse him from his self-imposed solitude. The last thing he wants is a team of ghost hunters intruding on his privacy and discovering the truth of his nature. The realization that one of these brash Americans is destined to be his new mate seems like a sick joke. But soon Jean-Luc has bigger things to worry about than his distrust of humans. His home and family are under threat—can he do what it takes to save all he holds dear, and let Ethan into his heart in the process?

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of violence, mild BDSM and references to multiple partners.goodreads

This is book three, and I’ve read books 2 and now 3 I don’t feel you need to read in order.

This time we have an American film crew lead by Ethan coming to stay at Jean-Luc  Chateau in France while trying to find the ghosts that people claim are haunting the place. Ethan doesn’t believe in things that go bump in the night, but he’s still holding out hope that maybe he’ll find some proof somewhere. Jean-Luc has hidden himself away ever since he’s lover and partner was killed a couple of years ago and when he hears about the crew coming is less than pleased. But once these two meet, the insta attraction and connection is hard to deny.

I enjoyed the easy banter between the film crew that bleed into the staff and owners of the Chateau. I loved the lesson on Champagne and how it was integrated into the story so well. And the twist, just when you thought the story was wrapping up. The author throws that curve ball, well done. The one thing I’ve noticed in both books, is the lack of actually shifter. It’s talked about but if you are looking for shifters shifting, mingling and doing other stuff while in animal form this isn’t the book for you. However, I thoroughly enjoyed the story and plan to continue to read the series.

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