If I Stopped Haunting You

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Pub Date Oct 15 2024 | Archive Date Oct 01 2024
St. Martin's Press | St. Martin's Griffin


"If you're in the mood for a steamy enemies-to-lovers romance but also a chilling haunted-house horror, GET YOU A BOOK THAT CAN DO BOTH! I blazed through this book in one sitting because I just couldn't wait to find out what would happen next!" - Alicia Thompson, USA Today bestselling author of With Love, from Cold World

An enemies to lovers romance with a spooky twist where two feuding writers end up on a writers retreat together at a haunted castle in Scotland

It's been months since horror author Penelope Skinner threw a book at Neil Storm. But he was so infuriating, with his sparkling green eyes and his bestselling horror novels that claimed to break Native stereotypes. And now she’s a publishing pariah and hasn’t been able to write a word since. So when her friend invites her on a too-good-to-be-true writers retreat in a supposedly haunted Scottish castle, she seizes the opportunity. Of course, some things really are too good to be true.

Neil wants nothing less than to be trapped in a castle with the frustratingly adorable woman who threw a book at him. She drew blood! Worse still, she unleashed a serious case of self-doubt! Neil is terrified to write another bestselling “book without a soul,” as Pen called it. All Neil wants is to find inspiration, while completely avoiding her.

But as the retreat begins, Pen and Neil are stunned to find themselves trapped in a real-life ghost story. Even more horrifying, they’re stuck together and a truly shocking (extremely hot) almost-kiss has left them rethinking their feelings, and… maybe they shouldn’t have been enemies at all? But if they can’t stop the ghosts pursuing them, they may never have the chance to find out.

Full of spooky chills and even more sexy thrills, If I Stopped Haunting You by Colby Wilkens is the funny, fast-paced romp romance readers have been waiting for!

"I didn't realize I needed a romance book married to cozy horror but now I'm wondering where this particular mashup has been all my life. Can't wait to read the next!" - Jessica Clare, New York Times bestselling author

"If you're in the mood for a steamy enemies-to-lovers romance but also a chilling haunted-house horror, GET YOU A BOOK THAT CAN DO BOTH! I blazed through this book in one sitting because I just...

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OMG I absolutely LOVED this book, I couldn't put it down until I finished. I really loved the Native American representation and also the LGBT+ representation. Can't wait to recommend this book to others!!!

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I devoured this book. A lot of the contemporary paranormal romances just use like a hint. But this went all out.

Penelope is one of my new favorite leads. She is very real for her first instinct to be run away and later think things through. And there being an actual mystery in the book hooked me that much more.

I cannot wait to read more. Also I loved the side characters. There wasn't really anyone I dreaded popping up.

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A retreat for authors suffering from writer’s block is hosted at a Scottish castle with paranormal activity. Rival authors Penelope and Neil find themselves trapped together at this retreat, and their enemies to lovers relationship and hilarious banter were such a pleasure to read. This book had me hooked from the start, and I couldn’t put it down! Highly recommend this book for your next paranormal romance.

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This was a great debut! It was such a fun read with beloved tropes done well! I'm looking forward to reading what this author comes out with next!

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I adored everything about this book! It was unique and spooky, and I had the best time reading this! I loved the dynamics between all the characters, and had a lot of fun with the side mystery plot as well! I think their chemistry was extremely well done and I loved these characters a lot! I think the pacing was perfect, and I had a hard time putting this book down without constantly thinking about them! The setting was so different and fun, and I think it was such a fun idea! This is a fantastic, well written debut novel and I am extremely excited to read more from her! I will post a full review on my socials closer to release since it’s still a bit of time before release!

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