Series: Haunted New Orleans, #2, #2
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Setting: New Orleans, LA
From author Rayvn Salvador comes a brand new friends to lovers, opposites attract romance novel set in her Haunted New Orleans series.
When knowledge and temptation collide, the fall only needs a forbidden fruit.
Skilled forensics scientist Schuyler Liu never expected her job working for a ghost-hunting show to bring so much peace. Until a grand locale in the Garden District uncovers way more than just rattling pipes and drafty entryways, and she walks away with more than she ever imagined. When chaos morphs to terror, she turns to the one man she knows may be able to help her. They may not see eye-to-eye, given their vastly differing beliefs, but Pax is her touchstone in the maelstrom, and she plans to grab hold with both hands until they find the answers they seek.
Excommunicated priest Paxton “Padre” Chase has felt a pull to the beautiful skeptic since she joined the Haunted New Orleans team. When a sinister presence from a routine investigation follows her home, and the oppression becomes real, Pax vows that he will do everything in his power to help her. But while digging into the house’s history to unlock the mysteries of the spirits wreaking havoc, he uncovers more than he ever bargained for. He and Sky have more in common than they ever knew, and the dark forces want to sever those ties—permanently.
Malum Discordiae blends a bit of a forbidden romance with a ghost story. If you like Heather Grahams Krewe of Hunters, I think you will enjoy this as well!
Sky and Pax are part of a group of people who explore/evaluate possible ghosts/haunting/demons/etc for a TV show. Sky is the skeptic-a scientist. Pax is a man of faith-a former priest! Despite their very different views, they are good friends which I loved. The progression of their romance is sweet and adorable.
All while that sweet, adorable romance is budding, there is a lot of CRAZY stuff happening in this manor they are investigating. It is very interesting and it keeps the reader turning pages to see how it ends.
This is book 2 in the series, but I didn’t have much trouble understanding what was happening. I am curious to go back to book 1 now though!
Krewe of Hunters by Heather Graham…then you will probably like Malum Discordiae!