Review: All Hallow's Eve by Annabelle Jacobs

Will a centuries-old broken heart ruin the promise of new love?

Dominic Ashworth is descended from a long line of witches, although the family practice of witchcraft died out generations ago. Forever connected to a dark history, the house he grew up in remained in the Ashworth family for generations until his estranged father sold it.

On a mission to check out the new owners, Dominic runs into Caleb Jones and gives the gorgeous man his phone number—but getting a date should be the last thing on Dominic’s agenda.

Caleb and his best friend, Zach Briceworth, are oblivious to the heartache and magic tied to the foundations of their new home. When strange things start to happen, the truth emerges and surprises them both, especially as everything revolves around Caleb’s new love interest.

After a shaky start, Caleb and Dominic settle into an easy relationship, falling faster than either of them expected. But with Halloween approaching, the possibility of danger increases. The past is not always as it seems, and the ripples of a tragic event threaten to put an end to everything between them.

Romance AND Halloween AND ghosts? Yes, please. I'll take it. 

Dominic and his sister come from a long line of witches that have been protecting their house that's been in their family for generations. Strange events and stories surround their house, so when their estranged father sells the house, they're worried the new owners won't be protected from the potential danger.

When Dominic goes to check the new homeowners out, he meets Caleb. It's one of those "instant connection" sort of meetings and the two hit it off. Only problem is Caleb doesn't know Dominic is really there to find more about them and how to handle someone outside of the family living there. It would make sense to come clean from the beginning, right? If only...

The progression of their relationship is very smooth and organic. I felt all their feels and there was some sexy sexin'. They're very open with their attraction and I liked that a lot about them. There wasn't any question about where they were headed relationship-wise. I just wish they were that open about everything. 

My biggest problem is how long it took Dominic to tell Caleb the truth about the house and his involvement. There were a lot of conversations between Dominic and his sister and, heck, between Dominic and himself concerning whether or not to tell Caleb about the house. The struggle was very repetitive. It also led to a Big Misunderstanding plot-line. I'm good with that occasionally, but I didn't like it here. I think it was drawn out too long and I became bored with the same internal struggle from Dominic over and over again.

There was a ghost story that was very touching and sad. I really liked the integration of their story with Dominic and Caleb's. I didn't think it was creepy, but the mystery and happenings surrounding Halloween and the ghosts was fun, especially this time of year.

All Hallow's Eve is mostly a winner for me. It's definitely one to add to your Halloween shelf if you're a fan of ghost stories and witches. 

A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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