Book Review: Halloween at The Graff by Sinclair Jayne

What do you do when your carefully laid out plan for your career fizzles? With her finances and reputation in shambles, Washington DC Press Officer Walker Wilder moved to Marietta, Montana to keep a low profile while planning her next career move. Meanwhile, she hired herself out as the Public Relations Coordinator of the historic Graff Hotel.

Enter Calum Quest, a successful entertainment producer and entrepreneur. He was also at the crossroads in his career. Currently on top of his game, he is thinking of retirement while also looking for his next project.

Call it a serendipitous meeting. An email sent on the spur of the moment. An invitation to visit an old friend received and accepted. Nothing was planned. Yet, there they were. Two unexpected lovers.

Still, there were so much baggage in their past that they could not trust one another. Oh, there was the sex talk and the “ex” talk. But, those were not important. What were important were the families that shaped them.

Trust is hard to come by. And for Walker and Calum, they need a leap of faith to reach their happily ever after. But, are they willing to do that?

Poignant and sweet, “Halloween at the Graff” is an enjoyable read. Walker and Calum are funny and lovable. With the story told via their POVs, you root for them to make the right decisions. And if they do, you do a little victory dance!

Halloween at the Graff” is Rated T for Teens due to some adult situations. There are sex scenes, but they are implied and not graphic.


Starting over at thirty-two is never fun, especially in a town the size of a postage stamp. Chasing that with having to beg for a job she’s wildly over-qualified for and Walker Wilder’s pride is really burned. But now that she’s the new events director for the historic Montana Graff Hotel, she’s tasked with creating buzz and traditions to fill rooms during the off-season. Halloween may not scream touristy, but hiring a spirit-hunting TV crew will definitely grab some headlines… But when the sexy spirit hunter shows up, he haunts more than her dreams.

Calum Quest is done. He’s created an entertainment empire by chasing something he’s never seen and is tired of asking questions with no answers. His life has been defined by ghosts he needs to exorcise, yet, when a red-haired, grey-eyed beauty with a body that melts his mind pours him a double shot of Laphroaig whiskey and challenges him to one more round, how can he say no?

Photos in Banner: Biker by Joshua Humphrey, Carve pumpkin by Julia Raasch, Halloween lights by Javier Molina, all on Unplash. Victorian home by Bones on Pixabay