Monday, August 11, 2014

Haunted Ever After by Juliet Madison

Haunted Ever After

by Juliet Madison

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Published by: Escape Publishing
Genres: NA, Romance September 1, 2014
Rating: Overall, 4.5 Stars

NOTICE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

When bride-to-be Sally Marsh attends a weekend away with her bridesmaids, the last thing she expects is an uninvited guest: the ghost of her fiancé's ex-girlfriend.

Red is quirky, loud and distracting, and Sally is soon desperate to find the reason behind her presence, so she can rid herself of her embarrassing shadow before the wedding day. Unfortunately, the ghost is reluctant to share the reason for her existence, but very enthusiastic about Ty, the surprise hen’s night stripper who keeps showing up at awkward moments.

Time is running out for Sally, but it’s also running out for Red. By the time all is revealed, Sally will be tested to the limits, and go above and beyond everything she’s ever believed in order to ensure not only her own happy-ever-after – but Red’s as well.

The action began right in the first sentence, which I absolutely loved. The author didn't go into a lot of back story as so many authors do, but let the arc unravel itself a scene and character at a time. I loved it.

I also loved that there were two female leads in the book, Sally who is among the living and Red who is haunting Sally from the Other Side. No matter what Sally does, Red sticks to her like glue, and in some situations hilarity often ensues. I did find myself laughing out loud which doesn't happen in most novels.

There was also more to the characters than the blurb alludes. Ty may be a stripper, but he is a decent person, which you'll find out if you read the book (which you should)!

Sally's friends got a little lost for me in the book as most characters do when there are a set of 3, 4, or 5 friends who spend a lot of time together. I kept forgetting who was the pregnant one, the unhappily married one, etc. Maybe it's just me - it probably is.

The story unfolds naturally and tells not only the tale of Sally's current love situation, but of Red's death and the real reason why she's lingering on earth.

Ultimately, Sally and Red help each other - and that's what being friends is all about.

1 comment:

  1. I loved the summer series! I have a full review on it if you're interested :)


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