By Gina Ardito
Published By Victoria Ardito
Kindles ASIN B008F07QZO, $3.42; ISBN-13: 978-1478132448, $16.99:
The first chapter deals with the suicide of the main character Jodie, and although that usually means the end of a novel, in this case it is only the beginning.
The whole impression of what ‘the afterlife’ is all about is a bit comical. Think going through customs at an airport, long lines, lots of questions and then you get shuffled away into a small room by a little man. This is how Jodie’s afterlife begins. It’s not all fun and games though, the poor girl not only has to come to grips with the fact that she is dead, but she also has to see what would have been. Although the topic is a serious one, the author delivers all of this in a beautifully told way that makes you feel sympathy but also hope for Jodie.
Sherman, her appointed guide goes through the process with her and decides she needs something to do until she is ready to move on. After all she did show up several years before she was expected.
Jodie is forced to team up with Luc who is (to put it lightly) reluctant to work with her. From the beginning they are a deep contrast. Luc is a perfectionist in complete control of his emotions, appearance and his perfect work record. Jodie is emotional, scared and unwilling to follow his rules.
It isn’t long before they realize that their unlikely pair is the perfect team for the job. It’s obvious a romance will ensue and it does, that part is expected and is delivered in a fun and unexpected way. The part that I enjoyed the most was this novel was spiritual and moral in nature, before I realized what was happening the whole idea presented by the author had me contemplating my own thoughts of the afterlife. It was surprising to find that extra layer in a paranormal romance novel.
The author’s voice is light and comical but serious when needed. I loved the flow and the action packed excitement that continued page after page. Her sense of humour matches my own in a lot of ways and I found myself laughing out loud at her subtle (and not so subtle) jokes.
I look forward to reading more from Gina, a definite read for those who enjoy paranormal romance.
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Disclaimer: This review was first written and published by me at Tracy Riva Books & Reviews.