My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
When failed actor Cal Parsons travels to rural New York to claim the estate of his famous and estranged ex-partner, he discovers something he wasn’t expecting…the ghost of his ex! And worse, his ex invites Cal to join him for all eternity. As Cal attempts to rid himself of the ghost by any means, he begins to fall for the attractive attorney representing the estate. Will Cal be able to begin a new relationship or will he be seduced into the ever after?
So what did I think?
You know when you sometimes come across a book where you think something along the lines of “not really sure it’s my cup of tea but I’ll give it a go anyway?” Well this was one of those examples for me. Given the choice I usually go for lots of angst and drama and don’t mind shedding a tear or two over a story. Humour is therefore not usually at the top of my list. However I am so glad I read this book – it was fabulous!
Cal is an actor who suddenly inherits the estate of an ex-lover he hasn’t seen in years. The call from Mac’s attorney came out of the blue but is opportune for Cal who could do with a financial boost. Dewey is the country lawyer who is also involved with the Barnyard Players, a theatre group that was supported by his now dead client, Mac. When Cal arrives in town, so begins an amusing story as he begins to fall for Dewey while the ghost of Mac is determined to win Cal back.
I loved the characters and loved the whole premise of the book. It’s chock full of the most amusing lines as no-one can see Mac and they start to think Cal is not quite right.
Cal suddenly squeaked and said, “Goddammit.” For the first time, it crossed my mind that he might have a case of Tourette’s. It would explain a few things.
And the conversation between Cal and Mac is hilarious..
“I can probably go anywhere I want to. I think I’m haunting you, not the house.”
“New York? You can go to New York City?”
“If you go to New York, I can go to New York. Are you suggesting a romantic getaway?”
“Don’t be ridiculous. I’m hoping that when I got to New York you won’t be able to follow me.”
I am definitely going to check out more books from this author and I have definitely learned my lesson and think I might just check out some other humourous stories too!
To find out more about Marshall Thornton and his books visit his website.