Published by Self-Published on August 24th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance
He's a troubled young actor, Hollywood's newest heartthrob, struggling with fame as the star of the latest superhero franchise. Through scandal after scandal, addiction on top of addiction, a flurry of paparazzi hunt him as he fights to conquer his demons.
She's a single mother, assistant manager at a grocery store, existing in monotony with her five-year-old daughter. Every day when she goes to work, lurid tabloids surround her, the face of a notorious bad boy haunting her from their covers.
A man and a woman, living vastly different lives, but that wasn't always the case. Once, they were just a boy and a girl who bonded over comic books and fell in love unexpectedly.
When Kennedy Garfield met Jonathan Cunningham back in high school, she knew he had all the makings of a tragic hero. With stars in his eyes, and her heart on her sleeve, the pair ran away together to follow their dreams.
But dreams, sometimes, turn into nightmares.
Now, years later, the only thing they share is a daughter—one who has no idea her father plays her favorite superhero. But Jonathan is desperate to make amends, and at the top of his list is the woman who gave up everything for him and the little girl he hasn't yet met.
Ghosted deserves all the stars in the galaxy plus those yet to be discovered. This book utterly consumed me, and I have zero guilt for shutting out everyone and everything while I devoured it.
Typically, I find at least one tiny thing that bothers me about a book, even if it’s a 5-star read. There is absolutely nothing I would change about this book: not a character, not any aspect of the plot, and certainly not the writing style, which I’ll get to later.
If you have a weakness for second chance love stories, this will be your Kryptonite. The relationship between Jonathan and Kennedy is intense, real, and has a wonderful build-up. Kennedy is amazing with her sacrificial love for him, which makes their breakup all the more devastating. Despite his many weaknesses, Jonathan is determined to win back the what-could-have-beens in his life. The journey is both painful and beautiful.
Their daughter! If 5-year-old Maddie doesn’t melt your heart and make you laugh over and over again then you may not have a pulse. She’s is all 31 flavors of adorable. Her connection with her entire family as well as Jonathan’s alter ego, Breezeo, is so stinking sweet and funny.
J.M. Darhower’s writing is remarkable. She skillfully navigates the reader through a clever and emotional plot, using dual points of view and throwing in quite a few surprises along the way. As if the romance, humor, and constant anticipation aren’t enough to draw you in completely, there are some very eccentric characters to sustain your interest.
Expect to have feels galore while reading Ghosted. There’s no way in hell this stunning book won’t make my Top 10 of 2017 list.
Recommended for fans of:
Second chance romance
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review.**
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