Title: Ghosted
Author: J.M. Darhower
Genres: Romance
Release Day: August 24th 2017
AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
ARC was kindly provided from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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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.

4 stars!

“I wasn’t accusing you of cheating. I just wanted to know how long it took you to move on.”
“Oh, well, that’s an easy one,” he says. “It hasn’t happened.”

Let me begin by saying that I requested this without even reading the blurb, as far as I’m concerned JMD can do no wrong, there’s nothing she hasn’t written that I didn’t absolutely love and Ghosted is a proof of that. This story is so far away from her Mafia books, or even her Paranormal ones and it still gave me all the familiar feelings I get when I read one of her books, no matter the genre. Ghosted is a second chance romance that goes back and forth in time to tell the story of Jonathan and Kennedy and how their love story started but it didn’t have a happy ending until Jonathan walks back into her life years later.

Jonathan Cunningham is Hollywood’s newest superhero, all with the tight suit and cheesy but my god swoony lines; he and Kennedy met back in high school and his career took off pretty quickly, but the more he became known the more his relationship with Kennedy suffered until she walked away, pregnant. Fast forward a few years later, Jonathan is shooting a movie in Kennedy’s town and the story continues with him trying to prove he’s worthy of being in his daughter’s life. And hers. Duh.

I like how Ghosted went back and forth and told their story in little pieces and I hardly ever like that form of story telling but in this case it worked and it made me feel even more invested because I had no clue what went down between them years ago. Jonathan relationship with his daughter was just adorable and the sweetest thing ever which made me incredibly sad that it took them 5 or so years to get there since his transition back into their life was done pretty quickly and kinda painless. Kennedy is an amazing lead character, fierce and independent and so badass at times. JMD’s storytelling was on point and I just love reading her books they always leave me feeling like I could read them forever.

There were tiny things that kept me from rating it with 5 stars, mostly because for once I want to read about a Hollywood star that’s not high 24/7 and actually maintains a normal life and I’m also tired of the bad management people who manipulate their clients for their own profit, it’s overused and highly predictable at this point, also there were hints of a love triangle waiting to happen that just never got mentioned again, like the dude got erased from half the book. But other than those minor details I read this in just over 4 hours and I completely loved the #feelsattack I experienced.

kei

6 thoughts on “Ghosted by J.M. Darhower”

  1. Yay so glad you enjoyed this one!! Being attacked by feels is always a marvellous thing…although that sounds so weird to say.😂 The bookworm life is WEIRD. It’s probably not my usual genre, haha, but I still liked reading your review!! Super glad it didn’t disappoint for you!

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