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Monday, October 8, 2012

Ever, by Jessa Russo

Seventeen year-old Ever’s love life has been on hold for the past two years. She’s secretly in love with her best friend Frankie, and he’s completely oblivious.

Of course, it doesn’t help that he’s dead, and waking up to his ghost every day has made moving on nearly impossible.

Frustrated, and desperate to move on, Ever finds herself falling for her hot new neighbor Toby. His relaxed confidence is irresistible, and not just Ever knows it. But falling for Toby comes with a price that throws Ever’s life into a whirlwind of chaos and drama. More than hearts are on the line, and more than Ever will suffer.

Some girls lose their hearts to love.

Some girls lose their minds.

Ever Van Ruysdael could lose her soul.

Overall, I liked Ever. I liked her name (which I won't explain), and I liked the way she thought and was written. It's a little different twist, what with not realizing she loves her best friend, until he's gone....and haunting her. Well, not haunting...more like still hanging out.

Toby's a mystery, and his story line did throw me for a slight loop, but I expected the paranormal twist, so not much.

Ever is likeable, if immature, even when faced with some fairly grown-up reality issues. Clearly, this is meant to be a paranormal romance, but I felt like sometimes there was too much emphasis on the romance side, and not enough furthering of the story. And honestly, I couldn't see that Frankie had much purpose in the story....until the first climactic point.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this ebook galley from Curiosity Quills Press through the netGalley publisher/reader connection program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  

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