REVIEW: Ghosted by J.M. Darhower

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“I know I was never enough for you, Jonathan, but I hope you find something that is.”

Back of the book blurb:

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.

Chase’s thoughts:

Publication Date: August 23, 2017
Pages: 450

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My rating:

            Okay! Having a famous lover is quickly becoming one of my favorite tropes! They always prove to be so damn angst-y and perfect and beautiful and I love them so much. Especially when there’s a non-famous lover. Ugh, Ghosted performed this perfectly and I am… happy.

“The fire? It still burns. Something tells me that it always will, no matter who tries to put it out.

            Kennedy Garfield is a single mother just trying to make it day to day. Jonathan Cunningham, aka Johnny Cunning, is a mega action movie superstar. Once upon a time, though, they were just two kids falling in love. But when Kennedy’s love doesn’t seem to be enough for Johnny anymore, their worlds split, although always connected by a precious little girl.

            This plotline was absolutely incredible. Two former lovers brought back together to try one more time? AMAZING. Honestly, J.M. Darhower brought all the angst and love and steam in Ghosted and it turned into an excellent and heartwarming read.

“To me, she was the center of the universe, the sunlight that burned so bright, but she writes herself in the shadows, secondary in her own life.

            Kennedy Garfield is definitely one of the best protagonists I’ve ever read. She’s so selfless and kind and giving. She just wants to make a life for her daughter to grow in. I loved her independence, her wit, and definitely her big heart. KENNEDY DESERVES EVERYTHING.

            And then there’s Jonathan Cunningham. GOD. A bad boy turned good. And so fucking sexy. It was honestly so damn cute watching him learn how to be a father. And how much he loved Kennedy? It was inspiring. I truly couldn’t put Ghosted down.

            The chemistry between the two was intense. J.M. Darhower will have you believing that these characters are your best friends. You’ll finish the book and look around, all confused, because it wasn’t actually reality.

“Dreams aren’t always just dreams. Sometimes, they turn into wide-eyed nightmares, the kind where you’re screaming but nobody can hear you.”

            Again, the angst! There’s this constant back and forth where you want Kennedy to give Johnathan another chance because it’s obvious that he’s the love of her life, but it’s also like, SHOULD SHE? DOES HE TRULY HAVE HIS SHIT TOGETHER? And then you’re back to BUT YOU LOVE HIM. LET HIM LOVE YOU. It’s honestly scary, but that’s the best part.

            Ghosted is definitely one of my new favorite books and YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY READ IT, OKAY?

Happy Reading!
The Wandereader

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