All of her life Cassie has lived in a little tourist town where a ghost known as Old Salt has hunted every day at 8:15 PM since 1879. Her family has made a living off of catering to the tourists who come to see the clockwork ghost. But Cassie is sick of it. Sick of the tavern. Sick of the town. But most definitely sick of the ghost. But when she takes her anger at the ghost a little too far the ghost himself has something to say about it. And did we mention that he’s hot.
Don’t let the tagline fool you. Halloween has nothing to do with the plot of the story. And that’s just fine. Because the story is freaking adorable. Frankly I love this story it is wonderful and sweet and the characters are realistic and there’s tons of funny lines. William has just the right amount of pathos when you consider that he’s been a ghost for over 100 and some odd years. I mean his unlife sucks, don’t get me wrong. But it hasn’t killed his sense of humor.
Cassie is wonderfully modern and a great character; she’s also not stereo typically beautiful being freckle covered. She’s not glamorous or “special,” she’s very much an everywoman and that’s kind of awesome. Her inner monologue is hilarious. I loved it, a lot.
I do have to say that you need to go in with the understanding that this is a romance where one of the leads is already dead when the story starts. There’s only a few ways they can end up together… which can be off-putting for some people. I’ll put the potential trigger in the tags.
Basically I liked how the universe and the people becoming/staying ghosts worked.
It was a breath of fresh air…
Five easy stars.
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