Ghosted by J.M Darhower
A new second chance romance standalone from USA Today bestselling author J.M. Darhower.
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.
Author: J.M Darhower
Publication Date: August 24th, 2017
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance; Angst;
Format: Kindle (452 pages)
I knew this book would be a heavy one ever since I have read the first 3 pages. That is to say, I always feel that achy when reading about people struggling with alcohol and drugs. The heavy stuff that can tear down a family, a relationship between two people who love each other. Moreover, when there’s a kid involved.
To sum up, Ghosted tells the story of Kennedy Garfield and Jonathan Cunningham, just as it happens in the present, but we get notes from their past as information.
During their life together, Kennedy writes in her notebook as the story unfolds. She writes about their past and its heartbreaking. I mean, truly heartbreaking! Therefore, I cannot emphasize enough with her, she was truly hurt and trying to love Jonathan while he was chasing his dream of becoming an actor. As a result, Jonathan gets involved with a wrong crowd, starts using drugs and alcohol to numb the rocking start they are having since started living together. Even if they love each other, the addict in him doesn’t recognize it and he starts pulling a double life. We find out that his manager actually has a big fault in that too.
If you’re looking for a second chance Romance, this is one book you should not overlook. It’s deep, it’s meaningful and tells the life even if it’s just as ugly as addiction.
To clarify, Gosted was that one book where I did not know if there will be a happy end. Therefore, I always read with an awareness of not being disappointed if something bad was going to happen. I was even expecting him to back out as he has before, or even go back to slip on his sobriety.
While reading this book, I kept thanking God there are some really easy, light Rom-Com waiting for me after I finish this book. It might take me a while to recover. It always does after reading heavy stuff.
Just be aware that there might be moments when you gasp out loud, and it’s not for pretty words or situations.
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