Release date: April 20, 2021
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Jobless and forced home to Wisconsin, journalist Sabrina Monroe can tolerate reunions with frenemies and kisses from old boyfriends, but not the literal ghosts that greet her in this heartwarming tale of the power of love and connection from acclaimed author Amy E. Reichert.
For Sabrina Monroe, moving back home to the Wisconsin Dells–the self-described Waterpark Capital of the World–means returning to the Monroe family curse: the women in her family can see spirits who come to them for help with unfinished business. But Sabrina’s always redirected the needy spirits to her mom, who’s much better suited for the job. The one exception has always been Molly, a bubbly rom-com loving ghost, who stuck by Sabrina’s side all through her lonely childhood.
Her personal life starts looking up when Ray, the new local restaurateur, invites Sabrina to his supper club, where he flirts with her over his famous Brandy Old-Fashioneds. He’s charming and handsome, but Sabrina tells herself she doesn’t have time for romance–she needs to focus on finding a job. Except the longer she’s in the Dells, the harder it is to resist her feelings for Ray. Who can turn down a cute guy with a fondness for rescue dogs and an obsession with perfecting his fried cheese curds recipe?
When the Dells starts to feel like home for the first time and with Ray in her corner, Sabrina begins to realize that she can make a difference and help others wherever she is.
Say hello to the best rom com I’ve read so far this year!! Is it the quirkiest, most adorable book I’ve read all year? Yes. Does it feature two of the most endearing characters EVER? Also yes. Are there meddling ghosts who are sometimes cranky and other times utterly charming? YES. Who knew that this eccentric combination would be rom com gold for me!
This one is super witty, sweet, charming and sometimes silly and it made me smile like a big old cheese ball. Speaking of cheese, this is set in Wisconsin, so hello cheese galore! There’s a foodie fiction feeling here as the author always manages to incorporate delicious meals into her books, so if I wasn’t swooning over the budding romance between Sabrina and Ray, I was drooling over the food Ray was testing out for the restaurant. Books don’t get any more feel good than this one y’all, a must read for romance fans but especially those who love a cozy sort of story.
Overall rating: 5/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.