Series: Standalone Novel
Published by Self Published on 8/23/2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
I can’t say it enough… THIS BOOK IS PERFECTION. I’d change nothing. I’d critique nothing. I’m left wanting for nothing. This story is surprisingly funny, unbelievably emotional and completely addictive from the very first page to the very last.
5 “This was Everything” stars.
There’s always been something so heartbreaking about celebrity romances for me. When done right, there’s a somber undertone to the story, an overwhelming sense of impending loss, a fear of being left behind. When a Hollywood love story is executed well, as a reader, I can’t help but feel that wholly encompassing fear that the character and I are both losing someone we love to the world, to celebrity, to everything that comes along with fame. JM Darhower NAILS that feeling in Ghosted, a heart wrenching second chance romance between a boy with big dreams and a girl who gives up everything so he can chase them. I can’t even put into words how FANTASTIC this book is. I can’t properly explain how much I FELT while I read this book. JM Darhower is one of my absolute favorite authors, and while this book is so unlike anything she’s ever written before, a book I never, ever expected, it’s one of my top favorite books from her to date.
Ghosted is written in a way that is so refreshing, so different from anything else I’ve read. It took some getting used to, the way Darhower illustrates the flashbacks in this story, but once I fully grasped what the author was revealing by writing them the way she did, it was like a punch to the gut. It’s heartbreaking and beautiful and so intense, seeing things unfold the way we’re able to in those scenes. It packs such a punch, adds such a complex layer of emotion and angst to an already tumultuous story, and it made me appreciate the brilliant writing and storytelling of this author in a way I never had before.
I read this entire book with my heart in a vice. This book is relentless with those deliciously brutal heart tugs, the pleasure pain a constant reminder of just how difficult, how right, how perfectly messy the dynamic has become between Jonathan and Kennedy. And every time I think back on this book, on the most unforgettable scenes, on the most romantic moments, on the parts that were so painful they took my breath away, my heart squeezes in my chest all over again. For me, a measure of a really fantastic love story is how often I can literally feel my chest aching. Ghosted gripped my heart and never relented. I haven’t read a book that gripped my heart like this one did in so long and I wish it wasn’t over. This isn’t a short book by any means and I still NEVER WANTED IT TO END.
I can’t say it enough… THIS BOOK IS PERFECTION. I’d change nothing. I’d critique nothing. I’m left wanting for nothing. This story is surprisingly funny, unbelievably emotional and completely addictive from the very first page to the very last. It felt SO REAL. The banter between these characters (ALL OF THEM) is so sharp, so quick, so perfect. The way the author allows this story to evolve is just… EVERYTHING. It’s phenomenal. The timing and the pacing and the perfectly placed humor, the steamy scenes and the moments of heartache, the characters that you can’t help but fall HEAD OVER HEELS COMPLETELY IN LOVE WITH, the romance, the angst, the writing, the groveling, the headstrong heroine that never makes this easy, the deliciously infuriating hero that makes you love him even when it’s hard, the flashbacks and the broken dreams and the drama that comes along with fame… this book is ALL THE THINGS and my words can never do justice to how AMAZING it is. There just aren’t words. It’s. That. Good.
I want to feel Ghosted feels every time I open a book. I want to hurt and laugh and long and fear and feel completely consumed EXACTLY the way I felt while reading THIS BOOK always. It’s everything a second chance romance was ever meant to be. It’s everything a Hollywood romance was ever meant to be. It’s everything a good love story was ever meant to be but it was never fluffy or sugary sweet or rushed or over the top or forced or overly dramatic. It was just perfect and right and I can’t get enough. Hands down, Ghosted is one of my top favorite reads ever. I loved it SO much.
About the Author
JM Darhower is the USA Today Bestselling Author of romance novels of all flavors (erotic, suspense, contemporary, paranormal). She lives in a tiny town in the Carolinas with her family, where she churns out more words than will ever see the light of day. She has a deep passion for politics and human rights, and when she isn’t writing she’s usually ranting about those things. Chronic crimper with a vulgar mouth, she admits to having a social media addiction. You can find her there.