Friday, 18 March 2011

Guest review: Dead People - Edie Ramer

Genre: Paranormal romance
Pages: 193
Published: 2010
Review by Lis

When Cassie Taylor talks, ghosts listen. She wants to heal their souls so they can leave earth. Brooding songwriter Luke Rivers wants to give his recently found daughter a normal home, but he discovers his new house in small town Wisconsin is haunted by a ghost with an attitude. His ghost whisperer has an attitude too — even before someone tries to kill her. So why does he have the hots for her? And why does she lust after him? He wants conventional; she wants acceptance. No wonder she thinks men are hard and dead people are easy.


“No wonder you're stuck here on earth. God wouldn't let you into heaven.”

After reading that sentence on the first page of Dead People by Edie Ramer, I was sold. It wouldn’t have mattered if the rest of the book sucked, that sentence made my day. It showed me that like Cattitude this book also possessed a healthy quantity of 'tude!

It got only better after that. The story also made me a little jealous and with a definite longing to see ghosts as well, especially if they are all as hot as Joe. Yes, I have a thing for bad boys from the fifties *hides Elvis collection*

On the story! Dead People is about Cassie and Luke. Cassie is a sassy, opinionated ghost-councilor. She has the ability to see and interact with ghosts. Some of them are nicer than others. Luke is a songwriter and single father who recently found out his ex’s daughter is his as well and not his band mate’s. He recently moved his traumatized daughter to this great big mansion; a mansion which comes complete with the dead previous owner. That’s where Cassie and Luke meet and that’s where their story starts. They really don’t want to like each other, but there’s a definite attraction between the two.

Cassie becomes involved in the mystery as she finds out that the previous owner, a hell cat of a woman, was murdered. She also becomes involved with Luke’s daughter who has some troubles of her own.

The story is entertaining, eye-widening, edge-your-seat thrilling and belly-laugh funny. Not that I expected anything less from Edie Ramer!

The characters are well defined and have their flaws. At times I wanted to kick Luke’s ass and admire him (and said fine ass) at the same time. The same for Cassie, except for the ass admiring part. It can’t be easy having to defend yourself all the time and make a life for yourself at the same time. It was also a lot of fun to see Joe and how he keeps Cassie on her toes and be her soundboard at the same time.

Dead People is one fine romance read and I certainly wouldn’t leave it lying on the digital shelf for long!



20 comments:

  1. I love the cover and the book sounds good too!

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  2. I wondered what type of books Edie Ramer wrote. Love books like this. Love that firstline too.

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  3. Ghost with an attitude!! Sounds like an interesting book. I will be adding this to my TBR. Thanks for the review!

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  4. Cover is ok. I am not into romance though so I think I will give it a pass. Your review was very encouraging but no, thanks.

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  5. Mmm sounds like something I would certainly like. I love attitude in the heroine.

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  6. Lis and B, thanks for the great review! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

    Dead People is on sale for only 99 cents now. I'm writing the 2nd Haunted Heart book, and Joe's the hero. I love writing in his point of view. He's a fun guy, not as damaged as the heroes I usually write. He already saved a mistreated dog.

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  7. Thanks for sharing the review. Sounds like a great book =)

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  8. I loved Cattitude, so I recently bought Dead People but hadn't read it yet. I'm glad you liked it. I'll have to move it up in the TBR pile.

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  9. Sounds like a good romance. How can I pass up someone who councils ghosts and a song-writer?

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  10. Okay... looks like I'm getting this one. I need a book with a fine ass... uh... character I mean... ;) Great review. I'm off to Amazon! :)

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  11. LOL!

    It must be a pretty fine ass if you can admire it through a book. And it sounds like the characters share some fun banter. I love that.

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  12. Great first line and shows a bit of what the book is like. Thanks for the review.

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  13. I swear this book sounds like it has a bit of everything, and I SO love when books make you feel more than one emotion. Fabulous review :)

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  14. Wow! Sounds like a kick-ass quick read! ;)

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  15. Laurie
    I hope to red it one day

    Darlene
    The cover is great

    Vivienne
    I love awesome first lines

    Misha
    Hihi, cool ghost indeed

    Ana
    Next time then ;)

    Aurian
    They are the best

    Darlyn
    :)

    JenM
    I have only read Dragon blues but I liked it :)

    Carol
    It does sound fun

    Melissa
    Haha, yeah ;) Have fun shopping

    Missie
    I am so curious about that ass now

    Jenny
    Like a first line should be :)

    Melissa
    The best feeling :)

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  16. Thanks for the review LIS :D

    Edie
    I hope to read it one day :)

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  17. This one looks like a great beach read, I think I might be picking it up soon! Thanks for the recommendation.

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  18. Thanks for the comments all! I really appreciate it! here's for hoping I've convinced you to read the book!

    Edie: you're welcome!

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