Friday, July 26, 2013
The Reason Is You
From Amazon: In the small town of Bethany, Texas, Dani never fit in. Being different pushed her to the fringes of society, and even leaving town for two decades didn’t stop the talk. Now she’s back, trying to settle in with her daughter and have a normal life. But the men in her life might not make it that simple. First, there’s her old friend Alex. He’s mischievous, sexy, and still hot enough to melt her shoes. And he’s a ghost—a real one, who’s always been there for her when she most needed him. Of course, there are actual men in Bethany, too. Like Jason with his hard body. Dani seems to have a habit of running into him—literally. Now she must decide between a man who long ago touched her heart and a man she can actually touch…
What I Thought: Words can't describe how much I loved this book-but I'm going to try anyway.
Dani is 40 and down on her luck. She's moving back home with her teenage daughter to Bethany, Texas to get herself back on her feet. Walking around talking to people who weren't there to anyone else made it impossible for her to fit in growing up, and the town still hasn't forgotten it's favorite pariah. She's been in love with Alex since she went to a party in High School where the popular boys got her drunk and tried to take advantage of her. He disappeared when she left for college and with her return to Bethany, Alex also returns to her life. The only problem with that is, Alex is a ghost.
Forced to take the only job available in the small town, she starts working for a fishing charter and bait store where she meets the very hot, and very frustrating Jason who is very much alive, and despite the fact that he seems interested is recently divorced and more than a little gun shy.
This book is all about second chances. It is such an original premise and the characters are written so well. It's an emotional roller coaster ride that you never want to get off of. I fell in love with Dani, Alex and Jason. I cried my eyes out, and comiserated with also being the parent of a teenager and the angst that goes with that.
You definitely don't want to miss this book!!