Publisher: Romance Beckons
Published: April 2016
You can definitely say a fast and hot romance, this Hero Forgotten. The book starts with the sentence: “Wakey. Wakey… How dare she intrude on this private and spectacularly lucid moment of the perfect man and equally perfect sex!”
Okaaay… I nearly closed my e-reader. Although I’m not opposed to fast and hot romance, a burning lava meltdown on page one is maybe a little bit too much. Fortunately, I kept on reading (I know, I’m a reading junkie), and it turned out I wasn’t falling headfirst into a love scene. It turned out Abby was only dreaming and she was roughly awakened by a female ghost who really wants her attention.
The ghost wants her to meet Kent, her former husband to tell him something. And since Abby is a medium, she found her useful in her quest. The conversations in the book are funny: “I sure as heck hope you’re him. I better not have gotten up this early for nothing. Are you Kevin, Keith, Kenny? Kent, I’m Kent, but how did you know that? Have a seat Kent. Dari wants to talk to you and she’s been a complete pest about it, so I can’t leave you, until she’s had her say.”
Of course Kent is a bit weary of Madame Abigail and her story of his late wife Darlene. “So Darlene? Not Dari… geez, I never get the names right.” But Abby knows stuff, nobody else could know. So is she legitimate? And what has potion number nine to do with all of it? Well, if cousin Marty is correct, it explains the hot and steamy on page 37 already! So besides the new ghosts who are tormenting Abby in the pages to come, the rest of the story is a bit flimsy and mostly around aroused bodyparts and the exchange of fluids. So, a fine read for late in the evening, but definitely not something for during your lunchbreak. The ghostly story is the most entertaining in the second part of the book, so just keep on reading. Three out of Five stars for SaraLynn Hoyt and a thank you to Netgalley for this ARC.