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- Print Length: 217 pages
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- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (February 8, 2016)
- Publication Date: February 8, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01AT16Y6S
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,116,140 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2) This was a nice story. The plot was different from any I have read, and it was easy to follow. Something about the ending though. It never fully cleared up an important secondary character other than to share that he was aware of what was going on with the main character Patrick all along.
3) This was an interesting book. Instead of a ghost and a live person, these are both ghosts. One doesn't know he's dead (Benji), until quite into the story. The other ghost (Patrick) is a 'guide', a person who is supposed to help newly spirits move on to their final destination. They didn't count on falling in love, though. And while Patrick insists he doesn't deserve to pass on, he tries to guide Benji to leave the store where they all gather, a sort of Purgatory, as they call it. Well written and quite entertaining.
Well written and quite entertaining.
Patrick is a tough character to nail down. He’s in Purgatory kind of by choice. He’s also really good at his job of saving lives and ushering the recently deceased to the next plain. Patrick fell in love with one of his fellow spirits who moved on and broke his heart. This leaves him hardened to the possibility of love. He immediately feels hope and attraction to Benji but soon after he remembers that everyone but him, Karin and Agnus, his co-workers, eventually move on. His fear of becoming attached to Benji and feeling that heartbreak again makes him push Benji away.
Poor Benji is doing his best to accept his death. Being stuck in CASA is very confusing. He learns the way things usually work there but he’s not the usual spirit. Something is keeping him there. Time flows differently in purgatory. He can’t remember his death. Patrick is constantly messing with his head. Flirting one minute and pushing him away the next. They form a friendship but it’s obvious they both want more. Benji goes about wooing his possible new ghost boyfriend under the limitations they have. This part was pretty funny. I liked how Benji finally flips the script on Patrick giving him a dose of his own medicine. Patrick is frustrating to say the least. He’s likable but he’s obviously not showing you all of him. He deflects with jokes or innuendos meant to embarrass. He’s completely happy to avoid his own reality and focus on everyone else.
I liked this book. The title certainly fits the story. It took me a little longer than normal to get into it. Being one of the few people who have never stepped foot in an IKEA means a lot of the references to it were probably lost on me. There were only a few characters and I liked them all. I felt like I really understood how Benji was feeling in the first half of this book. He and I learned new things with every experience he had. It takes a while to understand what exactly is going on in the store beyond all that glorious weirdness these author’s have given us. The last half of this book was really good. Everything kind of comes together. You start to understand what role they’re all playing in the grand scheme and why Benji and Patrick are fated to be stuck there at the same time. Initially Patrick thinks he’s the one who is taking Benji under his wing when really it’s Benji who is saving Patrick. In the end the love story was beautiful. The journey is a little odd and frustrating but unique and well worth the read. I’d recommend this if quirky romances are something you enjoy. I certainly did.
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