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  • Posted January 19, 2011

    Excellent story- I couldn't put it down!

    Cleverly written, Paramour is funny, sexy, intriguing, and heartbreaking all at the same time! The main character, Cam, struggles with tragedy and insecurities everyone can relate to while experiencing a paranormal romance unique to her story. Readers will want to be Cam, fall in love with a man like Brad, and have a friend like Frank- even if he is a ghost. Everyone will enjoy this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 19, 2011

    Great Read

    Can a girl have two loves if one of them is a ghost?

    The story begins with the prologue where we discover how Frank died. Then we meet Camellia, and finally Brad. Each character has a point of view, and the reader learns their strengths and weaknesses as their very different personalities unfold.

    Francis DeLuca breaks everything he touches-crockery, his mother, and finally himself. He is dead, a ghost imprisoned in a light fixture, able to materialize only when that light is turned on. He's been dead a quarter century, the victim of a gunshot during a robbery turned bad, and he stays in the bedroom -- his own kind of purgatory.

    Camellia Stafford has come home to the house she grew up in, to bury her father and to confront her feelings for Frank. For twenty years, she's shared her room with Frank, its former tenant. Over the years, they've gone from grudging friendship to love. Cam has conversed, fought, pleaded with him...and loved him. And Frank has admitted loving her, but he's dead. He can't do anything to change that, and Cam is lonely and frustrated.

    Enter Bradley Mitchum, a hot-looking neighbor who has carried a torch for Cam since she was a teenager. Cam falls fast for handsome advertising executive Brad, a generous man, but with issues. As their passion develops, it causes more than a little consternation from Frank who desperately wants Cam for himself.

    I'm not normally a reader of paranormals, but Ms. Ethridge's setting and sassy dialogue sucked me right into the story and kept me there throughout. Cam is delightful, and Brad is a jewel, but Frank stole my heart with his macho-yet-tender image. Each of these three characters shows growth; essential, in my opinion, for creating memorable characters. In Cam's case, she must trust her feelings and not be afraid. Brad, who provides for his retired parents, is the rock upon whom she can trust. Frank grows most of all, changing from being angry and selfish to putting others before himself.

    Everything about Paramour-the setting, the dialogue, the pacing, the hot, sexy scenes, and most of all, three of the most interesting characters you could want to meet plus a surprise ending-will keep this story in your mind long after the final page is turned. I guarantee you won't be able to put this book down. Ms. Ethridge is an accomplished writer, and this is a stunning novel.

    Originally posted at the Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

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