Death Is A Relative Thing

Death Is A Relative Thing

by Holly Patrone

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Death Is A Relative Thing by Holly Patrone

April Serao's love life is much like a desert, dry, dusty and a little cracked. Six years ago, her husband Sal died while having sex. That was bad, but he was with her, so it could have been worse, however he hadn't finished renovating the kitchen, so it really could have been better. Now April's raising their three sons alone. Word got around about how Sal met his unfortunate demise and earned April a "killer good" reputation. Men now put a considerable amount of distance between her and them. April's mother takes her to see a local celebrity psychic, convinced Sal will talk to them. April knows Sal hasn't held up his end of a conversation in a long time but goes anyway because her mother is wiry tough, sports intimidating Cherry Cola #17 red hair and is a force to be reckoned with. She's also a "Sicilian Guilt Trip" ninja, and April knows she won't win the battle. April works as a Technical Support Engineer at a company called Tin Cup Software. Her co workers and occasional partners in crime are Rob and Marley. Rob has a hologram perfect family and Marley passes the time by tweezing chin hairs while talking to customers who lives with a large multicolored parrot named Rodney that she believes is going through teenage angst. An out of state business associate asks April on her first date since Sal's death and she soon finds herself struggling to balance her past, her family and the possibility of new love. Her life, further complicated by a dead musician, a little latex and a few bad guys becomes a rollicking laugh out loud, award winning read that you won't want to miss.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046123418
Publisher: Holly Patrone
Publication date: 08/22/2014
Series: Ghosts, Guilt and Tweezers Chronicles , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 297 KB

About the Author

International prizewinning author, Holly Patrone, won her first fiction award in the fourth grade. Her first book, Death is a Relative Thing climbed to #1 on the Kindle Bestseller list and received rave reviews. Holly lives on the eastern end of Long Island with her husband, the two youngest of her five children and three Boston Terriers. Holly's convinced the dogs love her best because they jump up and down for ten minutes when she comes home. Everyone else just wants dinner. She eats dark chocolate and shrimp though usually not at the same time. Mostly she writes.

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Death is a Relative Thing 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
The_Paperback_Pursuer More than 1 year ago
Description: What happens when your husband unexpectedly dies while having sex with you? Well, you get a reputation that leaves a lull in your dating life, that's for sure - and April Serao would know. Six years ago her husband, Sal, died in bed with her, and now she can't even get a date, (unless it's with an inanimate object). So now she's a widowed single mom raising three teenage boys and attempting to hold a full-time job as a Technical Support Engineer at a software company. If that isn't stressful enough, her mother, Marie, won't leave her alone long enough to get anything done, which is the reason she's in her present predicament. Marie drags April to a celebrity psychic so she can talk to Sal, unfortunately his disembodied self decides to stay afterwards to recruit April's help; attempting to thwart her attempts at getting to know a new business associate on a more "personal" level. Can April find a way to deal with work, kids, love, ex-living ex's, and angry neighbors? Review: When I was first contacted to review this book, I had my doubts due to its small size and vague cover description, but after reading it, I was very surprised by how enjoyable it was! This chick-lit was funny, witty, and ironic, each chapter more over-the-top and full of laughs than the last. I thought that April was a great character that most women could identify with, and the dialogue, especially between Sal and April was fun and laden with sarcasm. The book was quick, but satisfied my craving for fun and romance, it even had a little paranormal flair. The plot was refreshingly well-written and kept me entertained till the last page - unlike a lot of the chick-lit fiction I have been reading recently, and the cover was adorable! Kudos to the author, I can't wait to read her next book -- hopefully a sequel? Rating: On the Run (4.5/5) *** I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
BBfromNY More than 1 year ago
Want a fun read? Then you must read Death is a Relative Thing. Holly Patrone has created a zany lead character in April who manages to struggle through her life as a widowed, single mother with humor. Just when she starts to make a new life for herself after her husband Sal dies (after sex), his ghost shows up six years later to throw a monkey wrench into things. Throw in a pushy mother, Italian guilt trips, 3 young boys,a Yorkie watch dog and you have poor April going from one funny situation to another. Waiting for the sequal to find out what happens to April and the hunky new boyfriend.
Bobby_dLI More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one day. I couldn't put it down. It's fast paced and not one word is wasted. It was that good and by good I mean great!
Margaret-G More than 1 year ago
You will not be able to put this book down once you start reading it, trust me you will be laughing out loud. As you read you can see every word unfold and in some places you can place yourself in the story. It's a GREAT read and I cant wait for the Sequel. Great job Ms. Patrone!!
Melisa-Lee More than 1 year ago
Death Is A Relative Thing is literally a laugh out loud read. Normally this wouldn't be an issue but as I giggled to myself during Jury Duty, i did draw a few strange looks. Thoroughly enjoyable and I'm looking forward to a sequel! (Really!)