Scary, Lovesick, Foolish
It was a question he had to ask…
Brendan Forrester loves his girlfriend, Nora. Like can’t-live-without-her, Gomez-to-her-Morticia-Addams loves her. But when he asks her for more, he can’t help but notice the look of fear in her eyes. Then a ghost from their past shows up at the horror theater festival they’re both in, and Nora starts to change. Soon Brendan is remembering things he’d rather forget–including the voice of a certain girl he thought they’d long since vanquished.
It was a chance she couldn’t pass up…
When Nora Travers is offered a part in a horror one-act directed by the daughter of a Hollywood bigwig, she knows she can’t miss the chance–even if it means competing against her longtime boyfriend and getting back in touch with the mean girl she swore she’d never be again. But the past doesn’t want to stay buried, and soon Brendan–her usually smart, adoring boyfriend–can’t seem to stop sneaking suspicious looks at her. Or spying on her kissing scenes with her new co-star.
It’s making them both wonder: do they have what it takes to make it through another Halloween?
I don’t normally like to read romances that are a continuation of the same couple. Couples from an earlier book in the series appearing as side characters, sure. I just don’t like the focus to be on the same couple, because usually it involves them falling apart and getting back together, and I am in it for the straight up getting together for the first time type love. (Maybe this is why I also don’t enjoy second chance romances… Hmm.)
Anyhoo! I adored the first book in this series, Crazy, Sexy, Ghoulish, SO MUCH that I decided I’d give Nora and Brendan’s continued story a go. And I did like it more than I expected to, so that was a nice surprise! Still, I didn’t adore it as much as I did the first book, and sometimes the situation between Nora and Brendan came off feeling kind of forced. I had to keep reminding myself they’re only 22 – though I think they’re about 19 or 20 in the first book, and they don’t seem to have really matured much? Then again, I doubt I’d matured much between 20 and 22 either, haha. By the end of the book they both learn some lessons and go through some personal growth moments, so that’s all great and hunky-dory. I don’t demand that few hours of my life back, but I AM going to stick with my no-continuations-of-romances rule from here on out…
This is the second book in the Crazy, Sexy, Ghoulish series, and you DO need to read book 1 first. The rest of the series seems to focus on other couples, though, and they look to be stand alones. I can’t wait to read book 3 (Jaded, Bearded, Wolfish) and in fact already have it waiting for me on my Kindle!