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Friday, October 23, 2015

That Thing You DO by Maria Geraci--A Review


Allie Grant doesn’t believe in second chances. She does, however, believe in the power of a permanent paycheck. So when a tipster reports that the soon-to-be demolished senior center in her hometown is haunted, Allie hightails it to Whispering Bay to get the scoop that could secure her dream job at Florida! magazine. What she finds, though, is far scarier than any ghost. Cue her ex-boyfriend, sexy construction foreman Tom Donalan.

When Tom catches Allie poking around his construction site, he quickly realizes his former high school flame is just as feisty as ever. And, heaven help him, her irresistible, mile-high legs still take his breath away. But Tom isn’t about to delay the building’s demolition because of a silly ghost story.

With neither of the stubborn exes backing down from their opposing positions, sparks fly. And, underneath the surface, the fire of their old attraction burns as hot as ever. When strange things start happening with increasing frequency around town, even a tough skeptic like Tom is tested. The question is, can Allie and Tom stop fighting long enough to get to the bottom of Whispering Bay’s ghost problem—and the more important matter of mending their broken hearts?


That Thing You DO is a fun romantic read that made me laugh out loud throughout the story.   The plot was just quirky enough to be realistic as well as humorous.

Geraci produced viable, believable characters, full of life, love and quite capable of making several mistakes in their journey through this novel.  It wasn't a cheesy novel by any means, but the insights into human nature lent themselves to comic relief throughout.  My hat is off to Geraci as she has produced a fun romantic tale that is quite an enjoyable read.

I rated this book 5 winks.

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.  I received a copy of this book from the author or their representative in exchange for an honest review

1 comment:

RuthB said...

I love quirky romance
I will add it to my TBR list
Thanks for the review

Ruty @Reading…Dreaming