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Book Review: Ghosted by J.M. Darhower 

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Author: J.M. Darhower (Website | Twitter)


He’s a troubled young actor, Hollywood’s newest heartthrob, struggling with fame as the star of the latest superhero franchise. Through scandal after scandal, addiction on top of addiction, a flurry of paparazzi hunt him as he fights to conquer his demons.

She’s a single mother, assistant manager at a grocery store, existing in monotony with her five-year-old daughter. Every day when she goes to work, lurid tabloids surround her, the face of a notorious bad boy haunting her from their covers.

A man and a woman, living vastly different lives, but that wasn’t always the case. Once, they were just a boy and a girl who bonded over comic books and fell in love unexpectedly.

When Kennedy Garfield met Jonathan Cunningham back in high school, she knew he had all the makings of a tragic hero. With stars in his eyes, and her heart on her sleeve, the pair ran away together to follow their dreams.

But dreams, sometimes, turn into nightmares.

Now, years later, the only thing they share is a daughter—one who has no idea her father plays her favorite superhero. But Jonathan is desperate to make amends, and at the top of his list is the woman who gave up everything for him and the little girl he hasn’t yet met.


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Ghosted has everything that I want in a second chance romance book.

This book wasn’t part of my short list for to-immediately-read-books. I had no idea that J.M. Darhower is releasing a book. I had no idea that I would like its premise and even end up counting down the days left before its release. I had no idea that my eyes would be itching that much just because I badly want to read it. All thanks to Book Crushin’ for tweeting about it and also for my good timing to see it on my timeline!

Ghosted follows through the story of Kennedy Garfield and Jonathan Cunningham. They were the typical highschool teenagers who got caught up in a whirlwind romance and up and left their town to chase for their dreams. Oh sure, their love was pure, true and passionate but surely they wouldn’t be able to survive just by having that.

Kennedy worked as a waitress to support them while Jonathan continuously scours the streets of California for the opportunity to land a role in any acting gig. A couple of times he got lucky by landing some minor roles on Television dramas but it wasn’t enough.

Not a breakthrough role.

Not enough pay.

They kept that cycle of living before the fall. This is where it starts. Kennedy scored Jonathan an appointment to one of the big shot agents in the city, Clifford Caldwell. It wasn’t an immediate and easy deal but in the end he got signed. Finally, their dream is starting to materialize and come true.

Ensues the chaos. 

Meetings and shootings here and there. Celebrating holidays together were a hit and miss. What more with the time to relax and spend in each other’s presence? While Jonathan is seeing more of the world, Kennedy is holding fort in their home and slowly losing herself in the process. She’s terrified and she has the right to feel that because what they have been dreaming of for years is now turning into their own personal nightmare.

Along the way of achieving it, Jonathan became a tangled mess. They’re fighting, fighting, fighting up until the day that Kennedy walked out on him…

“The two of us always seemed to be on the same page until the day we just weren’t anymore, and there was no way to get back to that place once we struggled so much to communicate.”

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