Stop Ghosting Me by Tara Sivec
Standalone Holiday RomCom
Dreamy sigh…once again, Tara Sivec penned another hysterical holiday romance that made me laugh, swoon, and totally get into the Halloween spirit. It’s no secret that Tara Sivec is my hands-down favorite rom-com author, and it was a load of fun to visit an all-new town in Stop Ghosting Me, a supposed standalone (I hope not! There are so many other stories to tell!).
“I didn’t wreak any havoc, I was running away from the havoc that was already wreaked.”
Sidney Tanner is always in trouble, but usually it’s because she is covering for her sister and cousin. The town of Harvest Grove turns into Halloweentown for the month of October every year because an old horror movie with a cult following was filmed there, and the entire town capitalizes on the tourists who come one month out of the year. The Tanner family also steps up their crazy man-hating shenanigans.
Ford Prescott has come to Harvest Grove every October for 6 years and stays the entire month. He inherited a bar in the town so he uses it as an excuse to keep coming back and visiting his best “friend” Sidney.
“She thinks this bar is the only reason I came back to Harvest Grove after that first year and repeated the process for the next five. She has no idea it’s all because of the girl with the Halloween headband, whose face shined like the sun when she talked about pumpkin lights.”
This year is different. He came to claim Sidney, but after being “only friends” for six years, it may be more difficult than he thinks. Sigh….I loved Ford! His need to take care of Sidney was so charming.
“But now it’s eating away at me that she had a problem I didn’t fix. She wanted something that I never gave her. It’s my job to make sure she’s happy and taken care of, and I failed.”
I’m not going to bother with Likes and Dislikes. I loved it all. The side characters were fabulous and I want all of their stories!
“We’re not fucked up; we’re unhinged. Get it right,” Penny mutters.
Speaking of unhinged, I really wish we could see Tess and Bodhi from Summersweet Island pop by for next Halloween. I think she may be a distant relative of the Tanners.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 5 Stars, 4 Heat
Tara Sivec grew up on a pumpkin farm and she loves Halloween. Check out her other fall-themed romantic comedies:
The Simple Life and the whole Hometown Love Series, and The Pumpkin Was Stuffed.
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