“Would you dance with me tonight if you could?”
You know how sometimes you read a blurb for a book and just go “Wow! I need to read that!” ? Well, that’s exactly what happened to me here. I’m always on the lookout for different books. I love the romance genre, but I especially love when I come across a story that is unlike any other I’ve read. Check this out…
“One minute, I’m about to leap to my death, and the next, I’m saved by a strong, striking soldier. He’s the kind of man that smiles and brightens an entire room. Sweet and gentle. He is my savior. And he’s dead. We’ve made an agreement… I’ll help him with his unfinished business so that he may crossover.
His unfinished matter involves his twin brother… When I agreed to help, little did I know that I’d fall in love… Now, I am faced with a cruel and unfair predicament. In saving one brother, I must let go of the other…”
Pretty intriguing, right?
Before anything, I’m going to clarify two quick things:
- Even if you’re not fond of love triangles (like me), I think there’s still a good chance you’ll love this book because it’s just not a traditional triangle since one of the guys is literally not alive. Of course, it’s quite emotionally complex, but it’s not really like there’s actually any “choice” between the guys.
- Even if you’re not into paranormal stuff, I also think there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy this book. There’s no complicated mythology, it’s not a “paranormal world”, its just literally that this one girl can see souls who are still around. They look totally normal, they’re not evil or malicious. There’s nothing spooky or creepy or dark about it. The story just feels REAL. It truly does! Again, I really think anyone who loves romance and is just able to be open minded about this, will love it.
Ok, moving on!
This was one of those stories that hooked me right from the start. It just immediately captured my attention. It intrigued me, made me care, and the more I read, the more invested I became. I was simultaneously thrilled and impressed with how real this story felt. Big kudos to the author for that!
Ike, the dead soldier, really stole my heart. I felt for him so strongly. Here he was stuck around but unable to make a difference. Even though he never once regretted his decision to join the military, what was unable to bear was the damage his death was doing to his brother, George. When he came across Charlotte, he saw in her the opportunity to not only help his brother, but also somehow help her too.
“It’s an odd bond. I’m fighting to give her and my brother life, while she’s fighting to help me let go. Somehow we’ve become tethered to one another, even though we both know our time is limited.”
Despite the fact that this book has fairly serious and emotional foundation, I loved the way there’d be these hilarious lines throw in here and there that would literally have me laughing out loud!
“You can see me?” I shake my head in disbelief.
She clenches her eyes closed and groans. “You’re dead.” It’s not a question, but more of a statement…
“You can really see me?” I ask again, convinced I’m going mad.
“Dead and stupid,” she mumbles. “Obviously I can see and hear you.”
Charlotte’s connection to the two brothers was very different. While with Ike, their connection came easily and they bonded very strongly early on, George had a lot of issues to work through before his relationship with Char was able to develop all the way so they had quite an interesting hot/cold dynamic.
Charlotte and Ike had the ultimate forbidden romance. They both knew they had no chance at any real future, but their emotional connection was no less strong. It was both beautiful and heart-breaking.
“Would you dance with me tonight if you could?”
His brows rise, surprised by my question. Standing, he looks down at me, his expression serious. “Every fucking song.”
You’ll see the way it all works out in the end, but I’ll say that I thought it all was very beautifully portrayed. I teared up several times — especially in that dog tag scene! OMG! — and really felt strongly for each of the characters in their own way… This was just one of those books that I loved everything about.
If you’re a fan of romance and are looking for something different with wonderful writing and really deep emotions, but balanced out with fun humor, and a very unique story then give this book a shot!!
Rating: 4.5 stars. Standalone with paranormal elements.
THANK YOU for recommending this one! I can’t put it down.
Very welcome!! Glad you’re loving it 😀
Oh, I want to read this!!!!!!!!
YAY!! That was my reaction too 😀
That sounds so good, thans for the recommendation. It’ll be m next reading 😉
Welcome!! Happy reading 😀
Deborah K says
I like different as well…and it is getting harder and harder to find. Thanks so much for the recommendation.
Very welcome! I totally agree. I’m always trying to find ones that, at least in some way, are different so this definitely fit that 😉 Enjoy!
Definitely buying this!! Thanks for the recommendation 🙂
Sweet! You’re very welcome!!! 😀
Stacie H says
This is one of the most moving stories I have read in a while. I just finished this book this morning at 4 a.m. and I am still feeling the hangover.
I loved these characters so much and the relationships developed touched me on such a deeper level. Wow, I feel myself tearing up just thinking about Charlotte, Ike, and George.
Definitely book hangover material! I agree!
Thanks so much for the recommendation! I did tear up as well especially at that dog tag scene. It was indeed very beautiful writing and it was easy to create an emotional connection with the book. 🙂
You are so very welcome!! 🙂
Hi! Wow this sounds amazing…can’t wait to read it!!!
Happy reading 🙂
Loved this book so much ! One of moyen favorite of this year too !
This book is sooooo miiiiine tonight!!! Love the blurb, love the review 😉
What a wonderful book! I finished it in one sitting some hours ago. I didn´t tear up, I cried ugly, I had to put it down because I was not able to see through my tears. Thanks for your recommendation. My personal favorite for this year.
Ruth McDonnell says
Love this book! Ike and Charlotte forever! 5 stars!
Betul E. says
This book was amazing!! <3
Sharilyn Dickerson says
1-clicked this one just based on your Facebook post. Not usually big on reading reviews because I want to develop my own opinion (and I hate spoilers so thank you for not including spoilers). However, curiosity got the best of me and I came over to read yours. Love this review! So glad I already 1-clicked it and I am really looking forward to reading it!
Aww thank you! I hope you enjoy the book 😀
What an amazing book. I read this in one sitting, and finished it at 2am – I could not put it down.
It is one of those books that I want to read all over again.