Title: Keep Me Ghosted
Author: Karen Cantwell
Read by: Nan McNamara
Audio published: November 8, 2013
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Keep Me Ghosted is a cute, fun romance, but perhaps not quite as cute and fun as I would have hoped. Sophie needs a job and finds one as Dr. Callahan receptionist/office manager. Sophie also has a ghost for a friend, a British bloke from the 1900 named Marmaduke. As luck (or a paranormal mystery/romance) would have it, Dr. Callahan also has a ghost friend, a very jealous young woman who says her name is Moonflower. She does not like Sophie, or other females in general, and makes sure everyone knows it.
The romance is more on the sweet side than the steamy, although Sophie and Cal are a good couple. They’re both a little quirky, but enjoy each other’s company. Of course, as Moonflower gets more and more destructive, they need to find a way to get rid of her before she destroys their blossoming romance or, even worse, Cal’s business. I don’t know, I guess I didn’t buy that they were “meant to be together.” I feel like Sophie’s a little flaky for him. She means well, but a couple of her decision are more than iffy. And I think she falls in love in like a day and a half, but in her defense Cal might just be perfect – handsome, caring, donates to charity, works as a vision therapist.
The ghost bits were a good addition. Marmaduke is funny, he’s sarcastic and wordy. I really liked him and I’m glad Sophie stuck by him. I think I liked his relationship with Sophie more than the romance with Cal. The paranormal peak was a bit odd, didn’t necessarily fit with the slow build up. There was also a scene near the end that I personally didn’t like, even though I guess it fit with the overall spirit of the story.
Nan McNamara did a good job as the narrator. She captured Sophie’s voice well. Sophie’s almost 30, but acts younger a lot of the time, and Nan gets the tone right. She portrays her humor well and her swooning around Cal. I got tired of the mooning over the guy, but that’s not the reader’s fault. She also succeeded in reading the other characters in a way that set them apart and made them recognizable. It was a good one to listen to, light and funny but not so absorbing that I forgot what was going on around me.
Enjoyable enough, but I’m not going to remember it in a month.