April 9, 2012
Review: His to Possess by Su Halfwerk
Author: Su Halfwerk
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: eXtasy Books (Jul 1st 2010)
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Stacy doesn’t know that a dashing ghost is in love with her, but when she conjures him one stormy night, he charms her to her core.
After weeks of watching Stacy turn the act of book appraising into a tantalizing experience, Jeremy—once untouchable and invisible—discovers that Stacy is more than just an infatuation. She’s all he wants, and she’s staring right at him, not through him.
A passionate kiss seals the deal and kindles their hearts with burning passion for each other. But if given the choice, will Jeremy selfishly have her join him in the realm of the dead, or allow fate to keep Stacy alive—and thus apart from him?
When Stacy searches deeper into their connection to discover the ultimate truth about their relationship, does she find out that this is another fateful blow to her heart or a new chance at love? As former lovers and thieves in the night attempt to tear them apart, their love is put to the ultimate test.
His to Possess is such a sweet and heart-warming paranormal story. I found myself tearing up by the second page, but that's me.
Jeremy is a ghost who is haunting a mansion that Stacy was hired to appraise the valuable collection of books within its library. Jeremy has been dead for seven years and Stacy is the first person he really felt connected to, and he's extremely lonely and just wishes that Stacy could hear him, talk to him.
Something happens to Stacy and afterwards she is able to see and hear Jeremy, much to his shock. Stacy feels as though she knows him, though they'd never met before. She doesn't even realize that he is a ghost at first. It takes an act of violence against her along with her will to live and Jeremy's will to keep her alive, even though he thinks they could be together in death, to bring Jeremy and Stacy closer together.
I think what touched my heart the most about this story was the loneliness that Jeremy felt all those years after his death. He loved having Stacy visit each day, talking to herself, asking questions out loud that Jeremy would respond to in order to feel as though she were talking to him, making him feel less alone. I suppose you could say that I can relate to that kind of loneliness thus making his emotions that much more real for me.
I really, really wished that the story had been longer though. Let's just say that there is something about Stacy that worries Jeremy, and I really wanted to know more about what happens in her life past the point where the story ends. Still, I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more from Su Halfwerk.
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