What’s it about?
Feisty twenty-four year old Holly, or Miss Greedy as her friends call her, receives a wooden cube as a gift from an enigmatic elderly lady who happens to be her mother’s new neighbour in Lossiemouth, a small Scottish fishing town.
What she doesn’t expect, is for the cube to contain Blayne, a Spirit of Saoradh only she can see and touch. Blayne is a playful, headstrong ghost with no recollection of his human past and an ability to grant Holly’s wishes whenever she calls for him — as long as said wishes don’t raise any questions from the public that is. So a shiny new car might be out of the question, but the possibility of a flat stomach, a consistently spotless house or a perfect daily hairstyle more than make up for it.
Through their incessant banter, Holly and Blayne grow closer while fighting against their mutual attraction since they have no possible future together.
But when the painful reality of Blayne’s existence is revealed, Holly will realize that it’s not always the girl who needs to be saved. -Goodreads Synopsis
My Review of Forever Hers
This is far from my typical reading fare, but occasionally I give in to my girly side to indulge in a good romance story. Caroline Cairn does write a good romance story. It moves smoothly from point a to point b, and its satisfying because you know exactly how its going to end. (One of the things I do like about reading romance novels. You know they’re always going to work out the issues and make with the happily-ever-after smoochies in the end.)
For a debut effort, its a pretty good book. Its not outstanding in any way, nor is the plot unique enough to stand out in a reader’s mind, but its a good way to drift through a few hours, and (in my case) recharge my perpetually horror-blackened miserly heart. What girl wouldn’t wish for a flat stomach? And Blayne was described well enough to give me a *cough* nice mental picture.
I look forward to seeing what Cairn does in the future, now that she has the first book collywobbles out of the way, and a chance to smooth the rough edges off of her writing. The series could turn out to be quite good. I’m giving it a 4-Cthulhu rating because, regardless of the predictability, it was well enough written that once I started reading, I read it straight through. The ability to keep me engaged regardless definitely wins points.
Title: Forever Hers | Series: Spirits of Saoradh #1 | Author: Caroline Cairn (site) | Publisher: Self-published | Pub. Date: 2015-11-27 | Pages: 248 | ASIN: B018M8OJV2 | Genre: Romance | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 4 out of 5 | Date Read: 2015-12-6 | Source: Received a copy free from the author in exchange for an honest review.