To quote the, um, yeah, to quote Taylor Swift, “Boys only want love if it’s torture,” and sometimes I think readers do as well. Books where people fall for ghosts have obvious limitations and few real choices for a happily ever after. Why do I read them? I just can’t help myself. Between is one I picked because the cynic in me can’t seem to kill the romantic. And you know what? I liked it. It made me happy. Tween and Teen readers who like their paranormal romances sweet and innocent will as well.
When seventeen year old Anna moves into the house she inherited, she plans to restore it and sell it to fund her college education. Her plan goes sideways when she encounters a ghost, a WW 1 soldier who grew up in the house, and develops an intense interest in him. Things become more confusing when she is befriended by a local who wants to help her restore her house and an attraction sparks between them. This was a sweet paranormal romance appropriate for all ages, but would be most enjoyed by middle school and high school readers. While not scary, there was adequate suspense and a creepy threat to the protagonist. There were holes — some things were resolved in a way that felt too pat, and there was insta-love which might annoy more discerning readers. The premise clearly states there WILL be a love triangle, so steer clear if you hate those. However, the ending was satisfying, and it wasn’t inappropriate in any way — seriously light sensuality.
I received this book as an ARC through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.