The final installment of one of my favorite series of books is coming out next week. I’m looking forward to the story so much that I am re-reading the entire series to get myself immersed in the characters again. I’ve preordered the Kindle version, not something I usually do.
The heroine is a real-estate agent who sees ghosts. The hero is an author. I can’t believe I forgot to add these titles to my earlier blog regarding books about authors, but I did.
I’ve started making notes on these books as I re-read them. In book 1, the author places the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, NY instead of Rochester, MN. In book 2, the hero removes a locket from the heroine’s neck and pockets it, yet a few pages later, a ghost rips it from the heroine’s neck. Neat trick.
So much for editors at the traditional Big 5 Publishers.
But there’s more to my study of these books than finding inaccuracies.
When I read the sixth installment–the last one before the release next week–I was livid. I could not believe the hero was such a jerk at the end of the book. He was angry at the heroine for keeping secrets–when he was just as guilty.
Until I re-read Book One recently. His ex-fiancé kept a devastating secret from him. At the end of Book Two and in Book Three, we learn his college girlfriend kept a life-changing secret from him. I never put all of this together into a motivation for him until re-reading the books this time around. Powerful motivation, yes, but the heroine’s trust issues are rooted in a backstory just as powerful. And at the end of Book Six, the hero betrayed her.
So yes, I am seeking a happy ending in Book Seven.