Bout-of-Books 8.0 (August 19-25, 2013)

BoB8.0-200x200It’s time! Well, it’s time to let everyone know that it’s time to sign up! I obviously have not had enough coffee to start this post, but I couldn’t wait! It’s been 2 years since the very first Bout-of-Books and now we are up to 8.0. I’m proud to say that I have been around for every single one of them and they just get better and better with each installment. If you’ve never participated, you’re missing out on some great fun, crazy shenanigans, interactions with some crazy cool bloggers and of course, a great excuse to read as much as you can for an entire week! No pressure, just plain fun! To find out more, read the official blurb below and follow the link to the Official Bout-of-Books blog.

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

By creativedeeds

Keep Me Ghosted (Sophie Rhodes Ghostly Romance #1) by Karen Cantwell

KeepMeGhostedGhosts. Do you Believe?

Sophie Rhodes doesn’t have a choice. She’s surrounded by them.

Desperate to pay the bills, 29-year-old Sophie ignores the advice of her stuffy spirit-friend, Marmaduke Dodsworth, and takes a job with the handsome Dr. Callahan, an optometrist with a desperate situation of his own. The good doctor’s problem? He has a spirit-friend as well: one with a fiery crush and a vicious jealous streak. When chemistry starts to brew between Sophie and Dr. Callahan, his green-eyed ghost wreaks some bad-tempered havoc, scaring away his patients and putting Sophie on edge. Will Sophie give up the ghost and quit the new job, or buck up and find a way to rid Dr. Callahan of his pesky specter, freeing their romance to find a life of its own?

Well, this one was just plain cute. There’s just no other way to describe it.

Sophie was funny, witty, smart and kind of quirky. That fit very well with her situation. Her best friend was a ghost and Marmaduke was just as much fun as Sophie was.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Dr. Callahan was charming, a little geeky and just as witty and smart as Sophie. I loved this couple. The romance was light, but that was part of this book’s charm.

I also loved the premise of this book. Yeah, it’s fiction, but I liked the authors take on ghosts. There was also just enough mystery to keep things interesting. Just a hint of danger and then, when you thought it was time for the HEA – another mystery unfolds.

Basically, Keep Me Ghosted was a fun read. I like that in a book sometimes. It’s fun to just be entertained and walk away from a book with a satisfied, quirky smile on your face… just because 😉