An Unextraordinary Life by Jo Hollywood book review

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An Unextraordinary Life written and self-published by Jo Hollywood is available NOW in ebook format and at time of print its currently free!

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When Tess unexpectedly bumps into Jack one cold day in March, her world is quite literally turned upside down. Can she make a new life for herself with Jack, based on how happy they were in the past? Or does she need to make a new start and find love in the arms of her new work colleague, Rob? The path of true love never does run smoothly.

Meet Tess, a woman who is still in love with her husband, who died five years ago.

Meet Jack, the ghost, who wants to make Tess happy again.

Finally there’s Rob who wants to win Tess’s heart.

Who will she choose?

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I love discovering new authors and when Jo Hollywood approached me regarding her debut novel, An Unextraordinary Life, I was delighted to help.

I was drawn to this novel by the silhouetted cover, I’ve seen a few covers similar to this and really like the mood the background colours make.  The synopsis sounded like a very different romance and I was intrigued.

After reading the first two chapters I felt like my heart was breaking for both Tess and Jack.  Very poignant and heart wrenching

The story is a little far fetched but that is the beauty of novels, you can take your reader wherever you want.  If you take yourself away from reality and concentrate on the very real emotions the characters are going through it’s quite a lovely but sad romance.

Romance isn’t straightforward ever and this love triangle of Tess, Jack and Rob certainly isn’t.  I did feel the story was a little long winded in places and I felt the author was repeating herself (which is why I’ve scored it down by half a point).  However, the premise of the story was good, a little unusual and you have to ‘think outside the box’ but none the less I enjoyed it.  It reminded me a little of Ghost Whispherer and I could imagine Jennifer Love Hewitt’s character waving ‘cupid’s arrow’ for Tess and Rob and helping Jack say his goodbyes.  I look forward to more from Jo Hollywood.

A paranormal romance with very real emotions 3.5/5*

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