Sunday, May 10, 2015

ARC Review: Last Dance with Mary Jane by John Goode

Last Dance with Mary JaneFrom the blurb:

Peter was not prepared when his love Shayne died in a car crash. His days have become therapy and drinking himself to sleep. His only solace is listening to Shayne's voice mail to hear his voice one last time. He is starting to think that fate is against him.

He has no idea how right and wrong he is.

Heather's rating:

Warning: Do not read this book unless you are prepared to curl up in a ball and bawl your eyes out. If you can handle some pain, this book is WELL worth it. It is a beautiful, bittersweet story about love and loss that will stay with you for a looong time.

This story was my first time reading a John Goode book, and simply put, I was floored. His style was so accessible, so easy to get immersed in, that I felt like I was the one with the dead lover. Peter's loss was so gut wrenching that it was impossible not to empathize with him. John Goode did an amazing job getting readers to feel incredibly strong emotions in under 100 pages.

I nearly gave this story the full 5 stars, but it veered a little bit too much towards the paranormal side towards the end. I think I would have preferred more mystery. However, if you can get through the last few pages without making that "eeeegh oooogh," sniffly-shriek combo crying noises, you have NO HEART because that ending gutted me.

A must read for anyone who is sick of stories that don't show enough emotion or chemistry, or anyone who just wants to FEEL something from a book. An excellent read.

**Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

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