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Book Review – Where One Goes by B. N. Toler

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I get this feeling of insane excitement every time I pick up a contemporary romance that has a slightly different recipe. I read SO many contemporary romance books that it’s easy to get bored and burned out. I had read two sentences of the blurb for Where One Goes when I decided that this one was a must-read. The heroine sees GHOSTS! Exciting, right?!

What happens when the very thing ruining your life ends up saving it?

I was never one to believe in spirits—until six years ago, when a bone-chilling accident changed my life…forever.

My name is Charlotte, but most people call me Char…and I have a special gift.

I talk to the dead.

Make no mistake, I can’t summon them. I’m only able to see and speak to the spirits that linger when they’re unable to crossover. They’re somehow weighted to the world with unfinished affairs. And for the last six years, I’ve relentlessly used my gift to help their lost souls.

But it’s come at a price. My life is dark. Feeling despondent, I’ve begun to give up. And in helping the dead, I’ve realized I haven’t allowed myself to live. With no money, no place to go, and most importantly… no hope, I’ve decided there is only one option—to end it all.

But fate is a funny thing. One minute, I’m about to leap to my death, and the next, I’m saved by Ike McDermott. The strong, striking soldier stopped me from putting an end to my despair. He’s the kind of man that smiles and brightens an entire room.

Sweet and gentle.

He is my savior.

And he’s dead.

We’ve made an agreement. He’ll help me find a place to stay and a new job if I’ll help him with his unfinished business so that he may crossover.

Ike’s unfinished matter involves his twin brother, George. George has been falling apart since Ike’s death and Ike has not been able to compel himself to crossover in peace until he knows George will be okay.

When I agreed to help, little did I know that I’d fall in love with the charming folks of Bath County, and…Ike and George McDermott.

Now, as both brothers own equal parts of my heart, I am faced with a cruel and unfair predicament. In saving George, I must let go of Ike.

But how does one let go of half of their heart?

I’ll be honest here, the first chapter is a little scary. The B. N. Tolers talent as a writer really shines through in the first couple of chapter and the realness of the situation can be felt through every word of every page. The high emotion and intense scene setting combine to make an absolutely gripping start to this story. I couldn’t put it down.

Charlotte was a feisty heroine and her journey was a Helter Skelter of emotions. You can easily find laughter and tears within a couple of pages throughout this story. As for the two heroes, they were complete opposites in a perfect way. Ike is sweet, kind and genuinely good, while George is dark, broody and emotional. Although you know from the start that Charlotte can only ever end up with one, it doesn’t stop you from falling in love with both of them, which makes for a very bitter-sweet ending.

I absolutely devoured Where One Goes in a day, and felt completely satisfied by the resolution of each story arc. I adored all of the characters, including all of the amazing supporting characters who each had their own special moments. It is an emotional read but one that leaves a feeling of satisfaction rather than a feeling of being drained dry. It’s a story well worth checking out!