Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Lost on the Edge of Forever, by Michael Haley
Genre: new-adult, spiritual/ paranormal romance
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Publication: February 3, 2014
Leila Sepehri, an ambitious and brilliant student determined to cure cancer, is murdered during her final semester at college, yet discovers she’s been reborn as a spirit, resigned to haunt a school that can no longer see or hear her. The following semester, incoming freshman Alejandro Velásquez arrives on campus, eager to reinvent himself after eighteen years of awkwardness, as well as a devastating family tragedy, shake his sense of worth and faith to their cores.
The two lonely souls meet under the auspice of moonlit rain, and soon find themselves passionately, irrevocably attracted to each other. Leila discovers her spiritual body reawakening with sensations that make her feel alive once again, and Alejandro discovers a kindred spirit who understands his pain like no one else. The fast friends become intense lovers, and become determined to find a way to hold onto their own private miracle forever.
Yet troublesome questions linger. How can Alejandro possibly explain to skeptical friends and family that his soul-mate is a ghost? Why does Leila get the nagging suspicion that their relationship might hold the key to understanding her existence as a spirit? Intoxicated with each other, Leila and Alejandro evade these questions, only to have them explode once an act of evil causes both of them to clearly see the true meaning of their destiny together. Will their love give them the courage to accept a destiny that surpasses time and perhaps even God, or is their love destined to die loud and young?
This was a very interesting book. I couldn’t put it down. The story sucks you in from the first page. It has some great twists and turns. Leila and Alejandro have to deal with some very interesting situations when they get together. One of those being she’s a spirit. No one can see her other than Alejandro but that doesn’t stop them from starting a relationship. People think he’s crazy. They learn along the way who can and can’t be trusted. This is one that readers will want to add to their TBR list. I look forward to reading more of Michael’s books.
About the Author:
Michael Haley was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and cultivated in its neighboring vicinities. He graduated with a degree in Psychology from Iowa State University, and now lives with his wife and little-dude-to-be in Bloomington, Illinois. When not writing, he loves indulging and dissecting books, film, and pop art from all canons and genres. Lost on the Edge of Forever is his first novel.
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