“I loved this book!
It's about heroine Adele Harris, a fantasy novel author who has been cursed with bad dates for 3 years by her former nemesis Devon. Devon is currently residing in Purgatory after meeting her Maker in a fatal auto accident. Devon managed to steal Adele's boyfriend Zach back in college, and has had it in for Adele since they attended first grade, so she has some issues to resolve. Given three chances to redeem herself to get into Heaven or be faced with Hell, it takes her a while to learn that the results of what you wish for aren't always what you expect.
Devon's widower Zach is the hero. He is now raising their daughter as a single father, and is in for a surprise when a number of forces bring him and Adele face to face again for the first time in 14 years. The big question is, will Devon's other-worldly manipulations keep them apart as she wishes, or bring them together?
I found this to be a delightful fantasy romp and a great ending to the Author Friends series. Through books 2 and 3 (and maybe book 1, but I haven't yet read it), we've been hearing about Adele's last long-term boyfriend, quasi-stalker Dwayne, and finally it becomes clear that he too has been under Devon's spell all along.
I liked all her characters, including the teens, and I even loved the epilogue, even though it features Devon, not Adele and Zach. In my opinion, it's clearly a nod to Adele's fantasy books that Devon is the controlling factor in her fate and her HEA. Read it for the fantasy - I don't recommend trying to make it more realistic than it is!”
Melinda P wrote this review Wednesday, June 25, 2008.