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August 3, 2016

Review: Melody Bittersweet and the Girls' Ghostbusting Agency by Kitty French

by Elisa Hordon

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A rip roaring laugh from start to finish.

Melody comes from an unusual family, ok ok they are all completely bonkers, crazy and totally insane, they also have paranormal gifts that make them different to everyone else.
Melody sees dead people, and yes it's true even if some people namely a nosy, sexy super-hot reporter don't believe her and think Melody and her whole family are fakes but that doesn't stop Fletch from kissing the bejeezers out of Melody every chance he gets which just leaves Melody frustrated and confused, it also makes for some really funny scenes, I really enjoyed all of the interplay between Melody and Fletch I could really see them going somewhere together once Fletch starts to

Melody's love life is one disastrous date after another and her Mother just loves setting up blind dates for her they go from bad to worse to totally hilarious.

Melody's family run a business from home helping people contact spirits but Melody decides to go out on her own forming The Girls Ghost busting agency with her best friend Marina and then they take on Arty, the three of them work well together I could even see some potential romance between Marina and Arty at some point, Glenda who normally works for Melody's Mother is great at popping in to keep the admin side of the business organised.

The story gets even more hilarious when Melody's ex-boyfriend Leo Dark comes back into her life after dumping her and moving on to bigger and better things namely a TV spot where he uses his own paranormal gifts to make a name for himself. I really don't think Leo is a bad guy but he is selfish and arrogant he also uses Melody every chance he gets, Melody is much better off without him, Leo is all self-serving, I enjoyed the way Melody handled herself with the Ghosts and helped them move on by solving the murder where Leo just wanted his five minutes of fame in front of the camera Melody just wanted to help the ghosts I love how she went above and beyond so all three ghosts could move on.

I really enjoyed this new book by Kitty French it was light hearted, totally hilarious with a great supernatural ghost busting side that just hit all of the right notes for me, I loved every page from beginning to end and I am looking forward to a lot more in this series

A few of my favourite quotes :-)

‘For Bittersweet women, love is big and sweeping, all-consuming and life-altering.’

“I knew your skin would feel like that,” he says. “Too soft for all your hard edges.” I frown. “I don’t have hard edges.” “Yes you do. You’re all sharp edges, sarcasm and trouble, but your skin isn’t playing games. It’s smooth and warm, and it likes me much better than the rest of you does.” 

‘I’ve spent my entire adult life either trying to fit into the outside world like a square peg in a round hole,…and however hard I try, I’m never going to be a round peg.’

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Elisa Hordon, reviewerElisa lives on the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia were she spends her days reading, journaling, painting, cooking and home schooling her daughter. She has always been an avid reader, Elisa loves reading many genres of books except horror; her favourite genres would be mystery, romance and paranormal. Elisa also loves pursuing many creative outlets if she is not relaxing with a book she can be found writing, sketching, painting or cooking. Elisa loves to share her obsession with books especially with her family and friends. Reading and reviewing books is a favourite pastime of Elisa’s.

Book info:
available formats: ebook and print (290 pages)
published; July 2016 by Bookoenuture
ISBN13: 978-1786810397
genres: cozy mystery, supernatural

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