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Monday, June 27, 2011

Choices by Jaymz Connelly

Choices by Jaymz Connelly
Publisher: Aspen Mountain Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (65 Pages)
Other: M/M, anal sex
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Myrtle

It's hard enough to make your own choices when you've got a family that keeps badgering you to conform, but it's even more difficult when you've got a matchmaking ghost hanging around. It becomes almost impossible when your beloved grandmother dies and leaves her estate to you, and an impossibly gorgeous man.

That's the situation Jamie Edmund finds himself in when his grandmother dies, and requests that Jamie and Billy Zahnders, her sister's grandson, share her cottage for a minimum of six months. Can Jamie resist his attraction to Billy long enough to thwart his grandmother's wishes, or will he eventually give in and realize that even going along with what others want is still making his own choices.

"Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match…” When a ghost plays matchmaker to make amends for past wrongs, things can get a little crazy. Maury is in charge of finding a match for Jamie (James Edmund the Third) but the first guy he finds for Jamie ends badly. When Jamie sees a strange man at his grandmother’s funeral, he wishes he knew who the hot and sexy man was. Never did he think that he would get to know said stranger, Mr. William Zahnders, nicknamed Billy, on a personal basis.

Wow! I have never had so much fun or laughed so hard as I did while reading this book. I found that the author had a great imagination as well as a cute sense of humor and played the ghost theme to the fullest. When she added in Nana, Jamie’s grandmother, it was a treat to see him fight their matchmaking scheme as hard as he could. Then I realized that Jamie was a bit hardheaded and would fight anything if he felt that someone was taking his choices away from him.

For a short story, I thought that Jaymz Connelly did a remarkable job stuffing the book with a lot of details. It made me feel like a fly on the wall watching the scenes play out. Certainly it's an entertaining lighthearted narrative that left me smiling and stress free. For my first ghost story, it was without a doubt a pleasure to read such a well-written tale. What I liked the most was the dialogue because it made me think of Australia, or maybe Scotland. It certainly added flavor to the whole book. Definitely an enjoyable read if you are looking for a few laughs and something light and fun.

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