4 out of 4 stars
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For the Love of Lisa by Callie Norse is a thrilling romance story that includes elements of mystery in its gripping plot.
When Greg and Lisa together with their six-year-old girl finally move into their dream house, every piece of their lives seems to have fallen into place. This, combined with the prospect of having a second child, leaves them excited. The excitement does not last, however, as things start to go wrong. Strange things also start to happen around the house. Sometimes they hear the weird cry of a non-existent child and other times the sky just turns black. All these happenings leave Greg overwhelmed. Will he be able to solve the mystery of the haunted house and move on?
Callie Norse’s novel is dotted by twists and turns that are filled with suspense. As the story unfolds, there are many unexpected turns which had me glued to the pages. I liked that the events were unpredictable. The inclusion of traces of mystery made the story even more entertaining. The ghosts and the strange events happening in the house definitely also added an extra aspect of flavor into what would have otherwise been an ordinary romance tale.
The events that the characters endure make them relatable which is another feature of the book that I liked. What starts as a great and hopeful story later becomes heart-breaking. This makes the novel unique since it is not the usual happily-ever-after story. The characters are also kept at a minimum which makes the story easy to follow. Each of them, including the supporting characters, is allocated enough space in the plot. Still, I did not like that the characters lacked weaknesses. Creating some flaws would have made them appear even more authentic.
I liked the way the author developed the story. The scenes in the book continued to thrill from the start to the end. There is no specific climax of the plot. Instead, different events mark dramatic changes within the storyline which makes the novel interesting to the last page. This style of writing also ensured that the pace was balanced, not too slow or too fast.
For the Love of Lisa by Callie Norse is also professionally edited. I did not notice any errors. It is a must-read for readers who prefer unique and thrilling romantic novels. Readers who prefer more familiar romance stories that do not contain elements of mystery may not enjoy this book. I rate it 4 out of 4 stars.
For the Love of Lisa
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