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Falling for the Ghost of You

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  12,379 Ratings  ·  1,040 Reviews
Seventeen year old Violet Mercer returns home from her summer vacation in Hawaii to discover her boyfriend's cheating on her with a friend. As if that wasn't bad enough, her mother's marrying a man she just met.

Things take an awkward turn when Violet meets her rich new stepfather, and his gorgeous son—the hot guy whom she made a fool of herself in front of earlier that day
Kindle Edition, 309 pages
Published October 28th 2012
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Feb 02, 2015 Amaryllis rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone! Anyone who wants to have a good laugh, and read an unforgettable love story
I LOOOOOVE this book  photo onion-1A_zpsd9635513.gif, SO much that I need cute little expressive onion heads for this review, or else I won't be able to convey the level of joy and satisfaction that I feel right now.  photo onion-12_zps6a78b379.gif


This is the story of a girl.  photo 104_0_zps5358fe65.gif Uh, I mean, this kind of girl.  photo onion-86_zpse42a1d7c.gif
Her name is Violet: seventeen years old, beautiful (but doesn't know it), big-boobed (clearly every boy knows it, hence her reputation as a secret porn star); she fakes having natural brown hair color, dresses in jeans and large tee-shirt




I need a minute here. Or two. Or maybe more.

This must be the funniest book I have ever read!

brought tears to my eyes every.freakin.time. A heroine so amazingly hilarious, selfless, oblivious to her own beauty, immensely loving. I LOVED HER. Zane complemented her banter so well that it was perfect.

But I will let you see for yourselves:

I don’t even need to look into his guilty bastard eyes for confirmation. I can’t breathe. I’m in shock. I can’t belie
Daiane (Away for a while :/)
He's a stranger—an incredibly famous…liar.

This story is about Violet, who goes to meet her boyfriend just after she comes back from a trip. They get together and

He was cheating on her and now he wants to get together with HER FRIEND! YAY!

“Please, please don’t be mad at us, V,” he begs. And tears are spilling down his cheeks. “I swear, I never wanted to hurt you. I don’t want to lose your friendship. Please say we can still be friends.”

Anyway, then she gets home to discover that her mother i
Komal Mikaelson
Continued reaction throughout the novel




Seriously, you guys. This novel.
I adored it. Completely. Madly. Deeply :P

After reading such trashy romance novels, supposed to be YA and all swoony, this novel sticks out like the jem it is.
It's like stuffing your face with plain old chocolate ice cream and more ice cream and even more, that you're sick and tired of it. And then you are handed a cup of Ben & Jerry's chocolate ice-cream. You are eyeing the cup warily, but then give in to te
Violet is having a bad day... That may be an understatement.This bad day happens to be the day she meets her new stepbrother to be, Zane.

“I got dumped at Taco Bills today, fell down, split my pants, and generally humiliated myself in front of a complete stranger; went to dinner at a snooty restaurant, found out said stranger is my future step brother, got called a stripper, hooker, and virgin by my mother... did I leave anything out?”

Violet's mother and her husband to be go out of the count
Holy shit, how did this get so many good reviews?

I'll give it to you straight: If you hated Twilight and 50 Shades, you will LOATHE this book.

Strike One: Squealy girl stream-of-consciousness style of writing. If you had a friend who droned on with such dedication to nonsense and in such an irritating manner, you would slap her silly within the first five minutes of hanging out. Wait, what am I saying? You wouldn't be friends.

Strike Two: What is up with Violet's constant need to indulge in verba
Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*

Falling for the Ghost of You tells us the story of Violet & Zane. Violet's mother is about to marry Zane's father.

Violet is just back from her summer "vacation" and she finds out that her boyfriend has been cheating on her so she's sad and depressed when she meets Zane for the first time but the more she talks to him the more she realizes she doesn't miss her cheating ex anymore.

Why didn't this work for me you say? It wasn't the writing or the plot per se but the sweetness of the story. I lo
Mar 09, 2013 J rated it it was amazing

So this was EPIC!! Loved every second of it!!!!


This is how it played out...


Serioulsy pissing myself laughing so hard!!

Then I'm all like


OHHHH they about to get it on…..


The tension in the pool!
Some one come fan me!!

Then like out of the blue, BAM I'm all like….


What the Hell??
But after that I was straight back to


In the end I stayed up till 3am to finish this hahahha and I was just like


Nicole Christie

Violina The Romance Lover
5 "ZANE" stars

When the carefree, funny, babbling and sweet Violet comes home from her vacation in Hawaii she is happy and can't wait to meet her so-called boyfriend Matt. Little did she knows that Matt has a new girl friend, but also he wants stay friend Violet.. the ass !

After a little break down she meets The Hot Guy she saw earlier before!

After a little chat with him and tantrum of hormones she is convinced that she will never meet the hottie-hotnes again but the memories
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness
OMG...what the hell did i just read ?! THIS BOOK JUST COMPLETELY BLEW ME AWAY !

“Oh yeah," Zane says and smirks at me. "I had her for dinner once. Best meal of my life.”

u have no idea how much im slapping my self for keeping this on my TBR for soooo long ! ugh ! (its completely the covers fault :p)

i have absolutely nothing to complain about..this book was awesome up to the T...and for once i couldn't really guess the storey's twist after all...


was absolutley fantastic and is definatly going
Norah Una Sumner
Attention please...the main character is a slut shaming bitch.
“I’m really sorry,” Rachel whispers,her eyes downcast. Her pretty face is wet with tears.
Aw,let’s give the sweet pretty bitch a hug!
“Don’t talk to me,” I snap. I have found my anger, and it’s the only think keeping me from breaking apart. I focus on my former boyfriend with laser like intensity as a revelation hits me like a falling coconut to the head.
“Did you sleep with her?”
Matt’s mouth tightens, but he doesn’t say anything. Rac
Feb 06, 2014 Yona rated it really liked it
I loved this one. It was funny and just perfect :D


description Violet and Zane, mmm I just loved them.

There were so many sweet and funny things.


I admit there were times I needed to hold my stomach, I was laughing that hard ;d ;d

And the twist - I did not see that coming



And the end was



Yes, I really really liked it. I am sucker for books exactly like this one.
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
Mar 14, 2016 Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘ rated it really liked it
Recommended to Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘ by: Daniela
There was a few things I didn't like with the book, but other than that, the book was kind of good :) I want more books like this one, only more...mature. Any recommendations?
Rate: 3.5/4-3 *Zane was so damn hot* stars.
Jan 13, 2013 Pam rated it really liked it
4 stars
”Oh let’s see, I got dumped at Taco Bill’s today; fell down, split my pants, and generally humiliated myself in front of a complete stranger; went to dinner at a snooty restaurant, found out said stranger is my future step brother; got called a stripper, hooker, and virgin by my mother…did I leave anything out?“

LMAO ~ Violet and her mom has a ”…family history of Tourette’s,”
every time they would get flustered their mouth’s wouldn’t shut up …

Violet just started her senior year and has no
Mar 26, 2016 Valentina rated it really liked it
I really loved this book.
Sweet and funny read.
Oct 19, 2015 Liz rated it liked it

Oh my...This book is hilarious!

Violet's mother is getting married and her fiancé has a son. A very hot son. Zane.
The problem is just that Zane witnesses how Violet's boyfriend dumps her and how she rips her pants. Not a good start.
"Oh, let's see." I stare up at the fancy glass ball lamps hanging from the ceiling. "I got dumped at Taco
Bill's today; fell down, split my pants, and generally humiliated myself in front of a complete stranger;
went to dinner at a snooty restaurant, found out said st

The first word that comes up to my mind, while thinking of this book is AWESOME!!! And HILARIOUS!! And just well, made of awesomeness really.

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I would tell how the story started but Violet summed it all up pretty well...

" I got dumped at Taco Bill's today; fell down, split mt pants, and generally humiliated myself in front of a complete stranger; went to dinner at a snooty restaurant, found out said stranger is my future step brother; got called a stripper, hooker, and virgin by my mother....did
Duchess Nicole

This was a fun, fairly light Young Adult novel. I think it may have been a bit young for my preference but I still enjoyed it quite a bit...the emotions were real, and the drama was necessary to move the plot. Yes, there was an ACTUAL PLOT in a YA romance. Not just contrived for angst! It's as if the author didn't have to try too hard...she told her story and then ended it, in way that was refreshing in this world of cliffhanger series books.

Violet and her mother are a hoo
Rolling on the floor laughing romantic fantasy YA
The story is about a seventeen year old teen girl Violet, who took on her mothers cancer, bills, school, and a horrendous boyfriend situation only to stumble into the most gorgeous man at her worst moment. Her and her mother have an extremely strong and close relationship, and when her mother tells her she is getting married, she is thrilled for her. Everything is about to change for them, the fiancee is extremely rich so they will not have money
Amy (Foxy)

'Fiction should be a place of lollipops and escape. Real life is depressing enough- I, for one, don't want to read about make believe misery, too'



80th book of 2013
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
This was one great read. Violet is a fun, funny, smart, spunky all around cool chick. She is socially awkward, (as is her mom) which leads to numerous, insanely funny situations. I was seriously in tears I was laughing so hard. The best part is, even though most of the humor is at her expense, her grace under the most trying of circumstances make it all the funnier, instead of painful.

Then there is Zane. Damn he is hot. He comes off as vaguely condescending in the beginning, and is a bit of a ma
monica ♪
4.5 Stars!

I really love this book!



Less dramaチェック

So funny I laughed a lot!チェック


I always need to refresh my head after too much reading steamy and sexy books, and this book is just what I need!いいね!

I love both Hero and Heroine!

Zane is so handsome, hot, cute, and sweet all at the same time! らぶ1

Violet is silly, funny, not that badass but not a bitchy heroine either

It's actually slightly like a "forbidden love" story because Violet is Zane's step-sister. But glad not much drama in this book

This book is unbelievable
PERFECTION is the more fitting term.
It's not even sad and you should have seen me (ok, you couldn't see me, but for review purposes imagine a girl with a red, puffy eyes, crying hysterically while typing this review).

The story focuses on a normal, seventeen year old girl, Violet, who basically looks like a porn-star, acts like a walking and talking disaster and thinks like God knows what. And to say the least, I love her.
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Nov 23, 2012 Akanksha❤ Søren♰ rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book!
Zane is BLOODY HOT, extremely sweet, lovable and adorable! Its so easy to fall in love with him!
Violet is super pretty and sweet and beautiful! She's got a nice charm and isn't bugging and irritating!
The sexual tension is thick and the chemistry is burning hot!

He crosses his impressive arms over his impressive chest. "Don't be scared, little girl," he taunts. "I don't bite." Ugh! "I do," I growl, and push past him.
Anne OK
Nov 19, 2012 Anne OK rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-reads
A very funny and sweet, along with some steamy scenes, in this Young Adult romance. This one had a little kick to it and kept me thoroughly entertained and smiling throughout the afternoon. It was indeed an afternoon delight!
Step Brother romance ... The guy is hot but the female character is so annoying...
Mar 22, 2013 LowDown rated it liked it
Shelves: starstruck
I'm not a hater, and definitely not bitter from the fact the bitchy heroines ALWAYS get the better happy endings. But then again, having me say that just makes me sound defensive, implying I AM indeed bitter, thus defeating the purpose of such statement.

Nevertheless, I am not sure if seventeen-year-olds nowadays act like Miss Violet here. Seriously, she can't get any more whiny and bitchy even if she wanted to. You can't be a doormat and whine about being stepped at the same time. It just doesn'
Jan 17, 2013 Morgan rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, 5-stars


I stayed up until 4:00 AM reading Falling for the Ghost of You by Nicole Christie. In fact, I was 45 minutes late to work today because I couldn't get out of bed when my alarm went off at 6:30 AM because this book kept me up all night long. Work has been absolutely dreadful today, but it was definitely worth it. Every time I think about this story, I get a big chees
Jun 23, 2016 HJ rated it really liked it
reread 6/2016

3.5 stars.

What a cute book! Not sure how this one came to my attention, other than I was browsing and it just caught my eye. Between the cover and the title, I first thought it would be some angsty, tortuously emotional YA book. And then I read the sample.

Not over-the-top hysterically funny, but very charming. That's how this story reads. Violet, a 17 yr-old senior in high school narrates the story with plenty of self-deprecatory snarking and outright funny comments.

Slight synopsis,
Awesome Momi
Jun 09, 2016 Awesome Momi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites





Am-mm speechless!!!
God i love this book so fuckin much that ,it blew me away............!!!!
I didnt put down the book even for a sec........god people u have to read it!

Definately 5 stars...



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“Fiction should be a place of lollipops and escape. Real life is depressing enough--I, for one, don't want to read about make believe misery, too.” 182 likes
“No, I really did. I walked into that room and saw the hottest, sexiest guy I've ever seen - wet and half naked. And I said, "Ewww."

I know. How am I still single, right?”
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