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Falling for the Ghost of You

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  14,011 ratings  ·  1,100 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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Dec 11, 2012 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 l




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
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
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 temp
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 mo
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 co
Feb 25, 2013 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

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 loved
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
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 anythin
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW)
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 goin
Dec 28, 2013 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 13, 2016 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 08, 2013 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
Jacob Proffitt
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a really quirky read. By which I mean that the narrative voice is of a particular flavor/character and it's a strong flavor/character that Christie maintains very well so if it annoys you, you're going to hate this book. Violet is snarky and self-critical, even as she doesn't really care about what other people think. She's also prone to nervous jitters that sabotage her both verbally and physically. I loved the snark and found the self-critical aspects believable without being over-the- ...more
Jan 24, 2013 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
Valentina "TinchyB"
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really loved this book.
Sweet and funny read.
Jan 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing

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....
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
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Amy | Foxy Blogs

'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
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
monica ♪
4.5 Stars!

I really love this book!

Cute チェック

Refreshing チェック

Less drama チェック

So funny I laughed a lot! チェック

Surprising! 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 thi
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was ok
I WAS going to give this 4.5 stars! I loved Violet and her mother, they're hilarious and I was crying I was laughing so much at the early restaurant scene where they all meet up for the first time. The mother was so funny!

I even loved Zane, he seemed like such a decent cool guy. I thought they would make the perfect couple. Then, I read where he was screwing a different girl EVERY night in his bedroom with Violet next door hearing him screwing another girl. For over a week, 6 different girls tha
Nov 30, 2012 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,

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 20, 2012 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 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...
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