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Ghosting You

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  331 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Tommy hears dead people. Okay, one dead person. His best friend, Chase. Since his death, Tommy can’t stop hearing his voice. They talk every day and Tommy even sends him texts, but it always ends the same. Message failed to send. Until one day, a stranger texts back.

Getting stuck in nowhere Georgia was not on Nick’s summer agenda, but a horoscope, a chance encounter, and a
Kindle Edition, 394 pages
Published November 5th 2019 by 7 Sisters Publishing, Inc. (first published November 2nd 2019)
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Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

I have mixed feelings about this book. There were parts that I liked so much that I didn't want to put it down. But there were other parts that really dragged for me and felt kind of dull.

Tommy and Nick were the highlight of this story for me. Although I never really connected to them, they did have some lovely moments together. Sadly, I didn't like any of the side characters. I found most of them very one-dimensional and the way some of them behaved at times didn't make any sense to me
*****Spoiler Free Review*****

Audiobook narrated by Joel Leslie Froomkin

Why read this book….
- YA… the innocence and genuineness of teenagers. #Real
- Enemies to lovers. #HateToLoveYou
- Tommy, who is grieving the death of his best friend and first love. #INeverKnewINeededYou

- Nick, who even closeted, is the breath of fresh air. #ICanBeMeWithYou

- All the feels… grief, sadness, sweetness, hope, love, healing and more. #YouBringItAllOut
- HFN… which is logical for their age. #JustTheBeginning
- The Audi
May 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m

It was a rough start to this book with the town people being awful and Tommy being a jerk too. It got better and there were some adorable moments between Tommy and Nick.
May 05, 2020 rated it it was ok
"I cringe at his tone-deaf attempts at humor."

This quote doubles as a review.
Sep 14, 2020 marked it as abgebrochen
Dnf @ 52%

I hate the trope when two people are talking to each other about their relationship while one of them doesn't know the other is their love interest and this book is relying too heavily on that for me
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
THIS WAS SO CUTE!!!! I haven’t read any sweet and simple romance in awhile and this was just wonderful! Short & easy to read. I wasn’t expecting to like it so much since I got it free off of kindle unlimited but hey sometimes life is surprising. Only reason its 4 stars and not 5 is cos all the “twists” are like. really predictable but this book was so cute and sweet I honestly dont care that much ahhh this was just such a nice happy story :)
Audible Review

Overall 4 out of 5 stars
Performance 4 out of 5 stars
Story 4 out of 5 stars

It took awhile to engage.
3.5* overall for the story.

Ghosting You was a little frustrating for me. It took me up until about 60% in before I really fully engaged with this story, then once I hit a certain point, I was all in. Up until then, though, I almost dnf a couple of times. The characters, on their own, weren't too bad, but the scenes with them together were kind of tough, especially when it came to Tomm
I live for that novel that doesn't want to be put down,
for that book that makes me fight off sleep,
for that story so compelling I keep telling myself just one more chapter.

From page one, I was smitten with Ghosting You. And my attention never waned. By 3 AM, I had moved to Hester, Georgia.

This is not a paranormal novel (unless you want it to be). However, certain coincidences, intricate to the plot, could be construed as being the work of unseen forces, and not just Tommy's deceased best frie
Nov 05, 2019 marked it as 0-mm-books-i-own-and-to-be-read
How fucking STUNNING and adorable and clever is this cover?!!? I ADORE everything about it :-D!!! That little ghost art in the coffee ... SO FUCKING CUTE!!!!!

P.S. This book now belongs to me :-D!! Yay for M/M books like these; it [the blurb] sounds delicious and I am very positive I'll absolutely ADORE it :-D!!!
T.H. Compton
Jan 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5 ⭐️ Story
5 ⭐️ Audio- Joel Leslie

This was unique and not as morbid as I thought it would be with all the lingering death. It was sweet and funny. I’m not usually that into YA unless I need something fluffy (which this isn’t) but this had the emotional baggage of many adults, but through a teens perspective.
I’m definitely more interested in reading more by Alexander C. Eberhart.
Bob S.
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-ya-m-m
What an engaging story! I loved these characters and I’m not ashamed to admit that I cried a couple times. This book gets 5 stars for hitting all my buttons: pathos, angst, sweetness and that disappointment you feel when the book ends but you wish it hadn’t.
Jan 06, 2021 rated it liked it
usually i don’t comment on the book that i didn’t read but this one is really that special so i have to make some reviews after listening to the audiobook. to be honest, i normally dont read romance about young adults because the chance that their relationship is gonna work out is really small in my opinion. this is different in the way that for one i didn’t know it’s a story about two 17/18 year old boys in the first place and i did not literally read it. i don’t really feel related to the main ...more
Full review to come tomorrow.

Ok, so here it is.
5 full highly recommended stars.

I LOVED this story of Nick and Tommy.
Tommy stole my heart right away, I wanted to hug him several times throughout the book and I just wanted to tell that, one day, things would be o.k.
He has a lot to deal with - the death of his best friend Chase (with whom he was in love), his mother dealing with breast cancer, the absence of his father, who died when Tommy was still young, his anxiety...
At first sight Nick seeme
Molli B.
Good! Single-sitting reading. I love how Eberhart mixes all sorts of important topics together in all his books. This one has grief, guilt, conservative parents, single-parenting, cancer, summer jobs, secret boyfriends, guilt, being an awkward teenager, dealing with parental expectations, being in therapy. And he just deals with them like they're normal parts of life...just all parts of a bigger story. (I did not word that in any way that makes it make sense. :) Also lots of great tropes! I was ...more
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
Really cute with just the right amount of angst. The sarcastic dialouge between the characters was *chef's kiss* ...more
Riina Y.T.
I've come to really like Alexander C. Eberhart's writing but story wise found this a little lacking in various aspects and didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. ...more
Mark Syron
Apr 25, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbt-fiction
In this story, we have native to small-town Tommy and Nick the local city slicker. Both have issues that are pretty heavy and both might be seeing the light in one another.

I listened to this book on via audiobook. It did take a while to have the voice not grate on my ears. The only reason I kept listen cause I had a glimpse of Chase being trans and I love stories with trans characters.

So the voice of the actor was a no so let's move onto the text. The text is slow to get into, another reason why
May 03, 2020 rated it liked it
The writing is lovely, poetic even. The characters are believable. The dialogue seems natural. It was so easy to get pulled into this book but I lost confidence by the last third and the ending didn't deliver enough to change my view. There are two big twists/gimmicks in the plot that never really amount to much, other than perhaps making this book considerably longer than it needs to be. There are several distracting loose ends, unanswered questions and generally odd things that I bet are simpl ...more
Jul 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
I originally planned to give a lower rating for this book, but just couldn't. There were several things I didn't like about the events, like near the last part when it (sort of) dived into homophobia but didn't give justice to the consequences. I also would have loved it more if it gave an in-depth discussion (and acknowledgement) of the delusional disorder one of the main characters was having. The ending and the events that led to it didn't work for me. It would have been better if these event ...more
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was ok
Tommy is still mourning the death of his best friend: he sees him around, speaks to him, texts him, and receives counselling. Nick gets a summer job at the same café that Tommy works at and they develop feelings for each other. Joel Leslie gives his all, serving pathos and snarky banter in the audiobook narration. Interesting premise, great narrator, so why didn’t I like it? Well, I felt like this novel didn’t know whether it wanted to be comedic or hurt / comfort so didn’t hit either mark. I kn ...more
Nov 06, 2020 rated it liked it
This book went pretty cute and sweet but becoming a little bit heavy in the middle of the story. Despite of all the cuteness between our two mc, the ending feel a little bit rushed for me with the fact that Tommy has been dealing with a lot of depressing moment since his beloved bestfriend died. I literally didn't really care about the ending. Feels like all the things Tommy has been trough was just never exist.

Anyway I love how Tommy and Nick's relationship develop troughout the book and how pa
Jan 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this YA. The story centers around this 17 year old who recently lost his best friend and is dealing with loss. He's has a lot of serious stressors in his life and he's learning to put his life back in order, which is not very easy when you are a teen.
The book is very well written and you can really see the ages in the characters. I've read many YA where the characters read either too old or too young, but here the author did I great job with the ages and situations they face an
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this one. I'm new to the author so it's always exciting to see how they play out things.

It's a lovely and sweet story and I might had some encounters with the onion ninjas here and there, but I also laughed and smiled a lot.
There was a lot to take in as the MCs had some package to carry around. It was a slight bit solved to easy and fast in the end, but that's just me loving drama from page 1 to endless. ;)

All in all, it was a great read and I absolutely enjoyed it. And
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bl
This is an excellently written emotional journey. Don't be fooled by the cringe cover. Eberheart knows his sh*t. While reading this book, be prepared to laugh, cry, and giggle. -And then cry some more because it's just so awesome. If you thought the beginning was good, nothing will prepare you for the last line of the book. This has got to be my second favorite BL book, the first one being Riding with Brighton. Thanks for an awesome book. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go get my heart check ...more
Nov 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Joel Leslie, and I'm so glad I did!
I won't go into plot details, etc., because I'm not good at writing that sort of thing, and you can read all about it in other reviews and blurbs.
Now, onto my short, gushy review. I adored this audiobook!! Grab your Kleenex and hold onto your heart because this book has all the feels. Joel Leslie was the perfect narrator for this story - he brought the characters to life, and, damn, he knows how to bring on the emotion!
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved Tommy and Nick

This story was so good I hated to put it down. The characters were so heartfelt and real that it felt like I was right there with them on their journey of self discovery. Also I have to say that I love young adult fiction because you get a fully realized story instead of a bunch of porny sex scenes that just happens to have a little story sprinkled in between them.
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I don’t think the summary does this book justice I was expecting a silly maybe even sweet ya book but I got a masterpiece of emotion and recovery. We were given representation of the LGBTQ + community and a very real show of grief, loss and friendship.
This little book hit me hard and made a real lasting impression.
Ghosting You will leave you with tears of joy and sorrow.
I will definitely read more from this author.
Alan Villafana
Mar 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eberhart's story of Nick and Tommy was a cute love story of two guys from different upbringings that connected through similar life experience. Eberhart brings out a lot of emotions from both characters that end up bringing out the best within each others. The only downside to me was not knowing what happened to Nicks dad and his political career and how Nick coming out effected his political career and his relationship with Nick. ...more
Jul 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
I read some harsh reviews of this book and almost didn't pick it up, but I'm glad I did. I didn't have any problems with it. I mean, I could nitpick if I really wanted to, but I don't. It was sweet and emotional and I enjoyed all the characters. It wasn't flawless, but I liked it. ...more
Caroline Davis
Feb 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Loved it....

Loved this book. Reminded me of a friend I lost several years ago. It made me laugh and cry. Isn't that what a good book does? Mr. Eberhart....kudos on a job well done.
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ALEXANDER grew up in the Metro Atlanta Area his entire life, moving from suburb to suburb, just on the outskirts of the city. He’s always had a passion for writing, even from a young age. He still lives on the cusp of Atlanta, inching his way ever closer to finally becoming the City Dweller he’s always wanted to be.

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