Ghosts are real.
Well, technically speaking, maybe not. But the ones that haunt a man’s soul? Those are very real. So real, in fact, that there are times when Castiel would rather silence them forever in the worst way possible than to go on living with them haunting his every step.
All it took was one single second in time for his attention to drift, and everything changed.
Life as he once knew it, is over.
Now he’s struggling to make sense of the pieces that are left, and he’s fairly sure at least half of them are missing.
He’s living for three things now.
His club—the Bear Bottom Guardians.
His work as a police officer for Bear Bottom Police Department.
And the occasional glimpse of a girl that makes his spirit feel free.
Despite the ghosts that haunt him, he’s not willing to present them with another target. Which is why he has to stay away from her. He can’t touch her. He can’t talk to her. He can’t get anywhere near her.
Not and live with himself afterward.
The only problem is, Turner doesn’t care what Castiel wants. She also has a solution for his ghosts.
You may call her Ms. Ghostbuster.
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I don’t think I’ve ever read a Lani Lynn Vale story where I haven’t had a plethora of feelings filling up my head and my heart. And I think the reason for that is the fact that her characters’ flaws are realistically portrayed and Vale delves deep into their minds, mostly through her use of dual perspectives, when she crafts their stories. It’s not difficult to understand what the hero and heroine are feeling and thinking because readers are privy to EVERYTHING from both of them.
What’s not to love about Castiel – he definitely deserves his ‘hot cop’ moniker and even though his exterior defenses alienate him from people and prevent them from truly understanding who he is, it’s more than obvious that Castiel is worth the extra work it takes to know him and to have him in one’s life.
Ever since Turner was introduced as Jubilee’s best friend, I’ve loved her. She’s quirky and way stronger than she thinks she is; she’s full of life and tries to find happiness and laughter each and every day. And I get that she still sees herself as a work-in-progress even though she’s taken steps to recreate herself in a way that makes her feel healthier…that kind of body image issue is not something that easily goes away, especially when her childhood has left its own scars on her heart and her soul.
Even though Castiel and Turner wanted nothing to do with each other on their onset of their would be friendship and even relationship, there was always more like than hate when it came to these two, and while they kept up appearances quite nicely in the beginning, when it comes to their mutual hatred, but as soon as Turner needs him, Castiel steps up in big ways and has no plans of remaining invisible, at least when it comes to her.
The two things I always love about a Lani Lynn Vale story are the fact that her heroines are easily relatable and the fact that family, whether blood-related or not, is essential to the growth of these characters and they seem to always be at their backs when they need them.
Because Vale gave readers insight into how the events of her real life fused into her words and storyline for Keep It Classy, it’s easy to see just how much of her emotions are embedded into the plot and into the characters’ feelings. And I appreciate that fact so much because, in some ways, it makes Turner and Castiel’s story more personal…more impacting…more everything and then some.
4.5 Poison Apples
Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.