Hello all! Life's been kind of crazy lately and I've not been at my best, so it was a perfect time to get lost in a good book, and catch up on my reading. I had intended on reading Some Assembly Required before its release, but unfortunately that wasn't possible. I'm so glad I had a chance to read it this week. What a gem of a story! Lex Chase and Bru Baker make a winning combination in my book. This story was just what I needed to get me out of my funk. It was fun, creative, and had me teary-eyed on more than one occasion. I absolutely fell for Benji and Patrick, and by the end I didn't want to let them go.
Benji was sweet and adorable, his patience with Patrick touching. Patrick was wonderfully sarcastic and aloof. There was plenty of emotion in this story too, and my heart broke for them several times. The sexual tension between them was incredible, and when they finally get together, the sparks fly--literally. I loved every moment of it. There's not a lot I can say without spoilers, but if you enjoy sweet ghostly romances, this book will make you smile, laugh, and shed a tear or two. Certainly a re-read for me. Highly recommended. <3
Some Assembly Required
Everyone wishes they were dead when wandering the purgatory of a home furnishings store, but these guys actually are.
Benji Goss is the quintessential good guy. When his boyfriend dumps him and moves out, Benji obligingly keeps the cat—even though he’s allergic—because his ex’s new place doesn’t accept pets. He’s always joked the cat would be the death of him, but not in a way he expects when a feline mishap crushes him under a DEL TORO bookcase.
Snarky loner Patrick Bryant is in such a rut he barely remembers the life he used to lead. The last thing he recalls is being decapitated by a DEL TORO bookcase in a freak accident. As a spiritual CASA resident, he haunts the aisles of affordable Italian furniture, assisting fellow spirits in moving on to their final destinations.
When Benji appears in the CASA café, Patrick considers the naïve spirit just the man to cure his boredom. Benji’s relentless optimism chips away at Patrick’s sarcasm, making him question if there’s something beyond what he can see. But the heart is like CASA furniture—there’s always some assembly required.