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Two men: one living, one dead, and both vying for her love. Camellia Stafford has never been alone in her room. For twenty years, she's been engaged in a fierce power struggle with her bedroom's previous tenant, Frank DeLuca, the ghost trapped in the light fixture above her bed. Caustic and cranky, Frank has one soft spot-Cam. Over the years, their feelings for one anotherTwo men: one living, one dead, and both vying for her love. Camellia Stafford has never been alone in her room. For twenty years, she's been engaged in a fierce power struggle with her bedroom's previous tenant, Frank DeLuca, the ghost trapped in the light fixture above her bed. Caustic and cranky, Frank has one soft spot-Cam. Over the years, their feelings for one another have evolved from grudging friendship to an enduring love that burns white-hot until Frank puts his feelings for Cam on ice. When she suffers the loss of her beloved father, Cam returns home to say good-bye, and confront her feelings for Frank. She finds an unexpected shoulder to lean on in neighbor, Bradley Mitchum. Cam falls hard and fast for the handsome ad man's charming smile and passion-ate nature, but Brad's easy-going exterior masks a steely backbone tempered by adversity. Now Cam must choose- Is her heart strong enough to determine which dream could lead to a love that will last a lifetime?...

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ISBN : 9781935817376
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Number of Pages : 228 Pages
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Paramour Reviews

  • Suzanne Lilly
    2019-06-03 16:01

    If you loved "Ghost" with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, you'll love PARAMOUR. How can you love a ghost? Especially one you never knew when he was alive? Camellia grew up with a spectre in her room, and he became the boy she loved. When she comes home as an adult to bury her father, her old feelings are renewed, but become inextricably mixed up with her budding romance with Bradley, a guy who is not only red blooded, but warm, caring, and alive. This love triangle makes for a most unusual romantic story. This debut novel is followed up by a sequel, Inamorata. Margaret Ethridge has deftly crafted a story that will appeal equally well to those who enjoy contemporary romance and readers who love a touch of the paranormal.

  • Christine
    2019-06-03 15:02

    Such a wonderful story. My heart broke for Frank, even though I knew his relationship with Cam could never be more. I liked that the story was a little mysterious at the end and left a little bit up to the imagination. Cam and Brad are a great match, and I enjoyed getting to know them.

  • Margaret
    2019-06-21 13:16

    I just wanted to share this! Sizzling Hot Book Reviews rated Paramour 5 Hearts, and readers at Sizzling Hot also voted Paramour the Sizzling Hot Read of month for February! Thank you!http://www.sizzlinghotbooks.net/2011/...

  • Laura
    2019-06-02 19:13

    Paramour manages to balance romantic, sexy fun with wonderfully well-written emotional weight. I'm really more of a scifi geek than a romance reader. This book makes me think I may need to hop genres more often. Helps that the writer is one of my favorite people ever!

  • Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
    2019-05-31 16:53

    Can a girl have two loves if one of them is a ghost? The story begins with the prologue where we discover how Frank died. Then we meet Camellia, and finally Brad. Each character has a point of view, and the reader learns their strengths and weaknesses as their very different personalities unfold. Francis DeLuca breaks everything he touches–crockery, his mother, and finally himself. He is dead, a ghost imprisoned in a light fixture, able to materialize only when that light is turned on. He’s been dead a quarter century, the victim of a gunshot during a robbery turned bad, and he stays in the bedroom -- his own kind of purgatory. Camellia Stafford has come home to the house she grew up in, to bury her father and to confront her feelings for Frank. For twenty years, she’s shared her room with Frank, its former tenant. Over the years, they’ve gone from grudging friendship to love. Cam has conversed, fought, pleaded with him...and loved him. And Frank has admitted loving her, but he’s dead. He can’t do anything to change that, and Cam is lonely and frustrated. Enter Bradley Mitchum, a hot-looking neighbor who has carried a torch for Cam since she was a teenager. Cam falls fast for handsome advertising executive Brad, a generous man, but with issues. As their passion develops, it causes more than a little consternation from Frank who desperately wants Cam for himself. I’m not normally a reader of paranormals, but Ms. Ethridge’s setting and sassy dialogue sucked me right into the story and kept me there throughout. Cam is delightful, and Brad is a jewel, but Frank stole my heart with his macho-yet-tender image. Each of these three characters shows growth; essential, in my opinion, for creating memorable characters. In Cam's case, she must trust her feelings and not be afraid. Brad, who provides for his retired parents, is the rock upon whom she can trust. Frank grows most of all, changing from being angry and selfish to putting others before himself. Everything about Paramour–the setting, the dialogue, the pacing, the hot, sexy scenes, and most of all, three of the most interesting characters you could want to meet plus a surprise ending–will keep this story in your mind long after the final page is turned. I guarantee you won’t be able to put this book down. Ms. Ethridge is an accomplished writer, and this is a stunning novel. originally posted at http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

  • Suzanne Barrett
    2019-06-25 17:49

    Francis DeLuca breaks everything he touches–crockery, his mother, and finally himself. Frank is dead, a ghost imprisoned in a light fixture, able to materialize only when that light is turned on. He’s been dead a quarter century, the victim of a gunshot during a robbery turned bad, and he stays in the bedroom in his own kind of purgatory.Camellia Stafford has come home to the house she grew up in, to bury her father and to confront her feelings for Frank. For twenty years, she’s shared her room with Frank, its former tenant. Over the years, they’ve gone from grudging friendship to love. Cam has conversed, fought, pleaded with him...and loved him. And Frank has admitted loving her, but he’s dead. He can’t do anything to change that, and Cam is lonely and frustrated.Enter neighbor Bradley Mitchum, a hot-looking advertising executive who has carried a torch for Cam since she was a teenager. Cam falls fast for Brad, a generous man with issues. As their passion develops, it causes more than a little consternation from Frank who desperately wants her himself.Paramour is a stunning debut novel by Margaret Ethridge, and I predict a bright future for this accomplished writer.I’m not a reader of paranormal as I usually don’t like the woo-woo parts or the unrealistic portals, but Ms. Ethridge’s realistic setting and sassy dialogue sucked me right into the story and kept me there throughout. Cam is delightful, and Brad is a jewel, but Frank stole my heart with his macho yet tender image. Each of these three characters shows growth, essential, in my opinion, for creating memorable characters. I guarantee you won’t be able to put this book down. Everything about Paramour–the setting, the dialogue, the pacing and the hot sexy scenes, and most of all three of the most interesting characters you could want to meet plus a surprise ending–will keep this story in your mind long after the final page is turned.

  • Kate
    2019-06-13 12:06

    A really fun novel! I really loved how extremely vivid Frank was, I could just see, smell & hear him, with his slight New York accent, his funky 80's mohawk ,the too-tight Metallica shirt and the faint aroma of motor oil.The author did a really great job of conveying just how drawn apart but desperate the situation was for Cam. Usually when I read a synopses like this (there were lots of themes similar in Songs of Love & Death), I figure that there will be a heart breaking decision for a character like Cam that could really tear the reader apart. This book flowed so naturally, and I was right with Cam, every step of the way, regardless of how twisted some of the scenes may have seemed.I could also really see this book as a play, if it was going to transition into any other kind of medium. Even as a musical, it would be so neat!Great job Mags, keep on writin'! :D

  • Julie Doner
    2019-06-04 19:57

    Paramour is a stunningly well-imagined, richly detailed romantic exploration featuring three of the most unforgettable characters I have ever read. The storyline is captivating from beginning to end, and the description throughout is second to none. Every line is powerful. Every word is palpable.Paramour, quite simply, is a masterpiece.

  • Book Chatter-Cath
    2019-06-23 14:50

    I really enjoyed this love triangle with a twist.I actually thought that Brad was a bit of an arse though and I would have liked to have seen more Frank!!!My heart broke for Frank...he so obviously LOVES Cam and I would have liked to have seen them together.Overall a really interesting read with a paranormal twist

  • Renee Vincent
    2019-06-05 15:59

    LOVED this paranormal. And the ending is incredible. I didn't see it coming and I literally gasped. Margaret Ethridge is a fantastic author! So glad I took a chance on her. I will read anything she puts out.

  • Michelle K
    2019-06-21 18:54

    Love Love Loved this book. Check out my review here: http://anotherlookbookreviews.blogspo...

  • Carol
    2019-06-09 16:08

    Nicely done, Ms. Ethridge, nicely done indeed.This debut novel is packed with details that draw you into this unusual supernatural love story. Although the pages are packed with heated moments of passion surrounding the somewhat unorthodox love triangle in this story, it's the sweetness of the description of ordinary moments that stick with you even after the storytelling's done. Even though the dirty mounds of snow are still dotting my yard, I'm picking up the scent of fresh-cut grass. I swear I can hear somebody typing away on an old IBM Selectric somewhere in the house. And I really think I need to make meatloaf for dinner. I'm anxiously anticipating the next book from Ms. Ethridge, "Contentment," in June. I can't wait to be swept away to join her next cast of characters, because I know the inevitable spell she casts with her wonderfully written words.

  • Maddie James
    2019-06-02 13:07

    Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic.... Who woulda thunk in ghost in a light fixture (a 70s model, no doubt) could wreak so much havoc in a young woman's heart?A love triangle of a different sort. Well-written and engaging.

  • Kat Duncan
    2019-06-22 19:53

    A great story that was hard to put down!

  • Cynthia
    2019-06-01 11:52

    Reviewed at Bitten By Paranormal RomanceAfter reading the last sentence of the above blurb….it was easy for me to answer.Ghost + dead = Frank. Human + alive = Brad.Hmmm…Brad - Frank - Brad - Frank - Brad…..I actually wanted to rate this story a 2, due to the ludicrous story line of a HEA with a ghost, but there were some things Ms. Ethridge did well. With that being said…. Beware, these are spoilerish. (Is that a word?)BIG PROBLEM….CAM. She loves a ghost, a dead man. Who only appears to her when the light is turned on, in her old bedroom. And who can’t feel her, BTW. I feel she just uses Brad as a substitute for Frank. For example, when Cam and Brad are doing the horizontal bop with Frank looking over Brad’s shoulder, I’m wondering just who Cam is making love to. Or was this supposed to be a make-believe ménage? Someone should have sent Brad the memo.I like Frank. He has his flaws and tries to steer Cam in the right direction - toward the living. He loves and cares for Cam deeply. Hey, he’s been stuck in her bedroom sconce for the past few decades 24/7, and Cam’s the only confidant he’s ever had.“You need a shrink.” Frank blew out a breath. “This isn’t real. It isn’t healthy, Cam.”I found the parallels Ms. Etheridge uses throughout the story highly enjoyable.Frank doesn’t have a heart and Brad had heart problems.Frank breaking his Mother and then Cam (although I struggled with than one).Frank dead and trapped; Brad alive and vibrant.Paramour: an illicit loverrhymes withAperture: an opening or open space; hole

  • Romancing the Book
    2019-06-19 20:00

    Reviewed By: Steph OReview Copy Provided By: PublisherThe blurb from this book gives you so much information. Before reading this book, I had only read one other book that was considered “romance” with a ghost in it. So, I kinda took this book as a challenge. Because there is NO WAY a second book of this type, could be hot . . right? I was so wrong. This book was scorching. I picked it up and found myself unable to put it down. I honestly do not want to give a single piece of this story away. So let me say this: this book is going to have you seeing ghost in a whole new light. No more translucent, sheet covered, chain carrying, hovering in the air beings. We’re talking Mohawk sporting, black nails, with rocker band t-shirts . . you know, the type your mother warned you about?! A great book that packs a punch and when you finish, you may just find yourself flicking on the lights trying to find your own Frank.

  • Jenn
    2019-06-19 15:13

    Somewhere along the way, I put this on my wish list after a rec from somewhere. I've no idea where and it's books like these that make me wish I'd made a note of it. Because I'd know now not to trust that person/source's recs. There wasn't a lot to this book. The plot was very flimsy. There just didn't seem to be a whole lot to this book. Not a whole lot of anything happened.

  • Maria Lina
    2019-06-05 15:08

    Margaret Ethridge is a fabulous new author! Read ANYTHING from this rising star and you'll be hooked!

  • Amanda-Lee (StoryWings)
    2019-06-16 13:50

    Paramour was interesting, if a little odd.Camellia Stafford’s dad has just passed away so she has come back to her childhood home to clean up and say her last goodbyes. But Cam has been keeping a secret for all these years, there is a ghost in her room, and she’s been in love with him ever since she was a teenager.Cam is a strong, funny woman who is easily likeable. What’s not likeable about her is the fact that she has a hot, strong, successful live man, begging her to be hers and yet she is still hung up on a cranky ghost who can’t let go.Frank has been with Cam since she was a child; he has been her friend, her supporter and her secret crush. The only problem with Frank is that he’s dead. He is a ghost who has haunted her wall sconce ever since he was shot in 1987.Brad is the guy next door, he’s hot, spunky and completely in love with Cam. They have been neighbours for most of their lives and he was the typical geek turned god as he grew older. Brad is there for Cam when her dad passes, he is her friend but he wants something more, and so does she.So we have the perfect basis for a human romance, yet Cam can’t seem to let go of Frank. This is what frustrated me throughout the whole novel. Frank didn’t want her, Frank never wanted her, and here she has a perfect man package scratching at her front door, and she still wants Frank.Paramour was interesting, and made me want to read to the end, but the premise of the story was frustrating and un-relatable. Hot man or irritable ghost. There isn’t really a choice there. I was expecting more from Paramour maybe more humour or more light-heartedness.Paramour was well-written and flowed nicely, but Cam’s hang-up with Frank was a let-down, I couldn’t see the attachment, I couldn’t understand how there was a choice. It was silly. I enjoyed Paramour immensely for the human romance and seeing if it would work between them is what made me read to the end, the addition of a frustrating ghost didn’t do much for me. The relationship between Cam and Brad is deeply emotional but kept light through their playful banter.Paramour was a quick, hot read which was beautifully written, the only thing that really took away from it was the romanticisation of the relationship between Cam and Frank.Find this review at storywings.com

  • Laurie
    2019-06-01 17:52

    I found this book a perfect blend of paranormal and romance. What an awesome concept. When Cam comes home after the death of her father she encounters someone from her past. Now normally that's a pretty straightforward romance trope but when that someone happens to be a ghost that she grew up with and left behind that's a whole other ballgame. Frank is rough around the edges in a faded Metallica shirt. But when it comes to Cam he has a soft spot for her.But that being said I have to say that Cam's meeting of Brad was the romance that I loved. He's handsome, trustworthy, a wonderful shoulder to lean on and I totally get why Cam fell for him hard. This book will have you turning the pages as Cam navigates her feeling between these two very different characters.

  • Kathleen
    2019-06-06 13:11

    Well written, fast read. Two romances for the price of one! I enjoyed it; the storyline was really very unique, but maybe just a little too surface level because I was left with some pretty big questions - I just now noticed there is a sequel... Kind of peaks my interest, but I am not sure I will read it. I would be really disappointed to still not get answers.

  • Kate
    2019-06-19 15:14

    I was expecting a little more goosebumpy paranormal stuff, and less of a run-of-the-mill romance/love triangle. I really wanted to know why Frank was stuck where he was! I would have liked to learn more about him. Overall the book was well-written and if you like steamy romances, it's a good one.