I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) by Kate Winter
Published by Sphere on May 21, 2015
Genres: Chick-lit, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
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Falling in love is never simple. Especially when you're dead.
When Rosie Potter wakes up one morning with what she assumes is the world's worst hangover, the last thing she expects is to discover that she's actually dead. With a frustrating case of amnesia, suspicious circumstances surrounding her untimely demise, and stuck wearing her ugliest flannel PJs, Rosie must figure out not only what happened last night, but why on earth she's still here.
Slowly the mystery unravels, but there are many other secrets buried in the quiet Irish village of Ballycarragh, and nobody is as innocent as they first appear. Aided by the unlikeliest of allies in her investigation, Rosie discovers that life after death isn't all it's cracked up to be, particularly when you might just be falling in love . . .
In this hilarious, life-affirming and romantic journey through Rosie Potter's afterlife, she shares the ghostly tale of how she lived, she died, and she loved (in that order).
Seeing as The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) was from someone’s point of after dying, there was no moment that was depressing, instead hilarious haunting occur, much giggling and affirmation that sometimes we can’t always see what is right in front of us.
In a way, it made wish that I could haunt people. Apart from the being dead thing, could I still be alive and haunt? Is that allowable? Is it a bad thing wanting to haunt people. I can imagine that Rosie’s way would be my way and it would be an absolute giggle. So, yay!
OK, so there was some predictable stuff. Like Charlie being the only person who can see her, yes we need someone to see Rosie else the book would be extremely dull but I actually wish that it could have been the best friend Jenny. Also Jenny should have had a bigger role, it seems that she was only there to tell us that Jack was a bad person and Rosie was her best friend. I wanted so much more, actually from all the other characters. Only Rosie and Charles seemed fully formed.
The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) was a light, fun read and there never seemed to be a dull moment. In a way I wish this book had lasted a little longer. There’s some pretty funny hauntings, tender moments and that ending was more emotional than I expected. Overall a joy to read, and one that will be perfect to read on holiday.