Traveling With T purchased this book for her own reading pleasure.
The Strangers on Montagu Street
Summary: Psychic realtor Melanie Middleton returns-only to be greeted by a house full of lost souls.
Psychic realtor Melanie Middleton is still restoring her Charleston house and doesn’t expect to have a new houseguest, a teen girl named Nola. But the girl didn’t come alone, and the spirits that accompanied Nola don’t seem willing to leave…
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
This series might be the death of me. I am now too invested in the Jack and Melanie dance to quit- but darn it, I sometimes want to slap Melanie so hard that she’ll have to schedule time to feel the pain in her palm pilot for 6 weeks.
This is going to get rant-y and spoiler-y so if you don’t want to be spoiled….. stop now…
It’s been mentioned before that while Melanie is at the top of her game work wise- her personal life game is a disaster. She wants Jack. She doesn’t want him to know it. They spar, they almost kiss, they did kiss in one book. Everyone and their momma can see how they want each other and yet, Melanie willingly throws happiness away with both hands everytime they are together.
I’m close to Mellie’s age in this book and I swear that I feel lifetimes older than her. Life is too short to NOT go after what you want especially when it’s pretty much every chance it gets telling you it wants you back.
I KNEW that a-hole Marc Longo had written a book and cheated Jack out of his book opportunity. Heck I knew that LAST book- or at least highly suspected.
What I can’t for the life of me understand is why Melanie could not even begin to suspect it. I mean, maybe not in the previous book- but by the time Marc invited her to dinner and they toasted his good news and he was needling Jack- I mean girl, get you some Spidey Senses.
Of course it had to be like that so when she does find out that Marc wrote the book and goes to tell Jack instead of telling him she sleeps with him and says she’ll tell him later…. and then it blows allllllllllll up in her little face.
Also the mystery in this book was NOT hard to figure out. There was a one word clue early in the book and I knew, knew, KNEW exactly where she was headed with it.
What I liked:
The fact that there are 2 more books for Jack and Melanie to get their sh*t together.
Bottom line: The story has some intrigue and I’m still loving Charleston- but if you get easily frustrated with romances between fictional characters- then this book is going to be a bit hard for you.
*Traveling With T purchased this book for her own personal reading.*
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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T
2 thoughts on “The Strangers on Montagu Street by Karen White”
Melanie’s ridiculousness actually made me dislike the whole thing by the end of book three. I feel like she became an unrealistic character and her decisions were maddening. Like not just asking Jack a simple question rather than making an assumption and then chopping him out of her life. I actually wondered why on earth he’d still be interested in her.
But, I was totally invested during Books 1 and 2!
YES YES YES! Books 3 and 4- I could have pinched Mellie. By the last one- Guests at South Battery- she’s getting a bit of a grip. But still shades of ridiculous.