Talk to Me by Roseanne Beck

Austin’s car accident shattered his life and his leg. It also left him with the ability to hear the dead. Unfortunately, they like to converse at the most inopportune times.
Laura’s built a wall around her heart. She’s still reeling from the death of her brother and business partner. Seems like he might not quite be ready to give up the ghost yet, though.

Even though neither is looking for a relationship, Laura’s meddling Aunt Marge thinks they make a perfect pair. Hopefully, she’s a better matchmaker than she is a baker.
If you like sparkling, witty banter and strong characters, you’ll fall for TALK TO ME, because humor and love conquer all.

 

 

A little about Roseanne first:

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Roseanne Beck is a lover of laughter. A writer of romance. And an injurer of her male main characters.
It is her greatest hope that the people in her head entertain you as much as they do her.
She’s a physician who enjoys unleashing her creativity in her off-hours.
She loves college basketball and hates Christian Laettner. She has way too many song lyrics rattling around in her brain. It’s a wonder there’s room for anything else. She would love to hear from you if you’ve enjoyed her stories.
Find her at
Facebook: @RoseanneBeckWrites
Twitter: @RBWrites

Elkin Hardcoves’ Review: 4.98-Stars

Talk to me by Roseanne Beck

While it is true that what one person finds funny may not be what another finds humorous, I’m quite sure that the wit in this work will at least bring a smile to your face. Some folks might describe it as a paranormal romantic comedy, if fitting it into the film genre, but it is more than that.

Oh, sure, there’s a ghost, that makes a few appearance’s, and Austin — the main male character is able to occasionally hear what ghosts are saying, a very small bonus of a car accident that damages a leg — still, the book deals with some serious issues as well.

The loss of one’s close relation for Laura, and the loss of independence, and all the related issues that come with mobility impairment. Of course these serious moments are nicely sandwiched in between life’s common little humors, and a developing relationship, so it’s hardly ‘heavy reading’. Plus, the two of the meeting over coffee is great, because when you are on crutches you can’t just run out and grab some coffee from the store, and Starbucks never comes into the picture.

Yeah, a little bad humor on my part.

There are plenty of other great things to mention about this book, but I’ve hit some of the highlights. Anymore and I’ll spoil it. I’d personally give this work a 4.98, out of 5.

RA Winter’s Review: 4.8-Stars

Talk to Me.

Roseanne Beck’s tagline for ‘Talk to Me’ is  ‘If you like sparkling, witty banter and strong characters, you’ll fall for TALK TO ME, because humor and love conquer all.’
I fully agree.  This is contemporary romance at its best.

The heroine, Laura, is fighting her own relationship demons.  Her brother recently committed suicide after losing his leg. Filled with despair, her aunt, Marge, tasks Laura with taking coffee to the neighbor. Austin has just had a bad accident and has lost the use of his leg.

The author runs us through a gambit of emotions. Frustration, sorrow, healing, and love.
I loved the ending, but I won’t spoil it for you.

This is a realistic romance, one that could happen to anyone. There are instances of real-life psychological reactions that people go through after an accident and after losing a loved one.  Pushing people away so that you won’t be hurt again is very hard to overcome, but Roseanne does it realistically and in a timely manner.

The author inserts humor in just the right places without it being rushed or in bad taste.  The basis of this book is trust, which everyone could use a lesson in. The ghost whispering was an added concept that I enjoyed too.

Very well written and engaging.  This one is a keeper.

Loved it.

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  1. Review: 5 Stars
    It’s hard for me to say how much I enjoyed this book. From the choice of quirky, damaged characters to the deep emotional undercurrent, it was a delight. Everything described in the blurb was delivered – crisp writing, intelligent banter, sweet interactions without excess sentimentality or melodrama. The story pulled me in and didn’t let go.
    I laughed, I rooted for the unlikely couple, and my heart skipped when their differences came to a head. Roseanne Beck has made a new fan.

  2. 4.9 Stars
    Romance is not generally high on my reading list but the humour in this book was delightful. Austin’s struggles with his injury and his feelings about the way he thinks people see him are very realistic.
    Laura’s fear of abandonment causes her to put up a wall around her heart, to keep herself ‘safe’ but it also keeps her from having a relationship.
    Add to that a matchmaker aunt who has a rather risqué outlook on life, and a few words from ghosts and you have a story that surprises and delights. Very well done for a first book.

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