Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine: A Spicy Romantic Comedy About the Afterlife (The Green Room Chronicles #1) by J.D. Frettier – Review by Sarah Oakes

Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine (The Green Room Chronicles #1)Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine by J.D. Frettier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great read about life. When Bonnie dies, she is sent to the Green Room, a version of the afterlife. But when she gets there, all she wants to do is be with her beloved husband Peter who is still alive on Earth. Desperate to be with him, she tries everything. Is their love deep enough to even bridge the afterlife?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns. Well developed characters like the grief stricken Peter or the independent Bonnie. Great cast of supporting characters like the fun loving Dee or the strict and bossy Dharma. The only issue I would raise is that Bonnie was repeatedly said to be a fun loving free spirit, but in the afterlife this didn’t come across
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel wit the continued use of green bright and colourful instead of the whites heaven usually is, refreshing as a sign of hope in the afterlife. I also liked the garden, as a source of peace and tranquillity with tis grass and benches and fountains.
A different take on the afterlife that was refreshing with old friends and jokes making it feel more believable than other versions and the puns with the names was a great touch.
The memories of the past worked well to display how the love between Peter and Bonnie began and how it grew over time and didn’t disrupt from the narrative of the present. I also liked how the novel started straight into the action, grabbing the readers attention with the hospital scenes. Overall, a great read and I would give it four stars.

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