Dating Cary Grant by Emelle Gamble

Dating Cary Grant by Emelle Gamble
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Full Length (220 pgs)
Heat: Sensual
Rated: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Dandelion

Voted BoM by LASR Readers 2013 copy

A career woman in Manhattan. Her small-town husband. The ghost of a hunky screen icon…Welcome to the comic romantic novel, Dating Cary Grant.
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Tracy Connor is mulling over what to do about her marriage, her career and her life. While she’s mulling, she moves out of her family home in quiet Cukor, Connecticut and sublets a small apartment in a brownstone in Turtle Bay, Manhattan. There she meets – and becomes great friends with –the ghost of her film idol, Cary Grant. He’s the best kind of friend to her, a man who appeals to her on every level, and man she’s always regarded as “Mr. Perfect”.

Cary proves a very charming and pragmatic ghost who only she can see, and he has a co-conspirator on page, a certain red-haired screen legend named Kate, who spars with him as she opines and helps show Tracy the errors of her views on men, marriage, and just what real love is all about.

When Tracy moved out of her home with her husband Mike, she had not decided what to do about her marriage. When she met a man who looked just like Cary Grant, it really began to complicate things. However, it was not someone who looked like him, it was Cary Grant. I know, he isn’t alive any more, but there he was in her apartment building, talking, flirting and trying to get to know her better.

At this point, this story began to be really interesting and different. I wasn’t certain how this would make the story end up with a HEA, but I loved the way Cary Grant kept popping into her life, trying to help, but more often than not, causing more problems. I loved this story line, and when Katherine Hepburn popped in to help him, the story became even more fun.

How she actually handled the situation, and how she dealt with these spirits not only made the story more fun to read, but the author went into the mind and lives of Tracy and Mike in such a way that you could really relate to both of them. I could really understand each of them and how they had gotten to this point in their marriage. It really is a love story, not just a break up story, and It was so well written and had unique plot, that I just couldn’t put this book down until I had finished it.

I loved it, and I loved the way it ended and for any of you who are looking for a fun, yet serious in a way, romance, this one is for you.


  1. Mary Preston says

    I’m hearing only great things for this book.


  2. Dandelion! You made my day. Heck, you made my month! Thanks so much for your generous words, but most of all for letting me know you enjoyed this story. I loved having two great screen icons to bounce ideas off of, and I’m delighted you enjoyed it to. And yes, how do you get to a HEA with these characters? Just like in real life…with love! Thanks again, Long and Short reviews is my favorite site and I so appreciate your support. XXX Emelle Gamble

  3. Catherine says

    Hi Emelle…Another great review! You’re rockin’ it. Congrats!

  4. Karen H in NC says

    Another great review. Thanks so much.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  5. blurb sounds good!

    madtvk34 _(at)_ yahoo _(dot)_ com

  6. Congrats to Emelle Gamble on the release of Dating Cary Grant.

    I would love to be visited by Cary Grant! #swoon

    I have added Dating Cary Grant to my TBR list so that I can date him too 😉

    What’s your favorite Cary Grant movie?

    skeeterlee63 @

    • Hey Skeeter Lee! Favorite one is hard, but I guess The Philadelphia Story, although I love love love Notorious. Both play a part in DATING CARY GRANT. How about you. What’s your favorite? Thanks for your post and good luck in the drawing!

  7. Elise-Maria Barton says

    Wow, I didn’t realize just how much of a paranormal angle there was in this book! Katherine Hepburn? Awesome! Emelle, this sounds like such an original storyline and I can’t wait to find out more. Excellent review Dandelion, thanks for sharing.

    ilookfamous at yahoo dot com

    • Yes, dear Elise-Maria, try as I might, I just can’t keep those paranormal elements at bay. For those of you read my first new book in several years, SECRET SISTER, you know what I mean. Hope you get a chance to read it dear reader, and do let me know what you think if you do.XXX

  8. Sounds different

  9. Thanks so much for the review!

  10. I adore Cary Grant and Kate Hepburn! This one’s going into my TBR pile.

  11. The storyline sounds delicious. I’m putting it at the top of my TBR list.

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