“Now I know what a ghost is. Unfinished business, that’s what.”
― Salman Rushdie
Connor and Zach’s life together changes dramatically one dark and snowy night as their car skids off the road and slams headlong into a tree, leaving Connor seriously injured and Zach in a panic when he comes to and sees that Connor desperately needs help.
Frantic to flag down a passing car, Zach runs along the side of the road until he comes across the help he and Connor both need, though it quickly becomes clear that Zach’s actions have meant absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of their rescue.
Because, you see, Zach didn’t survive the crash.
Iyana Jenna’s very short paranormal love story, A Part of Me, is a different kind of romance: tragic, bittersweet, hopeful, and, at the same time, isn’t, not with the knowledge that the impossible can’t possibly lead to a lifetime together for these two men.
Connor lives, but Zach now exists in the space between here and what waits on the other side, making this a tale in which real-world rules cannot apply. Your enjoyment of the story will likely depend upon how much you’re willing to stretch your definition of happily-ever-after. But maybe the point is to take the happiness one can find in each day, and let the ever-after part take care of itself.
Iyana does her best to weave something good from the bad in A Part of Me, and I have to say this one has left me split right down the middle between having liked the storytelling but wishing there’d been a different outcome for this couple.
Reviewed by: Lisa