Happy Medium is a charming romance from Sarah Adler

Sarah Adler serves us a ghostly spring romance with Happy Medium.
Happy Medium by Sarah Adler. Image Credit to Berkley.
Happy Medium by Sarah Adler. Image Credit to Berkley. /

After loving Sarah Adler’s debut, I was ecstatic to be able to read Happy Medium early and see if her story charmed me once again.

When it comes to romance books, I feel like no one else is doing it like Sarah Adler and I mean that in the best way. I don’t know how she comes up with the concepts for her stories but they always suck me in and I want to read them.

If you’ve read Mrs. Nash’s Ashes, that book is about two people who fall in love while on a road trip to get some ashes for Mrs. Nash’s long-lost love. While it’s a bit sad, it’s also somewhat hopeful which is sometimes how life is.

With that being said, I have plenty of thoughts on Happy Medium but first, I’d like to thank Berkley for sending me an ARC so I could read this early and share my thoughts with all of you.

Happy Medium is a romance you won’t be able to categorize in the best way.

In starting Happy Medium, the title made me think of something and Sarah Adler immediately put that notion to rest. This book follows our main character, Gretchen Acorn who is a medium that “talks” to spirit. Of course, our girl is actually a con artist but the rich people of the DMV don’t seem to care.

Gretchen is so good that one of her most beloved clients decides to pay her 10k to help one of her old friends sell his farm. Sure that the farm isn’t haunted and that Charlie Waybill isn’t an old man but a rather young and handsome farm owner. Charlie is quick to put her out but Gretchen realizes that her abilities as a medium just weren’t awakened yet.

After meeting Everett Waybill, she agrees to stay as Everett explains that if Charlie sells the farm or leaves for good, he will die and be stuck haunting the farm. The two end up coming up with a plan to get Charlie to not sell. While it ends up being more hijinks than anything, Charlie gets on it by telling Gretchen if she can’t prove she’s a real medium, she has to give his friend her money back.

From there, it’s a race against time for Charlie and Gretchen as she’s trying to save him and he’s trying to get out. Meanwhile, the two are fighting their feelings for each other and Gretchen is slowly becoming charmed by small-town living. Happy Medium made me desperately miss living in a small town and also made me want to adopt a baby goat because this book had everything you could want from a cozy romance.

Sarah Adler also added the ideal amount of sex scenes, angst, and relationship-building to make me love these two. While Charlie seems like a typical jerk at the beginning, it’s clear he’s dealing with a lot and it made me love him even more. All in all, Happy Medium is the ultimate book for spring and if you haven’t picked it up yet, you need to.

Happy Medium by Sarah Adler is out now where books are sold.

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