By The Sea by Katherine Mcintyre
Posted by brriske
Most kids had imaginary friends, but most weren’t like Megan’s friend Niall. There were rules: only at night and only by the sea. She could’ve sworn he was real, but when someone vanishes without a trace, what else can you believe?
All that was seven years ago, buried in the past until Niall shows up in town with his tight swimmer’s body and easy smile. For Megan, just the sight of him is enough to tear open a scar that never fully healed. However, their reunion only elicits more questions. Niall’s keeping secrets, unbelievable ones, and as Megan delves into the supernatural depths of who he really is, she’s sure he’ll vanish again.
Megan’s not stupid—she knows how bad it’ll hurt if she gets involved. The first time Niall disappeared, she never thought she’d recover. But the moment they lock eyes, it’s too late—because Megan will go to any length to see that boy smile.
Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock
Megan had an imaginary friend when she was a girl called Niall who she spent hours with until he suddenly disappeared. After years with a therapist Megan is working two jobs trying to live a normal life. Then Mason starts working at the same restaurant and the similarities to her childhood friend are unmistakable. Are Mason and Niall the same person?
This story has a lovely romance with a little paranormal twist that adds another level. While the romance grows between Megan and Mason they set out on a mission to locate something that has been taken from Mason.
Although this is a short read it has a heartwarming romance and a mystery that is exciting. I would recommend this book to anybody that likes a contemporary, fantasy or paranormal romance and it would also be suited to a young adult reader.
Overall I found this a lovely short story.