Lucy Brown couldn't be happier. She is about to marry Dan, a man she loves and who has been there for her when she really needed him but on the eve of their wedding Lucy has an accident and dies.
After the accident, Lucy wakes up in Limbo and is offered two choices: leave behind the man she loves and go up to heaven or go back to Earth as a ghost. Lucy chooses to return to Earth but before she can go back to Dan, she must complete a task.
Lucy's task is to find love for Archibald, a computer loving geek. While carrying out the task she shares a house with two other dead people trying to complete their own tasks; Claire who seems to thrive on being a bitch and trainspotter Brian.
Lucy has just 21 days to find Archibald a soul mate so she can be reunited with Dan. Along the way she discovers her best friend, Anna is trying to steal Dan's heart so it's vital for Lucy to succeed and become a ghost so she can be with Dan forever.
I read Cally Taylor's latest book, Home for Christmas and loved it so I was keen to read her debut novel, Heaven Can Wait. It sounded like my kind of book and the supernatural slant was intriguing. I wasn't disappointed. It was classic chick lit with plenty of humour, particularly Lucy's confusion with the LAN party. I was willing her to succeed in her task and really warmed to the other characters, particularly Brian and Claire.
I didn't want to put the book down but I also didn't want it to end, which is a pretty good sign of a great book in my opinion.