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In 1522, the very night they were wed, Royce Morgan and his new bride, Beatrice Godwin, were murdered on their way home to Lacybourne Manor. After the cruel deed was done, a local witch came across their bodies, witnessing firsthand the tragedy of star-crossed lovers. Vowing that Royce and Beatrice would someday uncross those stars, using magic mixed with murder as well as true love, she linked their spirits together with hers (because someone had to protect them) forever...or until their reincarnated souls find happily ever after.

Now arrogant, forbidding Colin Morgan lives at Lacybourne, knowing, from lore (as well as the portraits of Royce and Beatrice that hang in Lacybourne's hall and the small fact that he looks exactly like Royce Morgan), that he is the reincarnated soul of his ancestor. One stormy night, flighty, free-spirited, scarily kind-hearted Sibyl Godwin comes to Lacybourne and it doesn't escape Colin's notice that Sibyl is the spitting image of Beatrice. However murder, magic, a warrior's heart beating in a modern man's chest, a woman bent on doing good deeds even if they get her into loads of trouble, a good witch whose family has vowed throughout the centuries to protect true love, distrust, and revenge make a volatile cocktail.

This means the path to happily ever after is paved with tranquilizer darts, pensioners on a rampage, Sibyl's bad morning moods, heartbreaking misunderstandings, and all kinds of magic, good and bad.

©2016 Kristen Ashley (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Least Favorite Male Character

I am a big KA fan and usually love her work, but I can not count how many time I wanted to give up on this on. The main male character is horrible; bossy, overbearing and basically just a jerk. I never understood how the female lead could be in love with someone she was afraid of and who controlled her that way. I wanted to like this....but it was just not good.

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Obsessed

Love all of Kristen Ashley's books , this series was another exceptional lot, wish there were more .

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modern romance with supernatural

Ashley delivers another modern romance with a supernatural twist. Like Sommersgate, we’ve got two ghosts - a husband and wife - trying to find their murderer and peace. We get the added bonus of the good witch who connected their souls and the bad practitioner trying to punish their reincarnations over and over again.
Craden does a decent job of narration.

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love Kristen Ashley

Love everything she writes. But in this series, the narrator does a horrible job in the males voice. It's awful and I hated it when they spoke.

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Creepy guy, not romantic

The guy in this is creepy and rapey, not romantic. He gives me the heeby jeebies and I had to give up a couple of hours in. It wasn't getting better and I felt uncomfortable for the heroine.

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This one was a little more what I was expecting with this series. Reincarnation is the key to this romance. It was actually really a sweet one.

Colin is a bit of an alpha male kind of dude, and for that I liked him and I didn't. He was almost on the too much side but he redeems himself bigggg time.

Sibyl is a character I had to grow to like, in some spots and sometimes I would say to myself how could you not like her all the time! Because she was sweet and kind and wasn't a pushover (most) of the time. But there were sometimes when I wanted to shake her.

Together Colin and Sibyl make sense and for that, I can forgive all the other second guessing. It was sweet to hear them come to terms with not only what was happening but them falling in love with each other. A great love story.

Not sure of the narration in all 3 books was why I wasn't a fan of the males because she made them sound almost, He-man. Mine. You do this… You Mine.
Her voice just had that possessive quality with each of the male voices. It worked for some part but again for others I just wanted regular Colin to come out. If that makes any sense yay if not sorry!

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Great love story

Her books flow with love, excitement, and plenty of drama. The narration is superb and I never want the book to end.

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loved the audio

I loved this better as audiobook than when I read the ebook. Abby Craden does a great job on this performance! I enjoyed both Sybil and Colin. Sybil is a free spirited big hearted animal lover. She loves people and is always looking for ways she can help out. She is one of my more favorite heroines in KA's world.

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It was great!

This book was wonderful. I love this series and this version of it was great. The narrator is fantastic. I can't recommend it enough.

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Super good

This is so good , funny, romantic, caring, I like Kristen Ashley books stories, she is very creative! I’m getting ready to read the book 4 is this series! Can’t wait

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  • 04-10-17

Lovely

Fantastic classic KA, I have read this years ago on Kindle, but really enjoyed listening. The narration is great !

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  • NBJ
  • 11-30-20

I love Kristen Ashley's books. One of my favourite

This series is my favourite and I love this book. I enjoyed it quiet bit. It was great experience but the narrator spoilt it for me. I didn't enjoy it when she made manly voices. It does depend on personal tastes.

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  • MCR
  • 01-15-19

Bello anche se non in pieno stile Ashley

Il libro mi è piaciuto anche se avrei strangolato Colin più di una volta nel romanzo.

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  • Susan
  • 02-21-18

Good mix of romance and paranormal

I have already read this book on Kindle, and the Audio version does not disappoint. The narration is not perfect and the various accents are a bit weird but this is fairly easy to ignore in a story that moves along at a decent pace and has a good mixture of mystery, paranormal and romance to keep me happy. This book does have some minor plot issues, and the whole “reincarnated lovers” theme does take a bit of suspense out of the romance element, so this is probably not one of Kristen Ashley’s best. However each day I looked forward to tuning in and listening to more, so I am not about to deduct any stars for this really enjoyable read