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The faint scent of lilac in the air, the far-off tinkle of a music box, doors that won't stay shut - Melissa Benjamin likes to think the strange happenings at The Valencia add character to the apartments. And when a tall, reserved and seriously sexy new tenant moves into 1-B, there's even more to like.

Jonathan Adams helps send spirits trapped in this world onto the next, but he finds more than he bargained for in the haunted old building. He doesn't see ghosts, he feels them - and shares their memories of pleasure. Whoever he's sharing his apartment with wants Mel almost as much as Jon does - and will go through Jon to have her.

©2012 Megan Hart (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • Maria
  • Citrus Heights, CA, United States
  • 09-16-12

A Ghostly Love Story

I'm not sure what I think of this story. It seems there are ghosts with unresolved agendas occupying two apartments in this tenement housing. The ghosts are using the occupants to for their own purposes. Jonathan is a psycho-pump, but for some reason he doesn't seem to be able to get the male ghost occupying his apartment to cross over. The story is just plain creepy, taking over the bodies of the occupants for their own story re-enactment. The story may appeal to some, like I said I am conflicted over this story, it surely has me thinking.

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3 Reawakened Passions Stars

This was a little different and for some reason, I think I have read it before.

I liked the connection the characters had thought I think Johnathan has some residual past stuff he needs to deal with before he goes jumping into a relationship with Melissa.

The ghost thing was kind of different. I like that he helps them even though that was at the expense of himself there for a little while.

The narration was ok, I think if she has put some emotion into her voice it would have made it a lot better.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

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  • DK
  • 08-09-17

Fantasy Is Not For Me – I Love Megan's Older Work


👻 Melissa Benjamin (Mel) has moved into a new apartment. She searches high and low for the source of the scent of lilacs, to no avail. She also hears the plinking of a music box – the style of a little girl's with the ballerina inside.

Jonathan Adams is a medium. He deals with all sorts of ghosts, from the scared, angry, lost, etc. he believes that he may have bitten off more than he could chew when moving into the same building as Mel – The Valencia.

The ghosts keep interfering with feelings that Mel and Jonathan have for one another. The ghosts are angry and jealous. Will Jonathan be able to steer them where they need to go before irreparable harm and damage is attached to this fledgling romance?

The performance by Vivienne Wyle was good, but many of the female characters sounded similar, in my opinion

I absolutely adore Megan Hart. She knows how to write an erotic scene tastefully. However, I do not like her fantasy books (like this one.) However I know that there is an audience for it and she will do well with them. If you are in need of a sensual fix, this will pass the test. For me, I will not be listening to it again.

Megan, PLEASE write more books similar to STRANGER (my favorite), DIRTY (my favorite), TEMPTED (my favorite), etc. These are books that I have listened to over and over again.


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