A fatal kiss, forbidden love - cursed in stone.
Aspiring author Nate Wilson wants some space from his overbearing family and a job he doesn't like. A week on the Oregon coast sounds like paradise and just what he needs to get the creative juices flowing. Unfortunately, his plans are derailed when a storm moves in and a ghostly figure flashes in his headlights, sending him skidding off the road and into a tree. Lucky for him, he ends up in front of a bed and breakfast, and the beautiful owner may do more to spur his creativity than any beach could.
Hesitant witch and inn owner, Haylee Clark is cursed. Well, not her exactly - at least not yet - but all of the women in her family have suffered the same fate. They fell in love, only to have that passion turn sour and their husbands die tragically, leaving them brokenhearted. So far, Haylee has done well to avoid that destiny, but when the captivating Nate Wilson crashes into her life, he awakens something within her that she never thought to feel.
When the pair stumbles upon a hidden room where Haylee's grandmother used to conduct her rituals, they unknowingly unleash a dark entity hell-bent on destruction, and discover that a family heirloom is the source of the Clark family curse. Despite the spell, they can't deny their attraction, and give in to the magic between them. But the closer Haylee and Nate get, the more the curse tries to tear them apart. If they don't find a way to defeat the evil, they may lose more than their hearts.
This was a quick little listen, and it was kind of cute. It was based on a demon that lived in a B&B’s basement and Nate and Haylee had to figure out how to rid the house of it. Since it was only a novella everything was answered in a hurry and Nate and Haylee fell in love in 3 days’ time. And that’s how long Con had to be human, before he turned back into a gargoyle in the graveyard. I'm assuming there is or will be other books since Con's story doesn't seem to be over. Not a cliffhanger but it was left open for more.
There was one sex scene, which was very boring and short. And the F-bomb was used 2 times.
As to the narrator: Hmmm.. Not sure how I felt about him. HE did read with some emotion BUT there were times when NATE sounded too feminine for me, which was odd since the narrator was a man. I listened to Michael Ferraiuolo in other books and he was fabulous, but in this book, not so much. This will definitely NOT stop me from listening to him.