Simon MacKay, the last Earl of Cleitmuir, was murdered 200 years ago because of his family’s dangerous legacy. Alone and cursed, he haunts his home in order to protect the lost treasure. A pastime that leaves him angry and embittered, until he meets a feisty American tourist. Not only is Laurel sexy and beautiful, she can also see him in his ghostly form.
Antiquities expert Laurel Saville leaves Chicago to visit her best friend in the romantic Scottish Highlands. She is saved from a tragic fall by the ghostly Simon. Once she realizes she is not crazy, she pledges to help him find his family’s missing artifact. A pledge hindered by treasure hunter Alex Mackenzie, a descendant of the clan that murdered Simon.
Laurel risks everything, including her life, to help Simon resolve the issues keeping him Earth-bound. But will she lose him forever, or is there a way Laurel can keep him with her on this Earthly plane?
Simon MacKay, the last Earl of Cleitmuir, who was murdered 200 years ago and Laurel Seville, an antiquities expert from Chicago, who is visiting a friend in Scotland, have no idea what lies ahead for them. I absolutely loved this story from beginning to end! It was creative, suspenseful, romantic, exciting and even heart wrenching in parts. Once I began listening I found it very difficult to put down. Ben Eastman did a wonderful job narrating and made it easy to differentiate each voice. He brought the characters to life and made the listening experience most enjoyable. I did receive this audiobook for free, however I am providing an unbiased review and have no problem recommending this wonderful audiobook.
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the story was very interesting and very well written had a lot of elements that collided with very well with each other I loved this book quite much I'm sure I will listen to it again a very enjoyable book now about the narrator he wasn't the best but you could manage is work and get used to it quite fastly
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Pretty decent story of a woman visiting her best friend who has married and lives in the Highlands of Scotland. It takes a while for Laurel to realize that she has been drawn into the machinations of a ruthless treasure hunter. She finds romance with a quasi-ghost who keeps dying and coming back, until the day Simon can fulfill his purpose here on earth. Together they manage to defeat the bad guy, at some personal cost; but they find their way to HEA with some divine intervention.
I liked the story, but would have appreciated just a teeny bit more editing down. If you like the details, this one’s for you.
Eastman has a very pleasant voice for narration, but he was a bit weak on Alex & female voices. However, I can definitely imagine him making a successful career of narration.
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I liked this fascinating story. It kept me interested to find out what was going to happen. I did, however, find the narration annoying. The accents were not very good and the female voices were dull and lacking life. They sounded much older and less vital than they were supposed to be. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
This book was slow to progress initially but definitely gains momentum as the plot thickens. And boy does it thicken!
While the story can safely be categorised as a paranormal romance, it is so much more. The characters are surprisingly normal, including Simon McKay, the ghost. The story switched from present day to the past throughout the length of the book, giving it a prominent historical feel as well. Then there are elements of adventure, suspense and mystery thrown in as well.
I liked the characters though they aren't necessarily as they seem at first. I suppose that is part of the charm. Poor Laurel came to Scotland to get away from a cheating ex-boyfriend, see her best friend and to take a break from her work. Instead she got so much more and lost more than she bargained for.
I would recommend this story but also encourage listeners to stick through the first bit that does seem a little slow-paced. It gets better as the story progresses.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.