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 tranquiliser darts, pensioners on a rampage, Sibyl’s bad morning moods, heartbreaking misunderstandings and all kinds of magic, good… and bad.
This story starts with us getting a little bit of history on Lacybourne Manor, and the two people who will be the main hero and heroine of this story, Sibyl, and Colin.
These two (to some) are destined to meet, but when the meeting actually does happen, things don't exactly go well. Colin misunderstands things, and Sibyl thinks he's just nuts.
But when they make an arrangement for them to have an affair for two months, things start to get a little strange for both of them. And when someone seems to be out to hurt them both, they have to figure out what is going on and how to fight this horrible curse before it is too late.
This book was very interesting, and had wonderful characters in the story. I really did like it, and loved the characters. However, it was a little bit hard to get into at first, and then towards the end it seemed to just drag a little bit. Other then that I really enjoyed the alpha hero, and the sweet hearted heroine, especially together.
This book was intriguing with it's ghostly side, and very good with the characters. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.