- Series: Ghosts and Reincarnation (Book 5)
- Paperback: 518 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 2, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1540561410
- ISBN-13: 978-1540561411
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 149 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #504,766 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Kristen Ashley is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She grew up in Indiana, but has lived in Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she’s been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least), but loopy is good when you want to write. Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched). Needless to say, living in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.
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I did enjoy that Jack is a sweet man, KA's usual main men are usually strong but sort of assbags but he was so nice, and strong but so - well, nice.
I LOVE the side story of the dogs - I mean, who doesn't love dogs that cling on to a new owner and fall in love with her too.
BRACE FOR A SPOILER:::
I was not prepared for a miscarriage, if you have had one - brace for it. It doesn't make me want to not read the story but if you have ever had one (and yes, I have) I would have like the be prepared. I know that isn't want all reader want to hear but it is painful - physically & as well as mentally so I just wanted to put it out there. I cried for her . . . and for their loss.
At points in the story, I was confused . . . there are ALOT of characters!! Alot of ghost! I like her ghost twists but this lead to overwhelming (maybe me being tired? IDK) but man, between the main characters, ex's, ghost hunters (then there where 3 of them), a grandmother, moms & a Dad . . . along with much more. Sometimes I was plan confused . . .
BUT, in the end. I loved Belle. I loved Jack. And while this is not a spoiler - I loved that in the end, of course, a happy loving ending.
This book IS a true ghost story. (None of that sub plot stuff from other books in these series) It's a bit complicated at the end. With so many secondary characters and points of view the end of the book is jam packed with POV switches. I liked the book. I'm glad I read this one. Jack and Belle's relationship is sweet.
I'm not really in the mood for a full review right now but I will say that I really enjoyed this book. I really liked that Jack's pet name for Belle was poppet. That was unique and sweet. This has been a really fun series to read and I am a bit sad that this is the last book. There was a scene at the end that introduced a storyline for Lachlan, one of the ghost hunters, and set it up for a new book but it looks like that never ended up happening.
I recommend this book and the series. I will probably read the books again at some point.
Audible: I added the whispersync audible narration to this kindle book. The narrator did a really good job. I recommend this as an audio book. It was easy to listen to and understand and it was really enjoyable to have this story narrated.
Beautiful romance. The relationship starts in a way with a one night stand situation that goes horribly wrong. The H/h get back together and then their relationship develops much more naturally and at a more moderate pace. Don't worry, the usual Kristin Ashley alpha male is there (and let's face it why we all keep coming back to read her books). This couple is probably amongst my favorites. I know from the Good Reads reviews that some felt Belle was too wimpy, but her shyness coupled with her previous awful marriage, plus over bearing mother, made a lot of sense to me and I can see why Jack would be attracted to her. Kind of like the same attraction you have for deer - it's beautiful and fascinating how it gracefully darts away at the first noise. I really like Belle's profession as a dress designer, her heroic acts, and most of all her classiness - she's the type of heroine I want to identify with.
I really like how this style of writing is different from the Mystery Man/Sweet Dreams. This felt much more fairy tale like and the hero was much more balanced. My hats off to Ashley that she can be so versatile in her styles.
Okay, why this wasn't 5 stars for me. The negative:
I'm not a fan of the reincarnation story and this one got taken to complicated, rolling my eyes extreme. The last 10% of the book fell into the usual Ashley trap of packing way too much in that it took away from the beauty of the overall storyline.
Most of all, I really, really hated Belle's leech parents. Ashley, I think was trying to go for endearing nuttiness - but Belle's mom/dad just came across as parasites. They really ruined the book for me. I hate people like that unless they're fully depicted as the antagonists. The story would have been so much better if there was just the nutty, but artistic grandmother on Belle's side and then the nutty mom & ex-girlfriend on Jack's side. As it was, there was an overload of annoying hangers-on (Angus and Cassandra sometimes fell in this boat as well) and the story would have been vastly improved with no existence of the mom/dad.
I'm not sure if I would read the next one in the series which seems to be about Lachlan. If it involves Emma, then likely not as she doesn't sound particularly special like Belle.
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