"A compelling reincarnation love story"
Numerous lifetimes they found each other, only to die at a
young age. This was their last chance - they only have ten
days to break the curse or they would never be together
Michael Archer has been searching... searching for the one
woman he has loved for an eternity, through too many
lifetimes to count. Finally one day he finds the lead that
will direct him to her door, only to find a woman who is
quite different from the lives she has lived in the past.
His love reaches out to her but she is afraid.
Samantha Moore returns to the childhood home she loved, to
put her father's affairs in order. He had died very
suddenly, only a week after being given a clean bill of
health by his doctor. She thought she had put the memories
of this swamp home behind her, but that is not the case.
When Archer arrives on her doorstep, she is frightened and
suspicious, for she has a reaction she never expected to
this man -- the man who seems to know an awful lot about
Archer knew it was only a matter of time until Samantha put
in an appearance at her home in the back woods. He had been
led to her by her connection to a man Archer hates, Ed
Benet, her business partner. He waits... and waits... but
when Samantha arrives, she is nothing like he expected. She
is driven by her work, her goals towards making money, and
she has a no-nonsense approach that catches him unawares.
She believes only in the here and now, and besides her
repeating nightmares, so vivid she feels she lived through
them, is not given to any flights of fancy. She also has
numerous unexplainable phobias, which only Archer knows
where they came from.
Samantha is drawn to the no-account drifter, knowing him
from somewhere she can't place, with his strikingly
memorable green eyes. She only knows that every man in her
nightmares has those same eyes. Is that why she is
attracted to him? Why she can't resist his allure, in spite
of the warning bells screaming out in protest? And when her
suspicions about him begin to surface even more, all the
while she can't escape the magnetic pull between them, she
has to make a choice, run from him or take him into her
They are fast running out of time. Archer has to convince
her to believe in him before it is too late, if there is
ever to be a happy ending to their tumultuous lives -- past
and present. They must work together to change their fates,
but Samantha is not inclined to believe, nor is Archer
eager to work together, knowing he has been the cause of
her death in every lifetime.
As fascinating as this story was, for some reason, this
reviewer had a hard time getting into it, taking much
longer to read it then normal for a book of its
length/theme. There was no explainable reason for it, but
there it was anyhow.
The characters are well depicted, brought to life with
superb detail. They are full of passion and life, with
strong personalities -- from Samantha's inexplicable
phobias to Archer's zeal to complete his mission at any
cost. They are immediately drawn to each other, in spite of
her suspicious mind and strange feelings to stay as far
away from him as possible. But fate will have its way, no
matter what, and they can't resist the allure of each other.
It was interesting to learn of Samantha's dramatic
nightmares and eventually figure out what caused them.
Archer is a strong soul, bound to her only to know it was
his weak will and spirit that killed her every time. As her
flashbacks become more erratic and begin to affect her
life, the real meat of the story begins. There are also
some interesting twists that were not expected initially,
but become more evident as the story progresses, causing
the reader to not quite be surprised about the turn of
As one can see, there is no real reason why this story did
not speak out to this reviewer and grab hold, for it was a
well-written story with a believable plot that should keep
the pages turning. Something was missing is all that can be
said, so this reviewer couldn't quite figure out exactly
what that was, or what it was that didn't work for her.
© Kelley A. Hartsell, March 2003. All rights reserved.
Courtesy Love Romances
Posted March 18, 2003
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 19, 2006