Book Reviews

Heir to a Curse by Lissa Kasey

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / Curses / Magic / Royalty/Nobility / Interracial / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 22-September-2020

Book Blurb

Zach is running out of time to save the man fated to be his.

After losing a friend and inheriting her million-dollar home riddled with repair issues, Zach has his hands full. As a construction contractor he plans to make it the home she always wanted it to be. Except every time he fixes one thing, something else happens: fire, damage to the garden, and even mysterious lights making the staff whisper about ghosts. All linked to a historic Chinese shrine on the property.


When Zach catches a glimpse of a mystery man near the shrine, then dreams of monsters, he wonders if grief has driven him mad. But when a kiss awakens him to his past lives with an exiled lover, he begins to realize the only way out is to break the curse.


Book Review

“What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined to strengthen each other and to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.” ~ George Eliot


The last thing Zach, of ‘The Heir to a Curse’ by Lissa Kasey, thinks he needs is a home. But, much to the rest of the family’s dismay, since he has inherited a mansion from Sonia, a dear friend, now he has one. Zach loved her like the mother he never had; he is hell-bent on preserving and making it as close to what she wanted it to be. If he can stop the random and unexplained accidents that keep happening there.


Because he travels so much for his construction company, Zach has never settled down. He has a garage apartment at the home of Addie, best friend and “business wife”. Addie keeps all the books while Zach does the construction work. Although lonely, he has never found a good fit with another man. The few times he has tried, the relationship has failed. Always, there is this pervasive feeling that there is something large missing from his life but he can’t put his finger on what it is.


Once he has moved into the cottage on the property, he begins to have dreams about a beautiful young man that feel more like memories. As the dreams progress, Zach is able to see more about what is happening in the dream, taking a more active part himself. As his dreams continue, he becomes more oriented to what is happening in them. This is when he meets “him” – a beautiful young man to whom he feels a deep emotional attachment to. Zach’s dreams come in stages. First he hears beautiful music from an instrument he is unfamiliar with. Zach knows things he should not know in the dream. Next, he sees long slender fingers. Finally, he sees his face.


Zach is wrenched out of the dream when he hears a scream. He looks toward the shrine and sees that it is glowing. He rushes to the site; inside is a woman. As he comes closer, she changes into a monster! Out of nowhere, the beautiful man in his dreams starts fighting the threat. But it quickly becomes clear that he doesn’t have enough energy to defeat it. One kiss from Zach gives him the extra energy he needs and the menace is eliminated. Zach goes back to bed, assuming that he is still dreaming. Unfortunately, when Zach goes back to the shrine the next morning, there is considerable damage to the site. It dawns on Zach that what he experienced was not just a bizarre dream. Between the unexplained destruction of property, his atypical choices in furniture, his sudden interest in gardening, and other odd thoughts and feelings, Zach worries that his grief related to losing Sonia is making him lose his mind.


‘Heir to A Curse’ is an emotional journey about two men who, even though separated by space and time, manage to find the key to end the curse that was keeping them apart. It’s much more than a love story; it’s a testament to the power of love and forgiveness. It reminds me that the journey is as important as the destination. Thanks, Lissa, for the awesome supernatural love story finally making it possible for two soulmates, Xiang and Zach, to be where they should be, together forever. Of all of your stories I’ve read, this is my favorite.





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 271 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 17-September-2020
Price $4.99 ebook, $12.99 paperback
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