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Publisher's Summary

She longs for the perfect life...but can she find it in death?

High school history teacher April Carter never asked to be an angel. When she dies at the young age of 30, she should go to heaven like a normal person. Instead, she wakes up in the afterlife as an angel-in-training with Damian as her mentor. She had enough of the insufferable man in life.

Now...she might as well be in hell.

Damian plans to help April cross over and be done with her. Being assigned as her trainer is the last thing he needs. She's stubborn and strong-willed, and she's ignited a fire in his soul he didn't think could ever burn again.

But April might not be cut out to be an angel.

Can Damian teach her the ways of the guardians?

Or will her stubbornness be the end of them both?

If you like steamy romance with tortured heroes, you'll love this enemies-to-lovers paranormal romance.

©2017 Carrie Pulkinen (P)2018 Carrie Pulkinen
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Critic Reviews

"I think this is the very first time I've read a book with angels in it that didn't involve battles with demons. It was actually refreshing to see the conflict arise that had nothing to do with 'evil' as much as the struggles with the basic human condition." (Up 'Til Dawn Book Blog)

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Paranormal Romance

The Rest of Forever
Reigning Hearts
Book 2
By Carrie Pulkinen
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This is a full length Paranormal Romance. This is an enemies to lovers story.

April Carter is a high school history teacher. She sometimes wishes for more. But when she dies at the young age of thirty. She wants to know more. Waking up in the afterlife, not in Heaven? She wants to know even more. Then there is Damian, someone she does not care for. But wait he is her trainer. His job was to make her become a guardian. Will April learn or fight her enemy, Damian? What about the life she left behind, her friends, her boyfriend, and her kids? OK get you reading started.

Carrie Pulkinen wrote this paranormal romance. Her book is a real page turner, and your emotions will be toyed with as you read. I love the characters, April and Damian both have inner struggles, both fighting the need to be together. I am sure you too will enjoy this story as much as I did. Well Done Carrie Pulkinen! Well Done!

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The intrigue got to me

This story was so different than anything I have read in a while. The characters were well written and the story had a decent pace to it. The narrator did a good job doing the different characters, this was a first time listening to him. I liked the inventiveness of the story itself with the realms and the different types of situations everyone can handle, I was intrigued through the whole book.

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Baggage and Blessings

This is my 2nd audiobook and I'm still adjusting to not heating my own take on the characters. BUT this was almost perfect! I've never read a book on Guardian Angels before, but I love their stories and struggles.

Carrie, as always, has out done herself! I'm excited to see where this plot is heading.

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A great listen

This is my first audio by this author and narrator and I thought it was a great one. I loved the angels and humans mix of it and it was entertaining and it kept me interested because I havent read a story about guardians before. The two main characters were great MC's. They had alot going on and ALOT of baggage but I love the enemies to lovers aspect and I couldn't put this one down. I am looking forward to reading/listening to more by this author and the same for the narrator too!
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Funny, Romantic And Sensual

This book started off on a pretty somber note considering how April's life is pretty mundane to say the least. I found comedic relief for me in this book was more like a movie since I listened to it as opposed to reading it through audiobook. The narrator not only bought the story to life in my imagination but so did the author for me. This story is unique. It's funny. It's true to life (or death) depending on how you see it. I think it bought on more than a romance element but the innocence that love is especially for characters like the ones we've been introduced to here. WAIT, that's not the only appealing factor in this story. What reared this story in for me was that she's an angel in training under Damian. The fun part was the fantasy, mythical and love story all over the book. EVERYthing about this was loving, sweet, intriguing and exciting to follow.

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The Rest of Forever (Audio Tour)- Carrie Pulkinen

This is my first book by Carrie Pulkinen. It was a great story idea with humans and angels. I loved this story. It is a love story between two guardians - as in guardian angels. It gives the idea of how the angels become guardians and extremely detailed. These two characters have some baggage to work through, but it is a great read. The narrators were fantastic. They helped get me into this story easily. I recommend it! Can’t wait to see what this author has coming up next.

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Angels, Angels, Angels

The Rest Of Forever by Carrie Pulkinen
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The Rest of Forever is a paranormal story by Carrie Pulkinen. She is a new to me author, but I enjoyed this story so much I’m looking forward to reading/listening to more books by Carrie. April and Damian are great characters. The book had me laughing out loud, and that to me makes a book GREAT. This is a special take guardian angels.
Curt Bonnem is the narrator ’of this book. He really brought the characters to life. This is the first book by curt that I listened to by Curt. He is going on my favorite narrator list. This is definitely a five star listen!

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I CAN'T WAIT FOR MORE!

I absolutely loved listening to The Rest of Forever. This was my first time experiencing an audio book by her and I loved every moment of it. I really enjoyed the premise of the book and how I was listening around Christmastime and felt like it was kismet. I had to be there and hear it. I am so excited that there will be more to come in the series and will definitely be checking them all out.

Guardian Angels are amazing and I am a huge believer in them so this book was less paranormal for me and I found it believable. I loved the banter between April and Damian, her angel. This book could make the perfect sitcom I swear. I look forward to seeing what else we will get in this series of books.

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Has potential

This is a book that has potential but unfortunately the storyline is a little all over the place. There were so many things the author added to the story that really didn’t put any value to it and caused confusion and a drawn out story. I found it was slow at times and dragged out. Unfortunately there is very little steam but I was satisfied with the HEA.

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Guardian Angels!

I can't say how much I loved this story. It is so different than my normal and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is about guardian angels and keepers that look after each of us. their job is to watch out for us and try to guide us to make good decisions. April is the one being guarded by Damian. There is a douche boyfriend and some drama. I loved the journey Damian and April go through. I could feel the love and connection these two had. It had the HEA I was looking for. I wish there was more insight into more of their future but I am happy with the way it is too... The narrator was great! I recommend this one.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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  • 11-01-18

Loved

This audiobook book was amazing it was sweet loving I really hope you all love it as much as I did

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Rest of forever

April having some sex dreams about another man. April's life is about a change forever. I look to detail of guardians and keepers. Damien and it was both very stubborn characters. Jared April in a relationship Jared is not as nice.I was highly recommending reading or listening to this book as there's so much going mesmerised. April is not an easy charge. circumstances bring long the book can you feel elements of real life included.