ISBN13: October 28, 2016
When a young shifter girl’s parents are violently killed, Emily Matthews is sent in to help her cope with her tragic loss by using her unique gift. The only problem is that using her gift always throws Emily into a whirlwind of debilitating pain. However, she’s happily surprised when she finds solace in the shifter’s older brother.
It breaks Jackson Brooks’ heart to see his sister trapped within her grief, quickly fading away from life. Although his Itan has brought Emily in to assist, he orders her as far away from his family as possible. Jackson doesn’t care that his bear screams mate - he wholeheartedly refuses to mate with simple human like her.
Just when the pair find common ground to stand on, Emily’s gift suddenly puts them at odds with each other. Jackson is forced to decide whether to fight for the special connection that’s brewing between them, or retreat to his initial assessment of humans and belief that Emily is using him and his baby sister for her own personal gain.
I had been sitting in my Mini Cooper for the last forty five minutes attempting to put all of my protective layers into place. Why? Simply because my curse would not allow me to be near other people without tremendous effort on my part. People didn’t really mean to shout their emotions at me and God help the ones whose thoughts were so loud sometimes I thought they were my own. Nope, all of this was my problem and it has taken me years to be able to function as well as I do. Well that, a little planning, and a lot of time alone. So much time alone that sometimes my voice was the only one I would hear for days on end. Sadly I knew I could not cower in my car for much longer. I was here to do and job even if I was scared shitless I was going to do it. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that my life would change here in Grayslake, Georgia. Fate had seen fit to ensure that I had that little tidbit of knowledge. I knew I was sent here to help someone and that I would end up protecting someone from death. The problem was I didn’t know who or how. Fate sucked balls! This curse sucked even bigger balls! Okay so maybe it wasn’t a curse to some people but those people could suck it as well. All I want is to be normal for once.
Gathering up my bag I got out of the car and immediately fell to my knees. The jolt of emotion slapped through my walls like they weren’t even there. This was the worst I have ever felt it. Being an empath meant I felt a lot but this was like being in a tornado of emotion. If I didn’t get it under control I was going to pass out and wouldn’t that just make for a confident first impression.
“Are you alright?” a deep voiced called out and within a few seconds a pair of black boots came into view. “Are you alright?” The voice made a shiver run down my spine but at the same time all of the emotion stopped. It just stopped! No feelings other than my own, no voices…. Nope not a single one that didn’t belong to me. While at the same time something snapped within. Like a rubber band popping and I knew right away what this meant for me. As he bent to help me up, I braced for the pain I knew was coming. I felt it in the way he breath in as deeply as he could. He dropped me to the ground like I had bit him or something.
“What do you want?” the anger in his voice was like a knife to the heart. Looking into the deepest chocolate brown eyes I had ever seen I had to work at controlling my own emotions. Imagine that! Me! The freak of a person who could feel other people’s emotions and thoughts had to work to hide her own. This man was more than I had ever expected him to be. I was on the short side at 5’3” while he was at least six feet tall. If not taller with broad shoulders and muscular chest that just screamed for me to lay my head against it and never get up again. Every second in his presence I could feel a heat burning unlike any other. Not to mention the silence! What is the world was up with that? I had suffered this curse for as long as I could remember. If there was ever a time in my life that I didn’t feel other people in my head in one way or another I don’t remember it.
A big huge THANK YOU to Jessica over at jessicaecovers for the amazing job that she did on this cover for me. It is my very first and I could not be more pleased.
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I have mixed feelings about this book, but overall I liked it. The story was good and interesting with enough tie in to the grayslake books (Celia Kyle) without being dependent on them. I felt the author captured that tie in very well, which is where many of the other "kindle worlds" novels failed.Amazon Purchaser
Love this book it was fast reading and I just love it. You should read it you'll love it too.Amazon Purchaser