When healer Bron agreed to help her friend and powerful witch, Skye Collins, stop an evil being obsessed with stealing their magic, she never expected a powerful boost to her own magic in return. If she can just gain control of it, Bron knows she can help heal Skye’s twin brother, River. And the attraction she has for him is so not the reason she wants to help, right?
River’s soul fractured the night he and his twin were almost kidnapped when they were children. Those monsters did something to him that night, changed him, and opened him up to true evil. He spent his formative years in a drugged state of repression, but now the evil within is growing stronger, longing to be free. It’s so hungry for destruction, so thirsty for blood, River’s afraid it will gain control and destroy everything and everyone he loves, especially the one woman who’s sworn to make him whole again – Bron.
With River so desperate to keep his distance, and Bron determined to get close enough to help, it takes more than a battle of stubbornness and determination to keep these two apart – a battle that both good and evil are determined to win.
Bron and River’s story tugs at more than just your heart, it pulls at your soul. These two have so much to learn about love and relationships, to trust again, and be open to the truth that sometimes you want to shake them and say, ‘get on with it already.’ But such things take time, and Ms Leighton allows her characters to stumble and fall before they find their way to the truth. Book Three is on my list. :)