Mass Market Paperback
Rating: 4 Cups
Farran Monroe is in hiding from her family and the Gineal. Her scars also keep her in hiding. Ignored and abused by her family she has never really belonged anywhere and misses Shona, her first and only friend.
Kel is a troubleshooter for the Gineal and also an empath. He is slowly recovering from being kidnapped and tortured by Darksiders, but still suffers from nightmares and flashbacks.
Farran is leading a miserable existence, scarred, reviled, and poor, but at least she is alive. Her lack of magic does not matter here until she attracts the attention of a demon. She is forced to go to her former friend Shona for help, but the only person home is her fiance’s twin brother Kel, who helped heal her. It is a toss up who is in the most need of help, but the two have to rely on each other and in the process heal each other.
I really enjoyed this story. It seems to be part of a series but stands alone very well since the author unobtrusively brings us up to speed on all that transpired before. Kel and Farran are very sympathetic and flawed characters who each have trust issues for good reasons. The demon and shadow walkers provide quite a bit of excitement and you never know when they will turn up. The subplot of Farran’s parentage makes for an interesting twist and opens up all kinds of possibilities. The love scenes are tender and well written. Ms. O’Shea’s alternate version of Earth is a very interesting place that I look forward to visiting again.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More