Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Daylan Rylie is a warlock with a big problem. A seventeenth century Scottish ghost has attached itself to him, insisting that he was the only one who could break the curse, one he has yet to explain. The only person he can go to for help is his twin sister, Summer. She has managed to alienate herself from her entire family, especially her twin. Summer is less than happy to see her brother now that she has made a life for herself. She owns a yoga studio and is engaged to be married in a few weeks—and there is more to her fiance than meets the eye.
The trouble for Summer and Daylan began when his vampire fiance, a fiance his entire family warned him against almost drained him dry forcing Summer to use witchfire to kill her. This was all done in front of their coven who then shunned her. Killing another, even a vampire, was something Summer could not reconcile herself with and she took off only to have the cause of her trouble show up like a bad penny.
The curse is finally explained, but it isn’t going to be explained by me. I will only say that there is a rogue fae warrior, Khellan, who is determined to make Josie, an employee of Summer’s, his bride. Trying to get on his sister’s good side, Daylan promises to guard Josie from a man who has been stalking her. For her safety, Josie begins to sleep at the studio with Daylan standing guard. There is real danger to Josie and everyone else and Summer has promised that if her wedding is ruined, Daylan would forfeit his life since said ghost and rogue fae came because of him.
While trying to plan a wedding, trying to find out why Khellan wants Josie, why she is being stalked and why Josie is suddenly seeing things that a mere mortal shouldn’t, Daylan and Josie are becoming closer and closer. Summer has tried to warn Josie away from him, but they just seem to be pulled together, magic, fate or just love.
A wonderful story, filled with amazing characters. I read it in one sitting. Magic, fae, romance, and family dynamics—what more could you want? Not my first Tena Stetler book and definitely not my last. I love her writing.