Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
It has been twenty-four years since Skylar Donaghue’s parents died, and she has no memory of it. The only thing she remembers is her brother Stephen forcing her out of bed when she was six and taking her to live with their mawmaw on the Choctaw Reservation. Now she is Dr. Donaghue, an anthropology professor, and she is getting ready to leave everyone and everything she has ever known for a new job in the very same town where her parents died.
Stephen is totally against his sister leaving especially when he knows more about what happened to his parents then she does and is extremely superstitious that returning back to where it all began and ended would not go well. Skylar is a stubborn woman who usually does what she wants to do and this time is no different, a chance for a new life doing what she loves.
It was at the University that she first saw Dr. Jack Langham the Associate Dean, a widower with an eight-year-old daughter, Avery. It has been two years since Jack lost his wife and it is a pain that doesn’t seem to lessen with time until Skylar arrives. When she passes the house he and Avery live in she is struck with a sense of panic and when she enters the house her feelings of fear are overwhelming so staying away from the house is imperative to her wellbeing, but why.
She and Jack become close and he has feelings for Sky that he thought were long dead. Unfortunately, things that were once hidden begin to come out in the open and they are definitely not pretty. Stephen knows he has to admit to Skylar what happened the night he took her away but fears she will hate him but having seen the house memories are beginning to awaken.
If I go into too much about the house, her parents and how they died I could very possibly give away too much, so I will just stop and say that this book held me from page one till the end and I didn’t put it down till I got all the answers I was looking for. The characters were wonderful, especially the eight-year-old, going on 30, Avery. Romance, surprises, secrets and some edge of the seat suspense, everything I could ever want in a book and have no doubt is everything a lover of paranormal romance would also love.