Release Date: 5/8/2015
Gabriel Ward has no problem with the fact that he’s an Outsider. Hell, he’s always known he was different. What he takes issue with is the idea that he has to follow any destiny at all. He’s always taken care of himself, and there’s no way he’s going to start following rules now.
Loraine Peacock can speak to animals. Other than that, she thinks she’s just a regular woman making her way in the world. She figures it’s not that weird. Many people have unusual abilities.
But when Gabriel and Loraine are forced together by the very destiny he denies, they will both have to accept their legacy and join the Outsiders in their quest to defeat the ultimate evil. That is, if they can survive long enough to find their way to their most important destiny of all: love.
This book was a gift from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
In this installment we get a closer look at Gabriel who was raised as a brother to the Evil Other. Gabriel has been questioning Sebastian’s motives for quite a while and has come to the conclusion that the Outsiders are not the evil ones at all.
When a magic Tsunami like wave hits his home Gabriel has been spelled and he can’t move out of the way. He is saved by Futon a Border Collie and his mistress Loraine. Now he has nothing, again. Nothing that is except his soul mate, who thinks Alexa is his. This is one of my favorite scenes.
Gabriel reached out and brushed a piece of her hair off her face. God, she hated her hair. Why was he doing that? Why wasn’t he listening?
“Beautiful Loraine, I think you’ve gotten the wrong idea.”
She pushed his hand away, and he had the audacity to grin at her. “I haven’t gotten the wrong idea. What you are doing is sexual in nature, whether you mean it to be or not, and I rather suspect that you do, in fact, mean it to be.”
“No, I think you got the wrong impression of my relationship with Alexa. She’s not my soul mate.”
Barely able to speak over the lump that formed in her throat, she whispered, “She’s not?”
He shook his head. “Alexa is my best friend. I took care of her growing up, kept her alive and, for the most part, unharmed. We still managed to get taken in by the demon, and I blame myself for that. I’m intensely loyal to Alexa, like you might be if you had a sibling. These days, however, in addition to still sort of being my friend, she’s also my burden, or if you prefer, my obligation to save.”
Loraine could hardly breathe. “Then who is your soul mate?”
“You tell me, lovely Loraine.” He caressed her cheek with the pad of his thumb. “Who is my soul mate?” His lips met hers.
Things are getting more intense as the Demon Sebastion gets stronger. He once again attempts to get rid of Kal and Isabelle and as a bonus Leonardo. This time Gabriel steps in, and later wakes up in Alexa’s room. He once again tries to get her to leave with him to no avail.
Futon has some secrets of his own, Loraine is learning more about her powers and helping Gabriel finesse his.
There are many intense moments in this book, from the battles to the sex. Leonardo is getting very testy and knows Alexa is his mate.
They must find the rest of the outsiders and their mates. So far we have, Leonardo his mate Alexa, is with Sebastian willingly. Eden, has someone talking in her head, I assume it’s her mate, but we don’t know who that is yet. Kal and Isabella, Marina and Drew (who keeps popping in and out, on purpose), Jason and Charma and Gabriel and Loraine.
In this book we get a glimpse of Christophe, who can’t help but disappear, and Ruby, I think she’s his mate.
Every book we learn more and more, see another outsider, who doesn’t know what they are. I am loving this series and I can’t wait for the next installment!
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As a teenager, I would hide in my room to read my favorite romance novels when I was supposed to be doing my homework. I hope, these days, that my parents think it was worth it.
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I am in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and try to use all of these elements in my writing. I’ve been told I’m a little bloodthirsty so I hope that when you read my work you’ll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. I love to write series because I love to see characters develop over time and it always makes me happy to see my favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.
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