Time may be cruel, and space unforgiving, but their love is forever.
Hurled across time and space, Waverly Sandler lives in unexpected exile on a planet doomed to be destroyed. A nurse and caretaker, she finds herself going through the motions waiting for an inevitable end she cannot change and missing the four parts of her soul she left behind—in the future—whenever. The last thing she expected was salvation in the eleventh hour, or a wild journey through the time warping effects of the black hole, but their reunion is only the next step in an ever spiraling journey.
With Ari, Jackson, Rohan, and Canyon willing to break every rule, they will rely on Waverly to light their path.
Let me say now that if you haven’t read Book 7 ‘Dark Demise’ go read it first. This book takes over where that one left off.
I can’t imagine being sent back in time, let alone to a place that doesn’t exist anymore in my own time. Knowing what’s going to happen and being trapped there, for Waverly, was devastating. She kept hinting but no one would believe her.
When the Artemis shows up with a very different Melissa Anderson on board she was shocked by the difference between the one she knows and the one she faces off with.
Worse though is when her husbands find her and are racing against time to save her.
This is a favorite scene, and the first one that had me in tears.
“Waverly,” a voice I’d never hear again called out to me. I sighed. Every once in a while I hallucinated hearing one of my guys. This time it was Rohan. I stared down at my feet. The delusion would pass.
“Waverly.” A hand grabbed onto me, and I reacted, fighting back from the touch. Whoever it was could just get their hands off me. They could…
I gasped. It really was Rohan. He held onto me, observing me with wide eyes before tugging me into a tight embrace. “Rohan?”
I couldn’t seem to say anything else. He smelled right. I closed my eyes. If he were fake, he would smell wrong or something. This was real.
I found my voice again. “How?”
“We can’t wait. I’ll explain.” He shook, holding me. “I’ve got her guys. Yes, coming. Everyone to the ship. There’s no time to lose. Minutes.”
He took my cheeks in his hand. “Until the bombs.”
I shook my head. “No.” The reality of this slammed into me like a truck hitting me. “We have to warn people. We have to get them out. I have friends.”
He didn’t let go of my arm, didn’t loosen his grip. “We can’t. No one would believe us. We’d be locked up for questioning and die with them. We can’t save everyone.”
I tugged against his hold. “Okay, not everyone. Just my friends.”
“Waverly, we have minutes. Where are your friends?”
I wanted to have a different answer but I didn’t. “Not close. Oh Rohan, no. I can’t do this. I can’t. It’s too much.” I’d never fallen apart in my life. I was the girl who survived things, who found a way to make everything work. I didn’t lose it in hard circumstances, and yet here I was crumbling.
He shook his head. “I’ve got you, Wavey. I promise.”
Rohan was strong and steady. Strong enough to carry me even when I fought him all the way to the ship. I didn’t even know what I was screaming about by the time he got me inside. I’d given up hitting and kicking him. I couldn’t really explain why I did that at all.
He set me on a table in the med bay. They’d come on Artemis, but our version of it. An older ship than the one Melissa had appeared on. I felt it jolt, becoming airborne seconds before Ari appeared in front of me. Rohan hadn’t changed his appearance at all, but Ari needed to shave. His blond hair was kept in a rubber band, so I couldn’t tell how long it was.
I couldn’t stop crying.
“I don’t know.” Rohan said to Ari. “It’s the bombs. She didn’t want to leave anyone.”
Ari nodded. “Of course she didn’t.” He touched my hair, running his hand through it. “I’m so sorry, baby.”
He never used that name for me, but this was too awful to even focus on that. I jumped off the table and rushed to the viewport. The planet shrank behind us. I cried out. Any second, this place— one I’d never have chosen to see, but had been my home for ten months— would be no more.
We’d no sooner pulled out of orbit than a bright light obscured my view. I closed my eyes. It was gone. Just like that. I put my hand over my face.
“Thank you for coming.” My voice shook. “I… I…”
A hand came to my back. It was Rohan. “Don’t thank us. This happened to you because of us. We love you. We’d never leave you there.”
Royce, Rebecca. Light Unfolding: A Reverse Harem Science Fiction Romance (Wings of Artemis Book 8) (Kindle Locations 270-297). Rebecca Royce. Kindle Edition.
Waverly had been sent back in time with a device, now they were headed home through the black hole. Of her husbands, only Cannon hadn’t welcomed her, there was a problem.
Ari with Jackson and Waverly’s help goes about solving Cannon’s problem. This was intense, bring on the sniffling again.
The love shines through with every interaction between Waverly and her husbands.
A discovery in the black hole could mean the end of their world, but Waverly does something with the aid of her men that may change that, or may not.
Of course her father is still out there causing havoc along with the Evander corporation.
I did a lot of crying in this one but damn if I wasn’t smiling and saying Oh yeah by the end.
It seems the next book could be extremely interesting, I can’t wait!
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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.
I am the mother of three adorable boys and I am fortunate to be married to my best friend. I live in Austin Texas where I am determined to eat all the barbecue in town.
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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