Serenya Crowe may be a half-elf commoner, but she's no ordinary woman. With the ability to interpret dreams, and a birth defect that forces her to wear gloves, she's endured gossip and the cruelty of her husband, Sebastian, The Earl of Summerwind. All she's ever wanted is to live a quiet life and raise a family. When she meets the new stranger in town, her world and her heart, are turned upside down.
Wood-elf Jayden Ravenwing is an ex-secret agent who wants nothing more than to forget matters of the heart. He left the bustle of Leogard and his failed marriage to make a fresh start in Summerwind. He never planned to fall in love again, especially with the enchanting Serenya Crowe.
When a strange portal opens on the Crowe property, Jayden is thrown into an investigation, knowing that if he fails, Serenya and everyone in the town may die.
Together, he and Serenya must overcome an ancient evil, and their own inner demons, to save Summerwind and find the love they've always dreamed of.
Jayden moves to Summerwind after his divorce with Caliphany. He is ready to get over that relationship and move on with his life in a new town, make a fresh start. Well it doesn't start off good when he is instantly attracted to the Earl's Wife. They have some unexpected run ins after meeting the first night in her Father's pub and the story grows from there. The characters are so well developed and realistic it makes it easy for you to see this story play out like a movie in your mind.
Serenya Crowe has a mysterious past. She is the product of Rape, no one knows who her real Father is and she has claws for hands. She is married to the Earl of Summerwind and things started out so well but lately she feels her Husband is falling out of love and is being intimate with other Women. Crushed by the fact he comes home smelling of Women's perfume she leaves the house in the middle of the night to get some air and has a run in with Jayden. She's also instantly attracted to him, not just because he is gorgeous but because of his kindness and he treats her with the respect she doesn't get from the Earl. Also the fact that they have so much in common, a love for music and poetry.
Serenya is ready to give up everything to have Jayden until she gets a vision. Serenya can see the future through visions and dreams.What she sees leaves her having to decide between what her heart wants and saving a man she cares for.
Jayden gets busy with a situation going on in Summerwind and Serenya is starting to go through some unexplained developments. A hunger for raw meat and blood. The Earl tells her she's going crazy just like her Mother did and that he will care for her like no other. But is he the right person to care for her?
Mysti Parker has really created a magical world with the Tallenmere series. Full of mystical creatures, adventure, battles between good and evil and lust and love that will overfill your heart. The characters are so in depth you make a emotional connection with them and that goes for the seconary characters as well. Very well written book and I hope you all grab a copy and get sucked into this series!
- "But the loneliness in her eyes, mixed with a longing and hunger that I understood all too well- it made me forget all the reasons we couldn't be together. Her beauty lifted to weight of my own pain. I needed the cure of her touch. And she needed mine. I made it my mission to take her sadness away, to reignite the brightness in her smile."
- Five years I'd spent with the Earl, and half that time, I'd felt worthless. In the few hours Jayden and I had spent together, he made me feel like I was worth something- something more than just a brood mare."
- "I guess when it comes down to it, Angels and Demons aren't so different after all."
- "All of you be warned. Love is a very dangerous thing." He smiled wickedly. "But, it's terribly fun."
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