Six years after a shocking tragedy left her emotionally and physically scarred, Ember Jones lives a life of quiet isolation in Barcelona. Determined to keep her troubled past a secret, she keeps her head down and her heart locked up tight. Until the day a beautiful, mysterious stranger walks into her life, and her carefully controlled world is shattered forever.Read more...
Six years after a shocking tragedy left her emotionally and physically scarred, Ember Jones lives a life of quiet isolation in Barcelona. Determined to keep her troubled past a secret, she keeps her head down and her heart locked up tight. Until the day a beautiful, mysterious stranger walks into her life, and her carefully controlled world is shattered forever.
Christian McLoughlin is unlike anyone Ember has ever met. Wealthy, cultured, and utterly charismatic, he also has dark secrets of his own. They succumb to the undeniable pull between them and embark on a passionate affair, but things turn explosive when the truth about Christian and the reason he came to Barcelona is exposed. As their dark pasts collide, the two unlikely lovers find themselves caught in a web of danger and deceit that neither of them might survive.
- ISBN-13: 9781477848944
- ISBN-10: 1477848940
- Publisher: Montlake Romance
- Publish Date: December 2013
- Page Count: 432
- Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds
Series: Night Prowler Novels
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-10-14
- Reviewer: Staff
The fourth Night Prowler paranormal (after Rapture’s Edge) focuses on Christian McLoughlin, a shape-shifting Ikati, and 24-year-old Ember Jones, an emotionally scarred human. When Christian walks into Ember’s failing antiquarian bookstore, she is torn by instant lust and fear. Christian, who is hunting a killer, knows he’s not safe for Ember, but they find they can’t stay away from each other. Before long, Ember is targeted by Christian’s enemies and the two must save each other from a monster who believes himself superior to both human and Ikati. Geissinger’s paranormal world is well realized and original, turning the expected werewolves into shape-shifting panthers. References to the earlier books are woven in smoothly and won’t alienate new readers. The external conflict of Christian’s mission provides both continuity to the series and a story-based catalyst to the couple’s feelings, and the rewards of Ember and Christian’s growth as individuals and as a couple more than outweigh occasional rough writing. Agent: Marlene Stringer, Stringer Literary. (Dec.)